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RATINGS: 334   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
KINGPIN is a full-flavored, red-colored ale that uses a rarely-grown Willamette Valley Hop varietal known as Liberty Hops from fourth generation hop farmer John Annen of Annen Bros. Farm in Silverton, Oregon. Jeff and his team of brewers also used rye and caramel malt leading to a unique flavor profile; triple-hopped for bitter aroma and a unique dry-hopped character.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (9608) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 25, 2012
Bottle. Copper amber with a reddish hue and a medium off-white head. Aroma is grainy caramel, fairly muted. The palate is quite grainy with a hard mouthfeel and reedy bitter hops provide little aromatics. This was a pretty big dud for me. Bridgeport beers just haven’t impressed me really, with the exception of their cask offerings at the actual brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4606) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Red brown in color with a decent beige head. Aroma is of bread dough, raisins, caramel, oranges, and malt. Taste is of caramel, light spicy hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
travita (4867) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Amber to red in color, light head, and clear. The smell is malty, bready, pine, fruits, and caramel. The taste is chewy, fruity, hops, caramel, and decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2012

Name: Kingpin
Date: February 16, 2012
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, Windward
Appearance: opaque dark amber, creamy beige head
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, light caramel candy, touch of floral hops
Flavor: rich caramel flavor, touch of candy sweetness, bready, balancing hops with light citrus, even bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thegreenrooster (4031) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Pour is a dark red with a small whtie head. Aroma is a ok sticky sweet malt with some lingering hop. Flavor is deffinatly a rye malt spice with some sugar and a minor hop. Finish is bitter with a little alcohol. Decent but not great. Needs a heavier malt base and a lot more hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (5171) - Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2012 Comes out of the tap a clear, dark amber with a fluffy and persistent cream-yellow, fine-bubbled head. Fruity aroma has malty and woody undertones. Woody, fruity, malty flavor has earthy and caramel hints - quite tasty. Firm-bodied texture is fizzy and lively. A kingpin indeed! Tried this in a bottle - and it’s just as good this was as on-tap!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2012
Draft @ Bridgeport. Pours a clear ruby medium off white head, good lace. The aroma is sweet malt the is a decent amount of hops lingering. Taste is more sweet malts with a dry hop bitterness. Decent brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BritAlesRule (215) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Nice deep amber color. Not much head. Malt aroma of a nice English ESB. Slightly bitter and medium bodied in the mouth with more bready and nutty malts. Nice and dry on the back end with just enough sweet balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (3008) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Loose single from Binny’s. Finally my first Bridgeport beer, although there are some bombers somewhere in my cellar. I get a big nose of malts and alcohol at the pour, not as much hop. Carola brown pour under a spongy beer head, not much bubble activity in my glass. More hops found in the taste, a kind of slight citrus and slightly "dry" hop note. Or maybe just a standard hop bitterness. Either way, it matches nicely with a slightly spicy malt bill. Texture seems a little light, but it’s leaving sticky traces on my lip, and the alcohol comes in to warm me up on this cold night.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Huzzah!! Found me another "favorite brew"!!! Superb balance between hops and malts. Now to find some wild game to pair this up with!!

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