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RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2011
(draft 5/25/11). Clear amber color. Small off white head. Light sweet malt aroma. Flavor of the same, wtih moderate alcohol and light hops. Avg duration. Moderate alcohol finish with light bitterness. Slick texture. Soft to moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hangover (1065) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Copper pour with a very large tan head. Very malty aroma with some woodsy notes. Medium bodied and carbonation. Malt forward flavor but quickly becomes pretty hoppy, strong and bitter. Some toasted malt/oak seems to come out towards the finish. Seems to have all the pieces there but it’s a bit disjointed, maybe a bit too much grapefruit for the malt profile?

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
osu97gp (663) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Pours a clear orange red with small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, candy, and very light floral hops. Flavor of malts and a ton of grassy and citrus hops. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (6788) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Bottle at Cafe Dolce, Missoula. Pours cloudy reddish amber with a thin beige head and a floral hoppy aroma. There is a hearty malt flavor with a surprisingly mild bitter finish, considering this beer is triple hopped. Nevertheless, a fairly satisfying brew, but a bit harsh.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jkripp (141) - Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2011
Kingpin is primarily hop oriented with minor hints of a malty flavor. The aroma is malty and floral, and not as citrusy as I expected. This beer holds to its name as a red amber color, and is worth a center stature suggested by the name.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Dark amber, not a lot of head. Aroma reminds me of a weak or watered down cola. The taste has a hint of sweetness, tons of malt which is also well balances with a good bit of hops. There’s some cantaloupe and flowery bitterness in the finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cstuartj (1011) - Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2011
It’s the expected color and has a big bubbly head. Yeasty nose. Pretty mild unremarkable taste. Not bad but not good either.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (2740) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2011
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium light beige head, with some lacing, over a clear, dark amber (SRM 12) body....nose is cereal, toffee/caramel, spice, a smidgen of pine and citrus....taste is cereal, toffee/caramel, leading to a medium, bitter, spice toned finish....mouth feel medium, carbonation high, with a foamy character. This is nicely balanced, with relatively less hop bitter than anticipated. It is not particularly complex. BJCP 7/3/12/4/6

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
unclemike (2309) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Copper beer with a dark cream colored head. Toast and malt aroma with caramel and light grapefruit. Tooasted malt and grapefruit flavor. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and light pine lingers with toasted malt

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bpreo (1790) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 22, 2011
Easily one of the best tasting beers I have ever had. What a surprise! A must try!


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