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RATINGS: 320   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2011
(12oz bottle, courtesy of ďthe BossĒ blutt59) Pours a clear amber body with a moderate cream head. Aroma of caramel, grass, mustiness, and white grape skins. Flavor of caramel, grass, florals, and toasted grain with a dry, somewhat bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidmartinek (3863) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2011
Rich amber color. Lasting off white head. Malty and maple nose. Flavor is bitter, sweet, molasses and maple but the hop bitterness dominates. Moithfeel has a good bite and texture. Decent lacing on the glass. Nice punchy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmad (72) - - MAY 1, 2011
I poured a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. The beer is is orange-red with a thick foamy off white head that hugged the glass. It smells like a fruitcake, sweet and fruity with a hint of caramel the most dominant aroma of fruit is peach, I couldnít single out the rest. The taste is sweet then bitter with flavors toasted malt, bread, lemon and pine. This is a thick, full-bodied beer with soft carbonation and a dry finish. Iím glad I picked this one up, itís very well rounded and Iíll have no problem finishing the 6-pack.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
llcooldave (1168) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2011
Clean "New Car" aroma thatís very appealing in a strange way. Pours a clear reddish copper color in the glass. Flavor is a really nice balance of straight up bitter hops and malty goodness. It actually acquires maple and citrus notes as it warms in the glass. Overall its more reminiscent of an ESB... delicious and awesome.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
smith4498 (3270) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2011
Bottle from a trade with cbkschubert. Pours clear copper color with off white head. Aromas of toasted malts, caramel and some alcohol. Sweet caramel flavor with some piney hops, lightly toasted malts and some soapiness. Medium body with average carbonation. Thanks Craig.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RobertDale (4350) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 24, 2011
12 ounce bottle. Pours a reddish amber with a nice biege head. Aroma of malt, caramel and hops. Taste is malt sweetness with some hop bitterness. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RedSox2004 (1449) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - APR 22, 2011
Clear reddish amber with a nice creamy head, good retention and lace. Bread dough, toast and caramel aromas lead the malt-rich aroma profile, accompanied by a leafy, grassy hops presence. Taste starts out with sweet caramel that fades quickly and is overtaken by the dough and toast. Hops are more grapefruit and pine than leaves and grass. Medium to full body, nice carbonation, warming but not overpowering alcohol, and a thick creamy mouthfeel. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2011
12oz bottle. Clear light red pour with a sticky, off-white head. Lacking aroma to have the words "triple-hopped" on the bottle. Pine hops and bready malt - flavor is fruity with a slight bitterness and extremely dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (6948) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 18, 2011
quite an alarming smell- like cold brandy .. great foam, pretty damn good lacing also .. . dark murky tan .. . nicely balanced, a bit from both sides .. . pretty good actually, a touch boozy but pretty drinkable .. .

I caught my wife in bed with my best friend.
You bitter?
Yeah, bit HIM too!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2011
Bottle from blutt59. Light red pour with a red head. Aroma is really nutty, toffee, and a little soap. Taste is sour fruit, bread, bitter hops, a little alcohol, and hops.

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