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RATINGS: 313   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.

   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 (6551) - .....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 (2803) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kev1001 (67) - Montana, USA - APR 14, 2011
Bottle. Pours amber. Not a whole lot of aroma. Some bitter hops come through. Taste is hoppy and dry. The dryness reminds me of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale which I would rather be drinking. The dryness definitely comes through towards the end. So-so beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cavie (3980) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2011
Bottle courtesy blutt59. Clear light orange color with an off white foamy head. Aroma is perfumy with light fruit. Sweet notes with floral bits. Flavor is sort of buttery with a very dry finish. Very dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - APR 8, 2011
Sampled on 4/8/2011. This American Strong Ale pours a medium red color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is bready and malty with some piney and floral hops. A medium bodied American Strong Ale. The malts are caramel and sweet. The hops are piney and floral. Decent carbonation. Nice balance. Nice hoppy finish. Bitterness kind of builds and lingers. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
highibus (750) - Vail, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2011
Pours deep red with odd white head. Malty aroma little hops. Very biscuity flavor slight malt sweetness and a dank hop finish. Not clean at all. Not bad but just not what I am looking for. Lingering dankness and nothing else.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beaver (1412) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours a reddish amber with a medium creamy off-white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is a bit subdued - sweet bready caramel and crystal malts with some pine and resin hops and a touch of fruit.

The flavor is sweet caramel malts and rye with some green resiny hops in that have decent bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low sharp carbonation.

Overall, an OK hoppy red. Nothing too special though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7244) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Bottle. 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThaJuggernaut (309) - Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Great overall beer. Pours nice and smooth with a malty head. Bought this at the local fred myers

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