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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (10500) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a medium creamy beige head that lasts awhile that leaves sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a bready malt with caramel and raisin. Thin mouthfeel with a rye malt and light hoppy finish. Hides the alcohol well, a good American strong ale from Bridgeport.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 5, 2011
On tap with Jeff at Bridgeport. Pours red with off-white foam. Smells sweet. Tastes sweet with a light caramel and enough bitterness to keep me interested. Seems like a sweet ESB. Itís one of the better double reds Iíve had (not that that says much...)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 2, 2011
Deep garnet colored brew from the bottle with a thin light kahki head. The nose has lots of cotton candy along with some caramel. There is also a little bit of bubblegum and apples. The taste is dry apple core with old caramel. There is also some wood and glue in the finish. A little bit of plastic. Bleh.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BookemDonno (3) - Oregon, USA - JUN 2, 2011 does not count
Nicely hopped. Smooth mouth feel. medium body, average carbonation, clear, medium bitterness,. Main thing about this beer is itís hop bite. Good for a few pints, but definitely not a session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RasterMaster (258) - , Oklahoma, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Deep amber pour into thick off-white foamy head that slowly melts into sticky lacing and a pool of foam. Aroma of malted rye, caramel, and yeasty buiscut. Initial flavor of sweet caramel and citrus that slowly fades into a bitter, yet buttery hoppy finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
mar (5256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Deep amber with a cream head. Nose is laffy taffy, hops, faint bitterness, and fruits. Decent palate, flavor is super sweet, definitely not triple hopped, and chewy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
thirdeye11 (6071) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2011
(12oz bottle thanks to mar) clear medium copper, creamy tan head. Nose of caramel, light citrus hops, laffy taffy, banana, and slightly funky. Taste of umami, sweat, salty, bitter and really pretty gross. Old dishrag and dirty water. Metallic finish, slightly creamy but the herbal bitter linger reminds me of a hot tea bag thatís been squeezed out. Not good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2011
Pours rusty red-orange with a moderate sized, creamy off-white head. Aroma of orange, caramel, perfumey hops, slight rubbing alcohol, and pine. Eh. The flavor starts seemingly malty with caramel, and toast but quickly becomes astringent with pine, orange, and medicine. The bitterness becomes a bit strange on the finish and seems even more chemical with some pine and grapefruit but mainly its about astringency, cough medicine and rubbing alcohol. Medium bodied at first, but feels lacking and thin by the time the finish comes around. How the hell did this become so weird?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2011
Bottle @ home. Dark orange-red appearance with a tan head. Quite sweet caramel malty that smells like a dessert topped in whipped cream with a very light hoppy aroma. Caramel and rye malty, quite sweet, somewhat organic hoppy flavor. Actually a pretty weird beer for an American Strong Ale and such a low hoppiness. Not balanced all that well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
nbondi (203) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2011
Mahogany with thin off-white head. Smells sweet with medium body. Sticky caramel, brown sugar, and peppery acidic bitterness. Not good. Peppery bitterness lasts and lasts, reminding me just how not good.

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