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RATINGS: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevinsenn (983) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
On tap at BridgePort. Clear red with a thin beige head. Not much aroma to speak of. Taste is creamy, caramel malty, with a dry bitter metallic finish. Surprisingly plain for a "double" red ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mintzmeet (137) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Oil frothy staying head. Amber color. Hoppy but not like an IPA. Peppery. Mildly bitter aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (3675) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2013
At Epic Beer Fest 2013. Clear amber under a thin foamy white head. Nose is really funky like hippie BO, with a floral resinous hop undertone. Flavor is really hoppy with some floral and pine resin up front, followed by some boozy sweet yet bitter caramel undertone. Too bitter overall without much hop nuance.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (5575) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A big dry dusty caramel malt nose. The flavor is very dry, fruity berries, some dusty caramel and malt, light bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (5975) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 22, 2013
On tap at Skinny Slims. Pours a clear deep amber red with a creamy tan head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of grassiness with a backing sweet grain and hint of caramel. Flavor is similar with a nice grassy note supported by sweet grains and a touch of cookie.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (938) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Wow -- very nice red ale. Surprisingly sweet aroma. Sweet malt flavor at the front, which quickly segues to a dry finish that leaves a lingering bitterness. Interesting, complex, and recommended for this style! A- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrFecesious (800) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
On tap at brewery. Transparent red with a nice off-white cap leaving a skin and spotty lacing. Aroma of roasty nuts, fruit. Taste is dry nuts, dark fruit, and pine sap.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
russianmunkee (15) - California, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Decent. Quick flair of grapefruit that fades away. Malty. Easy to drink considering its 7.5%

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lliams (193) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2013
bit of rauch on the nose, plus cascade hops.. pours nice red with some foam that fades really quick. taste is bitter grapefruit up front, then red malts, then falls away. nice session beer, inoffensive

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Pours deep amber. Thick head. Somewhat dry, though with a chemically sweetness, orangish, at the end.


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