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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vinhol (310) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2013
355 mil bottle from Dans at Ringwood malty aroma deep red in colour hoppy malty taste Best before Jan 14 would like a fresher bottle

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davhgbrew (945) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Deep amber/red moderate cloudy. Nice lacing. Sips full with slight caramel and hop flavor. Nicely balanced brew with a higher abv. Sneaky strong!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pushkinwow (2100) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Light mahogany with a biege head. Caramel malt, nutty, quite bitter, high carbonation, moderate body, very malty and yet bitter and dry on the finish. Well done but just not my thing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhilJackson80 (379) - Oklahoma, USA - DEC 11, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2014 12 oz bottle. The beer pours to a deep red/amber color. The aroma has a slight hop resin smell with a rye sweetness too. The taste has a smooth slightly sweet upfront rye flavor with a pretty dry finish.. Overall a good amber. red ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmeup (525) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2013
DM’s Clear and dark amber orange with a lasting head. Caramel, nuts, resin, spruce and spice. Fairly high bitterness, full body and bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (4851) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Rich brown coloured body with a copper glow and a thick, three centimetre tall tan, soapy head. Aroma of alcohol, malt, metal, nuts, earth and a very pungent english hop bitterness. Medium-bodied; Strong medicinal and herbaceous flavour with a lot of bitterness and pungent alcohol tastes coming from every corner. Aftertaste shows a big bitterness, some earthy malt and a lot of nuts - all with a strong alcohol flavour and even stronger medicinal flavour. Overall, a decent beer, but lacking in too many aspects and not showing enough nice depth to be considered a good beer. Still - great to try, and I already can’t wait to be back. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from La Bodega in Anchorage, Alaska on 04-October-2013 for US$1.50 sampled at home in Washington on 05-December-2013 a few hours before leaving back to Portland.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Bottle date: unk Pours clouded rust color with a central dome and surrounding bullae of soapy lighter tan bubbles. Smells like sweet caramel malt, some dank hops, some pine hops and a bit of soap. Flavor is spicy with some nice malts, a bit of special B character, tea, caramel, body odor, some resin and a bit of pine. Medium on syrup body with a lighter carbonation character. Overall not a bad beer, I’d drink this quite a few times. Serving type: bottle 11-04-2012

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BOSSbrewer (1990) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Pours a dark amber with a medium off white head. Aroma of malt. Flavor of sweet malt and some wet cardboard. Lots of alcohol with some burn. Decent. Medium bodied.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmrmwel (1058) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2013
On tap @ Bridgeport Brewing. Pours caramel with a big creamy head. Aroma is caramel malts, kandi and notes of bread. Medium body with soft carbonation. Flavour is roasted malts, caramel, toffee and bread, as well as some nice sweet hops. Long malty finish, with just a touch of zesty hops.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajtrupp (288) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2013
I just learned that a bunch of other hopheads didn't like this beer from an earlier tasting. My guess is too much malts. Great flavor profile, though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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