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RATINGS: 331   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KeefOz (1429) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2014
BB Jan-15. Poured a hazy coppery colour with a few millimetres of light tan foam that diminished to a good collar that laced OK. Carbonation low and coarse. Aroma of sweet caramel malt and floral citrus. Taste of sweet caramel followed quickly by quite a hops bitterness. Light to medium body. Slightly dry with a slightly tart lingering bitterness. Quite nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mcberko (12443) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
On tap at Bridgeport, pours a dark clear copper with a small white head. Aroma is full of dry bready malt with a little caramel. Flavour is really metallic and off-flavoured, with some skunky vegetal notes. Dry, but fairly vile flavoured. Not too good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
picoloC (13) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2014
Pours a clear to cloudy amber with fine beige head. Aroma has great depth, full of dark fruits, apricot, plum, cherry, marzipan and black tea. Some sweetness with heavy bitterness. Medium body and average carbonation. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CacheManyHose (543) - HONG KONG - JUL 26, 2014
From QC. Clear amber-brown with thin, finely carbonated cream-white head and legs. Smells of nutty malt, caramel, slightly spicy and musty. Tastes similar but with very bitter hop. Dry, very spicy finish. Body is medium with some slickness. Not bad - taste is a bit thin and unbalanced with such bitterness and spiciness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HKdIPA (621) - HONG KONG - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle from QClub at home. Translucent copper pour with thin foamy head. Aroma is very nutty (almost like toast) with a slight bit of spicy hops. Taste is similarly very deep and nutty, followed by earthy hops (English?) bitterness. Almost a bit tart. Not bad but probably wouldn't get again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
varanid99 (918) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2014
Red-brown pour with a tight, pale brown head. Heavy caramel aroma, a little floral. Taste is also dominated by caramel, but some citrus bitterness cuts through it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
smiles_181 (16) - - JUL 4, 2014
Very malty, bitter and hoppy. Have had better but very solid at over 7%...almost like a dark

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
theOptimator (357) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Aroma is rich caramel malt and floral citrus aroma hopping, hint of roast. Appearance is crystal clear orange brown with small off white head that dissipates quickly. Taste is rich caramel malt and citrus aroma hopping forward. Pronounced hop bitterness keeps what would otherwise be a very malty beer balanced. Hint of rye lingers with the sweet caramel malt. Palate is medium light and crisp. Light on the tongue for the amount of flavor present. Overall I really like this beer. It is unique and works IMO. Wish there were more well hopped ambers like this. Could use a hint more body though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rosslew (320) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2014
Pours and retains a solid head. Got a sweat citrus punch. Then there is toffee and biscuit. Little bitterness but just nice. And maybe a plum edge late. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnGalt1 (1434) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Picked this up Monday night at the COOP. Poured into my Payette Black Friday mini goblet.. 1/2" white head dies quickly leaving no cap and no lacing... the brew is very clear amber. Nose shows toasty malts and hints of caramel with some grassy/herbal hoppiness. A little bitterness up front.. toasty malt essence in the middle with a lite caramel element... drier than I would have guessed by the nose... Hops mirror the aroma but are certainly balanced, surprisingly so, given the "triple hopped" moniker :-) The body is lite/medium with good carbonation. Nice beer... I should give Bridgeport more attention.

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