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RATINGS: 308   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmrmwel (1078) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajtrupp (292) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdamJackson (2958) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Very dark brown to purple color. Nose is really nice with a sort of plum and wheat nose and hints of rye but it’s not easy to detect in aroma. Taste is interesting. There’s a lot of maltiness in this beer for a 7.5% ale. Bitter like a baryleywine and the IBUs are totally unforgiving. Really wears on the palate and hard to finish more than 4 ounces.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
odannyob (78) - Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2013
bought the "beervana" 12 packer and sorted through the selection as to what to make coldest firstest. kingpin, tis. poured into a glass that looks like the one on the bottles’ glass label and, since there are only 3 to test; this is my "score", so far. and that there are hop growers cultivating nearby, too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cwald (91) - Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2013
HQT night... Bottle. Great color. Maybe a slight cinnamon aroma. perfect hop/ aroma balance... just a really good red. Would like to try it on tap.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oregontarheel (44) - - OCT 5, 2013
IBU 65. A very hoppy amber. Carmel in color. Creamy head that dissipates somewhat quickly. Not a strong aroma. Packs a punch for a red ale. Bitter. Good aftertaste. Best very cold ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonnyguns (1090) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2013
Tap at local taphouse. Pours copper with medium off white head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, malts and some alcohol. Taste is sweet caramel, malt and a slight alcohol warming at the end ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chuckstout (284) - Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Some bread and caramel in the aroma, pours an orange/red with a solid off white head and good lacing. Malty sweet, clean balancing bitterness some caramel

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
stevoj (2379) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 27, 2013
This one’s a conundrum. Looks great, smells funky (somebody mentioned ethanol), taste is both strong malt and hops. The smell is a little off-putting, and the taste is a little getting used to, but I can sense what the brewer was trying to do. Might be better on tap...decent

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cory (350) - , California, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle. Clear light brown, malty and very light pine hop aroma, very juicy and clean on the palate with lingering malty notes. Taste is mostly bitter but with some pine in there and an ash finish. Weird, good, very enjoyable.

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