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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
theOptimator (368) - 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 (1672) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2014
12 oz. bottle from Wilbur’s. Appearance: Three fingers light oatmeal-brown head, amber red color, clear, head diminishes moderately slow, good lacing. Aroma: light caramel, light floral, light skunky. Palate: Medium body, average carbonation, decent bitter finish, sticky texture. Taste: caramel sweetness really shines through, with bitterness quietly building and taking over. Overall, aroma throws me off, but tastes are there and so is the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Absteinmetz (4) - - FEB 24, 2014 does not count
.................................................. via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brandon1989 (502) - Euless, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2014
pours a copper color that had a lot of smoke and a thick white head. the aroma is malts, bready, and floral hops. the flavor is more of the same. there is quite a big hop kick up front but its not overpowering. in the taste you pick up some citrus and pine. very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebigkahuna (27) - - JAN 25, 2014
This beer wasnt bad at all. I would buy again. ..................................................

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StevieT (1627) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 21, 2014
Deep red/orange in colour with a thin head and strong floral hops aroma. Definitely tastes like a red ale and a good one too.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Squizzle (248) - Ashland, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Pretty good beer but not that memorable. Kinda reminded me of a red ale more than a strong ale. My friend brought it over yo cheer me up after my grandma passed so I like it more because of that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BucannonXC5 (1436) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: Manzanita pint glass From: BevMo in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif. Price: $14.99 for a BevMo variety 8-pack (w/ BevMo card) Purchased: Dec. 31, 2013 Consumed: Jan. 9, 2014 Misc.: N/A Poured a light brown semi-hazy color with 1-to-2 fingers of khaki head. Looked a bit like a cool glass of iced tea. Above average and sporadic, but layered foamy lacing. Above average retention on the way down. Smelled that 7.50 percent ABV right away. Got caramel, toffee, rye hops, Irish cream, faint bourbon and some earthy, dirty hops. Tasted pretty much what I thought was going to taste like. Got a healthy dose of bitter rye hops, iced tea, Irish cream and grassy, earthy hops. Also some roasted nutty malts. Medium-to-full body. Creamy-to-sticky texture. Average carbonation. Bitter finish. Not a big fan of this beer. The smell was the best part, but it went down from there.

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