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RATINGS: 302   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonnyguns (1044) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chuckstout (263) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
stevoj (2292) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cory (340) - , 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JesseBones (60) - - SEP 23, 2013
A mostly pleasing aroma with just a whiff of ethanol. Not as off putting as it sounds. The taste is dry but juicy at the same time. A quick drop in bitterness and a somewhat tingly sensation at the end ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hanuta06 (346) - Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2013
UPDATED: APR 19, 2014 Serving: from bottle--purchased at COSTCO. Aroma: light caramel malt aroma. Appearance: large, frothy, beige, initial head with fair lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Hazy, dark-orange body. Taste: lightly sweet caramel initial flavor and lightly bitter, nutty finish with average duration. Palate: medium body with oily texture and lively carbonation. Overall: not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5595) - ITALY - SEP 3, 2013
Bel ambrato buona schiuma discreta persistenza floreale erbaceo note di caremello discreta secchezza bion amaro leggero erbaceo leggero pepato malto secchezza e luppolo piuttosto bilanciato leggera scorza finale

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7954) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2013
Bottled 12 fl oz at Penny Blue, Melbourne. On July 29, 2013.
Hazy copper color, off-white head. Malty, sweet, caramel taste. Caramel and malty aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sweet, malty scent.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOne (224) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2013
I don’t know enough about American Strong as a category, but it seems that this might be classified differently. Pours red gold, nice pillowy white head. Moderate aromas - floral, yeast, hops. Taste is very well balanced and subtle - a gentle bitter, with a neutral malt framework. Good substance, a little chewy, I fond it to be very drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Caytinator (962) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2013
12oz bottle. Not the best red ale. Cloudy copper color, good lacing, rocky head. Bitter at the beginning, alcoholic/hoppy in the middle. Almost no linger/aftertaste. Bad for the style but not undrinkable.


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