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RATINGS: 323   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhilJackson80 (531) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmeup (588) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (5231) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrymel (1551) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmrmwel (1432) - 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 (316) - Broomfield, 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
AdamChandler (3878) - 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 (104) - 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.

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