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RATINGS: 304   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOne (230) - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatDane1632 (606) - USA - DEC 21, 2014
Rated based on notes taken 25 Mar 2012 -- A truly wonderful beer. My two years later tastes have changed. Still a good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (9935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
Keg at the brewpub, PDX, 09/11/14. Clear rich amber with a moderate off white covering that soon dissipates to a swirl. Nose is toffee, dark malts, sugars, spice, caramel. Taste comprises much the same, pretty one trick pony. Medium body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with lghtly warming alcohol. Ok, but for style and ABV not a lot doing, lacks depth and complexity.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (887) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2014
On tap poured a cloudy orange-brown hue with large frothy beige head. Moderate sweet malty rye aroma. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a bold bitter finish of ling duration. Tastes are rye, caramel, brown sugar, hay, and pine. Full bodied. It may be one of the longest lasting finishes of any beer I've had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
isermaja (4) - , Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2014 does not count
Great hoppy aroma, nice bitter finish and a little spice on both the nose and the palate. Gets better as it warms ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arrachtas (11) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
I don’t normally go for North American brews - I find most of the quality ones are simply a scrap over who can stuff the most hops into a single bottle, often at the expense of any real balance. There are some craft brews that play to the hop crowd, but don’t neglect balance - this is one of them. The aroma is like that of a fresh floral garden, backed by a citrusy zest. The beer pours a deep amber-red colour, and presents quality lacing that persists throughout the pour. The flavour and palate are, as to be expected, hop-dominant, but not to the exclusion of a solid malt palette in the background. I cannot honestly say that I can distinguish that this brew was hopped three separate times, but the rich citrus and floral notes from the nosing certainly carry through in the glass. A very strong beer, best enjoyed as an accompaniment to a heavy meal.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"looking at the other reviews, sounds like this one might not be old like i thought, just a little on the bland side for a "triple hopped double red ale". a little orange-ish citrus and caramel malt. a little thin for the abv. not bad, but a little dsiappointing after the build-up. About average for a red."

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salmoniform (1001) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Copper hue with creamy off white head thT dissipated to a ring. Aroma is malt, peppercorn, rye, caramel, grass. Mouthfeel is refreshing with a medium body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness followed by a spicy hop bitterness that extends through the finish. Overall this is a nice brew.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrinkyCrow (45) - Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2014
I enjoy strong beers, but for this one, the strong alcohol flavor dominates the other flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fcjack1 (179) - Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2014 Bottle from world beers. Pours a dark reddish hue. Thin tan head. Scent is a little malty. Taste is a little Belgian spicey. Bitterness kind of sits on the tongue. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smallfry (87) - - SEP 15, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2014 (Tap) Very little aroma. A very nice hop showcase with some nice spiciness. I like it!


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