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RATINGS: 286   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34222) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2011

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear medium to dark orange amber colour with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, orange - citrus, candy, flowers, light yeasty. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, burnt caramel, light yeasty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110622]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2011
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden deep amber to orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is mild yeasty, phenolic, spiced and herbal hoppy. Caramelish sweet, mixed with phenols and solid bitter to herbal hoppy notes. Ends bitter and dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2011
Bottled. A deep red beer with a thin lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of fruits, malt, caramel, and English hops? The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, fruits, caramel, and spicy hops, leading to a bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2011
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Pours a clear amber with a rough, off-white head. Caramel and perfumy hops in the nose. Quite full-bodied, plenty of caramel and a fine and slightly herbal hoppiness while the finish is intensely bitter. Quite delicious. 220611

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20493) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Clear orange coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel and hops with notes of pine needles. Fruity flavour of hops and grass with notes of pine needles. Hoppy finish,

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2012
Bottle from QFC - Seattle (Ballard)
Beautiful dark amber color, hazy, with small head. Tere is some caramel aroma, but it’s too simple. The caramel flavor is quite good, a bit chewy; the hopping is medium strong, some fruity character (apricot) and mild resins.
Simple.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13228) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear amber/brown - white head. Amber malts, nice hoppy, grassy, bitterness, metallic notes, dried fruits, raisins, nice malty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12333) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2011
Draught@brewpub (Portland, OR)
Clear deep copper color, steady creamy beige head. Light fruity-berryish aroma. Suprisingly light body for this ABV and OG. Fullers-like nutty, snappy flavors. Caramel and some alcohol. Quite English, like UK style strong ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2011
(12oz bottle, courtesy of “the Boss” blutt59) Pours a clear amber body with a moderate cream head. Aroma of caramel, grass, mustiness, and white grape skins. Flavor of caramel, grass, florals, and toasted grain with a dry, somewhat bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2012

Name: Kingpin
Date: February 16, 2012
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, Windward
Appearance: opaque dark amber, creamy beige head
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, light caramel candy, touch of floral hops
Flavor: rich caramel flavor, touch of candy sweetness, bready, balancing hops with light citrus, even bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4


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