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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
llcooldave (1188) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2011
Clean "New Car" aroma thatís very appealing in a strange way. Pours a clear reddish copper color in the glass. Flavor is a really nice balance of straight up bitter hops and malty goodness. It actually acquires maple and citrus notes as it warms in the glass. Overall its more reminiscent of an ESB... delicious and awesome.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
raphael (1173) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Caramel, resin, peach aromas. khaki head on clear amber. good blance of weight and fizz in the moth, aromatic. Hops win the the tussle just barely, with some pine, okay tang, a slightly overcooked caramel. balanced bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatDane1632 (1168) - North Dakota, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Hearty caramel notes dominate a rich, yet simple straightforward malt body. Dark amber body with a creamy character. Light pine and grapefruit with a resinous touch. Good winter session.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (1146) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Purchased at a neighborhood liquor store, the 6pack was mine, and was moderately priced. Pours a gorgeous dark orange. Had a head that was fluffy and off-white, about a fingernail measured after I let it alone for a while. Smells of American and European hops, canola oil, vitamins, soap, Bible paper, wheat grain and lactose. Tastes of generic foreign hops, wood varnish, onions, sausage fat, sweat, sea salt, and rust. Ends salty with a tinge of booze and yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ComradeK (1145) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2013
355ml bottle. Pours a hazy ruby chestnut, with a medium off-white head, which lasts well, and leaves decent lacing. Rich toffee malt mixes with pine resin and floral hops in the aroma. Strong pine needle and resin hops up front lead into bitter grapefruit. This is smoothed out by toffee malt in the mid-palate, with some nutty flavours coming through towards the finish, which has some resurgent grapefruit hops, and leaves a nicely bitter aftertaste. This is a nice, hoppy red ale, with a deft balance between potent hops and smooth, supple malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Dark amber, not a lot of head. Aroma reminds me of a weak or watered down cola. The taste has a hint of sweetness, tons of malt which is also well balances with a good bit of hops. Thereís some cantaloupe and flowery bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jw0406 (1132) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 13, 2011
12 oz bottle pours and amber/red color with a nice tan head. Aromas of malt, light floral. Medium mouthfeel, but the flavors donít mix as well asi they could. A little disappointing

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sammer (1118) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Caramel colored pour from bottle. Aroma is bubble gum and grass clippings. Taste is lemon peel, leather and malt. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hangover (1117) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Copper pour with a very large tan head. Very malty aroma with some woodsy notes. Medium bodied and carbonation. Malt forward flavor but quickly becomes pretty hoppy, strong and bitter. Some toasted malt/oak seems to come out towards the finish. Seems to have all the pieces there but itís a bit disjointed, maybe a bit too much grapefruit for the malt profile?

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