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RATINGS: 316   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (1027) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2011
Pours rusty red-orange with a moderate sized, creamy off-white head. Aroma of orange, caramel, perfumey hops, slight rubbing alcohol, and pine. Eh. The flavor starts seemingly malty with caramel, and toast but quickly becomes astringent with pine, orange, and medicine. The bitterness becomes a bit strange on the finish and seems even more chemical with some pine and grapefruit but mainly its about astringency, cough medicine and rubbing alcohol. Medium bodied at first, but feels lacking and thin by the time the finish comes around. How the hell did this become so weird?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cstuartj (1017) - Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2011
It’s the expected color and has a big bubbly head. Yeasty nose. Pretty mild unremarkable taste. Not bad but not good either.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Caytinator (998) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmonster (997) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Bottle served in a pint glass. Pours clear red-orange with a light orange head. Good retention and lacing. Nose is floral, grassy hops, and pale candy malt. Medium sweet flavor. Medium body, cricky texture, average carbonation. Easy drinker that smooths to a dry, bitter-sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
txspartan (976) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2012
Light on the hops. Hardly any head. Enjoyable, yet somewhat disappointing for lack of hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
raphael (971) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Light coppery orange, off-white head. Slightly toasty, biscuity aroma with a lot of floral hops. Tastes toasty and caramelly, a touch doughy and crackery, pretty malty overall. Finishes with more floral hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brouwerij (957) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2013
12 oz Bottle. Pours a dark red-copper with a half finger of tan head. Settles quickly with a little lacing. Aroma is malty, nutty. Flavor is malty up front, fading into nutty, slightly fruity tones. Moderate carbonation and medium-light body. Crisp, light, drinkable. A pretty solid brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davhgbrew (947) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Deep amber/red moderate cloudy. Nice lacing. Sips full with slight caramel and hop flavor. Nicely balanced brew with a higher abv. Sneaky strong!

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