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RATINGS: 306   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.


3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BucannonXC5 (935) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: Manzanita pint glass From: BevMo in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif. Price: $14.99 for a BevMo variety 8-pack (w/ BevMo card) Purchased: Dec. 31, 2013 Consumed: Jan. 9, 2014 Misc.: N/A Poured a light brown semi-hazy color with 1-to-2 fingers of khaki head. Looked a bit like a cool glass of iced tea. Above average and sporadic, but layered foamy lacing. Above average retention on the way down. Smelled that 7.50 percent ABV right away. Got caramel, toffee, rye hops, Irish cream, faint bourbon and some earthy, dirty hops. Tasted pretty much what I thought was going to taste like. Got a healthy dose of bitter rye hops, iced tea, Irish cream and grassy, earthy hops. Also some roasted nutty malts. Medium-to-full body. Creamy-to-sticky texture. Average carbonation. Bitter finish. Not a big fan of this beer. The smell was the best part, but it went down from there.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
raphael (916) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (891) - 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

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mixmasterob (883) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Yikes. A lot wrong with this one. Looked decent once poured, hazy amber without much of a head. Small ring of white foam, nice lace. Aroma was malty, caramel dominated, maybe some fruit in there, not much hop. Could be a yeast presence, fruity like esters. Flavors were lightly sweet and fruity. Mouthfeel super thin and watery. Nothing good about this one.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nikiel (878) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 5, 2011
On tap with Jeff at Bridgeport. Pours red with off-white foam. Smells sweet. Tastes sweet with a light caramel and enough bitterness to keep me interested. Seems like a sweet ESB. It’s one of the better double reds I’ve had (not that that says much...)

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bule (867) - California, USA - MAR 28, 2013
On tap at Bridgeport in Portland. Pours a red color with not much head. Malty flavors and some strong hop flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lemke10 (826) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2012
I picked up as part of a M&M 6pk from Woodman’s in Sun Prairie late summer 2012. Pours a reddish/orange color with a slight off-white head. Scent is mild with malts and slight hint of hops. Taste is bold with wheat, rye, and hops. After taste is slightly crisp and bitter. Drinks smooth but has a good grain taste that is hard to pass up. Made quite well!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jw0406 (822) - 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 don’t mix as well asi they could. A little disappointing

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RumRunner101 (809) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 9, 2013
Amber pour, white head. Aromas of candied grapefruit, wet wood and spice. Medium bodied, slightly spicy with wood and and grapefruit flavours. Also some perfumey/floral hops. I like the hop/malt profile.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thetmaxx (752) - West Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Poured from the bottle not fully chilled, just cool. Aroma is very nicely hoped. The malt is also coming through on the aroma. It is really balanced, with citrus notes, earthy and spicey notes. Flavour is much more mellow, while the bitterness is nice. The malt character is also good, very balanced. the palate is stcky oily like a IPA and finishes slightly sweet.


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