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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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10688) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Bottle from Bottleworks. Pours rather amber with a small beige head. Aroma is light malty with something floral. Med body. Has a noticeable rye character. Hop is earthy and floral. This is really solid flavor. Like this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2011
clear dark nutty brown, smooth offwhite head. flowery aroma, sweet dried fruits. lots of malts. flavor is sweet malty, flowery, dry , wood.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9440) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness and a hint of fruittiness with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering fruity finish.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
TwoSipDip (8880) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2011
Bottle @ home. Dark orange-red appearance with a tan head. Quite sweet caramel malty that smells like a dessert topped in whipped cream with a very light hoppy aroma. Caramel and rye malty, quite sweet, somewhat organic hoppy flavor. Actually a pretty weird beer for an American Strong Ale and such a low hoppiness. Not balanced all that well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (8851) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Reddish pour. Sweet malty aroma, with some nice hops, crackers, light fruit. Flavor is hoppy, sweet, crackers. Not bad.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (7855) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2011
bottle. artificially-flavored cherry gelatin chews and bathroom cleaner smell and flavor. weak, thin, paper-like texture. boring and dull.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7663) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2013
Bottled 12 fl oz at Penny Blue, Melbourne. On July 29, 2013.
Hazy copper color, off-white head. Malty, sweet, caramel taste. Caramel and malty aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sweet, malty scent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Bottled. Poured cloudy, medium orange with a short, tight-bubbled beige head. The aroma picked up pineapple and redder fruits over a caramel and nutty base.. the fruit worked the hardest, and it was solid. The flavor found similar stuff.. lightly sour and somewhat bitter pineapple and fruity notes over caramel and some apricot meat.. finished grainy and bitter, with a little alcohol warmth. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation on the palate.. it lost focus somewhere around the middle.. just OK overall.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (6927) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
A triple hopped beer, where have I seen that before? It pours a clear amber/red with a frothy white head that dissipates with a bit of lacing. The smell is very sweet in the aroma. Very basic actually, not much hops at all. It has a little bit of candied orange and vanilla icing, not what i was expecting. The flavor is sweet and tangy with a medium bitterness. It is mostly malt-driven and the malts just are super flat, they do nothing to compliment the hops. The hops are mainly citrusy but also a bit tangy. There is a hint of vegetal bitterness in the finish. I had a NN last night and can’t help but compare the two, this one pales. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-20-2011 21:02:59

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6760) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2011
12oz bottle that I could tell was at the correct temperature just by placing my finger on it and actually touching it. This beer clearly lacks a slick gimmicky label scheme to relieve me of the need to actually touch the bottle, . . . ICK!! Well, it pours clear amber with a rutty red tint and white head. The aroma has bold sweet dark fruity esters, some caramel candy and a sense of earthiness. The taste delivers prunes, cherries and some raisin. These notes mix with some roasted malts, some chocolate malts and a bit of earthiness. I also get a bit of spicy hops here and there too. Seems like an estery old school brew.


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