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RATINGS: 302   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (6247) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A big dry dusty caramel malt nose. The flavor is very dry, fruity berries, some dusty caramel and malt, light bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6028) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2011
bottle, reddish orange color with lots of creamy off white foam, slightly hoppy and caramel aroma, flavor is soft hops and toffee, I liked this better than most

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"looking at the other reviews, sounds like this one might not be old like i thought, just a little on the bland side for a "triple hopped double red ale". a little orange-ish citrus and caramel malt. a little thin for the abv. not bad, but a little dsiappointing after the build-up. About average for a red."

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (5916) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 18, 2011
quite an alarming smell- like cold brandy .. great foam, pretty damn good lacing also .. . dark murky tan .. . nicely balanced, a bit from both sides .. . pretty good actually, a touch boozy but pretty drinkable .. .

I caught my wife in bed with my best friend.
You bitter?
Yeah, bit HIM too!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5901) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 23, 2011
Brilliant amber color/ fleeting ivory head. Big caramel, fruit, alcohol, rye spice aromas. medium body. Spicy pit fruit, toasted caramel flavors with some mild floral--good

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5899) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2012
Draught (nitro) @ Hawthorne Hophouse. Rated on 11.07.2012
Aroma is sweet with fruits, peaches and honey. Flavour is hoppy with resin and some peaches. This has some hops that linger in my mouth for a long time and they do not feel nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mora2000 (5834) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Red-amber with a fluffy white head. Aroma is full of grass and toffee. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of grass and toffee notes as well as some metallic notes in the aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5803) - Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Sampled from a bottle. Pours reddish amber with a small off white head. The aroma is sweet malty aroma, with resiny and herbal hops, crackers, and light fruit notes. The flavor is resiny and herbal hops, sweet caramel, and crackers. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5654) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Savannah, Ga - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 12 oz bottle. Dark copper pour, sticky off-white head. Hoppy, bitter aroma wit soem decent aromatic pine notes. Flavor has a nice solid bitterness to it with some underlying spiciness. Juicy grapefruit bitter notes, some syrupy maple notes. Thickish mouthfeel. Just this side of decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Nose has notes of caramel and a good dose of iced tea. Some rye pokes through as does some spicy hop notes. Light fruity notes also. Pours amber, well filtered, a bit of head for a little while. The flavor has notes of iced tea throughout, light caramel, some spicy hops, a little earthy, bitterness level is light to medium. A touch herbal. Not my favorite.


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