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RATINGS: 311   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 (6625) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6489) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2011
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white to light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark amber. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (apricot, grapefruit), with notes of diacetyl and black tea. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter, slightly unclean. Medium to full body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic, lightly astringent. All but ruined by a buttery nose and a dirty, sour mouth experience. Poor.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (6347) - .....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!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (6342) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2012
Draft - Aromatic hops and some caramel in the background. Amber hue with medium persistent head. Sweetness from the malts upfront easing into a hoppy bitterness. I think the bitterness is a bit over the top for the style.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (6310) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Bottle:   Pale amber, sudsy white head, moderately sized, spotty lacing.   Musty hop nose, slight pith and citrus zest.   A bit of dull candied citrus peel on the tongue.   Certainly a hoppy Amber, and on par for a Red Ale.   Pithy on the backside.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Not a big one, on the hoppier side, but with enough malt base to make it interesting.   Lingering pith.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6289) - 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."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (6262) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6172) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6069) - 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


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