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RATINGS: 295   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (4126) - 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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rougeau13 (2002) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Reddish amber with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus, and earth. Taste is rather mild; malty and a touch sweet with a mild hop presence. Medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
txspartan (966) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2012
Light on the hops. Hardly any head. Enjoyable, yet somewhat disappointing for lack of hops.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brenhophead (558) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2012
330mL bottle. Pours very light red (almost golden) but is does have a nice toffee/grassy aroma with a quickly fading head. Very sweet toffee flavour with piney/grassy notes from the hops. I dont mind this beer but i think it would be much better fresh at the brewery but i guess what isnt?

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
islay (1124) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Tart, floral smell features biscuit, apricot, caramel, and cherry scents. Smells like Febreeze. Pours a clear amber/copper with a small amount of beige/taupe/cream-colored head. Light to moderate effervescence. Pretty good lacing. Startlingly dry taste features biscuit, licorice, pretzel, mineral, and light cream flavors. Low in flavor aside from the massive hops bitterness/dryness that comes through. Long, very dry aftertaste. Medium body. Lively in the palate. Easy to drink. Ordinary palate effects aside from the strong and mostly enjoyable aftertaste. I was hoping for more from this brew, as itís my kind of beer stylistically, and itís certainly not bad, but itís extremely unbalanced.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lliams (196) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2013
bit of rauch on the nose, plus cascade hops.. pours nice red with some foam that fades really quick. taste is bitter grapefruit up front, then red malts, then falls away. nice session beer, inoffensive

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Squizzle (138) - Idaho, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Pretty good beer but not that memorable. Kinda reminded me of a red ale more than a strong ale. My friend brought it over yo cheer me up after my grandma passed so I like it more because of that.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HKdIPA (235) - HONG KONG - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle from QClub at home. Translucent copper pour with thin foamy head. Aroma is very nutty (almost like toast) with a slight bit of spicy hops. Taste is similarly very deep and nutty, followed by earthy hops (English?) bitterness. Almost a bit tart. Not bad but probably wouldn't get again.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CacheManyHose (176) - HONG KONG - JUL 26, 2014
From QC. Clear amber-brown with thin, finely carbonated cream-white head and legs. Smells of nutty malt, caramel, slightly spicy and musty. Tastes similar but with very bitter hop. Dry, very spicy finish. Body is medium with some slickness. Not bad - taste is a bit thin and unbalanced with such bitterness and spiciness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2011
Amber body. well carbonated with a 1/3 inch thick tanned head. Bitter fruit hop nose. Grassy. Body is also grassy bitterness. A bitter ESB, with a touch of metallic bitterness. A rather monotone bitterness without much flavor complexity.


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