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RATINGS: 309   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beernovice39 (3214) - Montana, USA - JUN 24, 2011
Bottle pours a hazy copper/red with atiny off white head. Scent is fruits, caramel and earthy. Taste is sweet with an earthy bitter finish. Want to like it, but there are notes in the taste that I don’t care for...hard to describe,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (36929) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2011

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear medium to dark orange amber colour with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, orange - citrus, candy, flowers, light yeasty. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, burnt caramel, light yeasty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110622]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (2682) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2011
12 oz. bottle poured to a sampler at a local tasting benefit at 20West Liquors in Lombard, IL. Showed a brown/copper hue with modest, off white foam that quickly reduced to a ring and film, while leaving a few streaks and spots of lacing. The aroma was mainly caramel, a touch of sweetness, light herbal hints, and light citrus and esters. The flavor added some smooth malt, brown sugar sweetness, medium hop bitterness, and a finishing dryness. Not overly "strong" but a decent Amber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (6216) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rougeau13 (2072) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
txspartan (972) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2012
Light on the hops. Hardly any head. Enjoyable, yet somewhat disappointing for lack of hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
cduncan14 (138) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Aroma of wet tobacco. Clear, rusty red color. Bitter hop flavor, but tastes of too much alcohol. Palate lingers in a bad way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brenhophead (628) - 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?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7223) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShaneJ (625) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 18, 2013
Growler fill from Plonk. Deep reddish-brown, creamy tan head, low carbonation, but suits the style. Sweetish caramel aroma hidden under piney hops, some rye aroma (and flavour) there too. Dry bitterness, quite liked this one.

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