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RATINGS: 303   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 (4968) - 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 (2024) - 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 (969) - 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 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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brenhophead (594) - 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?

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7181) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShaneJ (571) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - APR 18, 2013
Pours red with frothy white head. Combination of caramel and spicy hop on the nose. The tase is spicy caramel but a weak body and non memorable finish. Its a bitter finish but for the hoppier notes before I was hopping for moreOverall decent but nothing to write home about

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
islay (1245) - 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 it’s my kind of beer stylistically, and it’s certainly not bad, but it’s 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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