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RATINGS: 286   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
keith0718 (354) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Tastes like a fuller bodied and heavier hopped version of the local pale ale by Boulevard. I enjoyed it a lot.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1178) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Poured into a wide flute glass. Deep red color with a thick, finger and half of tight dirty head. Really well put together. Big malt nose, small lemon and grapefruit, banana at the end. This is a bold taste. Lots of malt balanced with an equal large dose of hops. The bitterness wins out at the end with an uppercut to the tongue. It is a little unruly but worth it. Smooth and creamy texture with low carbonation. Works really well. A straightforward and bold flavor. Beautiful to look at. An enjoyable and different amber ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oregontarheel (42) - - OCT 5, 2013
IBU 65. A very hoppy amber. Carmel in color. Creamy head that dissipates somewhat quickly. Not a strong aroma. Packs a punch for a red ale. Bitter. Good aftertaste. Best very cold ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sociowrath (1) - - MAR 26, 2011 does not count
First of all let me say I like dry beer and wine, champagne etc. Dry and rye: don’t expect anything fancy. Better ice cold and in a bottle if you ask me. Nice strong iron bite from the rye; caramel malt helps the balance. Dry hops and plenty of them for a good hop flavor. Color? doesn’t really matter to me but the red/gold is appealing. Plenty of alcohol to get you going. Not too bitter and has a clean refreshing finish; no aftertaste. Easy drinking well hopped ale with a definite kick. I prefer it over IPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3196) - Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2012 Comes out of the tap a clear, dark amber with a fluffy and persistent cream-yellow, fine-bubbled head. Fruity aroma has malty and woody undertones. Woody, fruity, malty flavor has earthy and caramel hints - quite tasty. Firm-bodied texture is fizzy and lively. A kingpin indeed! Tried this in a bottle - and it’s just as good this was as on-tap!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackEyePA (559) - USA - JUL 18, 2012
Really good, well made but the rye isnt a favorite taste of mine but really adds another layer to this red. The hops shine through and pick it up, gives a little bite and pretty good, I liked it alot

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2333) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a very dark amber with about a half finger of white head. Aroma of pine and citrus with a hint of caramel. Taste is medium bitter and light sweet. Lots of pine and citrus with a little caramel. Medium bodied with a sticky texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, pretty good. I would drink this one again.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brandon1989 (239) - Euless, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2014
pours a copper color that had a lot of smoke and a thick white head. the aroma is malts, bready, and floral hops. the flavor is more of the same. there is quite a big hop kick up front but its not overpowering. in the taste you pick up some citrus and pine. very good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hoptimist (99) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2010
This is a nice addition to BridgePort’s solid stable of beers. The caramel and the rye is there in the aroma, along with some nice floral, fruity and resiny hop notes with a touch of spice and noble character. The copper-amber liquid goodness pours clear with an off-white semi-persistent head that leaves a little bit of spotty lacing. Medium sweetness with nice caramel and rye. Medium to med. high bitterness with a variety of characteristics. Delicious sweet attack that is subject to a rapid onslaught of hop bitterness and then marries into a perfectly balanced (at least to my palate) finish full of complexities from the Liberty hops and the rye and caramel malt combination. Fairly dry and a tad astringent. Me likey.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bseribeer (128) - Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Enjoyable double red from Bridgeport. Pours a cloudy amber with a thin, tan head. Aroma is surprisingly faint, mostly of hops, a tad sweet. Big flavor, with hops and light caramel. Smooth on the palate with light carbonation on the tongue. Overall a good double red from Bridgeport. Not overpowering with good hops flavor


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