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RATINGS: 280   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thetmaxx (729) - West Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Poured from the bottle not fully chilled, just cool. Aroma is very nicely hoped. The malt is also coming through on the aroma. It is really balanced, with citrus notes, earthy and spicey notes. Flavour is much more mellow, while the bitterness is nice. The malt character is also good, very balanced. the palate is stcky oily like a IPA and finishes slightly sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jade (401) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 23, 2013
Almost red colour, thick head. Caramel, sugar aroma. Bitter and rich, a burnt flavour but quite pleasant. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThaJuggernaut (309) - Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Great overall beer. Pours nice and smooth with a malty head. Bought this at the local fred myers

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brenn79 (1429) - Idaho, USA - JUL 16, 2011
12 oz. bottle- Pours a beautiful clear ruby red with a nice medium off white head, good lacework. The aroma is sweet malt, but you do detect a fair amount of hops, cherries are also present. The taste is dry and bitter up front, with the sweet malt afterwards. The dry bitterness almost overpowers all other flavors, but I like it, still very good. Body is medium, carbonation is moderately high, finish is dry and bitter. I have had great double red ales (grand teton pursuit of hoppiness) and not so great (ninkasi double red), and this seems to fall right in the middle, Decent but not great.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bronzan (121) - Windsor, California, USA - NOV 4, 2011
Nice and crisp with a bit of a toasty bite. Not sweet, but not terribly bitter either...quite smooth in fact. Average carbonation and a fairly abrupt finish.

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Pours a hazy reddish amber with a short lived head. Aroma is dominated by hops with a little soapiness. Flavor is an excellent balance of floral hops and roasted malts. Very easy to drink. Would make a superb session beer...but watch out for the ABV! This would be great with spicy Indian or South American foods to mellow out the heat. Cheers!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larryLSB (396) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Bottle, 12 oz, poured into my favorite glass. Reddish amber in color with good sized off white head. Sweet malty nose, with a hint of citrus. Medium bodied, creamy taste. Good beer overall, maybe because it is a "double".

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cblado (229) - Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours a reddish copper color. Thick pearly head, nice lacing. Aroma is sweet, with toffee tones. Flavor is sweet but not cloying. There is a rich hop flavor, but it’s not overpowering. Rather than a citrusy hop nose, the hops come in the aftertaste along with the toffee malt flavors. Overall, I enjoyed this quite a bit. I would definitely buy it again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lemke10 (682) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2012
I picked up as part of a M&M 6pk from Woodman’s in Sun Prairie late summer 2012. Pours a reddish/orange color with a slight off-white head. Scent is mild with malts and slight hint of hops. Taste is bold with wheat, rye, and hops. After taste is slightly crisp and bitter. Drinks smooth but has a good grain taste that is hard to pass up. Made quite well!

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stevesie (293) - - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle. Triple hopped, double red sounds a little gimmicky, but coming from Bridgeport it was worth a taking a flyer on. Very attractive deep copper with about a half-finger of tan head that hangs around throughout. Superb lacing. Nose isn’t unpleasant but underwhelming for a triple hop. Taste is remarkably crisp and clean for a red and finishes with a nice little kick. One of my favorites of this style. The nicely cloaked 7.5% abv is a bonus.


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