RateBeer
overall
65
28
style
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

bottled
available

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 320   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thetmaxx (810) - 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 (423) - 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 (1744) - 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 (132) - 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 (474) - 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 (289) - 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.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2  3  4 5 6 » 32


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50