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RATINGS: 298   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
keith0718 (374) - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salmoniform (657) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Copper hue with creamy off white head thT dissipated to a ring. Aroma is malt, peppercorn, rye, caramel, grass. Mouthfeel is refreshing with a medium body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness followed by a spicy hop bitterness that extends through the finish. Overall this is a nice brew.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrinkyCrow (8) - - SEP 21, 2014 does not count
I enjoy strong beers, but for this one, the strong alcohol flavor dominates the other flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fcjack1 (154) - Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2014 Bottle from world beers. Pours a dark reddish hue. Thin tan head. Scent is a little malty. Taste is a little Belgian spicey. Bitterness kind of sits on the tongue. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smallfry (16) - - SEP 15, 2014
Very little aroma. A very nice hop showcase with some nice spiciness. I like it!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrewje41 (445) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle pour. Pours a really dark red with a malty aroma, with a little booze, and some nice hops to it as well. Sweet caramel flavor. Alcohol pretty obvious. Nice, slightly bitter hop flavor finish here. Decent beer here. Really like the various hop flavors throughout this one. Will drink again for sure.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ozarkspops (361) - - SEP 1, 2014
Amber pour. Hazy. Thick khaki head. Earthy floral hop aroma. Caramel sweetness aroma. Flavor was bitter and bready. Earthy floral hops mostly. Bitter and dry finish. ---Rated via iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
whoisghost (61) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2014
Looks wonderful. Burnt orange/red colour with a nice cream colored head. Caramel and coffee scents. Licorice and burnt coffee flavours throughout, probably not smooth enough to pass as a great beer but not bold enough either. A little watery for a 7.5% but gentle carbonation and smooth enough after taste make it passable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KeefOz (920) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2014
BB Jan-15. Poured a hazy coppery colour with a few millimetres of light tan foam that diminished to a good collar that laced OK. Carbonation low and coarse. Aroma of sweet caramel malt and floral citrus. Taste of sweet caramel followed quickly by quite a hops bitterness. Light to medium body. Slightly dry with a slightly tart lingering bitterness. Quite nice.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mcberko (6516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
On tap at Bridgeport, pours a dark clear copper with a small white head. Aroma is full of dry bready malt with a little caramel. Flavour is really metallic and off-flavoured, with some skunky vegetal notes. Dry, but fairly vile flavoured. Not too good.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
picoloC (13) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2014
Pours a clear to cloudy amber with fine beige head. Aroma has great depth, full of dark fruits, apricot, plum, cherry, marzipan and black tea. Some sweetness with heavy bitterness. Medium body and average carbonation. Bitter finish.


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