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RATINGS: 326   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cblado (298) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ANZUShophunter (206) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2016
On tap at Death Valley, Morningside. A nice reddish brew with a hoppy nose. Strong on both malt and hops and the malts tip the scales toward a sweeter finish than most American Strong Ales. Still my kind of beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ngunity (95) - - DEC 25, 2015
From bottle into glass. Hop forward with good aroma, taste, and bitterness but balanced. Quite good had two and enjoyed

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TattooJack (406) - Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Poured from the 6-pack of bottles, pours red with white collar. This is sweet and some sour. I’ve got some questions about this beer: They have used a rarely grown hop; if it were a good hop it would be grown 24/7. The deScription of this beer uses phrases like triple and dry hopped but all I taste is malt and sugar. It is ironic that a beer named after one of the most uncomfortable movies I have ever seen would also have such uncomfortable characteristics, but just like I never wanted to re-watch that movie, I probably won’t buy this again. Good point: it’s strong, Food pairing: empty stomach

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tysongillmore (361) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Not much grain flavor. Was very cloudy but not yeasty. Not bad. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (4269) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours a somewhat hazy reddish amber color with a smallish off white head on there. Nose is earthy with a bit of grassiness to it. Taste is slightly bitter with a hint of burnt caramel. Ok, but not great.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
winkle (478) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2015
Aroma is rye and sweet caramel upfront, some slightly earthy hops and warm alcohol. Reasonably bright with a small but lasting head. Theres some spice from the rye, but its dominated by a pretty one dimensional bitter/caramel flavour that runs through to a lingering bitter finish. Not bad, but not great either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
R4N5H (525) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2015
12oz bottle, poured into a long stemmed tulip glass (19/07/15). Hazy red amber colour with a small off-white head. Medium body and soft/medium carbonation. Sweet aroma - dark fruits, caramel and malt. Flavour of sweet fruit, caramel, malt and hops. Bitter aftertaste but the sticky sweetness overwhelms the beer. Drinkable, but a little too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vanvenlo (1576) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2015
Lee Ho Fool(4-Jul-2015)Herbal light berry aroma.Red-brown,white head&suds lace.Spirit berry herb flavour.Bitter herb light resin finish&berry herbal aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (14558) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUN 22, 2015
On tap @ Bridgeport. Clear light amber colored beer with a white head. A lot of caramel malts, bread, and sweet fruits. There’s a little bit of a perfume character to the nose. Very floral. The flavor is a little bitter on the back end, but it’s mostly sweet caramel and berry sort of esters. Pretty sweet and malty, which I guess is to be expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
foyle (360) - Wyoming, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Appearance: pours a 1"+ sudsy off white that that drops very slowly with moderate lacing. Color hazy reddish-brown with moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aroma: nice blend of aromatic hops with caramel and yeasty bread dough. Mouthfeel: medium bodied and fluffy with a somewhat damp finish and lingering alcohol burn in the throat. Flavor: not what I expected from the aroma. Lack of sweet malt presence leaves with beer with a quite bitter grapefruit and citrus rind flavor along with a strange soapy flavor. There is a some slight caramel and malt sweetness in the middle of the taste, but the initial and following hop bitterness quickly overwhelms any balance. Overall: really disappointed in this one. Reds and Strong Reds are usually quite enjoyable to me, but this beer seems to be a muddled mess.

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