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RATINGS: 316   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cblado (274) - 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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1952) - - MAY 16, 2015
Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a reddish amber color with a one finger head of billowy white foam. The head fades relatively quickly leaving a great sum of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is one the sweeter and beadier side with a good showing of some fruity notes of apple and pear. Other sweeter smells of a caramel nature are strong as well, with some hints of a citrus and herbal hop smell mixed with these to produce a rather inviting aroma to the brew overall. Taste – The taste begins with a quite bready and moderately sweet taste of a caramel and light fruit nature. These flavors create a strong backbone flavor for the brew, lasting throughout the entire taste. As the taste advances from the start, other flavors of a light grassy nature and some tastes of a herbal and a bit of nut taste hit the tongue. The sweetness gets a little more potent in nature at the very end, with a roasty caramel flavor ramping up in nature. With all the transitions that occur, one is left with a rather malty and fairly sweet red flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is thick and creamy with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. For the more rich sweet flavors mixed with the decent sweetness and moderate hop, the feel is spot on, as it nicely accentuates all the flavors. Overall – This was a quite enjoyable red overall. While a bit more on the malty side with a lesser showing of hop, it still was quite balanced and very flavorful with a good easy drinking feel. This one I rather enjoyed.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pinkzambia (1615) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle: Another mediocre beer from an Oregon brewery resting on its laurels from earlier success in the 90’s. Wake up BridgePort! Get back to your roots and start putting out some better new stuff. The competition is getting thick. Having said that, semi-hoppy in flavor with a funky aroma. Drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (8245) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2015
Draught at the Bridgeport Brewery Co, Portland, OR. Clear deep amber colour with a small white head. Mild sweet malt and some grainy malty notes in the aroma. The flavour is grainy malt, malty sweetness, sugar and some mild hoppy bitterness. Grainy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TizzleJizzle (727) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2015
Sampled from a 12 oz. bottle at the Big Texas Beer Fest. Poured a clear dark amber with a beige head. Taste of caramel malt upfront, with a rye and grass hop finish. Fizzy carbonation, light body, thin texture.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (3657) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Tap, amber pour, white head, nose is caramel, taste is sweet, hoppy, nutty, spices

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
natejgood (410) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Pours a dark golden, but not really red. Head is small and settles to a thin skin on the top of the beer. Aroma is a bit malty with some citrus notes. Flavor of slightly sweet malt and dry hay. There occasionally seems to be a bit of a sour flavor too. I know this is a double, but it is a bit heavy and almost thick in the mouth. Not a bad beer but not one that I would want to drink a lot of.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaffaHawk23 (76) - Broomfield(via Iowa City), Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Pretty average. Price was right for a reason. Not enough hop bite for a double ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
twindadplus2 (625) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle, cloudy red amber color with a thin off white head. Aroma is creamy caramel malt and a bit of dark fruit. Taste is toffee malt up front and dark sugar up front and a light herbal bitterness. Medium to full bodied with a creamy palate and a long citrusy finish. It’s a good ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joelwhite (30) - - JAN 14, 2015
I'd be mad if I had to pay 6 bucks for a pint of this. It's a pretty mediocre beer. Not what I thought for an imperial but not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (2715) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Bottle from Fred Meyer. Dark amber in color. Sweet nose with a good deal of dark fruit. Light hoppiness as well. Dark fruit with some sweetness as well. Nice citric hoppiness to round it out.


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