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RATINGS: 320   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.


dreddy's rating

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dreddy (17) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Perfectly clear copper body with edges of fiery orange and a healthy carbonation level. Average retention to the mottled taupe head with sticky lacing. I can’t believe they actually use the term “Triple Hopped” on this beer’s label. Pretty tame aroma for such a bold statement/marketing ploy? With some fruity pebble hops and amber malt sweetness that suggests caramel and mineral water. Assertiveness kicked up a notch in the flavor, but the alcohol clashes against an onslaught of German style hops and a syrupy/spicy rye note. This beer is having trouble finding its identity, as it has the sweetness of an amber, the hop profile of a German pilsener, and the body of a double IPA. I can’t say it really works for me. Dry, but syrupy and sticky on the palate. Big bubbles of carbonation feel gritty going down. Not my bag. It’s a decent attempt, but has too many stylistic and flavor errors for my liking.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
R4N5H (338) - SINGAPORE - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vanvenlo (1463) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (13603) - Orange County, 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.

2.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
foyle (324) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (2026) - - 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 (1694) - 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 (8678) - 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 (732) - 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 (4000) - 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 (428) - 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.


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