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RATINGS: 335   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   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.

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3.3
osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Pours a clear orange red with small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, candy, and very light floral hops. Flavor of malts and a ton of grassy and citrus hops. Decent.

3.2
marcus (10971) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Bottle at Cafe Dolce, Missoula. Pours cloudy reddish amber with a thin beige head and a floral hoppy aroma. There is a hearty malt flavor with a surprisingly mild bitter finish, considering this beer is triple hopped. Nevertheless, a fairly satisfying brew, but a bit harsh.

3.2
Jkripp (141) - Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2011
Kingpin is primarily hop oriented with minor hints of a malty flavor. The aroma is malty and floral, and not as citrusy as I expected. This beer holds to its name as a red amber color, and is worth a center stature suggested by the name.

3.6
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Dark amber, not a lot of head. Aroma reminds me of a weak or watered down cola. The taste has a hint of sweetness, tons of malt which is also well balances with a good bit of hops. There’s some cantaloupe and flowery bitterness in the finish.

2.6
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2011
It’s the expected color and has a big bubbly head. Yeasty nose. Pretty mild unremarkable taste. Not bad but not good either.

3.2
drjay44 (3924) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2011
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium light beige head, with some lacing, over a clear, dark amber (SRM 12) body....nose is cereal, toffee/caramel, spice, a smidgen of pine and citrus....taste is cereal, toffee/caramel, leading to a medium, bitter, spice toned finish....mouth feel medium, carbonation high, with a foamy character. This is nicely balanced, with relatively less hop bitter than anticipated. It is not particularly complex. BJCP 7/3/12/4/6

3.1
unclemike (3206) - Junction City Kansas, Kansas, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Copper beer with a dark cream colored head. Toast and malt aroma with caramel and light grapefruit. Tooasted malt and grapefruit flavor. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and light pine lingers with toasted malt

4.4
bpreo (3043) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 22, 2011
Easily one of the best tasting beers I have ever had. What a surprise! A must try!

3.3
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 19, 2011
On tap at McNellie’s Oklahoma City. Pours a clear orange. Moderat beige head with good retention and moderate lacing. Mild aroma of swet dried fruits and caramel. Flavor is fruity, with a nice dose of tropical fruit hoppiness to go along with the caramel sweetness. Dry finish and a little undercarbonated for my taste. I think it’s a better beer than what the overall rating above would indicate. But that said, it’s also not a beer I’m going to go out of my way to get again.

3.2
tmoreau (4805) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2011
12 oz. bottle poured to a sampler at a local tasting benefit at 20West Liquors in Lombard, IL. Showed a brown/copper hue with modest, off white foam that quickly reduced to a ring and film, while leaving a few streaks and spots of lacing. The aroma was mainly caramel, a touch of sweetness, light herbal hints, and light citrus and esters. The flavor added some smooth malt, brown sugar sweetness, medium hop bitterness, and a finishing dryness. Not overly "strong" but a decent Amber.


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