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RATINGS: 335   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   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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3.4
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Bottle served in a pint glass. Pours clear red-orange with a light orange head. Good retention and lacing. Nose is floral, grassy hops, and pale candy malt. Medium sweet flavor. Medium body, cricky texture, average carbonation. Easy drinker that smooths to a dry, bitter-sweet finish.

4.1
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Bridgeport Brewing Company--Kingpin Triple Hopped Double Red Ale--Feared By Some, Cheered By Many--2010 12 oz. Bottle. 7.50% ABV. 65 IBU’s. (4.25 / 5.0) Red Ale--Imperial. Thick pour. Dense rocky lacy lasting light tan head. Clear bright fizzy rich enticing amber red color. Toasted caramel malty floral earthy Liberty hop front. Creamy mild sweet toasted caramel biscuit rich red fruit smooth malty doughy body. Clean dry hop mild citrus end. Satisfying and Nourishing rich tasty smooth malty roasted Red Ale. Sampled 12/31/2010. 6-Pack purchased for $7.75 @ PCC-Fremont, Seattle on 12/31/2010.

3.4
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2010
12 oz bottle from Bier Stein. Light red pour with a half inch of white foam. Smells of caramel, a little grainy, some citrus hops and a bit of rye at the back end. A little more rye in the flavor, but still mostly caramel with a hit of citrus and some graininess. Not a bad beer, but not likely to be one I re-visit often.

3.9
hoptimist (99) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2010
This is a nice addition to BridgePort’s solid stable of beers. The caramel and the rye is there in the aroma, along with some nice floral, fruity and resiny hop notes with a touch of spice and noble character. The copper-amber liquid goodness pours clear with an off-white semi-persistent head that leaves a little bit of spotty lacing. Medium sweetness with nice caramel and rye. Medium to med. high bitterness with a variety of characteristics. Delicious sweet attack that is subject to a rapid onslaught of hop bitterness and then marries into a perfectly balanced (at least to my palate) finish full of complexities from the Liberty hops and the rye and caramel malt combination. Fairly dry and a tad astringent. Me likey.


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