RATINGS: 339   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarlacc83 (2265) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 23, 2017
Bottle. A: Dark red bordering on brown. Creme color head. Lacing. N: Pine, earth, peppercorn, ample grapefruit, rosemary, more herbs, very bready with rye being the most noticeable type. Bit of toffee and caramel character under the very intense hopping. T: Very bitter with a light sweetness and a good spiciness. M: Medium-light body, very dry, no alcohol, biting carbonation O: I can get behind this. Though not in any respect tamed or subtle, it has the kind of blast that goes pretty well with a social gathering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dervock (1267) - AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2017
Bottle - pours red with a small off white head. Aroma is bubblegum, sugar, caramel and bread. Taste is sweet with bit of hop floral finish. Bit light on taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
donandres (527) - Bayombong, PHILIPPINES - FEB 2, 2017
12 ounce bottle poured to wine glass dark amber orange hue, very hazy, small tan foam that slowly goes away not a lot of aroma for an imperial IPA bitter, some sweetness creamy, good carbonation, long follow through, bitter then tart aftertaste very good beer, ok to repeat but not look for drank:February 2, 2017 9:03 PM

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
rleej (1) - - DEC 31, 2016 does not count
Ive been drinking beers and ales for over 48 years and I love my reds. This is worst red ale Ive ever tasted. After one taste, I poured a 6 pack down the drain. I tried another Bridgeport product too and I will say I will never buy another, very disappointed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LesArgen (352) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2016
Loads of biscuit, breadcrumbs, caramel and alcohol, plus a little apricot and grapefruit aroma. The taste is quite hoppy, with more biscuit and caramel. The alcohol makes it positively warm the throat, but the finish is marred by a metallic astringency. A shame, because its otherwise a lot of fun.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
crispaire (214) - - AUG 29, 2016
Draft pour on nitro. Normally the beers Ive tried on nitro are better than their non-nitro versions, but not this time. It was incredibly smooth to drink, but it was to the point that it barely had any carbonation, so it tasted flat. Also in this particular version, while the malts showed through, you could barely taste any hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bartzluke (598) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 8, 2016
6oz pour from bottle into sniffer. Amber, opaque, moderate head. Medium, dry. Aromatic. Bitter, malty. Bold.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ngejo (979) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - JUN 10, 2016
Bottle. Clear, amber, frothy, tan foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Pours a nice dark reddish amber color. Aromas of HOPS, and some other hints, maybe fruit, maybe coffee. Flavor is a bittersweet, malty, and hoppy as hell.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
SirLimpsalot (4126) - SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2016
@ Bridgeport brewpub 16-3-10: smtrevlig red ale med beska toner, lite tvl och en maltig stma.

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