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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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (2641) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Poured into a wide flute glass. Deep red color with a thick, finger and half of tight dirty head. Really well put together. Big malt nose, small lemon and grapefruit, banana at the end. This is a bold taste. Lots of malt balanced with an equal large dose of hops. The bitterness wins out at the end with an uppercut to the tongue. It is a little unruly but worth it. Smooth and creamy texture with low carbonation. Works really well. A straightforward and bold flavor. Beautiful to look at. An enjoyable and different amber ale.


3.4
jmgreenuk (10386) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 22, 2018
Tap at The Great Northern Hotel, Melbourne. Poured a hazy reddish amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is malt, red berry fruits, yeast, dry hop. The flavour is moderate sweet light bitter with a smooth dry malt, fruity, dry, light floral hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.3
Oscbert (1339) - Lincoln, California, USA - JAN 18, 2018
Earthy piney hop character with plenty of caramel cocoa and bread from malt in aroma. Pours a murky amberish brown color with small white creamy head. Earthy spicy hop character with caramel and bready malt in flavor. Medium full bodied with medium co2, lingering hoppy bitterness. Enjoyable red. Definitely on the hoppy side but not too overpowering ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
BlackHaddock (7960) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2018
12 oz bottle into a La Chouffe stemmed tulip glass at my daughters in California on 3rd Jan 2017. Red body, slight haze, beige head of uneven foaming bubbles. Malty nose and taste profile, some rye flavours and esters too. Taste also has plenty of hop bitterness battling with semi-sweet maltiness. Nice winter time brew.

3.4
blipp (9929) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 1, 2018
Bottle. Pours amber orange with a white head. Mild sweet malty base, light fruity and flowery hops, a little toast and a balanced finish. Pretty good.

3
George999 (482) - Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2017
From bottle, the pour is a little cloudy, burnt orange with a thin caramel colored head. The aroma is malty with a little bit of yeast in the nose. The taste is a strong roasted malt, notes of soy sauce, and rye. The finish is bitter more like rye bread

3.4
Capa (3631) - DC, Washington DC, USA - MAY 29, 2017
Pour is a deep copper orange with medium white head. Sweet citrus aroma. Medium syrupy body. Flavor is malty with sweet citrus and some toasted bread. Finish has lingering malt with the bitterness on the side of the tongue. Decent.

3.4
Sarlacc83 (2439) - 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.

3
Dervock (1512) - 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.

3.8
donandres (687) - Makati, 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

0.8
rleej (1) - - DEC 31, 2016 does not count
I’ve been drinking beers and ales for over 48 years and I love my reds. This is worst red ale I’ve 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.


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