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RATINGS: 328   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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jw0406 (1299) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 13, 2011
12 oz bottle pours and amber/red color with a nice tan head. Aromas of malt, light floral. Medium mouthfeel, but the flavors don’t mix as well asi they could. A little disappointing

4.3
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Nice beer! Has a woody barleywine aroma to start. Really awesome color. Super clean and crystal clear with a beautiful frothy head. It’s like barleywine light. Bitter caramel and toasty. It has a unique enticing bitter flavor. You know how some beers make you think about pussy? This beer has that quality. Sex in a glass. It’s that aroma.

3.1
varanid99 (1287) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2014
Red-brown pour with a tight, pale brown head. Heavy caramel aroma, a little floral. Taste is also dominated by caramel, but some citrus bitterness cuts through it.

3.4
raphael (1282) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Caramel, resin, peach aromas. khaki head on clear amber. good blance of weight and fizz in the moth, aromatic. Hops win the the tussle just barely, with some pine, okay tang, a slightly overcooked caramel. balanced bitter finish.

3.6
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
On tap at brewery. Transparent red with a nice off-white cap leaving a skin and spotty lacing. Aroma of roasty nuts, fruit. Taste is dry nuts, dark fruit, and pine sap.

3.1
R4N5H (1273) - NETHERLANDS - 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.

3.3
Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Copper hue with creamy off white head thT dissipated to a ring. Aroma is malt, peppercorn, rye, caramel, grass. Mouthfeel is refreshing with a medium body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness followed by a spicy hop bitterness that extends through the finish. Overall this is a nice brew.

3.8
ComradeK (1249) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2013
355ml bottle. Pours a hazy ruby chestnut, with a medium off-white head, which lasts well, and leaves decent lacing. Rich toffee malt mixes with pine resin and floral hops in the aroma. Strong pine needle and resin hops up front lead into bitter grapefruit. This is smoothed out by toffee malt in the mid-palate, with some nutty flavours coming through towards the finish, which has some resurgent grapefruit hops, and leaves a nicely bitter aftertaste. This is a nice, hoppy red ale, with a deft balance between potent hops and smooth, supple malt.

3.7
llcooldave (1219) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2011
Clean "New Car" aroma that’s very appealing in a strange way. Pours a clear reddish copper color in the glass. Flavor is a really nice balance of straight up bitter hops and malty goodness. It actually acquires maple and citrus notes as it warms in the glass. Overall its more reminiscent of an ESB... delicious and awesome.

3.3
radarsock (1204) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Purchased at a neighborhood liquor store, the 6pack was mine, and was moderately priced. Pours a gorgeous dark orange. Had a head that was fluffy and off-white, about a fingernail measured after I let it alone for a while. Smells of American and European hops, canola oil, vitamins, soap, Bible paper, wheat grain and lactose. Tastes of generic foreign hops, wood varnish, onions, sausage fat, sweat, sea salt, and rust. Ends salty with a tinge of booze and yeast.


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