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RATINGS: 340   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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3.2
Ferris (15353) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2012
Draft - Aromatic hops and some caramel in the background. Amber hue with medium persistent head. Sweetness from the malts upfront easing into a hoppy bitterness. I think the bitterness is a bit over the top for the style.

3.6
bhensonb (15223) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Bottle from Bottleworks. Pours rather amber with a small beige head. Aroma is light malty with something floral. Med body. Has a noticeable rye character. Hop is earthy and floral. This is really solid flavor. Like this one.

3.3
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear amber/brown - white head. Amber malts, nice hoppy, grassy, bitterness, metallic notes, dried fruits, raisins, nice malty.

3.3
Ratman197 (14848) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness and a hint of fruittiness with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering fruity finish.

3.3
djd07 (14544) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a medium creamy beige head that lasts awhile that leaves sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a bready malt with caramel and raisin. Thin mouthfeel with a rye malt and light hoppy finish. Hides the alcohol well, a good American strong ale from Bridgeport.

3.3
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2011
(12oz bottle, courtesy of “the Boss” blutt59) Pours a clear amber body with a moderate cream head. Aroma of caramel, grass, mustiness, and white grape skins. Flavor of caramel, grass, florals, and toasted grain with a dry, somewhat bitter finish.

2.8
crossovert (12934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
A triple hopped beer, where have I seen that before? It pours a clear amber/red with a frothy white head that dissipates with a bit of lacing. The smell is very sweet in the aroma. Very basic actually, not much hops at all. It has a little bit of candied orange and vanilla icing, not what i was expecting. The flavor is sweet and tangy with a medium bitterness. It is mostly malt-driven and the malts just are super flat, they do nothing to compliment the hops. The hops are mainly citrusy but also a bit tangy. There is a hint of vegetal bitterness in the finish. I had a NN last night and can’t help but compare the two, this one pales. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-20-2011 21:02:59

3.6
Pinball (12155) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2011
clear dark nutty brown, smooth offwhite head. flowery aroma, sweet dried fruits. lots of malts. flavor is sweet malty, flowery, dry , wood.

3
slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"looking at the other reviews, sounds like this one might not be old like i thought, just a little on the bland side for a "triple hopped double red ale". a little orange-ish citrus and caramel malt. a little thin for the abv. not bad, but a little dsiappointing after the build-up. About average for a red."

3.5
deyholla (11605) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 22, 2013
On tap at Skinny Slims. Pours a clear deep amber red with a creamy tan head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of grassiness with a backing sweet grain and hint of caramel. Flavor is similar with a nice grassy note supported by sweet grains and a touch of cookie.


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