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RATINGS: 339   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (11014) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10936) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Reddish pour. Sweet malty aroma, with some nice hops, crackers, light fruit. Flavor is hoppy, sweet, crackers. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2012

Name: Kingpin
Date: February 16, 2012
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, Windward
Appearance: opaque dark amber, creamy beige head
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, light caramel candy, touch of floral hops
Flavor: rich caramel flavor, touch of candy sweetness, bready, balancing hops with light citrus, even bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
adnielsen (10584) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2011
Bottle @ home. Dark orange-red appearance with a tan head. Quite sweet caramel malty that smells like a dessert topped in whipped cream with a very light hoppy aroma. Caramel and rye malty, quite sweet, somewhat organic hoppy flavor. Actually a pretty weird beer for an American Strong Ale and such a low hoppiness. Not balanced all that well.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BVery (10122) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Bottle from Friar Tuck in Peoria, IL. Mostly clear reddish amber pour with a spotty white head. Mild caramel, and a heavy dose of artificial sweetener. Ooff, the sweetener. This isnt very drinkable.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (10057) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 25, 2012
Bottle. Copper amber with a reddish hue and a medium off-white head. Aroma is grainy caramel, fairly muted. The palate is quite grainy with a hard mouthfeel and reedy bitter hops provide little aromatics. This was a pretty big dud for me. Bridgeport beers just havent impressed me really, with the exception of their cask offerings at the actual brewery.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (10045) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2013
Bottled 12 fl oz at Penny Blue, Melbourne. On July 29, 2013.
Hazy copper color, off-white head. Malty, sweet, caramel taste. Caramel and malty aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sweet, malty scent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (9970) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Bottle at Cafe Dolce, Missoula. Pours cloudy reddish amber with a thin beige head and a floral hoppy aroma. There is a hearty malt flavor with a surprisingly mild bitter finish, considering this beer is triple hopped. Nevertheless, a fairly satisfying brew, but a bit harsh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (9941) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2012
Draught @ Hawthorne Hophouse, Portland.
Pours copper color with small head. Aroma of berries, malts, dark fruits and caramel. Flavour of berries, malts, ripe fruits and grass.
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9935) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Sampled from a bottle. Pours reddish amber with a small off white head. The aroma is sweet malty aroma, with resiny and herbal hops, crackers, and light fruit notes. The flavor is resiny and herbal hops, sweet caramel, and crackers. Decent.


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