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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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boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 11, 2011
Bottle... Poured amber/red with a beige head. Aroma had some buttery tones, malt sweetness and mild hop flavors. Very worty, with some diacetyl notes. Hops were sticky, spicy, herbal. Foamy, dry palate, medium mouthfeel. Citrus fruitiness, and some yeast flavors.

3.2
hopphead88 (33) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 26, 2011
Pours a beautiful, clear copper red with a thick, sudsy off-white head. Aromas of spicy rye, caramel, biscuit and toffee. Starts with big caramel flavors as well as fresh baked rye bread and a hint of oranges. The finish is long with biscuity, spicy notes. Medium- full bodied and fairly creamy in the mouth. Interesting.........

3.2
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Amber pour with a small head. Aroma of caramel malt, citrus hops and vanilla. Flavor is a bit of malt and some hops. Decently hoppy.

3.2
Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Sweet, bready aroma. Rocky white head sits atop a garnet, reddish copper. Creamy, biscuit malt dominates, but hops announce their presence in bitterness on the finish. Finish is crisp with mild bite; medium body. A good red although alcohol notes are present after a few sips.

3.2
blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2011
bottle, reddish orange color with lots of creamy off white foam, slightly hoppy and caramel aroma, flavor is soft hops and toffee, I liked this better than most

3.2
ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2011
12 ounce bottle - $1.49 at Olde Crabapple Bottle Shoppe in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Appearance: Slips out a clear, dark amber-toned body with a frothing, just off-white head.

Smell: Sweetish, caramel-scented maltiness, a pinch of rye grain, and some faintly lemony, savory spiced hops. Seems a bit timid.

Taste: Sweet-tasting caramel and a dose of crusty, toasted rye bread with an addition spoonful of raw sugar opens things up. Complimentary earthy spiciness from the Liberty hops used. Moderately bitter, but it drops off the palate in a heartbeat (if not faster), leaving you to make take the long road back to Sugar Town. Mildly citrusy. Some additional berry-esque fruitiness, like a muted strawberry, though it remains light. Slightly savory taste of autolyzed yeast. Sweetish on the soft finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Touts being triple hopped, so, like Miller Lite, it’s "triple hops brewed." I gotta say, it just doesn’t come together for me and there’s really not much to this one, especially with a name like Kingpin (an, at times, understated Spider-Man villain).

3.2
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 21, 2011
Bottle: Pours a nice tawny color with sticky head and thick lacing. The nose is sweet and piny with some nice clean light hops and chewy caramel and candy sugar malts. The flavor is spicy with a light maltiness but not much for hops. Seems like a properly hopped pale ale, but Imperial Red, not so much. Big mouthfeel, but not that much for malts. A little thin.

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beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - JUN 24, 2011
Bottle pours a hazy copper/red with atiny off white head. Scent is fruits, caramel and earthy. Taste is sweet with an earthy bitter finish. Want to like it, but there are notes in the taste that I don’t care for...hard to describe,

3.2
TBone (17528) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2011
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Clear deep copper color, steady creamy beige head. Light fruity-berryish aroma. Suprisingly light body for this ABV and OG. Fullers-like nutty, snappy flavors. Caramel and some alcohol. Quite English, like UK style strong ale.

3.2
fonefan (49293) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2011

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear medium to dark orange amber colour with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, orange - citrus, candy, flowers, light yeasty. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, burnt caramel, light yeasty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110622]


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