mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Wow -- very nice red ale. Surprisingly sweet aroma. Sweet malt flavor at the front, which quickly segues to a dry finish that leaves a lingering bitterness. Interesting, complex, and recommended for this style! A-
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One of my favorite beers. It is a well constructed double red ale that takes some time initially to get use to, but when poured in a glass lets out its full aroma. As a ginger I am always partial to Reds and as a long time fan of Grand Theft Auto I can’t help but like the gangster appeal. For a mainstream widely distributed beer you can tell that a lot of effort was put into this beer and the double filtration is very apparent with its clean taste both initially and afterwards. It has an extremely filling taste that is sour and sweet at the end. Overall for the price I rank this as one of my favorite beers. Just be careful as the abv (7.5) can sneak up on you :P. philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Bridgeport Brewing Company--Kingpin Triple Hopped Double Red Ale--Feared By Some, Cheered By Many--2010 12 oz. Bottle. 7.50% ABV. 65 IBU’s. (4.25 / 5.0) Red Ale--Imperial. Thick pour. Dense rocky lacy lasting light tan head. Clear bright fizzy rich enticing amber red color. Toasted caramel malty floral earthy Liberty hop front. Creamy mild sweet toasted caramel biscuit rich red fruit smooth malty doughy body. Clean dry hop mild citrus end. Satisfying and Nourishing rich tasty smooth malty roasted Red Ale. Sampled 12/31/2010. 6-Pack purchased for $7.75 @ PCC-Fremont, Seattle on 12/31/2010. keith0718 (434) - Kansas, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Tastes like a fuller bodied and heavier hopped version of the local pale ale by Boulevard. I enjoyed it a lot.
Fatehunter (2613) - 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. oregontarheel (47) - - OCT 5, 2013
IBU 65. A very hoppy amber. Carmel in color. Creamy head that dissipates somewhat quickly. Not a strong aroma. Packs a punch for a red ale. Bitter. Good aftertaste. Best very cold
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First of all let me say I like dry beer and wine, champagne etc.
Dry and rye: don’t expect anything fancy.
Better ice cold and in a bottle if you ask me.
Nice strong iron bite from the rye; caramel malt helps the balance.
Dry hops and plenty of them for a good hop flavor.
Color? doesn’t really matter to me but the red/gold is appealing.
Plenty of alcohol to get you going.
Not too bitter and has a clean refreshing finish; no aftertaste.
Easy drinking well hopped ale with a definite kick.
I prefer it over IPA. Cybercat (6139) - Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2012 Comes out of the tap a clear, dark amber with a fluffy and persistent cream-yellow, fine-bubbled head. Fruity aroma has malty and woody undertones. Woody, fruity, malty flavor has earthy and caramel hints - quite tasty. Firm-bodied texture is fizzy and lively. A kingpin indeed!
Tried this in a bottle - and it’s just as good this was as on-tap! brandon1989 (691) - Lewisville, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2014
pours a copper color that had a lot of smoke and a thick white head. the aroma is malts, bready, and floral hops. the flavor is more of the same. there is quite a big hop kick up front but its not overpowering. in the taste you pick up some citrus and pine. very good beer.