RATINGS: 328   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
pkbites (964) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Great look, but more orange than red. Cookie dough aroma with less hops than desired. Good brew. Good slam.

Capa (3330) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2017
Pour is a deep copper orange with medium white head. Sweet citrus aroma. Medium syrupy body. Flavor is malty with sweet citrus and some toasted bread. Finish has lingering malt with the bitterness on the side of the tongue. Decent.

Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 23, 2017
Bottle. A: Dark red bordering on brown. Creme color head. Lacing. N: Pine, earth, peppercorn, ample grapefruit, rosemary, more herbs, very bready with rye being the most noticeable ’type’. Bit of toffee and caramel character under the very intense hopping. T: Very bitter with a light sweetness and a good spiciness. M: Medium-light body, very dry, no alcohol, biting carbonation O: I can get behind this. Though not in any respect tamed or subtle, it has the kind of blast that goes pretty well with a social gathering.

Dervock (1407) - AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2017
Bottle - pours red with a small off white head. Aroma is bubblegum, sugar, caramel and bread. Taste is sweet with bit of hop floral finish. Bit light on taste.

donandres (592) - Makati, PHILIPPINES - FEB 2, 2017
12 ounce bottle poured to wine glass dark amber orange hue, very hazy, small tan foam that slowly goes away not a lot of aroma for an imperial IPA bitter, some sweetness creamy, good carbonation, long follow through, bitter then tart aftertaste very good beer, ok to repeat but not look for drank:February 2, 2017 9:03 PM

rleej (1) - - DEC 31, 2016 does not count
I’ve been drinking beers and ales for over 48 years and I love my reds. This is worst red ale I’ve ever tasted. After one taste, I poured a 6 pack down the drain. I tried another Bridgeport product too and I will say I will never buy another, very disappointed.

LesArgen (366) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2016
Loads of biscuit, breadcrumbs, caramel and alcohol, plus a little apricot and grapefruit aroma. The taste is quite hoppy, with more biscuit and caramel. The alcohol makes it positively warm the throat, but the finish is marred by a metallic astringency. A shame, because it’s otherwise a lot of fun.

crispaire (242) - - AUG 29, 2016
Draft pour on nitro. Normally the beers I’ve tried on nitro are better than their non-nitro versions, but not this time. It was incredibly smooth to drink, but it was to the point that it barely had any carbonation, so it tasted flat. Also in this particular version, while the malts showed through, you could barely taste any hops.

bartzluke (598) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 8, 2016
6oz pour from bottle into sniffer. Amber, opaque, moderate head. Medium, dry. Aromatic. Bitter, malty. Bold.

Ngejo (979) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - JUN 10, 2016
Bottle. Clear, amber, frothy, tan foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & long finish.

oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Pours a nice dark reddish amber color. Aromas of HOPS, and some other hints, maybe fruit, maybe coffee. Flavor is a bittersweet, malty, and hoppy as hell.

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