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RATINGS: 337   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dreddy (17) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Perfectly clear copper body with edges of fiery orange and a healthy carbonation level. Average retention to the mottled taupe head with sticky lacing. I cant believe they actually use the term Triple Hopped on this beers label. Pretty tame aroma for such a bold statement/marketing ploy? With some fruity pebble hops and amber malt sweetness that suggests caramel and mineral water. Assertiveness kicked up a notch in the flavor, but the alcohol clashes against an onslaught of German style hops and a syrupy/spicy rye note. This beer is having trouble finding its identity, as it has the sweetness of an amber, the hop profile of a German pilsener, and the body of a double IPA. I cant say it really works for me. Dry, but syrupy and sticky on the palate. Big bubbles of carbonation feel gritty going down. Not my bag. Its a decent attempt, but has too many stylistic and flavor errors for my liking.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
donandres (482) - Bayombong, 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

0.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
rleej (1) - - DEC 31, 2016 does not count
Ive been drinking beers and ales for over 48 years and I love my reds. This is worst red ale Ive 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.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LesArgen (333) - 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 its otherwise a lot of fun.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
crispaire (154) - - AUG 29, 2016
Draft pour on nitro. Normally the beers Ive 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bartzluke (598) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 8, 2016
6oz pour from bottle into sniffer. Amber, opaque, moderate head. Medium, dry. Aromatic. Bitter, malty. Bold.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ngejo (976) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - JUN 10, 2016
Bottle. Clear, amber, frothy, tan foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & long finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
SirLimpsalot (4001) - SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2016
@ Bridgeport brewpub 16-3-10: smtrevlig red ale med beska toner, lite tvl och en maltig stma.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gyllenbock (8572) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2016
On tap at the Brewpub. Hazy reddish/amber with a white head. Aroma and tsste of hops, pineapple, malt and caramel. Also warming alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle in Portland. Nice red amber body with slight head. Nose is fruits, caramel and malts. Same with the taste of malts and caramel. Nice bitter finish.


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