Kingpin Double Red Ale - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
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Reviews by SmashPants:
4.13/5 rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle: standard brown 355mL bottle, pretty cool old-school label. I like it.
Appearance: clear bronze colouring, with a one-finger off-white head. Good retention, and a decent amount of lacing.
Aroma: some sweet caramel malts back a pepper-and-hop overtone. Pine and grapefruit with some citrus. Nice, but a touch weak.
Taste: the taste is similar, but somehow better defined and more full in body. The hops definitely come through stronger - a nice slow sipper.
Aftertaste: definitely a slow sipping beer - the hop bitterness picks up, offering a fantastic red ale bite. One of the best.
Mouth feel: medium in body with a lasting bitterness. Hangs around in the mouth for quite a while, which is nice.
Overall: without a doubt the best American Red Ale I have had to date. A good sipping ale - something worth while onece every now and then. The price is a bit restrictive at AU$100 a case (2013), but a 6-pack every now and then won't hurt too badly.
Serving type: bottle
06-08-2013 12:39:01 | More by SmashPants
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3.64/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle to New Belgium Globe.
A: Amber red, mostly clear, lots of tannish head and pretty good lacing.
S: Big malt backbone; a touch surprised by this considering the triple-hopped marketing, but maybe I shouldn't be. Smells like a prototypical American Amber...bready crystal, caramel, lightly toasted, flash of toffee, some spice, and a big resinous and piney from the hops.
T: Moderately bitter...caramel and spice, pine and toffee...piney & herbal hops, with some dankness in the background. Bready malt undertones are prominent.
MF: Creamy medium body; decent bitterness for an amber.
O: Could have been much better. Could have been worse. I expected more because of the packaging, and didn't restrain my expectations even though it was Bridgeport. Still, a decent brew, definitely not bad.
Serving type: bottle
02-10-2014 16:37:18 | More by Scotchboy
Kingpin Double Red Ale from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
81 out of 100 based on 412 ratings.