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Kingpin Double Red Ale - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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BA SCORE
81
good

476 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 476
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.61%
Wants: 13
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
OG: 17
IBU: 65

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 12-28-2010)
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1/5  rDev -71.9%

SirPlunkett, Jan 05, 2012
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1/5  rDev -71.9%

soonerlight, Feb 26, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -50.8%

KevMo84, May 23, 2014
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2/5  rDev -43.8%

hydrate, Jun 23, 2014
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2/5  rDev -43.8%

Hellpop65, Sep 23, 2012
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2/5  rDev -43.8%

jdlapera, Nov 29, 2013
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2/5  rDev -43.8%

ScorpyX, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of vkv822
2.18/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12oz bottle into tulip snifter.

Pours and amber-orange with a foamy, light toffee colored head.

Some pale, bready and caramel malt. Not really any hop notes despite being "triple hopped.

Taste follows the nose.

Average mouthfeel, medium body with prickly carbonation.

Not bad, but not good either. Not worth the money.

vkv822, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of suncrust
2.25/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A- Very filtered and clear, rose honey amber hue. Looks pretty artificial. Low lacing and virtually no head.

S- Where are the hops? Light juniper berries, VERY mild piney hops, a little bark, some artificial watermelon and bubblegum.

T- Stale caramel malts and a backbone that reminds me of a red lager. Boring, plain, and a little plasticy with the bready malt characteristics. Watermelon bubblegum sweetness, a touch of floral hops, and some sour citrus in the back end.

MF- Drinks at first a bit like a fruity soda, while the hops that are there tickle the back of the throat a bit. Sour and astringent in the finish.

O- Disappointing for sure. Really artificial and chemical tasting overall for me, like a sour patch kid candy mixed with a cleaning agent. Not digging this. Gave this brew a few chances thinking I may have had a bad bottle or two… but still it let me down on multiple occasions.

suncrust, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of DrKnoskelson
2.4/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased cold 12oz individual bottle at Superior Liquor's in Superior Colorado. Deep red color when poured into pint glass, very enticing. Not much of a bouquet, although maybe there is a hint of hops. First taste is a bit disappointing, the label states that the beer is “triple hopped” and I can’t really perceive any flavor hops. The beer has a good malty body and there is some lingering bitterness which definitely masks the 7.5% alcohol. I’d have to say that this beer is average if you’re going to call it a red ale. If you want to call it a triple hopped red ale, I would say try something else.

Maybe this beer was poorly stored by the retailer.

DrKnoskelson, Apr 24, 2011
Photo of Tilley4
2.48/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A murky reddish pour into my DFH glass reveals a slightly floral hop perfumed brew with a large dose of super sweet maltiness that actually reminds me of a cherry soda of some sort.... This smells intensely sweet and the floral hops don't really mingle well..

A husky graininess up front melds into a sickly sweet cherry caramel maltiness that has me wincing... A touch of floral hoppness as well but this is all abut the malts and its not good... There's a healthy kick of booze present as well..

I drainpoured this one... Couldn't get past the sweet malts...

Tilley4, Mar 08, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

Kroehny_Loves_Hops, Jul 02, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

sjrodriguez, Aug 13, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

Zuidman, Apr 21, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

EColling, Jun 22, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

Copeman79, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of kojevergas
2.58/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

33cl brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a Trappist Westvleteren goblet in Denver, Colorado. Reviewed live.

A: 3.5 finger head of nice cream lacing, good thickness, and great retention. Colour is a dark ruby red.

Sm: Amber hops and slight caramel. That's all that comes through to me broken nose; all apologies lads.

T: Raspberry esters, light cream, very light bittering hops, and caramel. Not horribly complex, but decently built. Fairly balanced - just simple.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Too much on the latter. Coarsens on the climax and carries unfavourably through the finish. Doesn't really match the flavours of the body.

Dr: Decently priced, relatively high ABV, and of bad quality. I won't have it again.

kojevergas, Aug 04, 2011
Photo of codsmith
2.63/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - Very nice and clear dark amber with a slight amount of head that dissipates rather quickly.

Smell - A sweet malty aroma mixed with hop bitterness dominates the entire smell

Taste - It starts off sweet and ends with very bitter hop notes. The hop bitterness overrides the sweet aftertaste and leaves a less than desirable taste in your mouth

Mouthfeel - it has a heavy feel and the carbonation dances on the tongue. Maybe a little too much cardonation

Drinkability - If you like very bitter finishing ales than this beer is for you, if not steer clear.

codsmith, Mar 05, 2011
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2.65/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a bottle of this in the pick-your-sixer section at Lukas. Bottle is not dated.

A - Poured from brown 12oz bottle to pint glass. Pours a very clear copper color with a 1 finger off-white head with virtually no retention or lacing.

S - Virtually no nose here. For a triple hopped double red ale very underwhelming. I literally cannot detect any hops. At all. If anything there is a mild toasted malt presence but I really feel as though I am reaching.

T - Unlike the nose the hop presence is huge on the tongue. Immediately overwhelmed by a huge bitterness. Through the bitter a toasted caramel sweetness is prevalent and perhaps a bit of earthy hop flavor but again not a lot of hop flavor. It's as though the hops were added for bitterness only and nothing else. Strange. The alcohol warmth is very noticeable. Finishes crisp and dry.

M - Perhaps the best feature of the beer, though not great. Finishes an unnatural crisp dryness. Medium bodied and carbonated.

O - Incredibly average. Really kind of a let down. Way too bitter and lacking in hop aroma and flavor. Disappointing.

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 03-27-2011 02:02:17

hopfacebrew, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of BilbosNuts
2.73/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a deep red/amber color. Small head with little retention that fades in a few minutes.

S: Not much going on here. Some sweetness detected and toasty malts.

T: It's taste and smell don't really coincide. I was expecting a sweet taste but more a earthy taste was detected. It was definitely more hoppy than a regular red ale.

M: A light mouthfeel with minimal carbonation.

D: A drinkable beer for 7.5%. But overall, a forgettable brew.

BilbosNuts, Feb 25, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

AustinPaul, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of superdavex
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I really didn't enjoy the taste of this one. It just had some weird flavors going on that I'm not used to. I won't say it tasted bad because to each their own, you know. It just had this bittery sour taste that left a bad aftertaste. It was really not enjoyable at all to finish (and I did) the sixer bought for a very reasonable $6.99. I don't have too much experience with reds but I am anxious to try another one of the same style to compare. I definitely won't be buying this one again but I couldn't resist a 7.5% abv beer at such a low price. I should also revisit the Bridgeport IPA as I do remember that one as very solid.

superdavex, Apr 22, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Punisher, Jul 22, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

assman79, Sep 21, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

afsdan, Apr 30, 2014
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Kingpin Double Red Ale from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
81 out of 100 based on 476 ratings.