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Kingpin Double Red Ale - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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BA SCORE
81
good

496 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 496
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 14
Gots: 35 | 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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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Copper to reddish orange in color, hazy, good white head with good lace.

I found the aroma quite fruity, with fruity hops as a secondary, and a little malty goodness on top of that.

Flavor was somewhat similar to the nose but had a slightly astringent taste that I couldn't quite identify. Plenty of malt backbone, lots of mild fruity and floral hops, and some notable earthiness.

Body was pretty thick for a red, and fairly alcoholic, with a combined bitter/malty finish.

Overall it was enjoyable. Not the greatest red ever, but a welcome part of my sampler twelvesky.

Photo of BrienVoll
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of 2neardead
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Braz
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Vancoubeer
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of dodsonm13
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.13/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased from Slowbeer in Melbourne. Not quite sure exactly how it got there, but there you go. Shared with Rich after a large homebrew bottling session.

Pours a pleasant bright amber colour, perhaps red if you look at it in the right light. Head is a pocked, bubbly and rather inconsistent off-white, leaving some spotty, pathy lace. Body is pretty light (certainly lighter than expected for a 7.5% ABV red Ale), but holds some fine carbonation. Overall, it looks good without being exceptional.

Nose is sweet with mild malt, but lacking much else in character. Perhaps a bit of pepper comes through, but it really feels pretty flat and uninteresting. Not a lot to talk about: as it warms, there's maybe some chalky character of a mineral gravel note. But that's not much of a positive.

Taste is similar. Light malt makes a pleasantly dull basis, with a hint of very mild roast in the back. On top of this is certainly the suggestion of hops, but they feel skeletal or tired: a faint bitterness without much true bite or flavour. Pretty average stuff.

Overall, it's drinkable enough, and I don't get the sense of a particularly high ABV beer, which is good at least. But it's just dull: there's really not a lot to it. It feels as though all the flavours have given up, and they're putting in only the most perfunctory effort.

Photo of irishgreensoda
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Moby
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of bgfresh
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of WoodburyMN
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of harrymel
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle date: unk

Pours clouded rust color with a central dome and surrounding bullae of soapy lighter tan bubbles. Smells like sweet caramel malt, some dank hops, some pine hops and a bit of soap. Flavor is spicy with some nice malts, a bit of special B character, tea, caramel, body odor, some resin and a bit of pine. Medium on syrup body with a lighter carbonation character. Overall not a bad beer, I'd drink this quite a few times.

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours copper with a large lasting head.
Nose shows caramel, toffee, bready malt and nutty notes. Also some soft spicy hops.
Some caramel transfers through as a flavour along with some bready notes. A fairly sharp, metallic finish follows from the combined alcohol and bitterness.
Body feels overly syrupy.

Photo of durlta
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of BJasny
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of gtermi
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of sendbeer
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of DavidST
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass, not sure the freshness. This pours a reddish / amber color with a mid sizzed tan head which leaves a lacing. The scent is mild, a little caramel and some hops. The feel is medium. The taste decent, some hop bite followed by some caramel malts.

Photo of JakeH3K
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of netshark
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of bent
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of nheinzie57
3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Kingpin Double Red Ale from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
81 out of 100 based on 496 ratings.