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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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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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2/5  rDev -43.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

BA Review #825

12 oz undated bottle served in a Sam Adams lager glass. While this bottle has no date, it is from a 6-pack purchased some time ago and I estimate the age to be about 1 year. If memory serves me, this aging improved the beer overall: Despite a drop in hoppiness, the beer seems less harsh and more balanced than when fresh. Along these lines, note that this is a "triple hopped double red ale" -- It is an imperial red or Red IPA more than an Amer. amber/red as classified by BA.

Pours a hazy red-amber with a semi-durable head. The aroma is a rather hop-forward - not your grandfather's red ale. The malt is still there as a base. In addition, "herbal", "earthy" and "spicy" can be applied to the nose ... and to the taste. The taste [3.75], however, is more balanced with a substantial medium malt component nearly keeping pace with the hops in this "triple hopped" ale. Both of these linger on and on in the aftertaste. Some nice complexity in both aroma and flavor.

M: medium+ body; well-chosen, medium carbonation.

O: better and much more drinkable than remembered; some aging recommended.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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2/5  rDev -43.8%

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3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up as part of a M&M 6pk from Woodman’s in Sun Prairie late summer 2012.

Pours a reddish/orange color with a slight off-white head. Scent is mild with malts and slight hint of hops. Taste is bold with wheat, rye, and hops. After taste is slightly crisp and bitter. Drinks smooth but has a good grain taste that is hard to pass up. Made quite well!

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ordered on tap at Taco Mac, jazzed to find a beer made with rye malts on the menu. Bring me the rye!

Pour is on the yellow side of orange, not at all red & much lighter than I expected. Nose: not much there. Beer, slightly sweet. Huh.

Kingpin is the beer you take one sip of & think, "Did I get the wrong beer?" As it warms it improved, slightly. The only component that jumped out was a stiff dose of white bread. Whiff of rye, bit of sweeetness, fleeing glimpse of hoppy bitterness at the end. Not much here.

Overall, I just don't have much to say. This is as mediocre as beer gets & with all those taps begging for attention, I was bummed to get something this hum-drum.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The usual orangey amber color in the big globe glass. Head is nothing sensational but plenty of carbonation in the mouth. Sweet and fruity, like a Tripel but without the Belgian yeasty flavor. More hops too, and just a little of the leafy, vegetal, and dank flavor.

Rich and seems stronger than 7.5%. Sweet and sharp on the tongue. A perfumey sort of flavor. Flowery with some odd fruit notes. Not one of my favorites from Bridgeport, but they get a lot of flavor into this beer. It's more malty and perhaps simple than you might like, and hop fiends will be left panting. However, it's quite full of hoppy flavors without the total bitter takeover. Aftertaste does have enough bitterness to make its mark.

Quite pleasant for sipping. From the 12 oz bottle. Cost was a reasonable $1.49 for a single.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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