Kingpin Double Red Ale - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
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3.48/5 rDev -2.2%
Pretty good sized off white to light tan head so slowly recedes above a clear orange-ish copper colored red.
A very light malty, maybe some bread like quality, might be a hint of orange in the aroma.
A nice light cutting edge to the taste of this beer, it has a toasted almost roasted caramel malt taste that seems to finish with a very light sour lemon bitterness to it.
There is a dryness to the aftertaste, yet it does not seems to be as dry a aftertaste like I'm accustomed to.
A solid medium bodied beer that seems to get better as the glass gets emptier.
05-07-2012 22:41:25 | More by LXIXME
2.18/5 rDev -38.8%
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.
04-13-2012 07:33:46 | More by vkv822
4.08/5 rDev +14.6%
i find this to be grossly underscored here on BA. it pours a clear light amber color with a lacey beige head as tall as you want it to be. smells like big red malts, but not dry like the irish reds. some resiny hops in the nose as well. flavor is a bit tart, but not like a sour at all, just bursting with that malt flavor, very unique. hops balance it all out at the end, and the alcohol is never noticed. feel is nice here too, not a heavy beer for a double red at all. good carbonation keeps it feeling lighter than it is. overall an excellent brew from bridgeport, and one id like to see get a little more love from the beer advocate community. this is really good stuff
04-10-2012 19:10:39 | More by StonedTrippin
3.73/5 rDev +4.8%
I like this one. Pours a dark copper with a thin white head. Smell is deceiving, as the nose leads you to a dopplebock or heavy dunkel. The taste is rye, caramel, maybe brown sugar or molasses, and a fairly intense mutliple hop finish - there are tones of floral as well as citrus.
04-09-2012 03:31:23 | More by raszputini
2.78/5 rDev -21.9%
Poured in a pint glass from a 12oz bottle. Reviewed from notes.
A- Clear red-orange color, half a finger off-white watery head. Minute and a half retention.
S- Darker malts and some bittering hops. Subtler smell. Some spiciness to it.
T- Spices and spicy hops. The malts cool it down at the end and are more subdued.
M- Medium bodied. Well carbonated and a bitter linger.
O- Ok beer. The appearance is mediocre, but the taste and mouthfeel are nice.
04-01-2012 01:17:18 | More by Murrhey
3.1/5 rDev -12.9%
A: Pours out a reddish color with a tan head with some lacing. Looks a bit opaque. Pretty. No date code to be seen.
S: Smell is faintly of malts, some stale tea smells.
T: Taste is roughly of alcohol and some grainy flavors, faintly sour from the rye grains. Some dead hop flavors since I couldn't determine this beer had been sitting on the shelf. A bit of sweet malt and a dry aftertaste.
M: Mouthfeel is fine, not too prickly.
O: Overall another average and disappointing beer from Bridgeport. Reminds me of Redhook or some other grocery store crap. I forgot how boring and overly strong their beers were. No nice smells or tastes from this beer, possibly due to age. I won't be buying another one of their beers for a long, long time. Maybe I can use this beer for cooking something.
03-28-2012 03:08:17 | More by Star80
3.28/5 rDev -7.9%
I had this beer on draft at my local Taco Mac. I like most of what Bridgeport does especially the Hop Czar but this didn't really cut the mustard.
Appearance- Pours light Brown or Amber with more foam on top than you usually expect with an Amber Ale.
Taste- This is a solid amber or red ale. Just didnt have anything that really set it apart for me.
Overall this beer was worth the try as far as bang for your buck goes it absolutely is. Bridgeport puts out a quality product in my price range and I appreciate that.
03-25-2012 21:06:20 | More by AlCzerik
3.2/5 rDev -10.1%
Pours a medium orange-red amber. Thin head but some lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, bready malts and a hint of hops. Starts with a bitter malt and apple flavor with some straw undertones. Finish is dry, bitter and dry grass. Hops provide bite without any aromatic presence. A bit too sour, acidic and dry, bitter finish to be a good red.
03-21-2012 03:27:16 | More by LiquidAmber
3.4/5 rDev -4.5%
The nose here initially had a floral quality to it but eventually ceded to a sweeter, fruity type of crystal-ish malt.
Initially, the taste had a hoppy, floral taste to it right out of the gate...but then came the spicy rye, which I'm glad I read the label ahead of time or else I may have been a bit confused by that taste. Along with this rye, the sweet, fruity malt is also present as was found on the nose but isn't nearly as pervasive as I thought it would have been. At the finish, a decent bitter snap is present...a hint of grain....some lingering of the bitterness.
All in all, pretty interesting in that they included rye in this beer...other than that, pretty average stuff. That said, it was enjoyable and I'd have another.
03-19-2012 00:26:58 | More by NODAK
2.94/5 rDev -17.4%
Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.
We talkin' Michael Clarke Duncan or that fat white guy? Regardless, this stuff pours a sunset russet-amber topped by a finger of lightly off-cream-white foam. The nose comprises toffee, caramel, orange zest, ruby red grapefruit peel, and a hint of greens. The taste holds notes of dried maple syrup, light grapefruit peel, light caramel, and an overarching surge of some blandly bitter citrus rind. Let's be blunt, indeed. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a pretty sad beer, one that has no idea of balance, let alone quality flavor expression.
03-18-2012 21:05:28 | More by TMoney2591
4.35/5 rDev +22.2%
Appearance -Amber in color and a tad bit murky but still mostly clear, not very fizzy (YEAH) The head is frothy, lacing the glass as it settels d...own. It looks like a good Amber Ale should...
Smell -Malts smell kind of caramelly. The hops have a piney and citrus like scent to them. You can smell that these hops will taste sharp. The yeast is kind of hanging out, not ruining what the malty hops are doing...
Taste - Ahhh.... This is what an Amber should taste like!! A sharp dry hops profile with necessary bitterness common to this style. You should taste strong hops, but this one doesnt venture into the stronger ale categories. Malt flavor complements the hops... A joy to drink.
Mouthfeel - Medium bodied like an Amber Ale should be.
I love this one... BUY IT! Bridgeport nails Amber Ale with this one.
03-15-2012 04:57:02 | More by duderus123
Kingpin Double Red Ale from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
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