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Kingpin Double Red Ale - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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Kingpin Double Red AleKingpin Double Red Ale

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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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Photo of gkunkle
4/5  rDev +12.4%

gkunkle, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of switzer
3/5  rDev -15.7%

switzer, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of strongaf
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

strongaf, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of edwardkersh
3/5  rDev -15.7%

edwardkersh, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of rocklibster
4/5  rDev +12.4%

rocklibster, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of Sarunas7
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Sarunas7, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of SirPlunkett
1/5  rDev -71.9%

SirPlunkett, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of dbossman
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep mahogany hue with a solid one-inch head--decent retention and great lacing

S: Pretty sweet and fruity--almost like fruit loops at first finally followed by a bready malt base

T: Strange hop bitterness--a bit medicinal, herbal, and grassy--followed by an interesting fruity quality--pears, apples, lemons, oranges--that mingle well with a bready malt base; also strangely dry in the finish

F: Good mouth feel up front but the beer nearly evaporates on the back end

O: This is actually a very odd beer; I like it but I like odd things; this is really like nothing I've had...hmm

dbossman, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of ohtheguilt
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

ohtheguilt, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of drewmercer
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

drewmercer, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of Grebdioz
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Grebdioz, Dec 27, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Pellinore1, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of dowen44
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

dowen44, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of WritersBlock
4/5  rDev +12.4%

WritersBlock, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of lwillitz
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12-oz bottle into Samuel Smith "Tulip" pint glass

A - two fingers of thick cream-colored head over a transparent copper/orange body; moderate carbonation bubbles; nice lace

S - toasted malts, dark fruit, grassy/flowery hops, touch of alcohol

T - malts up front with a light caramel sweetness; hops get the last word, leaving a bitter aftertaste

M - smooth, medium/full body; above-average cabonation; moderate alcohol burn and some astringency in the finish

O - For only $6.99/6-pack Kingpin is not a bad ale.

lwillitz, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of dankster
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this a few times now but just now reviewing it.

A- Copper to almost pale red look with good two finger head.

S-very maltly up front in the nose. biscuit and bread also come though on the back. some dark fruit also noted. maybe current.

T- Hop slam in the face with the malt coming behide to clean the damage up. well done on that note.

M- thick and creamy with a good coating on roof of mouth. Triple hopped and you can tell.

O- Awesome double red for the price of 6.99 a sixer. 7.5% abv hides very well in this brew IMO. Bridgeport wins again with great beer at a great price.

dankster, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of TempeBeerMan
3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A – Pours reddish brown with the thinnest bit of white head which disappears almost instantly. However, leaves an impressive lacing when sipped. A bit hazy, and cloudier than I would expect for the style.

S – A whiff of sweet lightly toasted malts, but the overall aroma is barely noticeable.

T – Initial taste is very sweet almost nutty malt (chestnuts?), followed by an assertive blast of earthy hops that carries forever. Very bold and flavorful! Not overly complex, just a nice balance between the malts and hops, and I personally feel the aggressive hoping gives this beer a unique taste, more similar to a Marzen than a red.

M – Medium bodied and carbonated, which works well with the lingering hop aftertaste described above.

O – I always remember “reds” being the hot beer twenty years ago, with Killian’s Red serving as my “bridge beer” between adjunct beers and “better” beers, but I never truly enjoyed them as a style. Until now. If this is an example of what reds can be, sign me up!

TempeBeerMan, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of gmagness
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Slightly cloudly, amber hue with moderate head and good carbonation

S: Subdued hops and malt aroma with some hints of wine

T: A noticeable resemblance to dry, white wine with malt. There is a sharp hop finish balanced with some sweetness and alcohol.

M: Easily drinkable, carbonation releasing bountiful flavor.

O: This is an untraditional red ale and will not appeal to a beer purist. It does, however, fill an interesting niche that I can see myself occasionally craving. The dryness of a wine with the drinkability of an ale.

gmagness, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

jaidenjb, Nov 23, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

barnzy78, Nov 22, 2011
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
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Dunkelhund, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

seanmugs, Nov 19, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

CoryR, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of zdk9
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Comes out of the bottle a cloudy brown with a grey tint. The head isn't much there, but some decent spotty blotches of lacing.

S- Lots of caramel, some red wine (maybe oxidation), cherries, raisins, wood, roasted nuts.

T- Malty gooeyness. Caramel, whole wheat bread middles, some brown sugar bordering on rum, hazelnuts.

M- Pretty sweet with just a touch of bitterness right at the end of the taste.

O- If you're expecting a ton of hops this one doesn't really deliver. The malt flavors are nice though so I'm enjoying it none the less.

zdk9, Nov 18, 2011
Kingpin Double Red Ale from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
81 out of 100 based on 476 ratings.