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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

481 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 481
Reviews: 162
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 jadpsu
4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When purchased I saw the words, double red ale, but not the smaller font tripple hopped.
Pours a less than clear amber with slightly off white head and great side lace and good retention.
A: Wow, smells like muddled fruit of raisens, dark cherries, mandarin oranges hoppiness. A ting of bready malts evident, but hops are most prominent.
T: hops show up with their bitterness in raisin and dark cherry tones. Bready, roasty maltiness more balanced in taste. Medium body mouthfeel, with amost bitter finish.
Pretty good and price of $8.99 for a 6 pack is reasonable for the value.
Liked it better the second time I had it.

jadpsu, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of rogerthegill
3/5  rDev -15.7%

rogerthegill, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of hopfacebrew
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 sneefcity
3/5  rDev -15.7%

sneefcity, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of HoptimusPrimal00
4/5  rDev +12.4%

HoptimusPrimal00, Jan 19, 2012
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
Photo of Pellinore1
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
Photo of jaidenjb
4/5  rDev +12.4%

jaidenjb, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of barnzy78
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

barnzy78, Nov 22, 2011
Kingpin Double Red Ale from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
81 out of 100 based on 481 ratings.