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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

496 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 496
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 14
Gots: 36 | 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 Sarunas7
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of SirPlunkett
1/5  rDev -71.9%

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

Photo of ohtheguilt
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of drewmercer
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of Grebdioz
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Pellinore1
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of dowen44
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of WritersBlock
4/5  rDev +12.4%

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.

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.

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!

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.

Photo of jaidenjb
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of barnzy78
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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.

Photo of Dunkelhund
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of seanmugs
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of CoryR
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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.

Photo of Sargully
5/5  rDev +40.4%

Photo of ColSanders123
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of woemad
3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at Huckleberry’s in Spokane for $1.29. No freshness date.

Poured a dark amber color with about an inch of off-white foam. Lots of lace.

Despite being billed as a “Triple-Hopped Double Red Ale,” hops are not too apparent in the nose, which is quite malty.

Very malty tasting beer. Roasty, but with a bit of fruitiness as well. There’s a bit of hop bitterness, especially at the swallow, but this is the malts’ show.

This somewhat heavy bodied, with a slightly creamy mouthfeel.

This is a somewhat heavy beer. It’s fine in a 12oz serving, but I can’t see sessioning it. A little too heavy and a little too monotonous for me.

Photo of timtwoface
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I've been drinking various beers from Bridgeport for a while now, and while I'm still not a super-fan of the Double Red Ale style, this one is a very crisp, nicely hopped, delicious and easy-drinking brew I would have any time. Definitely recommended.

Photo of corylew
3.33/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a, well, red color. Deep and clear with a frothy head.

Smells roasty with a twinge of hop bitterness. Lots of malt character.

Taste comes a lot from the hops with a backbone of sweet roasted malt. Very nicely balanced with the scale tilted slightly more towards the hop bitterness side of the spectrum.

Mouthfeel is dominated by the thick maltiness with a late bitter piney aftertaste from hops. It is heavy, but at 7.5% it isn't really a chugging beer.

Overall this is a great go-to sipping beer. It's big, strong, and not really flawed. Problem is, there are 5000 other beers just like it, and this one had nothing in it that really stood out and was memorable. So all in all, I'd call this a good beer. But just good.

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