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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

455 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 455
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.65%
Wants: 11
Gots: 21 | 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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Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +12.7%

03-30-2014 11:00:28 | More by Wservati
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

03-27-2014 22:01:46 | More by UncleAddie
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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North Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

03-17-2014 13:33:22 | More by Rudes
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dbarny76

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +12.7%

03-13-2014 22:21:36 | More by dbarny76
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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

03-08-2014 22:14:59 | More by brewtalthrone
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

03-06-2014 04:03:59 | More by bgoblue2
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KlayWey

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

02-23-2014 16:53:29 | More by KlayWey
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Scotchboy

Idaho

3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle to New Belgium Globe.

A: Amber red, mostly clear, lots of tannish head and pretty good lacing.

S: Big malt backbone; a touch surprised by this considering the triple-hopped marketing, but maybe I shouldn't be. Smells like a prototypical American Amber...bready crystal, caramel, lightly toasted, flash of toffee, some spice, and a big resinous and piney from the hops.

T: Moderately bitter...caramel and spice, pine and toffee...piney & herbal hops, with some dankness in the background. Bready malt undertones are prominent.

MF: Creamy medium body; decent bitterness for an amber.

O: Could have been much better. Could have been worse. I expected more because of the packaging, and didn't restrain my expectations even though it was Bridgeport. Still, a decent brew, definitely not bad.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 16:37:18 | More by Scotchboy
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Flathead_Monster

Montana

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

02-09-2014 02:32:03 | More by Flathead_Monster
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Mitch84

Australia

4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

02-07-2014 11:58:02 | More by Mitch84
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rudabegga9

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

02-01-2014 08:29:59 | More by rudabegga9
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California

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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Oregon

3/5  rDev -15.5%

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Washington

4/5  rDev +12.7%

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Australia

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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BucannonXC5

California

3.3/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Manzanita pint glass
From: BevMo in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $14.99 for a BevMo variety 8-pack (w/ BevMo card)
Purchased: Dec. 31, 2013
Consumed: Jan. 9, 2014
Misc.: N/A

Poured a light brown semi-hazy color with 1-to-2 fingers of khaki head. Looked a bit like a cool glass of iced tea. Above average and sporadic, but layered foamy lacing. Above average retention on the way down.

Smelled that 7.50 percent ABV right away. Got caramel, toffee, rye hops, Irish cream, faint bourbon and some earthy, dirty hops.

Tasted pretty much what I thought was going to taste like. Got a healthy dose of bitter rye hops, iced tea, Irish cream and grassy, earthy hops. Also some roasted nutty malts.

Medium-to-full body. Creamy-to-sticky texture. Average carbonation. Bitter finish.

Not a big fan of this beer. The smell was the best part, but it went down from there.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 06:41:29 | More by BucannonXC5
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.2/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into an Imperial Pint.
7.5% ABV, 65 IBUs

A - With it's deep copper color, Kingpin looks warm and inviting though faintly hazy. Atop the beer lies a crown of tan whipped foam that sits on it's throne infinitely, casting heaping chunks of lace to the glass.

S - Kingpin sure smells like a hopped-up red ale but at first whiff it doesn't quite strike me as "tripple hopped" - can Miller sue them for that, or vice versa?. The balance is nice though, rounding out to a smooth double red with luscious caramel sweetness, Munich malt-like breadiness and toasted finish overlapping the earthy hop varietals.

T - The flavor profile of Kingpin sticks with the same balanced approach that the aroma does; hefty malts for it's "double" stature that have an overarching sweet, bready character with a finish of earthy hops that display a bit more citrus and pine character than the nose lets on.

M - I keep mentioning balance and once again, despite the higher IBUs (65 to be exact), it's the focal point, and probably best attribute of the beer. A smooth malty entry leads to a quietly rising dryness and finish of well-placed bitterness that doesn't overwhelm but works to cut the medium bodied malty sweetness off at the perfect point.

O - I'm not quite sure what BridgePort means by "triple hopped" with their double red ale, Kingpin but I assure you, there's a hell of a lot more hops in here than Miller's "triple hopped" Lite. Either way, while exponentially hoppier than that bladder-filling swill, Kingpin seems more balanced than anything which seems to work out great. Sweet, bready malt provides a nice body and smooth feel with predominantly earthy hops filling in the gaps and finishing out with dry bitterness for an easy drinking (and higher alcohol) red that won't destroy your taste buds in the process.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 23:57:21 | More by BeerFMAndy
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doktorhops

Australia

3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Here's to the new beer: 2014! First beer of the year is BridgePort Kingpin, of which I thought the Hop Czar was a decent drop despite a few very minor niggles. Well let's see how the Kingpin stacks up with it.

Poured from a 355ml bottle into a nonic pint.

A: A nice deep but clear rust-coloured body with a meaty off-white head that sticks around at a solid 1.5cm, impressive to see an ale with a head like this that isn't tap poured.

S: The nose is a prominent mix of fruity hops, honeyed figs, caramel malt and a hit of bread characters from the yeast. Possibly one of the most balanced aromas between hops, malt and yeast that I've encountered in all my years, well played BridgePort.

T: Favour is where the balance skews decidedly towards sweet, which is a shame because it had much promise. The palate begins caramel/honey sugar sweet, followed by a muted bread middle and finishing with slightly sharp medicinal bitter herb hop flavour. Overall the sweetness is needed to balance that bitter hop note, but one thinks the balance would be better without such a bitter hop note to begin with.

M: Medium bodied with light carbonation and hop resin oils throughout, not unlike its Hop Czar cousin.

D: Not as enjoyable as the Hop Czar. Whereas Hop Czar was expected to be brutal in its bitterness, and by style-default warranted, this is one brew I was hoping would have a bit more balance in the flavour. That being said the hops do seem to die down a little as it gets warmer (or my taste-buds have been clobbered into submission), either way it becomes a little bit nicer with some warming. Price-wise on an even keel with Hop Czar so out of the two Hop Czar is the better.

Food match: As the flavour became more fruitcake I began thinking about Christmas ham, turkey, stuffing and roasted vegetables - I would start there.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 14:11:29 | More by doktorhops
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Idaho

3/5  rDev -15.5%

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Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

12-27-2013 02:25:55 | More by rrski198
Kingpin Double Red Ale from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
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