Kingpin
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From:
BrewDog
 
Scotland, United Kingdom
Style:
American Lager
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
77
Avg:
3.29 | pDev: 15.2%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
33
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 17, 2020
Added:
Jun 10, 2016
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  14
SCORE
77
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Rated: 3.58 by DvdP from Netherlands

Nov 17, 2020
 
Rated: 3.52 by Needmorebeer312 from Washington

Jan 03, 2019
 
Rated: 3.25 by Mattias from Sweden

Sep 30, 2018
 
Rated: 2.84 by tylerjin from Michigan

Aug 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.2 by samEBC from Belgium

May 08, 2018
 
Rated: 3.25 by hasse67 from Sweden

Apr 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.65 by georgeanthorpe from England

Mar 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Mar 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3.28 by JPadilla from Florida

Feb 21, 2018
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Reviewed by FLima from Brazil

3.18/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Golden color with a thick thin head with decent retention.
Mild aroma with notes of honey, white bread and orange citrusy.
Flavor with notes of biscuit, lager yeast, floral and spicy hops, honey and oranges. Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness. It feels short of its 40 IBUs.
Light to medium body with appropriate carbonation.
Although flawless Pale Lager, I found this behind from what I expected (in matters of hop level). Several breweries are producing great Pale Lagers. This one is a pleasant barbecue beer.
Feb 17, 2018
 
Rated: 3.01 by desint from Belgium

Dec 21, 2017
 
Rated: 3 by sqpat from Washington

Dec 07, 2017
 
Rated: 2.25 by downquark from Germany

Nov 17, 2017
 
Rated: 4.09 by VictoriaTyagunova from Ireland

Oct 03, 2017
 
Rated: 3.25 by BdM from Netherlands

Sep 14, 2017
 
Rated: 3.7 by zacroyce from England

Sep 14, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

Aug 28, 2017
 
Rated: 4.01 by PawG from California

Jul 05, 2017
 
Rated: 3.39 by leitmotif from Romania

Jun 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3.7 by Giangio from Italy

Jun 25, 2017
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

3.45/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Hazy golden color with off-white head. Aroma is grainy and mostly malt forward with some earthy hops in the background, similar to a helles. Taste follows with malt sweetness and some honey notes, floral hops on the finish with a bit of bitterness. Medium body with medium plus carbonation. A nice, balanced lager.
Jun 18, 2017
 
Rated: 3.06 by Dazka from Italy

Jun 13, 2017
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Reviewed by StJamesGate from New York

3.73/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
CAN
Chill-hazed gold with a tower of white froth that rings. 4
Dusty grain sack, some tin, slight pencil erasers and noble flowers. 4
Saltines, slight doughy sweetness, then vague lemon zest, pollen and hay. 3.5
Crisp, light, slight mineral. 3.75

Magnum and Perle

Here’s the issue: Brewdog, hop darlings that they are, should be and secretly want to be making a pilsner. And this is a lager. So where they talk about the hops, it actually just fizzles to nothing on the end. That’d be OK with some Helles sweetness, but that’s not there either. Also, watery with no snap. Add another to the list of aimless BD lager attempts. 3.75
May 30, 2017
 
Rated: 3.98 by monkist from Hungary

May 08, 2017
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Rated by phucduong from Viet Nam

4.22/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
330ml bottle
Aroma: Grain, grass, some corn and a hint of lemon
Light amber/gold.
easy to taskting
Apr 14, 2017
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

2.79/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
From Club del Gourmet of El Corte Ingles El Duque. In Teku glass. After dinner. Sweet, with little hops, just some citrus ones that dont seem very fresh, orange with lemon notes. Cardboard. Flat and boring. Bb 27 Jan 18. If this is how 21st century lagers are suppose to be I prefer the old ones.
Apr 13, 2017
 
Rated: 2.73 by Martine from England

Apr 09, 2017
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Reviewed by Spike from England

2.55/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
From a 330ml bottle.
L: Light amber/gold. Hazy with no visible carbonation. Thin, white head that disappears quickly.
S: Sweet, light malt. Nothing grainy. Nothing much at all.
T: Bit of malt. Bit of citrus. Short, bitter finish. Nondescript.
F: Watery, bland, lacks carbonation. Nasty.
O: What a waste of 4.7% ABV. Terrible. Marketing blurb is the worst hyperbole I've ever read on a beer label.
Mar 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.4 by sephyrott from Spain

Feb 04, 2017
 
Rated: 3.49 by dougbreathe from France

Feb 01, 2017
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Reviewed by Beergeeknut from New York

3.44/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Clear and golden with a bright white head a good two fingers thick. Good lacing is left behind as the head thins out.

Aroma: Lemon zest, floral hop dryness in the nose. Slight apple, grain, bits of cinnamon round it out.

Taste: Very crisp in the front with notes of grapefruit and almond. Spice, citrus and floral hop notes. Lemon zest, cinnamon with a light dry finish.

Notes: This one is solid. I like the no frills approach it's a simple easy drinkable beer. Cheers.
Jan 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.3 by Beerman1977 from Austria

Jan 15, 2017
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Reviewed by Bruno74200 from France

3.02/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
It could have been a good beer. But it lacks on many aspects. Its sweetness is not balanced with a crispness. The malt isn't very complimented by the hops but goes a bit against it. The fruitiness is the good part but it's a bit off. Pass your way
Nov 21, 2016
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Reviewed by Hanglow from Scotland

2.77/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75
Pours light copper, decent head that subsides to suds within a few seconds. Pin bright.

Sweet malts on nose. Not much else, touch floral?

Some crusty malt in flavour, mild bitterness, drying finish, well carbed, thin body.

Not much to say, brewdog still don't know how to make a decent lager. They clearly know how to lie in their copy though.
Nov 05, 2016
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Reviewed by EmperorBevis from England

1.67/5  rDev -49.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
Canned
It's got a huge foaming white head which is good because
the very pale yellow body combined with a very wheat aroma gives it an unsettling piss comparison
The taste is also wheat with hops starting as the flavour finishes
Slight bitterness
Very thin
KiNgpin? Kin' awful more like
Nov 03, 2016
 
Rated: 3.46 by Foley67 from Scotland

Oct 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.38 by mcthfg from Korea (South)

Oct 23, 2016
 
Rated: 3.67 by der_meister from Ukraine

Oct 08, 2016
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Reviewed by Malt_Man from England

3.61/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Served cold from 330ml bottle into tulip glass. Best before date: July 2017.

L) Clear, mid-golden, light carbonation, nice fluffy 1cm white head.

S) Grapey / fruity tones, other than that not much.

T) Light flavour, not malty, not very hoppy, a bit of a flat papery taste and a hint of bitterness at the end of the drink.

F) No aftertastes, very light carbonation for the style, lacks the refreshment factor that even an ice cold stella has.

O) Rubbish, I'd rather have a 500ml bottle of Stella for the same price.
Oct 07, 2016
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Reviewed by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

3.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Clear orange beer with thin white head, low retention.
Smell - clean malty, honey, lemon.
Taste - clean malty with slightly bitter finish.
Light body, good carbonation.
Not bad, but not zesty.
Oct 07, 2016
Kingpin from BrewDog
Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 47 ratings