Kingpin Double Red Ale | BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

BA SCORE
80
good
561 Ratings
THE BROS
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Kingpin Double Red AleKingpin Double Red Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
Oregon, United States
bridgeportbrew.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
OG: 17
IBU: 65

Added by msubulldog25 on 12-28-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
561
Reviews:
183
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
14.53%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
71
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 561 |  Reviews: 183
Photo of BCborn
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mmmbeer89
4.52/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I like red beers and this one ranks near the top of them. it has a high ABV% and it's not too pricey for a six pack of bottles so that makes it even better.

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Photo of 101stJay
3.67/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevoj
2.92/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This one’s a conundrum. Looks great, smells funky (somebody mentioned ethanol), taste is both strong malt and hops. The smell is a little off-putting, and the taste is a little getting used to, but I can sense what the brewer was trying to do. Might be better on tap...decent

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Photo of Zebrowan15
3.97/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlueSpader
3.62/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DucksFan16
3.04/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fillllll
3.86/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of josephandbrown
3.31/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Kingpin is a coppery red color with a rich head. It has a pretty strong malt aroma with just a little hint of the hops. The malt comes through in the flavor too, though there are enough hops to balance it. In fact, there is a fairly strong bitter aftertaste. The beer feels lightly carbonated at first but leaves a bit of a stinging sensation on the tongue.

It is a solid red - nothing to write home about, but good enough for a drink every now and then, especially as it is pretty cheap for a craft beer.

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Photo of Nichol
4.41/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an appetizing, beautiful red/brown brick-like color. Clear. Head laces the pint glass. Smell is oddly mild given the full-bodied, hoppy, spicy flavor. Pretty well-balanced between hop and malt, and on the stronger side with each. Just the right amount of bitterness. Leaves a semi-dry mouthfeel. Overall, I really do enjoy this beer in every way. I haven't tried red ales much, but this one has given me the impetus to actively seek out some more.

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Photo of spreadword
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stanale
2.46/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Bearshawks85
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sjdevel
4.24/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look:
Slightly low on the carbonation scale as there was a 1 finger head with a bit of a rough pour (12oz bottle). Beautiful deep copper color and quite clear. Head deflates but has decent lacing thereafter.

Smell:
Caramelly scent with slight tartness. There’s almost a metallic smell mixed in.

Taste:
At first you are greeted with a hoppy bite that’s a bit surprising but not over powering. The bitterness subsides and rich caramel and nutty flavors step in. There is a slight fruity tartness as well. The rye in this brew adds a nice spicy earthiness. The higher ABV is apparent in this beer as there is a slight dry sherry undertone. The beer finishes dry and floral hop notes come in at the end.

Feel:
Great full bodied feel and very tingly on the tongue. Starts smooth and ends up with a dry finish.

Overall:
This is really close to some barley wines that I have had recently (oddly enough). It was quite rich, fruity, and hoppy! I would drink again.

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Photo of muldersha
3.32/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very appetizing brown ruddy body with an impressive creamy white head that sticks around for the duration.

Caramel malts, steely hops, oats, and honey on the aroma.

A very clean barley and citrus combination, some great citrus, and spice quality.

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Photo of arini10
3.76/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nordbier
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of erickc
3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MickeyHops
2.94/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Geoffq
4.09/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of glinnebur
3.32/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Kingpin Double Red Ale from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
3.51 out of 5 based on 561 ratings.
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