Kingpin Double Red Ale | BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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3.55/5
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565 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#40,174
Reviews:
185
Ratings:
565
pDev:
14.65%
Bros Score:
3.5
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
73
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 565 |  Reviews: 185
Photo of Mtn
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark brown color with amber hues and a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops, caramel malts. Taste is identical to the smell, hops up front, malts at the finish, well balanced. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

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Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Bottle

Pours a very nice cloudy dark amber color, nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger off-white head, and leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, little spice note, hoppy. The taste is very nice malty, slightly hoppy, little spice note. Medium body. Overall, this one is very tasty.

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Photo of BCborn
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mmmbeer89
4.52/5  rDev +27.3%
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 +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevoj
2.92/5  rDev -17.7%
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 +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlueSpader
3.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DucksFan16
3.04/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fillllll
3.86/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of josephandbrown
3.31/5  rDev -6.8%
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 +24.2%
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 +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stanale
2.46/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Bearshawks85
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sjdevel
4.24/5  rDev +19.4%
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 -6.5%
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 +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nordbier
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Kingpin Double Red Ale from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 565 ratings
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