Kingpin Double Red Ale | BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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80
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558 Ratings
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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:
558
Reviews:
180
Avg:
3.5
pDev:
14.57%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
71
For Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of SmashPants
4.08/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: standard brown 355mL bottle, pretty cool old-school label. I like it.

Appearance: clear bronze colouring, with a one-finger off-white head. Good retention, and a decent amount of lacing.

Aroma: some sweet caramel malts back a pepper-and-hop overtone. Pine and grapefruit with some citrus. Nice, but a touch weak.

Taste: the taste is similar, but somehow better defined and more full in body. The hops definitely come through stronger - a nice slow sipper.

Aftertaste: definitely a slow sipping beer - the hop bitterness picks up, offering a fantastic red ale bite. One of the best.

Mouth feel: medium in body with a lasting bitterness. Hangs around in the mouth for quite a while, which is nice.

Overall: without a doubt the best American Red Ale I have had to date. A good sipping ale - something worth while onece every now and then. The price is a bit restrictive at AU$100 a case (2013), but a 6-pack every now and then won't hurt too badly.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +35.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of 4000qtrap
2.87/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Source: 12oz bottle
 
S: Fresh and bright pine, some juicy red berry/cherry, herbaceous, light lemon/orange citrus and even a touch of grape. Alcohol comes through as it warms and is slightly fruity, clean, smooth and quite strong.
 
T: Somewhat fruity (cherry, berry) with a rustic, almost pit-like quality up front. Equally matched by well-structured pine bitterness to give a nice sweet-bitter play with a nice overall brightness. Middle is slightly dry but the grape-skin, almost pithy bitterness accentuates this (probably the high alcohol too) a bit too much leading to a dry harshness which really impacts my enjoyment. Definitely malty (red fruit and apple) with caramel, a touch of toast, and heavy mouthfeel for the style, though it does remain slightly bright and lively. Alcohol is hidden except for a bit of dryness and pepper in the finish which goes along with pine and a hint of mineral, apple, and grape. Finish is clean for the style, without much lingering.
 

Note: Average red IPA on the dry, bitter side. Would buy again if on sale.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

Kingpin Double Red Ale from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
3.5 out of 5 based on 558 ratings.
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