Kingpin Double Red Ale | BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

Kingpin Double Red AleKingpin Double Red Ale
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Kingpin Double Red AleKingpin Double Red Ale

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

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

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4.07/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Murky red color with an off white head.

S: Toffee like malt scent with a slight roasted character. Feint hop scent.

T: The roasted toffee malt comes through on the taste as well. The hops are piney and balance the strong malts nicely.

M: Creamy smooth and low carbonation. Fairly hot, but still very drinkable.

O: This is pretty excellent. I'm struggling to find any flaws with this brew but it's not particularly wow-ing either. Just very good and enjoyable.

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3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I bought a six-pack of Kingpin at a grocery store. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a copper color, with just a bit of chill haze, topped with a thin white head.

Smell is a sweet fruity aroma, plums and pears with a hint of and acerbic smell.

Taste is a bitter sweet flavor, caramel up front and grapefruit on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a wet bitter aftertaste.

A drinkable red ale. Somewhat less than sessionable at 7.5% ABV. But I;m going to stash a couple bottles of this for a bright sunny spring day.

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3.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Clearish mahogany colour with a small offwhite head. Fair head retention. Okay.

Very sweet malt aroma with district raisin and toffee notes. Okay but nothing special.

Moderately malty. Quite sweet. Metallic hop flavour. Sharp bitterness. It seems a little disjointed.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Okay.

Not a bad beer but not a great one. The hops and malt just are not working in harmony.

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look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into wetted standard pint.

A: rather agressive pour nets no head but a pretty substantial ring. The color of dark amber honey and clear enough to read a book through. The little foam is just off white. I have seen prettier reds but this isn't ugly.

S: smells of good aroma hops, like one of the hoppings in the "tripple hopped" it talks about is a dry hop. A bit of sweet caramel malt on the nose but a mostly pale background. Smells hoppier than expected but not bitter. We will see.

T: rich malt body followed by a bit of sweet that I got on the nose. Ends with a big hit of hop. That slowly gets bitter then fades away. Really well done hopping on this one. Doesn't sneak up on you or overwhelm. Pretty good.

M: kinda chewy, expexted from a double. Mouthfeel is the beers strongest point in my opinion.

O: surprisingly good. Tied with Ninkasi Believer Double Red Ale in my book and I really like Believer.

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Kingpin Double Red Ale from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
Beer rating: 37.4% out of 100 with 561 ratings
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