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
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Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of ranger7
3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Got this in a custom 6-pack. Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A - Hazy amber, with a thin white head, nice.

S - Sweet; hops, honey, and floral. Good.

T - Follows the smell; sweet, with a slight malt start and a hoppy bite to finish

M - Some carbonation, easy to drink. The hops linger, but the aftertaste doesn't suffer.

Summary - Pretty good overall. I was afraid when the smell was strong with hops, but it is fairly light in that category - especially when paired with food.

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Photo of stampfler07
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of DeekNayvuz
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of gkjhawk
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of wildcat675
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of QuamLaetus
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of CMOrak
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of justinp
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Jameswoody
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, no bottled on date present.

A - Pours a reddish copper color with about 1 finger worth of head. Looks very yummy.

S - Slight hops, slight malts. Nothing too extraordinary. Some hint of spice smell in there. Booze smell seems to creep out as the beer warms.

T - Creamy, bitter, hoppy. Kind of a vanilla oak flavor going on in the finish. A very tasty imperial red ale.

M - Bitter, crisp, clean finish. A well balanced beer.

Overall, I have been impressed with the three beers I have tried from Bridgeport so far and am looking forward to trying more, since they have all been decent.

Bridgeport Kingpin Double Red Ale ---4/5.

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Photo of e911mann
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of pin
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of doublepneumonia
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of jooj8
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Copper to reddish orange in color, hazy, good white head with good lace.

I found the aroma quite fruity, with fruity hops as a secondary, and a little malty goodness on top of that.

Flavor was somewhat similar to the nose but had a slightly astringent taste that I couldn't quite identify. Plenty of malt backbone, lots of mild fruity and floral hops, and some notable earthiness.

Body was pretty thick for a red, and fairly alcoholic, with a combined bitter/malty finish.

Overall it was enjoyable. Not the greatest red ever, but a welcome part of my sampler twelvesky.

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Photo of BrienVoll
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of 2neardead
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Braz
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of Vancoubeer
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of dodsonm13
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.13/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased from Slowbeer in Melbourne. Not quite sure exactly how it got there, but there you go. Shared with Rich after a large homebrew bottling session.

Pours a pleasant bright amber colour, perhaps red if you look at it in the right light. Head is a pocked, bubbly and rather inconsistent off-white, leaving some spotty, pathy lace. Body is pretty light (certainly lighter than expected for a 7.5% ABV red Ale), but holds some fine carbonation. Overall, it looks good without being exceptional.

Nose is sweet with mild malt, but lacking much else in character. Perhaps a bit of pepper comes through, but it really feels pretty flat and uninteresting. Not a lot to talk about: as it warms, there's maybe some chalky character of a mineral gravel note. But that's not much of a positive.

Taste is similar. Light malt makes a pleasantly dull basis, with a hint of very mild roast in the back. On top of this is certainly the suggestion of hops, but they feel skeletal or tired: a faint bitterness without much true bite or flavour. Pretty average stuff.

Overall, it's drinkable enough, and I don't get the sense of a particularly high ABV beer, which is good at least. But it's just dull: there's really not a lot to it. It feels as though all the flavours have given up, and they're putting in only the most perfunctory effort.

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Photo of irishgreensoda
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Moby
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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