Kingpin Double Red Ale | BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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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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Photo of Billington
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of dgilks
3.49/5  rDev -1.7%
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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Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of N3rdM3t4l
3.26/5  rDev -8.2%
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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Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of ranger7
3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
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 +5.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of QuamLaetus
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of CMOrak
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Jameswoody
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
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 -1.4%

Photo of pin
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of doublepneumonia
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of jooj8
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
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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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Braz
4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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