Kingpin Double Red Ale | BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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3.55/5
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565 Ratings
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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:
#40,164
Reviews:
185
Ratings:
565
pDev:
14.65%
Bros Score:
3.5
 
 
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15
Gots:
73
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Ratings: 565 |  Reviews: 185
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.13/5  rDev -11.8%
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 -15.5%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Moby
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of bgfresh
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of WoodburyMN
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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

Bottle date: unk

Pours clouded rust color with a central dome and surrounding bullae of soapy lighter tan bubbles. Smells like sweet caramel malt, some dank hops, some pine hops and a bit of soap. Flavor is spicy with some nice malts, a bit of special B character, tea, caramel, body odor, some resin and a bit of pine. Medium on syrup body with a lighter carbonation character. Overall not a bad beer, I'd drink this quite a few times.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.33/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours copper with a large lasting head.
Nose shows caramel, toffee, bready malt and nutty notes. Also some soft spicy hops.
Some caramel transfers through as a flavour along with some bready notes. A fairly sharp, metallic finish follows from the combined alcohol and bitterness.
Body feels overly syrupy.

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Photo of durlta
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of BJasny
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of sendbeer
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of DavidST
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass, not sure the freshness. This pours a reddish / amber color with a mid sizzed tan head which leaves a lacing. The scent is mild, a little caramel and some hops. The feel is medium. The taste decent, some hop bite followed by some caramel malts.

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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of nheinzie57
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of CWhite
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Ted
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of zoolou
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Hellpop65
2/5  rDev -43.7%

Photo of muchloveforhops3
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of assman79
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of chinchill
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

BA Review #825

12 oz undated bottle served in a Sam Adams lager glass. While this bottle has no date, it is from a 6-pack purchased some time ago and I estimate the age to be about 1 year. If memory serves me, this aging improved the beer overall: Despite a drop in hoppiness, the beer seems less harsh and more balanced than when fresh. Along these lines, note that this is a "triple hopped double red ale" -- It is an imperial red or Red IPA more than an Amer. amber/red as classified by BA.

Pours a hazy red-amber with a semi-durable head. The aroma is a rather hop-forward - not your grandfather's red ale. The malt is still there as a base. In addition, "herbal", "earthy" and "spicy" can be applied to the nose ... and to the taste. The taste [3.75], however, is more balanced with a substantial medium malt component nearly keeping pace with the hops in this "triple hopped" ale. Both of these linger on and on in the aftertaste. Some nice complexity in both aroma and flavor.

M: medium+ body; well-chosen, medium carbonation.

O: better and much more drinkable than remembered; some aging recommended.

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