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Kingpin Double Red Ale | BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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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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Ratings: 562 |  Reviews: 184
Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of TheSeeker61
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Poured a two finger head with a off reddish tint into a pint glass.

S- Has a fresh cherry malty sweet smell.

T- The intial taste is a hoppy malty mix. Not as sweet as the smell which is good for me. The hops dominate moreso than the malts.

M- I like this mouthfeel. Medium bodied mouthfeel.

0- Really like this beer. Kinda surprised as most reviewers dedn't give this a positive review. It's not the best red ale I've had but I like it as I like hoppy beers and like the hops found in this one.

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Photo of jmccraney
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of intensify
3.76/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark copper colored body with 5% visibility, if that. Small, off white head dissapeared into a cloud floating atop.

S- figs, banana, caramel, bready/biscuity, bubble gum sweetness and a touch of alcohol.

T- Caramel, bready/biscuity backbone, dark fruits, malts and hops.

M- Medium bodied, medium carbonation and a semi dry finish. Could use a thicker body.

Impressed. Has a ton of goodies packed away in a nicely priced 12oz bottle. Makes for a nice desert, or a snack in that case.

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Photo of dlepeau
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of 59rockabilly
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of mastodonj
3.41/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured into a diconic

Great looking ale with a foamy, fluffy head and nice lacing. And of course, a reddish amber color.

Smell was eclectic: real good malt, some fruitiness but I couldn't say exactly what, plus a nutty aroma.

A nice smooth hoppiness offset with malt.

Very good mouthfeel owing to the excellent smooth carbonation.

Altogether, a very drinkable ale and with 7.5 ABV, that is something you may have to watch out for.

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Photo of BaileysBrews
3.12/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not a Red Ale guy. I guess that should disqualify me from the review but here is a review anyway. Smooth, a little flat for my taste in terms of carbonation. Some flavor but I feel one flavor was more dominant than the others and I can't put my finger on it. I gave the bottle to my brother-in-law to finish because well, I don't want to waste it. He like it but it wasn't a favorite of his. Maybe I swayed his opinion. Bridgeport should focus on lighter beers in my opinion.

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Photo of Hopmodium
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of crobinso
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Liked this on-tap, had to try it in a bottle. Sharp aroma is malty with an overtone of caramel and spice. It pours a dark, clear coppery with a pale golden tan head that leaves some good lacing. Mouth-filling flavor has malty and hoppy qualities plus hints of caramel and cloves. Texture has good body and a fair amount of fizz, not quite as much as when on-tap but still appreciable. I'm glad I gave this one another review.

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

A - Pours a chestnut brown-amber, w/a light off-white head, leaving moderate lacing.

S - Smell is subtle notes of toasted caramel, nuts, and orange.

T - Taste is of bready, caramel malts, nuts. w/plenty of orange peel, and a slight piney-ness to it. All the flavors here are actually pretty subtle for a double red. I was expecting a more vicious hop bite, but this is kind of a nice change of pace here.

M - Medium bodied, smooth, light carbonation. Really drinkable for 7.5%

O - Overall, I dunno that this is one I'd go out of my way to find, but I'd happily drink it again.

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Photo of Buster
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Mnewcomer1219
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of kchannel9
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of SargeC
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of MrBillyMac
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Underdogbisco
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of LXIXME
3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty good sized off white to light tan head so slowly recedes above a clear orange-ish copper colored red.

A very light malty, maybe some bread like quality, might be a hint of orange in the aroma.

A nice light cutting edge to the taste of this beer, it has a toasted almost roasted caramel malt taste that seems to finish with a very light sour lemon bitterness to it.

There is a dryness to the aftertaste, yet it does not seems to be as dry a aftertaste like I'm accustomed to.

A solid medium bodied beer that seems to get better as the glass gets emptier.

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Photo of cdwil
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of UrbSuburb
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of czmate
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of vkv822
2.19/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12oz bottle into tulip snifter.

Pours and amber-orange with a foamy, light toffee colored head.

Some pale, bready and caramel malt. Not really any hop notes despite being "triple hopped.

Taste follows the nose.

Average mouthfeel, medium body with prickly carbonation.

Not bad, but not good either. Not worth the money.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.07/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

i find this to be grossly underscored here on BA. it pours a clear light amber color with a lacey beige head as tall as you want it to be. smells like big red malts, but not dry like the irish reds. some resiny hops in the nose as well. flavor is a bit tart, but not like a sour at all, just bursting with that malt flavor, very unique. hops balance it all out at the end, and the alcohol is never noticed. feel is nice here too, not a heavy beer for a double red at all. good carbonation keeps it feeling lighter than it is. overall an excellent brew from bridgeport, and one id like to see get a little more love from the beer advocate community. this is really good stuff

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Kingpin Double Red Ale from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 562 ratings
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