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Coriolis - New England Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 41
Hads: 386
Avg: 4.52
pDev: 24.56%
Wants: 234
Gots: 60 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New England Brewing Co. visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Pahn on 08-25-2012

Coriolis Double IPA hopped entirely ( and we’re talking a lot here) with Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand.
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Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.94/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy, ugly appearance as appreciated from most NE breweries. A lot of Nelson on the nose, as expected. Taste is slightly bitter and unbalanced but still solid. Finish is bitter but quick. Solid beer overall.

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Photo of ryantheide
4.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Delicious double. Ranks just below a Heady or Sip of Sunshine overall. Awesome hints of grapefruit and citrus. If you see it, stop what you are doing and drink some!

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Photo of BranfordBound
4.78/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to my buddy Todd for picking this one up at the brewery and sharing some with me. Pours with pineapple smoothie consistency, bright gold and cloudy. Decent head from an aggressive pour leaves lacing. At first whiff this one's aroma just blew my mind. Those Nelson Sauvin hops are incredible! Super sweet candy and floral aroma, dank and earthy tones underlying. The flavor is just magnificent, juice-filled hops, sour dankness, citrus, candy, it's all there. The ability to drink a few of these and kill the growler without trying is frightening. People talk about FBD being the best from NEBCO, but I think Coriolis is better. Less hype, too.

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Photo of jcflorian
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rare very hard to find offering from NEBCO.

I am not normally a fan of all Nelson IPAS. This is actually the first one I really liked.

If you see this available, run don't walk as it will likely be gone shortly.

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.75/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: slight haze; deep gold in color; 1 finger ivory head that receded to a thin collar; very nice lacing;

S: grapefruit; musty;

T: moderately bitter white grapefruit all the way through;

M; medium bodied; lightly carbonated; dry finish;

O: very tasty;

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Photo of CayseyW
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Hazy orange body with a generous white foamy head. Beautiful lacing when poured well.

S: A melody of citrus fruits with a subtle essence of white grapes.

T: If white wine was this good I'd drink it all the time. The nelson hops gives this beer so much complexity. The flavors are so on point with the smell.

F: Crisp but creamy, which seems like a contradiction. The hop bite is just right and it's not at all boozy.

O: This is NEBCO's best beer in my opinion. They have an amazing portfolio of beer and everyone has their favorite (mostly Fuzzy Baby Ducks), but I just find this one to be in another league.

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Photo of dd43
4.46/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Effervescent liquid grapefruit. That is the three word review of this beer. Absolutely recommended if you get a chance to score this on tap at your local watering hole. Hopped exclusively with Nelson Sauvin from New Zealand, which is supposed to express a grape-like aroma in the sauvignon blanc wheelhouse, but to me this beer is all about grapefruit. Crisp mouthfeel, pleasing bitterness and astringency after swallowing. I wish New England would can this beer for resale.

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Photo of Speed_Racer9
5/5  rDev +10.6%

From a growler from nebco. In sort perfection. When it is young it has a dry astringency that is reminiscent of a fine white wine. As it ages in it gets juicier with all the flavors you would expect from good hops with a subtle grape note. Aged this is my favorite beer out of Locus Reign, Gandhi Bot, and Coriolis. Fresh from tap I think the Gandhi is more drinkable. Age and enjoy!

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Photo of Hendry
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

Orange-yellow cloudy beauty, nice finger of frothy head, excellent lacing in the tulip.

Aroma brings in a nice white grape and pear, slightly floral.

Taste is bright and reminds me of grapes with a touch of oakiness, nice lasting bitterness of the moderate type.

Mouthfeel is medium, lower lever of carbonation suits the style.

Grand Slam from NEBCO, I've bee wanting to try this for a while, and props to Smutty for this one!

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Photo of mdfb79
4.29/5  rDev -5.1%

From 09/08/14 notes. Big thanks to BeerLawyer85 for sharing this one; thanks Ross! 32 oz. screw top growler that is a few days old poured into a tulip.

Pours a murky burnt orange-yellow color with one inch of off white head and low to moderate carbonation evident. Citrus hops, tropical fruits, grapefruit, pine hops. Taste is lightly bitter, more grapefruit than the nose. Medium body and low carbonation, smooth and easy to drink.

Overall I thought this was quite tasty and is easily the best hoppy beer I've had from NEBCO (never had Fuzzy Baby Ducks)...I like it a lot more than Gandhi-Bot and their Galaxy Pale Ale, both of which I like. I wish it had a little more carbonaiton but the nose was awesome, and it was easy to drink. I would love to try this on tap sometime as I bet it would be even better. Worth checking out.

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Photo of mikeburd1128
4.85/5  rDev +7.3%

This beer is just absolutely fucking killer. Poured from a 4 day old growler into a tulip.

Pours a beautiful cloudy peach with a solid off white head. Nose is just perfection. Soft, sweet peach, dank pine, sugary sweetness. Everything is so soft and clean. Flavors are the same. Starts super-ripe sweet peach and finishes with the pine. Perfection. Medium body, med/low carbonation. Yeah. Find this beer and drink it.

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Photo of Damian
4.6/5  rDev +1.8%

Drank on tap at Woodbridge Social, Woodbridge, CT
Served in a New England Brewing Co. nonic

Super cloudy, yellow ochre appearance. The liquid was topped by a flimsy white head that quickly dissolved.

The aroma was loaded with intense tropical fruit notes. Passionfruit dominated. Lots of guava and mango. Good dose of peach and apricot. Hint of citrus.

Citrus notes came through strong in the flavor profile. Orange-y and super juicy on the front end. Loads of peach and apricot. Touch of mango. White grapefruit appeared on the back end and carried into the moderately bitter finish. Some pininess was noticeable as well.

The mouthfeel was super soft and creamy. Ultra slick. A fine, moderate effervesce gave the liquid a fluffy, tongue blanketing quality.

I had been waiting a long time to try Coriolis, and it certainly did not disappoint. Although the Nelson Sauvin hops did not seem to contribute the distinctive lemony and wine-like qualities found in other beers made exclusively with this hop varietal, this beer was fantastic nevertheless.

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Photo of MikeM417
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm going back and reviewing some of my favorite beers I've had since my previous ratings now mean nothing. Coriolis is one of my top 3 favorite NEBCo beers. The other two being Locust Reign and Fat Ten Er #2. I wish that one day I could compare all 3 side by side, but unfortunately, that tasting has only occurred in my dreams.

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Photo of von_kaiser
4.96/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A: golden unfiltered mouth watering at the sight
S: citrus hop blast (g-bot x's 2)
T: citrus citrus citrus citrus....not sure what I'm getting but it's a lip smacking sour patch ipa
M: well carbonated after five days in the growler. At par with the rest this beast of a brewery puts out. Hour later and the citrus resin filmed in my mouth
O: blessed to be able to get this because YOU can't. Nelson Sauvins are the chuck Norris of hops. Bravo nebco! Damn fine dbl ipa!! Get if you can without hesitation.

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Photo of toconn
4.69/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A great DIPA, very unique and a great display of the Nelson Sauvin hop!

A - Pours a hazy copper color with a medium off-white head that quickly disperses

S - Not as big of a nose as I would have expected, but definitely citrus, tropical fruits, and pine on the nose with a hint of something almost sour, like a granny smith apple. A very nice aroma.

T - Starts out with sharp, tangy citrus and some resiny pine and then quickly fades to a strong, almost sour white wine taste on the mid-pallet. Finishes with a very strong, resiny, sour bitterness. This one really makes you smack your lips! A great represenation of the Nelson Sauvin hop

M - Tight carbonation, medium bodied. Somewhat dry. Big flavors, but hides the 8.2% very well!

O - This beer has a very interesting flavor that really showcases the depth of the Nelson Sauvin hop, but remains balanced and delicious as it warms up. This is more bitter than most IPA's I've tried and really leaves you with a pucker on your lips, but every sip leaves you eager for the next! A spectacular beer, top 10!

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Photo of brianlapointe
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this bitch on tap at the brewery about 4 months ago for the first time and was blown away...had it again at the brewery and it was even better this time. Pours a white fluffy head with beautiful sticky lacing. Smells like peaches grapefruit coriander with beautiful piney backbone. This has an almost exact nose as gandhi bot but not as floral. Mouthfeel is incredible and leaves a lingering sweet and tangy film and keeps me coming back for more! As it warms up the peach and grapefruit notes come more into play. Hands down the perfect double ipa. Just wish they sold this shit in stores!!!

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Photo of dar482
4.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer offers wonderful Nelson Sauvin notes, but I almost confused it with Galaxy.

A huge pungent aroma of bright tropical fruits, grassiness, and dank almost plastic qualities.

The flavor follows with those notes with a medium malt body and a touch of sweetness. A beer not far from the clean qualities of Ghandi, but cleaner and I prefer the bright hop flavors in this.

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Photo of vonnegut21
4.69/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy golden orange with two fingers of white head. Hazy and cloudy.

S: Strong tropical notes. Pineapple and mango, grapefruit, pine resin, hints of peach and berries. There's a lot going on here, but oddly the nose feels almost a bit mild compared to the taste.

T: Huge juicy tropical notes. Pineapple, mango. Lots of peach. More than the nose. Middle is grapefruit juice with touches of berries and pine. Nice lingering bitterness, but for how expressive and juicy these hops are, it's not overwhelmingly bitter. Really excellent.

M: Nice body and full carbonation. Coating on the tongue. Very drinkable.

O: My favorite beer from NEBCO by a long shot. Gandhi-bot is a solid beer and FBD was quite good, but this is a different level than anything else I've had from them. Nelson Sauvin is the king.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.34/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler fill at Oliver's in Albany, NY.

Pours a murky orange. It's incredible, but this is a nearly opaque orange. Looks like pulpy orange juice. Incredible look to this. No head whatsoever, with very minimal lacing.

The aroma is pretty good too, tons of fruits- grapefruit, orange, pineapple, peach, passionfruit, and white grapes. Not much malt in the aroma.
The taste is where it gets weird, and clues me in to something being wrong with this beer. It is flat as hell. No carbonation to speak of, just basically concentrated, slightly bitter hop juice. Tastes like a poorly kept cask version of the beer. Clearly there was something wrong with the keg. I can tell that when poured and kept properly, this is an outstanding beer. But it's just wrong now. The fruit flavors I expect to get due to the aroma are muted, and washed out.

Mouthfeel is flat, thin, with no carbonation.

I really need to try this again, I clearly did not try it in optimal conditions.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.53/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Purchased/filled a week ago at the brewery. Nice new facility btw.
Poured into my Crooked Stave tulip. Pours a beautiful murky orange with white fluffy head and lots of sticky lacing. Massive fruity hop - grapefruit and wine like. its so subtle but forward.
The flavor is amazing...bitter hop upfront but the sip quickly mellows out to a soft subtle fruity flavor...kiwi and wine like. nice malt backbone that compliments the hop so well.
Its dry but juicy with a slightly bitter finish. Its amazingly drinkable for it being +8%abv. I will easily finish this growler. ...I will enjoy this very much. This is a fantastic brew.

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Photo of alaimoa
4.78/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Growler filled a few days ago. Pours cloudy golden with creamy white head. Beautiful smell of citrus, pine,grass. Taste spot on with the nose - heavy citrus and grass. Great complexity and depth. Feel creamy and smooth. Overall amazing offering from nebco with amazing taste and feel

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Photo of Stum-pub
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is literally the shit!!!!

Still on tap at Delaney's in New Haven, CT !! Go try it !!!

A. Pours orange-yellow with a foamy white head.

S. citrus , pine, and hopheavy.

T. Much more balanced than expected. Nicely hidden alcohol, crisp hoppy taste, but very little aftertaste.

m: Moderate and smooth, the medium carbonation. Very balanced.

o: Amazingg


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Photo of lovindahops
4.56/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow... Saw a tweet on this NEBCO DIPA and I knew I had to track this down fast. This brewery continues to impress me... Very much welcomed in Syracuse

A- Coriolis pours a hazy darkened orange body that literally glows in the light. Very vibrant with lacing on the sides, but not much foam. It really fills the hoppy DIPA hazy look

S- massive prickly pine and sweet mango scent profile that has a bready malt background. Before that comes into play, the Nelson Sauvin hop profile sends waves of pungent hop resin and a spicy theme as well. This is quite impressive as the tropical theme is amplified by the concentration in the single hop characteristics

T- spicy, prickly, pungent, pine resin and mango flavors enrobe some spicey notes. This is a straight up hop fest on the palate. The Nelson Sauvin causes and spicy and caramel bready component that gives a slight balance for the brew. Coriolis is massively impressive in the "hop assault" department if you will. Impressive with a lingering bitterness at the end

M- carbonated prickly flavor laces the mouth. A linger flavor remains

O- NEBCO continues to flex its stance on DIPA'S. this is exactly what you would see on the front lines of an east coast/west coast battle. Pungent and prickly hop flavors that are literally mouth watering

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Photo of Gambrinus1184
4.46/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap in a stemmed-tulip glass at J. Timothy's in Plainville, Conn.

A: Poured a bright, slightly hazy light amber color with an orange tinge and a thin, creamy cap of ivory foam which retained well and left some nice, clingy lacing on the glass.

S: Very complex, pleasant and fruity aroma. Nelson Sauvin hops have given this DIPA a great depth on the nose, consisting of pineapple, peach, citrus fruits and a spicy, floral scent as well. A very inviting, fresh and hoppy smell.

T: The flavor is an intense blend of citrus and spiced, fruity notes. There's a mild, caramel malt sweetness up front, but this is quickly overrun by the strong, hoppy flavors and bitterness. Flashes of orange, grapefruit, pine and mango leap effortlessly over the inexplicably light palate before finishing with a semi-sweet and bitter hop finish.

M: Light alcohol tinge but a mostly balanced mouthfeel here with a slant on the hoppy side, naturally. Very drinkable and enjoyable mouthfeel.

O: Coriolis is one of those beers that has a lot of hype around it and actually lives up to it. A whopping 8.2% ABV and hop profile built on an unfathomable amount of fresh Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand, this DIPA is a fierce, fantastic drinking experience for hopheads and American Strong Ale fans alike.

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Photo of Pahn
4.58/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

1 liter growler into Duvel tulip. Big thanks to BA mob2332 for picking this up for me! (2012 version)

(4.0) Appearance: Free pour yields a half inch white head that dissipates quickly. Pours a very hazy yellow tinged with orange. Leaves a few webs of lacing.

(4.5) Smell: Earthy, pungent Nelson Sauvin hops. Sort of a funky tangerine-tinged melon aroma tinged with pineapple and citrus. Bit of interesting smokiness as well. Emphasis on the earthy/pungent, but it's not cheesy or offensive at all. Sharp, fresh citrus aromas, tangerine and lime-like.

There's a lot going on here, and beside for a slight booziness, all of it is coming from hops, and all of it is good.

(4.5) Taste: My first impression: Nelson Sauvin juice. Thick, earthy hop flavor; that sort of tangerine/melon flavor described before, with dank and citrusy highlights. Same smokiness as in the aroma... I don't think it's a toasted malt flavor, I think it's from the hops, maybe interacting with the alcohol--it's awesome, and unexpected. Also unexpected is how the bold citrus flavor bypasses orange/grapefruit and tastes like lime + mysterious citrus. Excellent.

Malt takes a backseat, coming off as kind of a whitebread backbone that, along with the mild alcohol heat (8.2% ABV is well hidden; drinks as smooth as 5% ABV), just serves to support the star hops. While some cereal grain flavor comes out with time, I would like a little more malt expression. It's a small complaint.

Each sip is sort of a blast of Nelson Sauvin flavor up front (hop juice), tempered by bitterness and mild heat that are constantly infused with a variety of hop flavors. The hop flavor never drops off during the "bitter hit" or "hot finish" like in some beers. The bitterness itself is noticeable but lower than in most other DIPAs--it doesn't need to be any more bitter, because there isn't a lot of sweetness here, just bold hop flavor (it's nowhere near as sweet as, say, Gandhi-Bot, NEBCO's regular DIPA).

(4.0) Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Smooth and slightly juicy. Low side of moderate carbonation. Could stand to be a bit dryer.

(4.5) Overall: This beer illustrates just how good an idea a single hop DIPA with Nelson Sauvin is. The variety (and deliciousness) of flavor that the brewers at NEBCO manage to get out of this one ingredient is truly amazing, and stands as a testament to why we're all so excited about beer to begin with.

Later Batch Note: 2013 batch was dried way the hell out. Would grade it
A: 4.5
S: 3.75 to 4.0
T: 5.0
M: 5.0
O: 5.0

Fantastic, yet another perfected (D)IPA flavor and mouthfeel by NEBCO. Layers upon layers of hop flavor, perfectly carbonated and attenuated. Same hop flavor (citrusy, earthy, pungent, smoky(!), melony, beautiful) as last year with a better mouthfeel bringing out even more goodness.

(averaged the individual score for each category over 2012 and 2013 for the new score)

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Coriolis from New England Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.