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Coriolis - New England Brewing Co.

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275 Ratings
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Ratings: 275
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 7.98%
Wants: 121
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New England Brewing Co. visit their website
Connecticut, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Coriolis Double IPA hopped entirely ( and we’re talking a lot here) with Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand.

(Beer added by: Pahn on 08-25-2012)
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Reviews by Pahn:
Photo of Pahn
4.6/5  rDev +2%
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.

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

Pahn, Aug 16, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of vonnegut21
4.64/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | 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.

vonnegut21, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of VelvetExtract
4.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A-Pours like pineapple juice or orange juice. Completely opaque. Like a melted creamsicle. Head is light bubble-clusters that do leave some consistent lacing tattoos on the glass. This just looks absolutely awesome and unfiltered. Just how I like it. Beautiful.

S-Nose is world class. Uber-tropical. I get all the best exotic fruits. Pineapples, apricots, grapefruit (both ruby red and white), clementines, oranges and even some eucalyptus. Pine and late-Summer sunned grass. Light malt is sweet cracker. Phenomenal.

T-Thank you NEBCO. The Nelson Sauvin hops are exquisitely displayed. Apricots and pineapples are so stressed and delicious. Divinely juicy. Just incredibly ripe. Orange, clementine and grapefruit coat the palate in a resinous jacket of excellence. This beer finishes very bitter. All the tropics morph into a coercive chop of resinous pine and grass. The Nelson Sauvin hops are longwinded! Animal cracker malt crouches behind the world-class hop parade.

M-On cask, this beer is the perfect temperature and perfect feel. The softest carbonation. Resinous and slimy in the best way. Goes down just too easy. This is a perfect cask beer. Every sip is orgasmic.

O/D-God, NEBCO is one of the best in the world. This equals Fuzzy Baby Ducks in every way. The hoppiness is something to marvel over. One of the best beers I have ever had. Easily stacks up to the best on the East Coast (Hill Farmstead, Alchemist etc.). One of their crowning achievements.
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8/27/12

Had via growler. While the beer is still world class, I found it to lack some of those super-tropical flavors I detected on cask. That being said, I can still taste the bitterness on my tongue. Still amazing. Had such a hard time grading this. Regardless, this is a top-10 beer for me at this point in my beer odyssey. Oh yeah, and this beer gets better as it warms!

VelvetExtract, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of Gambrinus1184
4.46/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Gambrinus1184, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of woosterbill
4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the brewery just a couple days after conditioning. Served in a 668 tulip.

A: Clear deep gold body under a gorgeous two-inch head. Terrific retention and lacing. Perfectly gorgeous.

S: Just weird. Earthy fruitiness dominates, with tons of lemon, grape, passionfruit, gooseberry, and a hint of earthy smokiness. Each inhalation brings new aromas. Excellent.

T: Fruity, smooth, and juicy. Citrus, mango, peach, and lemon stand out. Faint biscuity malt and some earthiness ahead of the bitter, ultra-dry finish. Really complex, clean, and fascinating.

M: Creamy medium body with super-fine carbonation. Lovely.

O: Yet another amazing hoppy experiment from NEBCO. I certainly preferred the straightforward awesomeness of Fuzzy Baby Ducks, but this is wonderful in its own right. The Nelson Sauvin hop doesn't seem to have any limitations on its craziness. I've had this a few times since taking the notes above, and each time it's been different - but always delicious.

Cheers!

woosterbill, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of alexgash
4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

64 oz. screw top growler, filled 6 days ago.

Golden apricot body. Clear and clean. Finger of dense, gauzy, off-white head. Some lacing. Profoundly hoppy nose. Pungent, earthy, resinous, grassy, but also ripe cantaloupe, and various tropical fruits. What an interesting hop (Nelson sauv.)! Might be a little candyish malt underneath it all, but this is all about lots of fresh, delicious hops.

Starts off with some pungent, resinous hop funk bitterness. Becomes more herbal, peppery, and fruity. Sugary malt fills in, but can't stand up to the hopwall. And what a deliciously, dry, bitter hopwall it is. Big herbal, minty, resinous hop bitterness into the finish. Long lingering dank funk and peppery resin. Ahhh. Medium-full body with a creamy, slightly syrupy feel. Terrific!

alexgash, Aug 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

braugon, Aug 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Schlais, Jun 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -22.4%

BillKuhnel, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -16.9%

dankjohn, Aug 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Bizoneill, Aug 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

stereosforgeeks, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of brooklynbrews
4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Don't do a lot of reviews, but wanted to get this one on record. Lovely beer overall, excellent use of the Nelson sauvin hops. I am a big fan of the single hopped DIPA.

Look is clean golden, almost orange without much haze, light head but it does foam up nice and clean white.

Aroma is huge on this beer. Piney citrus blast hits you hard and fast like a welterweight prizefighter.

Taste is in the same arena. Piney up front with a bold citrus flavor to finish. Nothing subtle about this one, love it.

Mouthfeel is a creamy, smooth, mild carbonation. Works well and goes down easy.

Overall, this is another great beer from NEBCO. Try and get a hold of it before its gone!

brooklynbrews, Sep 03, 2012
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Coriolis from New England Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 275 ratings.