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Coriolis - New England Brewing Co.

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350 Ratings
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Ratings: 350
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 8.22%
Wants: 202
Gots: 45 | 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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Ratings: 350 | Reviews: 40
Reviews by PicoPapa:
Photo of PicoPapa
4.39/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at New York Pizza. Pours a hazy dark orange with a half inch of head. Nice lacing. Big whiff of citrus hops, apricots, dank hops and an overall sweetness. Almost like candy. Taste is a big hoppy citrus bitterness upfront with some sweet bready flavor. Bitter tangerine at the end with floral notes. Grapefruit as well as some more dank hops. Medium carbonated with somewhat of a heavy mouthfeel. Extremely dry. Insanely drinkable. I wasn't sure that I'd get a chance to try this one but boy am I glad I did. Overall, outstanding Imperial IPA that can hold its own against the Bot.

More User Reviews:
Photo of VelvetExtract
4.84/5  rDev +7.6%
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!

Photo of vonnegut21
4.69/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Photo of woosterbill
4.53/5  rDev +0.7%
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!

Photo of Gambrinus1184
4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

Photo of alexgash
4.59/5  rDev +2%
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!

Photo of brooklynbrews
4.59/5  rDev +2%
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!

Photo of jimmy82063
4.38/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Eagerly anticipating this for the last few weeks. Poured into a 668 tulip glass. Nice head that quickly dissipates. The taste has a lot of range I get apricot, pineapple, peach and a bit of spicieness. The alcohol is very well hidden.

I am a Galaxy Hops guy but I really like this. Well done!

Photo of mikeburd1128
4.85/5  rDev +7.8%

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.

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.34/5  rDev -25.8%
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.

Photo of dd43
4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.53/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Photo of Desp59
3.43/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was disappointing. Didn't stand up to any of the other IPAs in the share. Surprised by the reviews.

Photo of Stum-pub
5/5  rDev +11.1%
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

:)))On:Tap:)))

Photo of brianlapointe
5/5  rDev +11.1%
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!!!

Photo of Speed_Racer9
5/5  rDev +11.1%

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!

Photo of mportnoy
3.5/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Love most of NEBCO's IPAs but this one just underwhelmed. Wasn't memorable.

Photo of davey101
4.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour from a 64 oz growler into their new 668 tulip glass. Purchased on 8/28/2012.

A - Dark yellow, light orange body. Has a light haze to it but its not as murky as Gandhi Bot. Small one finger bone white head settles down to a dirty cap. Excellent lacing and retention.

S - Well I guess this is what Nelson Sauvin is like. Interesting mix of pungent and dank pine with some honeydew, apricot, lime, and guava. Finishes with a light savory note with just a touch of crackery malts. I could smell this all day! Super unique, I think I prefer this aroma to that of fresh Citra.

T - Less complex than the nose but well balanced. Starts off tropical with sweet honey, melons and some lime juice. Super bitter with an earthy and musky funkiness. Finish is dry and crackery. Mouth feel is not too slick or coating with a nice level of carbonation.

O - NEBCO and their hops. They do some great work together. I think I prefer this to Gandhi Bot, but I feel like its something I'd have to be in the mood for. The honeydew-lime flavors playing off of the musky and dank earthiness is just so damn unique and tasty. Top notch beer!

Photo of Nadlerjordan
4.87/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My first review so bear with me. Picked this up in a 64oz growler from the brewery. Tasted it 4 hours later.

A-A cloudy golden yellow color. Looks beautiful to me.

S- Wow, the smell is unbelievable. Packs a huge punch of tropical fruits with a hint of pine. Very unique.

T- Very smooth with just enough bitterness. Hides the alcohol extremely well. Tastes just like it smells. Very fruity with a solid piney backbone.

M- Doesn't even taste like you're drinking alcohol. Just pure hoppiness.

O- Once again NEBCO doesn't disappoint with this one. Just an overall amazing beer. Drove 4 hours round trip to buy it, and would do it again in a heartbeat. Hope to see this one more. I was lucky to try Fuzzy Baby Ducks and this one is almost as amazing, but just as unique in it's own right.

Photo of Sarge3130
3.23/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Hard to believe this a single hop Nelson. I love Nelson but this is an onion bomb.

Photo of Damian
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%

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.

Photo of dar482
4.52/5  rDev +0.4%
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.

Photo of Dave24
4.66/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Fruity. Nice pine too. Good summer cut the lawn beer.

Photo of Bjorn2bWild
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

For some reason the first sip or two of this beer were a little bit funky. Could be that I was not used to the Nelson Sauvin hops. After the first two sips this became an immensely flavorful beer that I could not put down. Much different than any DIPA that I have tasted, in a really good way!

Photo of von_kaiser
4.96/5  rDev +10.2%
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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Coriolis from New England Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 350 ratings.