Coriolis - New England Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 373
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 8.02%
Wants: 216
Gots: 54 | FT: 0
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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 Stum-pub
5/5  rDev +11.4%
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 +11.4%
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 +11.4%

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 von_kaiser
4.96/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

Photo of Ultra-Plinian
4.94/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A special thank you to my wife for stopping at the brewery and getting me a 32 oz fill just prior to vacation to Portland, OR.

Appearance - Wonderful color of burnt orange / gold. Smaller head than I am used to / was expecting.

Smell - Grapefruit juice, pine and floral aromas.

Taste - Off the charts great! Starts out with a slightly sweet taste that is followed by a nice malt characteristic at the end. Reminds me of Dreadnaught from Three Floyd's, but better!

Mouth feel - Rich thick mouth, but not syrupy or cloying.

Overall - One of the best beers that I have ever had!!! Thank you NEBCO!!!

Photo of Nadlerjordan
4.87/5  rDev +8.5%
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 mikeburd1128
4.85/5  rDev +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 VelvetExtract
4.84/5  rDev +7.8%
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 alaimoa
4.78/5  rDev +6.5%
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

Photo of Pete27lax
4.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had from growler on 9/7/12, had this beer multiple times and is an outstanding IPA.

The beer looks fantastic, pours a hazy golden color from the growler that just glows. Small white head with great lacing from start to finish.

Smell is INSANE. Dank earthly hops, such an in your face smell. Pine notes in there as well. Overall the smell is fantastic, definitely the high point of this beer.

Piney hops dominate the taste. Citrus rounds out the taste nicely. Bitterness is moderate which works nicely with this one.

Mouthfeel is great! On the full bodied side for an IPA. Bitterness hits the tongue nicely. Solid mouthfeel for this brew.

Drinkability is as good as it gets. Splitting this growler with a friend and wishing we had another. Hides the alcohol content very well also.

NEBco has done it again with an outstanding IPA. The single batch beers they have are just magnificent and the brews coming in the near future have such high promise. Love NEBco and the beers they produce are just getting better!

Photo of Hendry
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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!

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

Starting to put all my NEBCo beers in the system. This one's aroma just blew my mind. Those Nelson Sauvin hops are incredible!

Photo of vonnegut21
4.69/5  rDev +4.5%
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 toconn
4.69/5  rDev +4.5%
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!

Photo of Dave24
4.66/5  rDev +3.8%
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 davey101
4.64/5  rDev +3.3%
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 Damian
4.6/5  rDev +2.4%

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 brooklynbrews
4.59/5  rDev +2.2%
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 alexgash
4.59/5  rDev +2.2%
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 ale2thechief
4.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Picked up 2 growlers from the brewery. Better than bot and a close second to fuzzy baby ducks in the nebco pecking order.

Photo of Pahn
4.58/5  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)

Photo of lovindahops
4.56/5  rDev +1.6%
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

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.53/5  rDev +0.9%
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 woosterbill
4.53/5  rDev +0.9%
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 dar482
4.52/5  rDev +0.7%
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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Coriolis from New England Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 373 ratings.