Coriolis - New England Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 39
Hads: 378
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 7.41%
Wants: 222
Gots: 58 | 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

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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 GreesyFizeek
3.34/5  rDev -27.2%
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. (965 characters)

Photo of HamdenHector
3.75/5  rDev -18.3%
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; (254 characters)

Photo of davewlfpckfan29
4.04/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this in a growler from New England Brewing Company.

The smell of these hops have a very unique smell.
There is a dank smell with a faint onion.

Nice unfiltered look.

The taste has a pineapple and orange or grapefruit and even a red onion taste to it. I really like the uniqueness of this. (299 characters)

Photo of NuclearRich
4.13/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Had 4 of these babies last night on cask, double dry hopped. Thank you prime16 and nebco.

A. Murky orange with a thin head that fades rapidly.
S. Holy dank. Pine and citrus are there, but I think I singed my nose hair on that resinous dank aroma.
T. Huge bitter resin. Enamel peeling.
M. Lighter bodied, but weighted by the cask condition.
O. Impressively bitter and practically beyond comprehension. Cant wait for more of the regular version on tap soon! (457 characters)

Photo of mdfb79
4.29/5  rDev -6.5%

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. (832 characters)

Photo of jimmy82063
4.38/5  rDev -4.6%
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! (293 characters)

Photo of PicoPapa
4.39/5  rDev -4.4%
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. (587 characters)

Photo of dd43
4.46/5  rDev -2.8%
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. (474 characters)

Photo of Gambrinus1184
4.46/5  rDev -2.8%
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. (1,294 characters)

Photo of cosmicevan
4.47/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Massive thanks to Pete for bringing this 375mL swing top my way. Very much appreciated! Enjoyed from a captain Lawrence tulip.

a - Poured a stunning murky straw yellow with a generous frothy white IPA head. Classic. Massive lacing.

s - as soon as the swing top opened, I could smell sticky smelly piny hops. Upon closer inspection, super sweaty sticky fresh hops. Smells outrageous. Some citric sweetness.

t - blast of fresh bitter sweaty hops. Super piny, super pungent. In your face. Really nice. East coast slam ya in the face!

m - nice full carbonation, slap you in the face bitter blast. Hopheads paradise. Legit.

o - overall another winning IPA from NEBCO. this brewery consistently produces great beers, but the new IPA experiments of late really prove that this brewery can go deeper than GB. Well done! Sticky and sweaty. (835 characters)

Photo of Durge
4.47/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very cloudy straw yellow color with a decent white cover and solid, scattered lacing. The aroma brings lemon oil cat-piss and grassy-pine biscuit. Very nice hop heaven. The flavor gives me a thick headful of lemon grass grainy hop. Grapefruit hints, bready honey, herbal grass. Lots of bitter flavors with some tropical fruit nuances.This is a medium-plus bodied brew with a somewhat sticky feel that manages to gain some lighter, brighter ideas in the finish with fine but effective carbonation. A hop lovers delight. Bitterness and bright grains in another excellent DIPA from NEB! (585 characters)

Photo of Bjorn2bWild
4.5/5  rDev -2%
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! (293 characters)

Photo of jcflorian
4.5/5  rDev -2%
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. (214 characters)

Photo of dar482
4.52/5  rDev -1.5%
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. (376 characters)

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.53/5  rDev -1.3%
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. (625 characters)

Photo of woosterbill
4.53/5  rDev -1.3%
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! (991 characters)

Photo of lovindahops
4.56/5  rDev -0.7%
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 (1,296 characters)

Photo of Pahn
4.58/5  rDev -0.2%
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) (2,899 characters)

Photo of brooklynbrews
4.59/5  rDev 0%
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! (677 characters)

Photo of alexgash
4.59/5  rDev 0%
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! (778 characters)

Photo of Damian
4.6/5  rDev +0.2%

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. (1,053 characters)

Photo of davey101
4.64/5  rDev +1.1%
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! (1,125 characters)

Photo of vonnegut21
4.69/5  rDev +2.2%
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. (815 characters)

Photo of toconn
4.69/5  rDev +2.2%
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! (1,062 characters)

Photo of Hendry
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

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! (430 characters)

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Coriolis from New England Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.