Pipeline Porter - Kona Brewing Co.
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Reviews by GimpyCane:
3.88/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Poured dark brown with a caramel hue shining through the rim. A nice two finger creamy beige head followed that left a good amount of lacing.
S: Upfront I got the subtle scent of newly open coffee container. Somewhere in the middle cocoa powder shines through. I could not detect any hop aroma.
T&M: Medium body, smooth, small bubble carbonation(subtle) and dry ending. Taste the coffee upfront with a hint of dark chocolate and wheat bread. The hops are very subtle.
D: Well balanced with the coffee, sweetness from the malt, feel, and even subtle hops.
Overall, I like this brew alot. A great and different porter from what's available in Florida. I had it with a waffle,egg and ham topped with brie cheese and syrup for dinner and it was the bomb. Enjoy
Serving type: bottle
09-22-2008 01:42:47 | More by GimpyCane
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3.55/5 rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I am now committed to reducing, if not eradicating, my backlog of bottles. This one was part of a local, in-person trade with tone77.
From the bottle: "Since 1994, Kona Brewing Co. has been committed to making handcrafted ales and lagers of uncompromised quality."; "We invite you to visit our brewery and pubs whenever you visit Hawaii. Mahalo!"; "Fresh, Responsible, Always Aloha"; "A Wave Like No Other Pipeline Porter is full bodied with a rich, smooth, dark roasted malt flavor. A selection of premium hops and 100% Hawaiian Kona Coffee complete this limited brew."; "Liquid Aloha".
I love getting a big, quick pour going, especially with the darker beers since the pseudo-cascade is much more visible. This settled into two fingers of thick, rocky, deep-tan head with good retention. Color was a deep, dark-brown (SRM = 44), allowing zero light penetration. Nose had the deep roastiness of coffee, especially my morning brew, which is not for the faint of heart, along with a dark chocolate bitter-sweetness. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was definitely of coffee and some dark chocolate. Man, if you like coffee, you will like this, but it was pretty intense. Finish was bitter and dry and I began to contemplate when I would drink something like this. It might go well with dessert, especially in lieu of coffee. It just seemed like more of a novelty than an everyday beer to me.
Serving type: bottle
07-14-2014 21:57:59 | More by woodychandler
Pipeline Porter from Kona Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,533 ratings.