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Pipeline Porter - Kona Brewing Co.

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Pipeline PorterPipeline Porter

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,539 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,539
Reviews: 676
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 40
Gots: 71 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Kona Brewing Co. visit their website
Hawaii, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Iguana on 10-11-2006)
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Phatz

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Adam Korsak. BA akorsak. YOU DA MAN!!! This is the BOMB yo!! Holy shiznat. I was not expecting all that. I was just checking off Hawaii with a beer you gave me and... I didn't know what to expect. I'd give you my first born son for this beer (but as two days ago you have two sons so ... you don't need him;-) just kidding anyway back off my kid. LOL. Seriously this was so much better than expected. Thanks for hookin me up.

I was very pleased to have gotten a chance to share this with my good friend weeare138 who was surprisingly pleased as well.

I am of coarse biased by coffee beers. I do consume a ridiculous amount of coffee on a daily basis and so I have made it a quest to seek good coffee. This beer Is good coffee. I mean beer. Or rather coffee beer. cofbeer.

Appearance: My pour may have been too gentle because the head was initially small but some swirling revitalized the head. The light brown frothy head leaves little, still noteworthy, lacing.

Smell: Bold sweet Kona coffee aroma powers through the nasal cavity. The sweet sugars and the coffee remind me of that Pepsi Drink PepsiKona (with a splash of Kahlua) if anyone remembers that. mmm. Malty, creamy, sweet cocoa, dark malt, but more than dominantly coffee coffee coffee in the nose.

Taste: The same glorious flavors in the taste as was in the aroma. Dark toasted malts, Kaluah, creamy milky chocolate and coffee coffee coffee. A roasty espresso bitterness lingeres in the aftertaste. Overall: this is a coffee mans dream. It got me in the mood for a Péché Mortel!

Mouthfeel: Medium body light weight but exceptionally smooth across the palate. All though creamy coffee flavors sent me into state of awe while the light dryness of the roasted coffee tickled the throat. very nice.

Drinkability: I want cases of this stuff. Damn. Why Hawaii. I can't even drive out there. Well, if you can get your hands on this beer, and if you like coffee as I do, don't waste time with one get a bundle it's a drinkable beer. I certainly wanted more.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2007 08:19:36 | More by Phatz
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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".

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Pipeline Porter from Kona Brewing Co.
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