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Pipeline Porter - Kona Brewing Co.

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very good

1,576 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,576
Reviews: 676
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 45
Gots: 81 | FT: 1
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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4/5  rDev +5.3%

freedomlinux, Mar 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Stocean1, May 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into nonic.

Pitch black with a touch of ruby edges at the bottom of the glass. A one finger tan head slowly settles to a thin even cap.

Lots of burnt malts with a little bit of chocolate and plenty of roasted coffee.

The roasty malts are there along with a lot of coffee. A lot of sweet flavors like toffee are in there as well. Very little bitterness. Full bodied.

I really like the coffee-stout/porter combinations that are coming out these day. They go well together. This one does a good job of mixing the two. Recommended.

BeerSox, Nov 16, 2008
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Catchy_Name, Dec 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

rogerthegill, Jan 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

buzzed, Dec 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

ThinkAgain, Mar 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

jaydoc, Dec 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Hopmodium, May 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

enelson, Jan 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

CEDAMA, Jan 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Hopsiam14, Feb 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Heff19, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of MuddyMcGinny
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. hard pour into a standard American pint.

Good lookin' single finger mocha colored head. Comes back nice with a swirl o' the glass when halfway thru. Rich nose of coffee and toffee and all that good roasted stuff. Bit of a bite after the bitterness of the coffee sets in and then real smooth on the way down. Lashed back a sixer of this puppy while putting up the house Christmas lights on a cold cloudy windy day. Thoroughly enjoyed.

MuddyMcGinny, Dec 04, 2010
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

HungarianCount, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Xzfgiimtsath, May 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Kubrickx, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of devilben02
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Even though I know this Porter is one of the few Kona varieties that is widely distributed across the country, I still wanted to try it at the source (or rather at Kona's Koko Marina Pub on Oahu). This one has an opaque dark brown color with a lighter brown glow around the edges and a thin, creamy tan head. The aroma is a mild combination of a light caramel malt sweetness with a smooth coffee finish. The flavor is likewise smooth and subtle, with a nutty sweetness from the roasted malts, and the coffee flavor being noticeable but mellow, much like the 100% Kona coffees I had been tasting around the island. The texture is smooth, creamy, and again quite mild. Overall, this one is smooth, easy, and relaxed with just enough intrigue from the local coffee to make me want to buy more of this porter when I get back home.

devilben02, Aug 03, 2010
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

MN_Beerticker, Dec 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Tyrawlings, Feb 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Drink_LocalSD, Nov 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very dark brown color with some ruby highlights around the edges. Head fades rapidly and only leaves a swiss cheese looking collar. Not exactly a great appearance.

Mmmm, the smell more than makes up for it. The roasty coffee smell is veeery nice. Smells damn close to a starbucks. Has some chocolaty and honey notes in there as well. A great nose, nice and fresh.

This beer has a heavy dosing of coffee in the flavor. A bit much for me, but then again, I am not a coffee drinker. I could see this making a tasty morning beer though. Roasty, bittersweet and creamy all are good descriptors for this beer. I do like this beer and it tastes very fresh and crisp. It is an easy drinking, no worries brew...perfect if you are on island time.

twiggamortis420, Jan 25, 2009
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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap poured into pint glass.
Pours a healthy deep brown black. Creamy looking.
Smell is of coffee and roasted malts...very enticing.
Taste is smooth, full of flavor. It coats the tongue and mouth with a roasted coffee and malt. Really drinkable, and full of flavor.
Very very good porter...surprisingly up there as a new favorite.

DrinkSlurm, Dec 31, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

ShanePB, Feb 20, 2013
Pipeline Porter from Kona Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,576 ratings.