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Pipeline Porter - Kona Brewing Co.

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very good

1,616 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,616
Reviews: 678
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 54
Gots: 101 | 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:
Beer added by: Iguana on 10-11-2006

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Noted is the brew on date "Nov 16 2011" At least two months old.

A - Solid looking porter I get a deep dark black with a 1/4 inch of mocha colored head.

S - Subdued coffee smells and a touch of aged chocolates. Roast is minimal.

T - Coffee and roast flavors are very well balanced with an almost sweet level of vanilla. Coffee flavors are a tag weak but forgiven for the age.

M - Light to medium it is one of the smoother better drinking porters I had.

Overall not sure how this one drinks fresh or even if I ever could get one brewed less than a month old but if this was distributed to PA (fingers crossed) I would pick up a six pack often. Solid balanced coffee porter.

Photo of Mora2000
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Plano Gingerman. The beer pours a very dark brown to black color with a tan head. The aroma has is a strong mix of roasted malt and coffee, with not too much else coming through. The coffee also really stands out in the flavor, but there is also some roasted malt and a little bit of chocolate. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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Photo of AnIrishCroi
3.41/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Black, filtered. Medium brown head with little retention.

S: Roasted coffee.

T: Pronounced coffee flavor. Maintains a neutral flavor in that it is neither sweet nor bitter.

M: Filtered, light. Lingering coffee flavor after finish. Keeps palate wet for a considerable time after sipping.

O: Not heavy, enjoyable weight. Not too fulfilling. Paired well with grilled ribeye.

Photo of brstls4drmrs
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark, dark brown almost black color with a 1" brown/reddish head. Very good lacing occurs and sticks around for quite some time.

S - Oats, Coffee, roasted malts, hints of dark chocolate and hints of burnt caramel. A very pleasing aroma all around including such a wide variety.

T - Dark chocolate coffee with roasted malts. Some nutty flavor in there as well.

M - Mild-Medium carbonation with a slightly flat finish. A little disappointing. Not much bitterness.

O - A solid porter. The flatness on the finish was the only negative for me. Despite that, I'd still drink more.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of mustang70
5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

poured into a pint glass.

A. pours a thick black you can't see through. has a creamy 2 finger tan head that stays for a good while.

S. I am smelling some coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts. maybe even some sweet malts in there.

T. wow this beer is good. I am getting coffee right from get go. the coffee isn't too strong either. I can still taste dark chocolate, toasted bread, roasted malts and some sweet malts.

M. this beer felt good on the palate. I love porters and this one is worth multiple buys. I am a big coffee drinker and the fact that I could taste the coffee, but I could also taste the other ingredients. some of the other coffee porters/stouts I have tried it was like drinking straight coffee. I very much enjoyed this one.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from AJ's Fine Foods on North Central in Phoenix. 12oz into a chalice, bottled October 11, 2011.

Poured black with a bit of burgundy at the edges of the glass, light tan head with pretty dense lacing and mild retention. Nose has some light powdered cocoa, a bit of milk chocolate, lightly roasted coffee that's somewhat rich, creamy and 'soft' in nature. Flavour has some creamy and light coffee notes as the mainstay, minimal roastiness. Light caramel and a bit of lactic sourness. Coffee again in the finish, but not in large amounts. Lightly roasty and bitter finish. Body is disappointingly thin for my liking, medium to thin with a light medium carbonation. OK overall, but not enough overt coffee flavour to make this a standout 'coffee' porter in my eyes - left me a tad disappointed with my first opportunity to 'try' some Kona coffee!

Photo of beerthulhu
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Chocolate with reddish highlights on the pour. Standard issue deep black in the glass with a fizzy, spongy tawny head that was slight in both statue and retention. Lacing was clean.

S: Freshly roasted kona beans with some rich chocolate highlights. Piney roast with a moderate strength and some roasted chestnuts thrown in for good measure. The flavor is light clean coffee roast, slightly sweet, with some pine and spruce. Very smooth flavor wise sweetened milky chocolate roast with a soft finish.

M: oily, malty coffee roast with a quiet carbonation. Clean exit with exception of a very soft clean touch of licorice/chocolate beans.

O: Overall very easy to manage. One I might be tempted to claim as a session porter. Nice balance with a emphasis on drinkability that just begs you to drink more. Six pack worthy.

Pipeline Porter from Kona Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,616 ratings.