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Pipeline Porter - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,613 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,613
Reviews: 677
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 51
Gots: 91 | 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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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.

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3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
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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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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3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
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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!

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3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

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Pipeline Porter from Kona Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,613 ratings.