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Pipeline Porter - Kona Brewing Co.

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very good

1,621 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,621
Reviews: 678
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 56
Gots: 108 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of MrDanno96
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours jet black with a thin off-white head. Good amount of frothy lacing coats the sides of the glass.

S: Pretty much just straight roasted coffee here. Some toasty malts are also detectable, but this pretty much smells like a cold cup of strong coffee.

T: As was to be expected after the aroma, there is a ton of coffee flavor. This balances out with hints of dark chocolate and espresso and some burnt coffee notes in the finish to provide some bitterness.

M: A smooth and crisp medium body.

D: A solid coffee flavored porter. Nothing really jumps out at me about this brew, but it's tasty nonetheless.

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.48/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of bkilpatr
3.41/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. 09/28/08.

Pours a very dark brownish black with about two fingers of light brown head, no lacing. Aroma is a nice mix of milk and dark chocolates, roasted malts, and dominated by dark roasted coffee. Smells delicious. Darn good for something that came out of a six pack at the grocery store.

The taste, unfortunately, is much more subdued than the aroma. The coffee taste is definitely there, but it's much lighter than the aroma hints at. The chocolate and roasted malt are also there, just not as much. The finish is fairly bitter.

Feel is decent for a porter. It's a bit thin and watery. Carbonation is very low - it has just enough to keep it from being flat. Drinkability is relatively poor. After awhile it just feels like I'm drinking a cold cup of coffee. And cold coffee isn't exactly the most appealing thing to me. Finishing the bottle was rather difficult.

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2/5  rDev -47.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of JMD
3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep brown, almost black with small off white head that fades very quickly. Almost no lacing at all.

S: Fresh brewed coffee and toasted malt. Nice aroma but too faint, I really had to search for it.

T: Toasted malt, coffee, dark fruit with notes of raisins and figs. Some chocolate and light hops.

M: Light bodied, I found this to be a little too watery for the sytle.

D: Decent porter but nothing exceptional, the aroma and flavors are bit muted. This beer doesn't have that big punch of coffee I was waiting for. I'll take a BBC Coffeehouse Porter over this one anyday.

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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  rDev -21.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.4/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of ryanonline
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deeeep dark brown with very low clarity and a moderately sized tanish head that does not stay for a while but leaves good gobs of lacing behind.

Smells of delicious coffee and a touch of piney hops. Very roasty and a mild residual toffee like sweetness.

The strength of the flavor subsides in comparison to what the aroma would imply. The strong roastyness in replaced with an almost frappuccino like lack of coffee punch and the toffee more or less just gets watered down. It almost tastes like club soda was added. Still a sharp roasty bite at the beginning though. Almost no trace of hops to be tasted.

The body is thin and slightly watery while still retaining a lot of spritzy carbination to add quite a bit of weight in otherwise. A very dry finish.

A bit foamy in my belly but still fairly light and drinkable.

I like kona brewing so far and this is my second beer from them and, though not as impressed as I was with the fire rock, I find this beer very enjoyable.

Photo of TheMistler
3.57/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle whose cap informs me that "mona" means shark. Good to know. In the glass, the beer is a surprisingly opaque, coffee black - during the pour it appeared a nutty brown. Tan, soda-like head doesn't display very good retention. Decent, drapery lacing.

Cocoa powder and coffee beans to the nose. A dash of brown sugar.

Some coffee, chocolate. Roasted characteristics. There is a certain nutty flavor, as well. Finishes clean, with the slightest bittering and some roasted coffee grinds left on the palate.

Befitting the soda-like head, the carbonation works in such a way that this beer has a bit of soda feel, as well. Lots of prickliness.

This beer goes down very easy, and is somewhat tasty, but it seem just a bit thin in both feel and taste.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Pipeline Porter from Kona Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,621 ratings.