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Coriolis | New England Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
New England Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Coriolis Double IPA hopped entirely ( and we’re talking a lot here) with Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand.

Added by Pahn on 08-25-2012

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4.52
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23.89%
 
 
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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.05/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. can. Orange body. Smells of strong Nelson hops. Tropical with the nelson bite. A little bit of toasty malt. Tastes of all nelson ups with some sweet pale malt. Again, it has just a bit of toastiness and a light bitterness. Medium body. Smells and tastes like a big IPA, but it kinda isn't. I appreciate that it isn't a sugar bomb.

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Photo of dms
4.99/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Recently released in 12 oz cans by NEBCO. I waited in line for the first release. I'm glad I did. Previously, I've had this only in growlers and on tap. The pleasure of being able to pop open a 12 oz double IPA like this in a can is wonderful. If they ever make enough of this to distribute it, it will be a game changer.

It is full of flavor. Piny, citrus with a nice bitter finish. Fresh grapes on the tip of my tongue and the front of the roof of my mouth too. There is no dark-malt, roasted-brown flavor at all here. It's all tangy resin up front with a deep, almost floral palate rush in the middle, and a balanced, slightly bitter finish.

Compared to Bright, another top Nelson hopped double from Treehouse, Coriolis is less sweet. Bright is smoother, sweeter and more juice-like. Coriolis is more bitter, biting, and punchy. It's more carbonated than Bright as well.

At the same time, Coriolis has that classic NEBCO taste that makes all of their IPAs instantly identifiable. I have a tendency to want to "naw" on the hops with fresh NEBCO beers and this one takes that to the max.

This is a filtered beer, I think all of NEBCOs offerings are. Where some people might prefer an unfiltered mouth feel with a beer like this, I actually think the Nelson hops are showcased perfectly the way it is.

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Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Nice clear tangerine-amber with minimal head.
Dank pine smell, pithy grapefruit. Sizable tropical sweetness; melon and pear.
Hay and citrus; pine needles. Fresh, woody and resinous currant. Tart sweetness of passionfruit with subliminal elements of melon.
Very clean, dry and grassy tart finish.

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Photo of SDRedDevil
4.74/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

64 oz growler from NEBCO. Pours a hazy orange with a nice tropical smell. Taste is classic nelson...hops and fruit with a dry white wine-esq finish. Other than OG Alpine Nelson this is best nelson IPA I have had.....

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Photo of jhavs
4.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler from the new facility poured into snifter. Fresh.

A= Golden, haze, cloudy. Thick foamy white head that settles slowly into a ring around the glass. Lots of lacing sticks to the sides of the glass.

S= All Nelson gives this a big and bold grassy and grapefruit aroma with a background dankness.

T= Dank pine, earthy hop, citrus, and resin. Not much residual malt sweetness. Big juicy hop finish

M= Heavy side of medium body with moderate carbonation. Coats the tongue with flavor.

O= Big flavor and aroma, my favorite of the 100% Nelson Sauvin brews I have tried. Great and easy to drink for a dipa WITH 8.2 abv..

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Photo of emount91
4.59/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

have had this one a bunch of times, but finally decided to give a review instead of just a rating. pours an extremely hazy dark golden orange, foamy head that dissipates into a thin one, pretty good lacing. smell is grassy, weedy (the stinky kind), piney, citrusy, and juicy all at the same time. taste follows it exactly, grassy, skunky, citrusy, with a big juice finish over the top of everything else. extremely hop forward, very little malt apparent. mouth feel is exactly NEBCO: lots of carbonation with a slight slick feel, perfect for a DIPA. awesome beer, could crush these (but get in a lot of trouble).

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Photo of TomMorris
4.56/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Waited in line for several hours at NEBCO's reopening...walked away with a 64 oz. growler of this, Fuzzy Baby Ducks, and another 32 oz. of FBD which I managed to flip for a growler of Tree House Good Morning. Walked away feeling like a champion just one day before my birthday.

Anyway, Coriolis pours an opaque apricot-hued orange with minimal head. Plenty of lacing clings to the insides of my glass as I drink it, however.

The nose on this beer is ridiculous. Huge, and I mean HUGE musty vegetation and dank hop aromas dominate. There's definitely both some citrus and tropical fruits present as well, but good god does this beer smell like fresh, dank hops.

The taste isn't quite as aggressive as the nose, but everything present there does make an appearance. It's a little more fruit-forward but there's plenty of fresh dank hop taste to balance out the fruitiness as well as lots of bitterness on the backend. Incredibly bold-tasting beer, but not an unbalanced one.

Really thick and luscious mouthfeel on this one, especially for an IPA. It's not quite as perfect as say, Abner or a Treehouse IPA because I find it just a little abrasive with the bitterness, but it's pretty damn close.

Over Coriolis is a crazy good beer that I wish was easier to obtain. I've yet to have Locust Reign, but I would say that Coriolis trumps Fuzzy Baby Ducks as my top NEBCO beer. Love to see such great beer coming from CT!

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.94/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy, ugly appearance as appreciated from most NE breweries. A lot of Nelson on the nose, as expected. Taste is slightly bitter and unbalanced but still solid. Finish is bitter but quick. Solid beer overall.

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Photo of ryantheide
4.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Delicious double. Ranks just below a Heady or Sip of Sunshine overall. Awesome hints of grapefruit and citrus. If you see it, stop what you are doing and drink some!

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Photo of BranfordBound
4.78/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to my buddy Todd for picking this one up at the brewery and sharing some with me. Pours with pineapple smoothie consistency, bright gold and cloudy. Decent head from an aggressive pour leaves lacing.

At first whiff this one's aroma just blew my mind. Those Nelson Sauvin hops are incredible! Super sweet candy and floral aroma, dank and earthy tones underlying.

The flavor is just magnificent, juice-filled tropical hops, sour dankness, citrus groves, candy sweetness, fresh dough, it's all there. Body is medium and it has a subtle carbonation to keep it all in check.

The ability to drink a few of these and kill the growler without trying is frightening. People talk about FBD being the best from NEBCO, but I think Coriolis is better. Less hype, too.

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Photo of jcflorian
4.6/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rare very hard to find offering from NEBCO.

I am not normally a fan of all Nelson IPAS. This is actually the first one I really liked.

If you see this available, run don't walk as it will likely be gone shortly.

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.75/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: slight haze; deep gold in color; 1 finger ivory head that receded to a thin collar; very nice lacing;

S: grapefruit; musty;

T: moderately bitter white grapefruit all the way through;

M; medium bodied; lightly carbonated; dry finish;

O: very tasty;

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Photo of CayseyW
4.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

L: Hazy orange body with a generous white foamy head. Beautiful lacing when poured well.

S: A melody of citrus fruits with a subtle essence of white grapes.

T: If white wine was this good I'd drink it all the time. The nelson hops gives this beer so much complexity. The flavors are so on point with the smell.

F: Crisp but creamy, which seems like a contradiction. The hop bite is just right and it's not at all boozy.

O: This is NEBCO's best beer in my opinion. They have an amazing portfolio of beer and everyone has their favorite (mostly Fuzzy Baby Ducks), but I just find this one to be in another league.

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Photo of dd43
4.46/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Effervescent liquid grapefruit. That is the three word review of this beer. Absolutely recommended if you get a chance to score this on tap at your local watering hole. Hopped exclusively with Nelson Sauvin from New Zealand, which is supposed to express a grape-like aroma in the sauvignon blanc wheelhouse, but to me this beer is all about grapefruit. Crisp mouthfeel, pleasing bitterness and astringency after swallowing. I wish New England would can this beer for resale.

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Photo of Speed_Racer9
5/5  rDev +10.6%

From a growler from nebco. In sort perfection. When it is young it has a dry astringency that is reminiscent of a fine white wine. As it ages in it gets juicier with all the flavors you would expect from good hops with a subtle grape note. Aged this is my favorite beer out of Locus Reign, Gandhi Bot, and Coriolis. Fresh from tap I think the Gandhi is more drinkable. Age and enjoy!

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Photo of Hendry
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

Orange-yellow cloudy beauty, nice finger of frothy head, excellent lacing in the tulip.

Aroma brings in a nice white grape and pear, slightly floral.

Taste is bright and reminds me of grapes with a touch of oakiness, nice lasting bitterness of the moderate type.

Mouthfeel is medium, lower lever of carbonation suits the style.

Grand Slam from NEBCO, I've bee wanting to try this for a while, and props to Smutty for this one!

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Photo of mdfb79
4.29/5  rDev -5.1%

From 09/08/14 notes. Big thanks to BeerLawyer85 for sharing this one; thanks Ross! 32 oz. screw top growler that is a few days old poured into a tulip.

Pours a murky burnt orange-yellow color with one inch of off white head and low to moderate carbonation evident. Citrus hops, tropical fruits, grapefruit, pine hops. Taste is lightly bitter, more grapefruit than the nose. Medium body and low carbonation, smooth and easy to drink.

Overall I thought this was quite tasty and is easily the best hoppy beer I've had from NEBCO (never had Fuzzy Baby Ducks)...I like it a lot more than Gandhi-Bot and their Galaxy Pale Ale, both of which I like. I wish it had a little more carbonaiton but the nose was awesome, and it was easy to drink. I would love to try this on tap sometime as I bet it would be even better. Worth checking out.

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Photo of mikeburd1128
4.85/5  rDev +7.3%

This beer is just absolutely fucking killer. Poured from a 4 day old growler into a tulip.

Pours a beautiful cloudy peach with a solid off white head. Nose is just perfection. Soft, sweet peach, dank pine, sugary sweetness. Everything is so soft and clean. Flavors are the same. Starts super-ripe sweet peach and finishes with the pine. Perfection. Medium body, med/low carbonation. Yeah. Find this beer and drink it.

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Photo of Damian
4.6/5  rDev +1.8%

Drank on tap at Woodbridge Social, Woodbridge, CT
Served in a New England Brewing Co. nonic

Super cloudy, yellow ochre appearance. The liquid was topped by a flimsy white head that quickly dissolved.

The aroma was loaded with intense tropical fruit notes. Passionfruit dominated. Lots of guava and mango. Good dose of peach and apricot. Hint of citrus.

Citrus notes came through strong in the flavor profile. Orange-y and super juicy on the front end. Loads of peach and apricot. Touch of mango. White grapefruit appeared on the back end and carried into the moderately bitter finish. Some pininess was noticeable as well.

The mouthfeel was super soft and creamy. Ultra slick. A fine, moderate effervesce gave the liquid a fluffy, tongue blanketing quality.

I had been waiting a long time to try Coriolis, and it certainly did not disappoint. Although the Nelson Sauvin hops did not seem to contribute the distinctive lemony and wine-like qualities found in other beers made exclusively with this hop varietal, this beer was fantastic nevertheless.

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Photo of MikeM417
4.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I'm going back and reviewing some of my favorite beers I've had since my previous ratings now mean nothing. Coriolis is one of my top 3 favorite NEBCo beers. The other two being Locust Reign and Fat Ten Er #2. I wish that one day I could compare all 3 side by side, but unfortunately, that tasting has only occurred in my dreams.

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Photo of von_kaiser
4.96/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A: golden unfiltered mouth watering at the sight
S: citrus hop blast (g-bot x's 2)
T: citrus citrus citrus citrus....not sure what I'm getting but it's a lip smacking sour patch ipa
M: well carbonated after five days in the growler. At par with the rest this beast of a brewery puts out. Hour later and the citrus resin filmed in my mouth
O: blessed to be able to get this because YOU can't. Nelson Sauvins are the chuck Norris of hops. Bravo nebco! Damn fine dbl ipa!! Get if you can without hesitation.

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Photo of toconn
4.69/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A great DIPA, very unique and a great display of the Nelson Sauvin hop!

A - Pours a hazy copper color with a medium off-white head that quickly disperses

S - Not as big of a nose as I would have expected, but definitely citrus, tropical fruits, and pine on the nose with a hint of something almost sour, like a granny smith apple. A very nice aroma.

T - Starts out with sharp, tangy citrus and some resiny pine and then quickly fades to a strong, almost sour white wine taste on the mid-pallet. Finishes with a very strong, resiny, sour bitterness. This one really makes you smack your lips! A great represenation of the Nelson Sauvin hop

M - Tight carbonation, medium bodied. Somewhat dry. Big flavors, but hides the 8.2% very well!

O - This beer has a very interesting flavor that really showcases the depth of the Nelson Sauvin hop, but remains balanced and delicious as it warms up. This is more bitter than most IPA's I've tried and really leaves you with a pucker on your lips, but every sip leaves you eager for the next! A spectacular beer, top 10!

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Photo of brianlapointe
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this bitch on tap at the brewery about 4 months ago for the first time and was blown away...had it again at the brewery and it was even better this time. Pours a white fluffy head with beautiful sticky lacing. Smells like peaches grapefruit coriander with beautiful piney backbone. This has an almost exact nose as gandhi bot but not as floral. Mouthfeel is incredible and leaves a lingering sweet and tangy film and keeps me coming back for more! As it warms up the peach and grapefruit notes come more into play. Hands down the perfect double ipa. Just wish they sold this shit in stores!!!

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Photo of dar482
4.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer offers wonderful Nelson Sauvin notes, but I almost confused it with Galaxy.

A huge pungent aroma of bright tropical fruits, grassiness, and dank almost plastic qualities.

The flavor follows with those notes with a medium malt body and a touch of sweetness. A beer not far from the clean qualities of Ghandi, but cleaner and I prefer the bright hop flavors in this.

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Photo of vonnegut21
4.69/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy golden orange with two fingers of white head. Hazy and cloudy.

S: Strong tropical notes. Pineapple and mango, grapefruit, pine resin, hints of peach and berries. There's a lot going on here, but oddly the nose feels almost a bit mild compared to the taste.

T: Huge juicy tropical notes. Pineapple, mango. Lots of peach. More than the nose. Middle is grapefruit juice with touches of berries and pine. Nice lingering bitterness, but for how expressive and juicy these hops are, it's not overwhelmingly bitter. Really excellent.

M: Nice body and full carbonation. Coating on the tongue. Very drinkable.

O: My favorite beer from NEBCO by a long shot. Gandhi-bot is a solid beer and FBD was quite good, but this is a different level than anything else I've had from them. Nelson Sauvin is the king.

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