Coriolis | New England Brewing Co.

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New England Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States

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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Reviews: 79 | Ratings: 612
Photo of jvillefan
2.62/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

I don't get this beer, a malt driven IPA that tasted old and stale (drank from can 1.5 weeks after canning). The hops were not well executed. I will not be trying this one again.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.97/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can into an Alchemist stemless teku.

Nose is pine, citrus and cane sugar. Aromatic with a resiny hop bitter bite. Beer opens citrus, pine, grass and a yeasty, resiny bitterness. There's a rounded malt presence that mellows out and balances this one. Body is medium with moderate to low carbonation. Smooth on the palate and goes down silky and a little oily. Accented going down with a bone dry aftertaste.

The body is what stands out about this beer. Super smooth and drinkable.

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Photo of Phishagonia
4.23/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

New England Brewing just keeps bringing the goods. Had this from a can poured into snifter, from the most recent canning release in March. Look is spot on for the style..golden/amber with some very nice lacing. Smell is spot on for a heavily hopped Nelson double IPA. Tastes very smooth and similar to a top tier Vermont double IPA. Hops dont come out and bite, it's surprisingly very easy to drink for a double. This is probably my 3rd favorite double IPA from New England. That's saying something. Cheers!

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Photo of Mateo2699
4.29/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Medium orange hue, big frothy big bubbled head with great lacing. Aroma is super melon, cantaloupe and orange citrus forward. Those Nelson hops really shine through, yes plenty wine grapes and tropical fruit. No detection of maltiness, and subtle hop bittneress. For a DIPA, super session like. Impressive.

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Photo of Rejis
4.8/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from can dated 3/10/2017 (yesterday! That's fresh!) into a rt tulip glass. It's hazy Orange with nice foamy head. I pick up some light citrus & melon in aroma but something else is there...the aroma of a hot wine grapes from the Nelson Sauvin.

The first taste is amazing, like nothing I've had before as this is my first Nelson experience. It's sophisticated white wine grape and light citrus. It has a perfect carbonation and has a dryness but drinks so smooth.

NEBCO continues to impress. I will seek this and other Nelson hopped brews more often.

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Photo of PSanger
4.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have had this beer a number of times. The most recent was out of a can and after sipping it, and getting that huge smell of Citrus I said this could be the best beer NEBCO makes. Does not drink like a dipa to me. Almost a perfect beer. Well worth it anytime you can get your hands on it.

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Photo of aqi317
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 Oz can.

Currently my favorite offering from NEBCO. Perfect integration and marriage of the Nelson Sauvin hop with the New England base that everyone has come to love.

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Photo of Billolick
4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can...I can find no canning/dating info

Pours with a moderate haze, lighter almond amber, under a larger kkaki cap, lasting and then leaving low sheeting and nice looking strands and mini fields of lacing.

Inviting tropical fruit nose..with pineapple coming to mind...yum

Yasty, flavorful, smooth and highly enjoyable nectar...more tropical, more hoppy, more tasty goodness....notes of honey, pineapple, grapefruit, sweet bready malt notes...

Great as much as you can when and whenever you see this class and super enjoyable

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Photo of Gumbo_gravy
4.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 12 oz can into a Veil Teku. No canning date or BB date that I can find. Got it in a trade on 1/6/17.

Appear: beautiful amber golden color. slight hze. foram 2 fingers of dense bubbly head. that's hanging around a little bit. Nice lacing left on the glass.

Nose: white wine grapes some herbal dankness slight MJ pine. some caramel notes. something bready almost. nice

Taste: well balanced IPA. has a nice hope bite. I get a nice caramel bread backbone playing off some piney citrus hop notes.

Mouth: not creamy but light medium. not bad.

Over: Solid IPA. it's not NE style. seen alot of comparison to some TH brews. This is a different style. I'd be surprised to hear that the brewers of this were trying to have this compete with Green or other TH offerings. This is different. I'd put this with some of the best DIPAs I've had from SIerra, Green Flash, or Niganski. I enjoyed it. Glad it was an extra in a recent trade.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Acquired from marino13412 so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is a nice combination floral hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel and citrus. Then a strong but not over-powering piney hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty and brings a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is a very good 2IPA to drink for a long time.

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Photo of Rugg315
4.59/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Taste test Christmas Day with Sip of Sunshine(2nd),GreenTH (3rd)Swish Bissell Bros.(4th). Guess who was No. 1? Coriolis! Great beer all the things you want in this style without any of the back end bite. Incredibly smooth and flavorful. A Winner!

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Photo of TheRossness
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Some people think NEBco is CT's Best brewery. I differ in that opinion. However, If all their beers were as good as Coriolis, it would be a different story. This is an DIPA that's bursting with flavor. Its fruity, creamy, slightly bitter at certain points, fresh tasting, refreshing, slightly straw-y. It has a bunch of flavors I can't name, but its a remarkably good beer. I think Its better than Julius and Green from Treehouse. Its a very unique tasting brew. I could have more of these. Gawd damn!

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Photo of MikeyMcD86
4.68/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this beer a while back and wasn't very impressed. Didn't write a review. A buddy of mine insisted that I need to have it fresh so we drove to the brewery and picked some up. Drank it the day I brought it home out of a TEKU.

Look: Deep gold to bronze color with medium haze and a two fingers of rocky, pillowy head.

Aroma: Kinda reminds me of Founders All Day IPA. Nice sprucy pine dominates the nose. A little sweet pine candy poking through. Smells nice and refreshing.

Taste: Way juicier on the palate than the nose would indicate. Very vinous, juicy white grape flavor that Nelson is known for. Some grapefruit and papaya in there as well. Finish has some piney bitterness but its not overpowering.

Mouthfeel: Solid medium mouthfeel, indicative of 8%.

Overall(style points): This beer is way better than I remember it being. Gotta get this one fresh as possible(within a week of canning). It looks and smells like a west-coast beer but has the juicy flavor to compete with east-coast IPAs. 93 points!

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Photo of OatmattStout
4.64/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful lacing and head. Golden yellow with ample haze.

Dense nose packed with all that I love about Nelson Sauvin. Grapey, tropical fruit. passion fruit and white wine. Amazeballz

Solid from top to bottom with representation of the aromas but also a smooth and fairly lingering juicy bitterness. Nice

Mouthfeel is not as heavy as many doubles and fits these lighter hop characteristics perfectly by not muddying.

Just a great IPA and 2 miles from my homestead.

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Photo of danh53
4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Clear, dark orange color with white head. Nose is sweet orange, apple, grape, herb, grass, resin, and sap. Taste is sweet fruit - grape, tangerine, apple, pear, orange pith, white wine, herbal notes with a bite, malt sweetness, floral notes. Getting some vanilla cream notes from the nose as it warms. Mouth feel is world class, so creamy with perfect, prickly carbonation. Pour at cellar temp for the best mouth. This is a great IPA.

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Photo of sulldaddy
4.57/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Sampling a cellar temp can poured into a chalice. The beer pours a slightly hazy golden hue with a creamy bleached white had of 1 cm that fades to a sturdy surface layer some densely packed lattice clings to the glass during each sip. A few lazy streams of carbonation rise to the surface. The aroma has a bit of sweet caramel and then goes to a bunch of citrus and pine with orange dominant but also a bit of peach. No booze notes on the nose.
The first sip reveals a crisp texture and fine tingly carbonation. Flavor is some malt and then rolls to a lot of hop profile with citrus and some other fruits with peach dominant but I also get some resiny pine and the beer finishes with quite a bit of dryness on my palate. The booze is completely hidden and this beer could be very sneaky if you had several cans. Quite a nice DIPA

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

an absolute stunner, famous for a reason, and a reaffirmation of my love for the nelson sauvin hop, which is apparently the only one used in this honey thick milky yellow colored heady east coast ipa that comes with a whole heap of hype. aroma of white wine, lime, melon, more piquant citrus, sweet pine and birch, and some fresh cereal malt that likely include wheat and pils, but possibly also some oats and another pale barley, not overly complex on the malt, just enough to support all the hops. appreciably dry in the flavor, no grain interference, just some nice body. hops are all nelson all the way, and if you know that hop at all, its amazing. none of the cat pee warm or stale thing here that lesser beers with this hop sometimes have, instead its a bright tropical fruit complexion with pineapple and melon and again the lime coming to mind for me. bitterness has been tamed here, it doesnt linger at all on the palate after the swallow. juicy and hazy, mostly dry hopped, but its somehow different, more refined, better than the other huge milky india pale ales coming from the east. less turbid and nasty, more attention to detail, and of course, more nelson! carbonation is fine, body is bigger, creamy almost, and the booze is hidden well. great ipa, one of my favorites in awhile! worthy of its high praise over the years. so stoked to finally have had one!

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Photo of Amguerra305
4.1/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy pale yellow color with a hint of something towards the red spectrum. Half inch head that lingers for a while after the pour. The smell is non specific citrus that leans more towards orange with a slight piney resiny finish; good but not spectacular. I actually enjoy the taste more than the smell as you still get the citrus character of the beer but you also get a nice grassy note on the front end like a really good pilsner. A very dry beer that does not finish overly bitter; extremely pleasant overall. The citrus character kind of lingers in a pleasant after taste. The feel is medium with a light finish. Overall a really good beer but there is nothing that really stands out about it.

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Photo of quindog
4.84/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

First NEBCO beer, and it delivered. One of my favorites from the IPA night at Backcountry Pizza in Boulder the week following GABF. Very lucky to get this on tap in Colorado, and so grateful to get to experience it. Crisp, low malt, tons of pungent Nelson hops in aroma and flavor. In summary, drink this beer if you can!!

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Photo of Ri0
4.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured 12oz can into snifter. Big thanks to Jhavs for shipping a can to WI. A gold orange color and nice 2 finger white head with webbed lacing on my glass. Dank, sweet, tropical aromas with a nice bitter blast. Flavor is very tropical, with some dank citrus and a finish of bitter pine. Feel is medium, great carb, juicy and slightly dry. Yeah, this one is a winner.

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Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm so happy they can this one now - and I love the can they put it in! It's a close call between this and Fuzzy Baby Ducks for my favorite NEBCO...but maybe give this a slight edge, if only because dinosaurs trump ducks.

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Photo of eifster82
4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From can into a 12oz glass.

Lightly hazy, amber appearance. Deep earthy, resin flavors mixed with some citrus. Very good mouthfeel. Sticky. Some nice mild sweet malts, but again, mostly pine resin sticking with you. Lovely Nelson hopped brew.

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Photo of wulfie85
4.29/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The Nelson Sauvin hops just erupt from this brew. Both on the nose and on the palate they impress in every way. Great pale color and smooth mouth feel as well.

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Photo of CNoj012
4.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a hazy, vibrant golden orange color with a creamy, one finger off white head. Retention is minimal and there hanging, webbed sheets of lacing all over the glass.

Smell is pineapple, citrus pith, pine, grapefruit and a touch of sweet and bready malt. Taste is the same with a fairly bitter finish.

Feel is light side of medium, soft and slightly undercarbonated with a resinous finish.

Overall this beer is excellent. I was really wowed by this one. This is the first NEBCO beer I've had. I had heard of G-Bot and FBD and the hype surrounding them, but I can't imagine either of them being any better than Coriolis. Definitely need to seek them out now!

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can. Pours deep hazy gold, two finger white head just sits there forever, coating lace. Dank herbal piney aroma. Taste of this one is weedy with a touch of ripe fruit, piney earthy notes, citrus peel. Full soft mouthfeel. This is a top notch IPA.

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