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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: 60 | Ratings: 516
Photo of Stum-pub
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is literally the shit!!!!

Still on tap at Delaney's in New Haven, CT !! Go try it !!!

A. Pours orange-yellow with a foamy white head.

S. citrus , pine, and hopheavy.

T. Much more balanced than expected. Nicely hidden alcohol, crisp hoppy taste, but very little aftertaste.

m: Moderate and smooth, the medium carbonation. Very balanced.

o: Amazingg


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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 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 CTJman
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my favorite offering from nebco - maybe my favorite DIPA ever.

Dank, dank, DANK and even more dank. This beer is in the top tier of DIPA's. Yup

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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 ScottieD
4.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A stunningly delicious single hop Nelson beer. Huge nose of tropical fruit, grapefruit, and pineapple blended with a slightly piney aroma. The taste mirrors the aroma well. Again, another amazing single hop beer from NEBCO

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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 Ultra-Plinian
4.94/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A special thank you to my wife for stopping at the brewery and getting me a 32 oz fill just prior to vacation to Portland, OR.

Appearance - Wonderful color of burnt orange / gold. Smaller head than I am used to / was expecting.

Smell - Grapefruit juice, pine and floral aromas.

Taste - Off the charts great! Starts out with a slightly sweet taste that is followed by a nice malt characteristic at the end. Reminds me of Dreadnaught from Three Floyd's, but better!

Mouth feel - Rich thick mouth, but not syrupy or cloying.

Overall - One of the best beers that I have ever had!!! Thank you NEBCO!!!

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Photo of Nadlerjordan
4.87/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My first review so bear with me. Picked this up in a 64oz growler from the brewery. Tasted it 4 hours later.

A-A cloudy golden yellow color. Looks beautiful to me.

S- Wow, the smell is unbelievable. Packs a huge punch of tropical fruits with a hint of pine. Very unique.

T- Very smooth with just enough bitterness. Hides the alcohol extremely well. Tastes just like it smells. Very fruity with a solid piney backbone.

M- Doesn't even taste like you're drinking alcohol. Just pure hoppiness.

O- Once again NEBCO doesn't disappoint with this one. Just an overall amazing beer. Drove 4 hours round trip to buy it, and would do it again in a heartbeat. Hope to see this one more. I was lucky to try Fuzzy Baby Ducks and this one is almost as amazing, but just as unique in it's own right.

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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 quindog
4.84/5  rDev +7.1%
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 VelvetExtract
4.84/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A-Pours like pineapple juice or orange juice. Completely opaque. Like a melted creamsicle. Head is light bubble-clusters that do leave some consistent lacing tattoos on the glass. This just looks absolutely awesome and unfiltered. Just how I like it. Beautiful.

S-Nose is world class. Uber-tropical. I get all the best exotic fruits. Pineapples, apricots, grapefruit (both ruby red and white), clementines, oranges and even some eucalyptus. Pine and late-Summer sunned grass. Light malt is sweet cracker. Phenomenal.

T-Thank you NEBCO. The Nelson Sauvin hops are exquisitely displayed. Apricots and pineapples are so stressed and delicious. Divinely juicy. Just incredibly ripe. Orange, clementine and grapefruit coat the palate in a resinous jacket of excellence. This beer finishes very bitter. All the tropics morph into a coercive chop of resinous pine and grass. The Nelson Sauvin hops are longwinded! Animal cracker malt crouches behind the world-class hop parade.

M-On cask, this beer is the perfect temperature and perfect feel. The softest carbonation. Resinous and slimy in the best way. Goes down just too easy. This is a perfect cask beer. Every sip is orgasmic.

O/D-God, NEBCO is one of the best in the world. This equals Fuzzy Baby Ducks in every way. The hoppiness is something to marvel over. One of the best beers I have ever had. Easily stacks up to the best on the East Coast (Hill Farmstead, Alchemist etc.). One of their crowning achievements.

Had via growler. While the beer is still world class, I found it to lack some of those super-tropical flavors I detected on cask. That being said, I can still taste the bitterness on my tongue. Still amazing. Had such a hard time grading this. Regardless, this is a top-10 beer for me at this point in my beer odyssey. Oh yeah, and this beer gets better as it warms!

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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 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 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 alaimoa
4.78/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Growler filled a few days ago. Pours cloudy golden with creamy white head. Beautiful smell of citrus, pine,grass. Taste spot on with the nose - heavy citrus and grass. Great complexity and depth. Feel creamy and smooth. Overall amazing offering from nebco with amazing taste and feel

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Photo of Pete27lax
4.77/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had from growler on 9/7/12, had this beer multiple times and is an outstanding IPA.

The beer looks fantastic, pours a hazy golden color from the growler that just glows. Small white head with great lacing from start to finish.

Smell is INSANE. Dank earthly hops, such an in your face smell. Pine notes in there as well. Overall the smell is fantastic, definitely the high point of this beer.

Piney hops dominate the taste. Citrus rounds out the taste nicely. Bitterness is moderate which works nicely with this one.

Mouthfeel is great! On the full bodied side for an IPA. Bitterness hits the tongue nicely. Solid mouthfeel for this brew.

Drinkability is as good as it gets. Splitting this growler with a friend and wishing we had another. Hides the alcohol content very well also.

NEBco has done it again with an outstanding IPA. The single batch beers they have are just magnificent and the brews coming in the near future have such high promise. Love NEBco and the beers they produce are just getting better!

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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 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 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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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 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 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 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 davey101
4.64/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour from a 64 oz growler into their new 668 tulip glass. Purchased on 8/28/2012.

A - Dark yellow, light orange body. Has a light haze to it but its not as murky as Gandhi Bot. Small one finger bone white head settles down to a dirty cap. Excellent lacing and retention.

S - Well I guess this is what Nelson Sauvin is like. Interesting mix of pungent and dank pine with some honeydew, apricot, lime, and guava. Finishes with a light savory note with just a touch of crackery malts. I could smell this all day! Super unique, I think I prefer this aroma to that of fresh Citra.

T - Less complex than the nose but well balanced. Starts off tropical with sweet honey, melons and some lime juice. Super bitter with an earthy and musky funkiness. Finish is dry and crackery. Mouth feel is not too slick or coating with a nice level of carbonation.

O - NEBCO and their hops. They do some great work together. I think I prefer this to Gandhi Bot, but I feel like its something I'd have to be in the mood for. The honeydew-lime flavors playing off of the musky and dank earthiness is just so damn unique and tasty. Top notch beer!

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