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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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Photo of sulldaddy
4.57/5  rDev +1.3%
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 -1.1%
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 -9.1%
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 +7.3%
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 -0.9%
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 +0.2%
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 -1.8%
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 -4.9%
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 +0.2%
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 -1.1%
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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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can into a snifter, the beer is a bright, slightly hazed, straw-gold coloring with a low profile, clingy, foamy, white head. Aromas of evergreen, lemon zest, subtle caramel, pepper spice, guava, and subtle grapefruit. Flavors are bitter and roasted forward, with an immediate follow of the dank and aromatic evergreen notes, pepper spice, and grassy highlights. All of this hop forward blend before getting into the juicy, sweet blend of lemon, grapefruit, guava, and melon. Very balanced, on a slick, oily, mid-body. The aftertaste is more of the juicy and fruity blend forward, but that evergreen character is still holding strong. The finish is slick, dry, and with a solid linger of dank hops and tropical fruit. Really good, balanced DIPA!

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

Have waited for this one to hit growlers forever and instead they did one better and put it in cans! Super nice and juice DIPA by NEBCO! Loved this one!!

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Photo of rabbott2
4.49/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

fresh batch out of a can drank in a teku on 7/28/2016

Look - nice thick white head, amber, with decent clarity

Smell - green grapes, piney, earthy, citrusy. nice mix of flavors

Taste - bitter, tropical, bold, piney, melon, grassy, grapefruit

Feel - dry and very smooth. drinkable but in a unique way

Overall - great ipa that i've sought out for a couple years. Glad to finally try it. Probably the best Nelson single hopped IPA I've had. Great showcase of this hop

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.05/5  rDev -10.2%
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 +10.6%
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 +3.3%
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 +5.1%
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 +3.3%
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 +1.8%
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 +1.1%
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 -12.6%
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 +6.7%
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 +6%
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 +2%
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 -16.9%
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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