Coriolis | New England Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
New England Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States
newenglandbrewing.com

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

BEER STATS
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
598
Avg:
4.51
pDev:
7.54%
 
 
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Reviews: 77 | Ratings: 598
Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.34/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler fill at Oliver's in Albany, NY.

Pours a murky orange. It's incredible, but this is a nearly opaque orange. Looks like pulpy orange juice. Incredible look to this. No head whatsoever, with very minimal lacing.

The aroma is pretty good too, tons of fruits- grapefruit, orange, pineapple, peach, passionfruit, and white grapes. Not much malt in the aroma.
The taste is where it gets weird, and clues me in to something being wrong with this beer. It is flat as hell. No carbonation to speak of, just basically concentrated, slightly bitter hop juice. Tastes like a poorly kept cask version of the beer. Clearly there was something wrong with the keg. I can tell that when poured and kept properly, this is an outstanding beer. But it's just wrong now. The fruit flavors I expect to get due to the aroma are muted, and washed out.

Mouthfeel is flat, thin, with no carbonation.

I really need to try this again, I clearly did not try it in optimal conditions.

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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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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 davewlfpckfan29
4.04/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this in a growler from New England Brewing Company.

The smell of these hops have a very unique smell.
There is a dank smell with a faint onion.

Nice unfiltered look.

The taste has a pineapple and orange or grapefruit and even a red onion taste to it. I really like the uniqueness of this.

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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 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 NuclearRich
4.13/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Had 4 of these babies last night on cask, double dry hopped. Thank you prime16 and nebco.

A. Murky orange with a thin head that fades rapidly.
S. Holy dank. Pine and citrus are there, but I think I singed my nose hair on that resinous dank aroma.
T. Huge bitter resin. Enamel peeling.
M. Lighter bodied, but weighted by the cask condition.
O. Impressively bitter and practically beyond comprehension. Cant wait for more of the regular version on tap soon!

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Photo of Phishagonia
4.23/5  rDev -6.2%
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 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 Mateo2699
4.29/5  rDev -4.9%
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 mdfb79
4.29/5  rDev -4.9%

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 TheManiacalOne
4.34/5  rDev -3.8%
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 CTbrew32
4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

appearance- Gold amber color, cloudy, and pours a dense foamy 3 inch head.

aroma- Pineapple, white wine, and a little malt sweetness.

taste- Starts off with a distinct white grape flavor and then switching to more a grapefruit flavor in the finish. The malt is good blend of caramel and pale malt, finishing with semi sweet/dry feel and flavor. Bitterness is mild for a dipa.

feel- There is plenty of malt body here that provides a soft feel, but finishes dry enough to be clean. Carbonation is a little present throughout, but mild overall.

overall- Great dipa that really highlights the nelson hop. The white grape flavor is very noticeable and blends nicely with grapefruit flavors.

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Photo of jimmy82063
4.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Eagerly anticipating this for the last few weeks. Poured into a 668 tulip glass. Nice head that quickly dissipates. The taste has a lot of range I get apricot, pineapple, peach and a bit of spicieness. The alcohol is very well hidden.

I am a Galaxy Hops guy but I really like this. Well done!

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Photo of Gumbo_gravy
4.38/5  rDev -2.9%
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 PicoPapa
4.39/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at New York Pizza. Pours a hazy dark orange with a half inch of head. Nice lacing. Big whiff of citrus hops, apricots, dank hops and an overall sweetness. Almost like candy. Taste is a big hoppy citrus bitterness upfront with some sweet bready flavor. Bitter tangerine at the end with floral notes. Grapefruit as well as some more dank hops. Medium carbonated with somewhat of a heavy mouthfeel. Extremely dry. Insanely drinkable. I wasn't sure that I'd get a chance to try this one but boy am I glad I did. Overall, outstanding Imperial IPA that can hold its own against the Bot.

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Photo of Billolick
4.4/5  rDev -2.4%
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 stuff...buy as much as you can when and whenever you see this stuff.....world class and super enjoyable

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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 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 dd43
4.46/5  rDev -1.1%
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 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 Gambrinus1184
4.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap in a stemmed-tulip glass at J. Timothy's in Plainville, Conn.

A: Poured a bright, slightly hazy light amber color with an orange tinge and a thin, creamy cap of ivory foam which retained well and left some nice, clingy lacing on the glass.

S: Very complex, pleasant and fruity aroma. Nelson Sauvin hops have given this DIPA a great depth on the nose, consisting of pineapple, peach, citrus fruits and a spicy, floral scent as well. A very inviting, fresh and hoppy smell.

T: The flavor is an intense blend of citrus and spiced, fruity notes. There's a mild, caramel malt sweetness up front, but this is quickly overrun by the strong, hoppy flavors and bitterness. Flashes of orange, grapefruit, pine and mango leap effortlessly over the inexplicably light palate before finishing with a semi-sweet and bitter hop finish.

M: Light alcohol tinge but a mostly balanced mouthfeel here with a slant on the hoppy side, naturally. Very drinkable and enjoyable mouthfeel.

O: Coriolis is one of those beers that has a lot of hype around it and actually lives up to it. A whopping 8.2% ABV and hop profile built on an unfathomable amount of fresh Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand, this DIPA is a fierce, fantastic drinking experience for hopheads and American Strong Ale fans alike.

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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 danh53
4.46/5  rDev -1.1%
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 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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