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Coriolis | New England Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
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 GreesyFizeek
3.34/5  rDev -26.1%
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 -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 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 davewlfpckfan29
4.04/5  rDev -10.6%
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 -10.4%
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 NuclearRich
4.13/5  rDev -8.6%
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 wulfie85
4.29/5  rDev -5.1%
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 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 jimmy82063
4.38/5  rDev -3.1%
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 PicoPapa
4.39/5  rDev -2.9%
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 GarthDanielson
4.43/5  rDev -2%
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 -2%
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 -1.3%
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 NolaHopHead
4.46/5  rDev -1.3%
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 -1.3%
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 Ri0
4.47/5  rDev -1.1%
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 cosmicevan
4.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Massive thanks to Pete for bringing this 375mL swing top my way. Very much appreciated! Enjoyed from a captain Lawrence tulip.

a - Poured a stunning murky straw yellow with a generous frothy white IPA head. Classic. Massive lacing.

s - as soon as the swing top opened, I could smell sticky smelly piny hops. Upon closer inspection, super sweaty sticky fresh hops. Smells outrageous. Some citric sweetness.

t - blast of fresh bitter sweaty hops. Super piny, super pungent. In your face. Really nice. East coast slam ya in the face!

m - nice full carbonation, slap you in the face bitter blast. Hopheads paradise. Legit.

o - overall another winning IPA from NEBCO. this brewery consistently produces great beers, but the new IPA experiments of late really prove that this brewery can go deeper than GB. Well done! Sticky and sweaty.

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Photo of Durge
4.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very cloudy straw yellow color with a decent white cover and solid, scattered lacing. The aroma brings lemon oil cat-piss and grassy-pine biscuit. Very nice hop heaven. The flavor gives me a thick headful of lemon grass grainy hop. Grapefruit hints, bready honey, herbal grass. Lots of bitter flavors with some tropical fruit nuances.This is a medium-plus bodied brew with a somewhat sticky feel that manages to gain some lighter, brighter ideas in the finish with fine but effective carbonation. A hop lovers delight. Bitterness and bright grains in another excellent DIPA from NEB!

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Photo of rabbott2
4.49/5  rDev -0.7%
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 YodersBeerEmporium
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
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 Bjorn2bWild
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

For some reason the first sip or two of this beer were a little bit funky. Could be that I was not used to the Nelson Sauvin hops. After the first two sips this became an immensely flavorful beer that I could not put down. Much different than any DIPA that I have tasted, in a really good way!

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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 Lochnessmonster
4.52/5  rDev 0%
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 CNoj012
4.52/5  rDev 0%
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 DrinkSlurm
4.53/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Purchased/filled a week ago at the brewery. Nice new facility btw.
Poured into my Crooked Stave tulip. Pours a beautiful murky orange with white fluffy head and lots of sticky lacing. Massive fruity hop - grapefruit and wine like. its so subtle but forward.
The flavor is amazing...bitter hop upfront but the sip quickly mellows out to a soft subtle fruity flavor...kiwi and wine like. nice malt backbone that compliments the hop so well.
Its dry but juicy with a slightly bitter finish. Its amazingly drinkable for it being +8%abv. I will easily finish this growler. ...I will enjoy this very much. This is a fantastic brew.

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