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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 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 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 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 Damian
4.6/5  rDev +1.8%

Drank on tap at Woodbridge Social, Woodbridge, CT
Served in a New England Brewing Co. nonic

Super cloudy, yellow ochre appearance. The liquid was topped by a flimsy white head that quickly dissolved.

The aroma was loaded with intense tropical fruit notes. Passionfruit dominated. Lots of guava and mango. Good dose of peach and apricot. Hint of citrus.

Citrus notes came through strong in the flavor profile. Orange-y and super juicy on the front end. Loads of peach and apricot. Touch of mango. White grapefruit appeared on the back end and carried into the moderately bitter finish. Some pininess was noticeable as well.

The mouthfeel was super soft and creamy. Ultra slick. A fine, moderate effervesce gave the liquid a fluffy, tongue blanketing quality.

I had been waiting a long time to try Coriolis, and it certainly did not disappoint. Although the Nelson Sauvin hops did not seem to contribute the distinctive lemony and wine-like qualities found in other beers made exclusively with this hop varietal, this beer was fantastic nevertheless.

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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 agreenman19
4.57/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L - always love how these guys package their beers. The lid of the can is practically bursting off and the moment the top is popped, beer comes rushing out, prompting a quick pour. Certainly won't feel gypped with anything NEBCO cans! Color is a lazy hazy peach. Not too hazy, but more opaque than their usual fare. Huge billowing head blows up from the bottom of the glass leaving sticky lacing all around the glass.

S - dark purple grapes. Can't remember the name, but it's not your average grocery store grapes, but rather those enormous meaty ones with the seeds. Some dank, but a crisp hoppy freshness hides in the back. Lots of pith and sourdough.

T - sticky, dank, humid tropical fruits. Mature white wine mixed with hop oil. Herbal character sprinkled on top gives it an exotic feel. Lingering piney grapefruit bitterness is present from the get-go and hangs out in my cheeks as the rest of the flavor washes over me. Somehow retains that crisp hoppiness even after saturating my face with thick, sweaty onslaughts of juice and wine. Finishes crisp and dry. This beer cleans up nicely.

F - stealthy and ninja-like, the feel starts out gingerly and slowly creeps across the palate, slithering like a multi-headed snake in every which direction. Just enough carbonation so you know the beer is still alive.

O - very different from typical NEBCO offerings, but similar all the same. Distinct clean hoppy bitterness but with a wonderfully-executed layer of dank juiciness and dry grapes.

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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 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 lovindahops
4.56/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow... Saw a tweet on this NEBCO DIPA and I knew I had to track this down fast. This brewery continues to impress me... Very much welcomed in Syracuse

A- Coriolis pours a hazy darkened orange body that literally glows in the light. Very vibrant with lacing on the sides, but not much foam. It really fills the hoppy DIPA hazy look

S- massive prickly pine and sweet mango scent profile that has a bready malt background. Before that comes into play, the Nelson Sauvin hop profile sends waves of pungent hop resin and a spicy theme as well. This is quite impressive as the tropical theme is amplified by the concentration in the single hop characteristics

T- spicy, prickly, pungent, pine resin and mango flavors enrobe some spicey notes. This is a straight up hop fest on the palate. The Nelson Sauvin causes and spicy and caramel bready component that gives a slight balance for the brew. Coriolis is massively impressive in the "hop assault" department if you will. Impressive with a lingering bitterness at the end

M- carbonated prickly flavor laces the mouth. A linger flavor remains

O- NEBCO continues to flex its stance on DIPA'S. this is exactly what you would see on the front lines of an east coast/west coast battle. Pungent and prickly hop flavors that are literally mouth watering

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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 Pahn
4.58/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

1 liter growler into Duvel tulip. Big thanks to BA mob2332 for picking this up for me! (2012 version)

(4.0) Appearance: Free pour yields a half inch white head that dissipates quickly. Pours a very hazy yellow tinged with orange. Leaves a few webs of lacing.

(4.5) Smell: Earthy, pungent Nelson Sauvin hops. Sort of a funky tangerine-tinged melon aroma tinged with pineapple and citrus. Bit of interesting smokiness as well. Emphasis on the earthy/pungent, but it's not cheesy or offensive at all. Sharp, fresh citrus aromas, tangerine and lime-like.

There's a lot going on here, and beside for a slight booziness, all of it is coming from hops, and all of it is good.

(4.5) Taste: My first impression: Nelson Sauvin juice. Thick, earthy hop flavor; that sort of tangerine/melon flavor described before, with dank and citrusy highlights. Same smokiness as in the aroma... I don't think it's a toasted malt flavor, I think it's from the hops, maybe interacting with the alcohol--it's awesome, and unexpected. Also unexpected is how the bold citrus flavor bypasses orange/grapefruit and tastes like lime + mysterious citrus. Excellent.

Malt takes a backseat, coming off as kind of a whitebread backbone that, along with the mild alcohol heat (8.2% ABV is well hidden; drinks as smooth as 5% ABV), just serves to support the star hops. While some cereal grain flavor comes out with time, I would like a little more malt expression. It's a small complaint.

Each sip is sort of a blast of Nelson Sauvin flavor up front (hop juice), tempered by bitterness and mild heat that are constantly infused with a variety of hop flavors. The hop flavor never drops off during the "bitter hit" or "hot finish" like in some beers. The bitterness itself is noticeable but lower than in most other DIPAs--it doesn't need to be any more bitter, because there isn't a lot of sweetness here, just bold hop flavor (it's nowhere near as sweet as, say, Gandhi-Bot, NEBCO's regular DIPA).

(4.0) Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Smooth and slightly juicy. Low side of moderate carbonation. Could stand to be a bit dryer.

(4.5) Overall: This beer illustrates just how good an idea a single hop DIPA with Nelson Sauvin is. The variety (and deliciousness) of flavor that the brewers at NEBCO manage to get out of this one ingredient is truly amazing, and stands as a testament to why we're all so excited about beer to begin with.

Later Batch Note: 2013 batch was dried way the hell out. Would grade it
A: 4.5
S: 3.75 to 4.0
T: 5.0
M: 5.0
O: 5.0

Fantastic, yet another perfected (D)IPA flavor and mouthfeel by NEBCO. Layers upon layers of hop flavor, perfectly carbonated and attenuated. Same hop flavor (citrusy, earthy, pungent, smoky(!), melony, beautiful) as last year with a better mouthfeel bringing out even more goodness.

(averaged the individual score for each category over 2012 and 2013 for the new score)

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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 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 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 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 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 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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