Pipeline Porter | Kona Brewing Co.

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3.8/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kona Brewing Co.
Hawaii, United States
konabrewingco.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Iguana on 10-11-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,609
Reviews:
740
Ratings:
1,915
pDev:
11.84%
Bros Score:
3.97
 
 
Wants:
74
Gots:
273
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,915 |  Reviews: 740
Photo of Alexrdvz
3.14/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Drewk35
4.49/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of johnlowe
4.32/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of Craven
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This nice little porter pours a rich
brownish black with mahogany highlights and a very nice head of light
tan foam that subsides to a thick ring, thin layer, and shows off some
very nice lacing. Nose of dark roasted coffee and moderate notes of
dark chocolate. Flavors follow the nose with a great presentation of
chocolate and dark cocoa notes touched with a hint of cream and
awakened with a sturdy cup of joe. Nice mouth feel; medium body,
medium light carbonation that is just lively enough, and a sweet yet
lightly bitter malt laden with coffee and cocoa.

Overall, a solid little brew.

Cheers

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Photo of TylerJ
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ehmdubya
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FrostyFlower
4.11/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZachT
3.32/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Urk1127
3.42/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aaron205pc
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Notes of coffee and chocolate. Solid porter, wasn’t expecting such a good porter from Kona

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Photo of weareallfalafel
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Demi
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stu_Ayers
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bravada
4.75/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of EmeraldSea44
4.53/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Prost76
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FLima
3.31/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Very dark brown color with a thin head with short retention.
Aroma with predominant notes of cocoa upfront, cold coffee and mint.
Flavor with notes of homemade coffee, nuts, some citrusy feeling, plums and vanilla. Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness.
Light body with appropriate carbonation.
Easy to drink American Porter with not heavily roasted coffee notes. Mild as an American coffee to be drank in large cups. No thrills.

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Photo of drmeto
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L:
-pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a medium,foamy,sand-coloured head
S:
-vanilla,plums,coffee,chocolate,licorice,rye bread
T:
-coffee,licorice,umami,chocolate,plums,raisins,
-low to medium bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
A really good Porter with more pronounced Coffee and Chocolate Notes.

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Photo of kingjohnh
3.49/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cbur914
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcb7472
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stlfatguy
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice dark brown body. tan head and done lacing doesn't last. smell is pleasant with coffee aroma, not overpowering. Coffee stayed on the taste, along with some bitterness. Felt a little thin and the hops came through late. Not great, but good.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.06/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It pours a dark brown and leaves a small tan foamy half inch white head in my nonic. Some light lacing is left trickling down the sides of the glass. The smell has the coffee forward, and hops come forth more so as the beer warms. The taste is bitter because of the coffee and hops, but some malts are noted in the taste. The palate is about a medium with some light harshness on the tongue. It has a dry bitter finish. Overall, this is just a standard American Porter, nothing to get excited about.

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Pipeline Porter from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 1,915 ratings
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