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

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Added by Iguana on 10-11-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,935
Reviews:
748
Ratings:
1,940
pDev:
11.84%
Bros Score:
3.97
 
 
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Photo of beersampler6
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Surprisingly flavorful and rich beer, not what I expected from this more laid-back, “local” brewery from the Big Island. Nice rich dark brown, almost black color with just a little head and no real lacing. Smells great, nice rich coffee and a touch of dark chocolate. Tastes similarly, except also with some malt, caramel and a hint of vanilla. Mildly creamy, smooth mouthfeel with a light amount of carbonation and no bitter aftertaste. Well done!

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Photo of godlegos
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chilmer
1.12/5  rDev -70.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tcsox
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.37/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours fairly dark. The head is one finger, and off white. The head retention is poor. No lacing on the glass.
The nose is fairly minimal. I just get the slightest coffee aroma. Just the slightest malt aroma.
Taste - jeez. It is complex, but more in a messy way. The coffee is so muted. The malt is strange. The coffee kicks in more on the backside, but it still is a weird favor.
Feel is moderate, to light.
Overall, not too sure about this beer. The flavors just seem too messed up to work together right in my book.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a pint glass

This beer pours very dark brown with some faint garnet highlights coming through when held to the light. It is topped with an inch of tan head that leaves some nice lacing.

It has a nice coffee and milk chocolate aroma.

The taste is much like the smell. I get coffee flavor with some dark chocolate with a roasted malt and black coffee finish. The taste is not real in your face.

It is kind of light bodied for my preference in porters.

Hell for the price and what you get I cannot complain.

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Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: One finger white head, black body.

Smell : See below.

Taste : Coffee, milk chocolate, mild dark chocolate.

Feel : Medium body and carbonation, balanced finish.

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Photo of bobstockwell
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of einman
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shannonp86
3.64/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'm not normally a huge porter fan, but this I like. It has a light taste, not a heavy flavor or texture, and the coffee flavor really pops. Some slight cocoa flavor to it as well that's really nice. Very easy to drink. I think I would be a good dessert beer.

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Photo of JLaw55
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of kds2437
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Turbo
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DelfinAzul7546
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dvmin98
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Portland on Tap

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fisherbray
3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of krowman2652
3.2/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This is a good beer, but I found out that it is brewed in the USA by something called the Craft Brewers Alliance which is 33% own by AB-InBev! That doesn't even qualify them to call themselves "Craft". I will stay away from Kona products from now on even though I like a few of the beers.

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Photo of Bogdawg
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of chitoryu12
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Dark brown with a huge tan head on the pour.

Smell: A lot more mild than you'd expect. Typical roast coffee scent with a bit of sweetness and malt, but it's hard to identify. The bouquet isn't as big and bold as other porters.

Taste: The strongest coffee flavor I've ever had in a porter, probably from using actual Kona coffee to brew! Like the nose, the flavor isn't as strong as other porters. Bitterness ghosts in on the back end, but the flavor is predominately roast coffee.

Mouthfeel: Thick but with more carbonation than expected.

Overall: I like it! It's not a very strongly flavored beer, but it's a very interesting one.

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Pipeline Porter from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 1,940 ratings