Pipeline Porter | Kona Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,894 Ratings
Pipeline PorterPipeline Porter
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Iguana on 10-11-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,894
Reviews:
736
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
11.81%
 
 
Wants:
73
Gots:
258
For Trade:
1
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Photo of jcb7472
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stlfatguy
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
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 -19.7%
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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Photo of egrissom
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MHJeff06
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Nick4444
2.44/5  rDev -36%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of geeves
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

All around average porter. Didnt get a strong smell or taste of coffee but tasted like a medium bodied porter woth roasted malt flavor. Brewed on 10/19/16 and drinking on 3/24/17

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Photo of Strigiform_Witness
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jcflorian
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of singletary
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It pours a nice dark black color with a strong coffee smell. The taste is a full flavor coffee blast but hints of roasted malt. It has a smooth medium body that goes down easy. A easily drinkable porter.

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Photo of Wontonst
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Hendry
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BigMFDaddy
2.92/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of BuckyNBeer
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flaskman
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Purchased an older 6 pack from my favorite ghetto grocery store for 3.99. Brewed date is 8/13 and today is 2/4. It poured the expected dark brown with a nice tan head The head dissipated quickly with less than average lacing. The smell was almost non-existent but what I did pick up was odd smelling. The porter itself was delicious. It was coffee forward but did not overtake the porter in the background. The mouth retention reminded me of a Starbucks dark roast. I have to admit that I was surprised at how good it was. It feels a little thin but I have to admit i am spoiled by bigger beers. for a 5.3 ABV it had plenty of punch and I really enjoyed it. For a coffee porter it was mission accomplished - in my opinion.

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Photo of Irishman_Scott
3.16/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I'm not going to say it was bad, but I have to be the odd man out and say it doesn't totally impress me either. It looks good, smells decent, but the taste was an odd combination for me. Lots of roastiness. I noted coconut and pineapple too. But together it just doesn't do it for me. If it's what's around I'd have it again. I've had way worse, after all, I did drink light pilsner before, LOL! But that was years ago, before discovering the world of craft. Again, this isn't a horrible beer, and the combination may work for you, so I'd say it's worth a try. I just have to rate it about mid range based on my taste.

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Photo of basaywhat
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours black with a thick, light tan head. Coffee, cocoa, caramel and malt aroma. Coffee, cocoa, caramel and malt flavors. Medium body and coffee and cocoa finish.

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Photo of MizzouBrew
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Eddie's Place in St. Peters, MO. Received in a pint glass, and they poured it right, with a thick tan head. Tasted a lot of chocolate especially at the end. At 5.4%, an easy drinking porter that I would definitely drink again.

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Photo of Zach_Fehrman
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ri0
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured 12oz bottle into tulip. Very dark mahogany brown with a 1.5 finger creamy tan head that slowly fades into a ring and leaves webbed lacing around the glass. Aroma is big with coffee right away, then some roast malt and chocolates are present, but take a back seat to the coffee. The flavor is strong with bitter coffee, hints of bakers chocolate, roasted malts and faint sweetness round out this delicious beer. A medium creamy feel that is smooth with some carbonation. A very nice coffee porter. I would suspect that it is more impressive on tap.

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Photo of garymuchow
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had at the winter roost.
Coffee was a little tough to find at first but as it warmed and opened up there was a nice soft coffee presence. Never dominant and blends nicely with the other softer roast. A lighter body and lighter drink overall. More of a simple drinker, but there is a place for that.

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Photo of MFMB
3.54/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep brown to black. Nose is of roasted malt and coffee. Taste is of coffee and a little bit of chocolate and not much else. Mouthfeel is lighter than expected. It's good not great. Definitely not a dynamic brew , very basic but done right.

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Pipeline Porter from Kona Brewing Co.
3.81 out of 5 based on 1,894 ratings.
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