Pipeline Porter | Kona Brewing Co.

Pipeline PorterPipeline Porter
BA SCORE
65.3%
Liked This Beer
3.8 w/ 1,899 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
Ranking:
#14,061
Reviews:
738
Ratings:
1,899
Liked:
1,240
Avg:
3.8/5
pDev:
11.84%
Alströms:
3.97
 
 
Wants:
73
Gots:
259
Trade:
1
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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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Photo of egrissom
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MHJeff06
2.5/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Nick4444
2.44/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of geeves
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
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 +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jcflorian
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of singletary
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
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 -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Hendry
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BigMFDaddy
2.92/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of flaskman
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
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 -16.8%
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 +3.2%
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 +5.8%
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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Pipeline Porter from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 65.3% out of 100 with 1,899 ratings
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