Pipeline Porter | Kona Brewing Co.

very good
1,898 Ratings
Pipeline PorterPipeline Porter

Brewed by:
Kona Brewing Co.
Hawaii, United States

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

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep, dark brown with no light penetrating. A dark tan head, nearly 2" high, develops with a fairly vigorous pour. Retention is decent at best as it settles to a film. No lace to speak of.
Smell is better here than the tap review I did 4 years ago. Notes of baking chocolate, toffee, cardboard, nut and toasted malts. Very well balanced.
Taste is more of the same. Notes of toasty malt, toffee, coffee, bittersweet chocolate and cardboard. Well balanced throughout.
Lighter in body than I'd prefer but smooth. Light effervescence. A really good, American style porter. My on-tap review must be a case of a bad line or keg, I guess.

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Free bottle at a holiday party, the best kind of beer...

Orange bottlecap and blue trim labels, a little color contrast at work here. The beer itself is black in the glass with light reddish brown highlights in the light. Softly textured tan foam leaves behind a few irregulararcs of lacing.

Earthy coffee roast in the aroma, distinct yet fairly mellow at the same time.

Flavors are similar, dark roast coffee, a flash of roasty black malt, slight bitterness in the aftertaste, about the same as a mild cup of coffee. Light bodied, a drinkable porter. Something i'd pick up again for a session to spend more time with.

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Pipeline Porter from Kona Brewing Co.
3.8 out of 5 based on 1,898 ratings.
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