Pipeline Porter | Kona Brewing Co.

very good
1,893 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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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One my favorite porters.

Very dark in color almost black. Pour into a pint glass.

Usually has a dark creamy head that disappears after a few minutes

Very very smooth. A nice taste of coffee at the end. Not to bitter or too smoky.

A great beer when you want a nice sipping beer on a cold night

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque very very dark amber in color (just about jet black) with light to moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation. The beer has a three finger tall dense and foamy dark tan head that slowly reduces to a half finger tall layer covering the entire surface of the beer evenly - great head retention. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of dark roasted malts with some moderate notes of freshly ground coffee.

T: Light to moderate flavors of dark roasted malts with some moderate flavors of coffee and light note of milk chocolate. Little to no bitterness is observed.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth but a little thin.

O: This is an enjoyable and easy drinking everyday porter - nice amount of complexity and balance to both the taste and the smell. Not a special beer but definitely an enjoyable one.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – Served a deep brown colored brew with a nice two finger cream head. The head was creamy and light, with it fading relatively fast to leave a great level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a roasted malt smell. Mixed with these smells are some light coffee as well as some light dark chocolate.

Taste – The taste begins of a nice smooth roasted malt flavor. There is not too much sweetness up front. As the taste moves on some light chocolate and coffee flavors accompanied by some caramel sweetness come to the tongue. More toward the end a light bitter flavor and more roast come to the tongue along with a toasted nut taste. In the end a rather dry roasted flavor are left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The mouthfeel begins light but creamy only to become more biting at the end as the carbonation seems to come to fruition while in your mouth. Rather interesting and fairly nice for the flavor profile of the beer.

Overall – While not the most robust porter out there it was a decent more session like porter. A little more sweet flavor and body may have been better for the brew,

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Dark roast coffee. I give this some extra points for this, because that's what it touts itself as.

Smell: Wow! Coffee. Slightly sweeter coffee at at that.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Bitter coffee in the head and the finish. Even the mouthfeel has the slick coffee feel.

Overall Drinkability: Did I mention coffee?

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a rather dark brown with small one finger off-white head.

S- Full of Kona roasted coffee, like cocoa, very nice. Love the coffee taste.

T- Follows up with a full coffee taste, not roasted, more mocha-like. Malty, and full, very nice.

S- Smooth, a little high on carbpnation

Overall- Incredibly good porter, all there is to say

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Pipeline Porter from Kona Brewing Co.
3.81 out of 5 based on 1,893 ratings.
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