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Pipeline Porter | Kona Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Kona Brewing Co.
Hawaii, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Iguana on 10-11-2006

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark brown color that allows a little light to pass through the edges of the body, if only barely. The head is a two finger mocha color with a thinner texture. After a short time, it turns into a thin film.

S: Unsurprisingly, it's full of coffee - it isn't LOADED with coffee per se, but it's not a weak aroma by any stretch. The aforementioned coffee has a nice hazelnut quality to it, and it's also slightly chocolaty.

T: The coffee profile comes on slightly strong here, but gets a little green and vegetal tasting near the finish. It doesn't offer much depth beyond coffee and a little hazelnut, but what's here is pulled off with aplomb.

M: It's lightweight yet rather coarse in texture. The bone dry finish and moderately high carbonation makes this very easy to drink, but it means that there isn't much of a lingering aftertaste.

O: This one is more of an everyday drinker than a beer to be analyzed carefully, and it's all the better for it. C'mon Kona, make this one year round already!

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

bought in a 6pack locally. (DC area)

Poured into a snifter...its what i had nearby.

Color is great for the style. Midnight. None of that semi-translucent porter garbage!! good start. Head was thin as one would expect.

Smell is straight coffee. Walking into Starbucks level. Dash of malts

Taste is coffee, malts and powdered cocoa like for cooking.

Mouthfeel was disappointing. thin. I think this could be on purpose but its not my favorite aspect in a porter.

Overall its pretty solid. drinkable and enjoyable. If you have a friend who your trying ease them into the world of dark beers this has a home. Easy for a porter.

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

clearly a very average porter, pretty good but you can see from the scores that it was unremarkable. the color was actually true to style, the aroma was less than expected, the smell was not that bad with roasty notes, the taste was unfortunately thin and unlasting. mouthfeel was not much better.

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2.48/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Meh, Meh, Meh... unfortunately the deep brown body and light milky head are as far as I go in appreciating this beer. The smell leaves me searching, and trying again. Cola, possibly roasted malts and maybe some chocolate summarize my view of the main body of taste of this beer. I am NOT a fan, and found it dificult to finish my 4oz taster... in fact I think I didn't.

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3.13/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Medium coffee and hop notes. Poor mouthfeel. Thin and uninteresting as far as coffee porter goes but would drink over bud light etc. In all honesty and in my opinion, probably not worth all the money it took to ship this all the way from Hawaii. Sorry guys at Kona. :(

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Samuel Adams pint glass. Purchased at Wakefield Liquors in Wakefield, RI

A - pours a dark brown, nearly black body with a cream-colored milky head. Medium-high retention, reduces fairly quickly

S- Slight toffee and coffee notes, could be a little more aromatic

T- Follows the nose. Lightly roasted coffee, slight chocolate flavor. Leaves a light roasted malt flavor on the tongue.

M- Very little carbonation, medium body

Overall, a run-of-the-mill porter. Nothing great but nothing bad. I expected more coffee and taste.

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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1.7/5  rDev -55.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

ovrall nothing to write home about i was told it went down smoothed but i dont think it , it has coffee in it could of fooled me this beers offers nothing to me this beers lacks everything no taste no moment of oh yes i must drink it all night or again but no skip it enjoy thier vannilla one this brings nothing to the table leave it in the car

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Pipeline Porter from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 1,906 ratings
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