Pipeline Porter | Kona Brewing Co.

very good
1,897 Ratings
Pipeline PorterPipeline Porter

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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Ratings: 1,897 |  Reviews: 738
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of canucklehead
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this at the Lahaina Yacht club and found it a very nice coffee forward porter with a balanced mouthfeel and a good finish. Not as nuanced as the Coconut Porter from Maui Brewing but still a nice change from the lighter beers at most Maui bars or restaurants

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Photo of mscudder
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a left hand pint.

A - Very dark brown with a tan head that dissipates quickly and leaves little lacing.

S - Spot on what I was looking for in this one! Notes of coffee, roasted malts, and some mild chocolate.

T - Dark roasted malts with soft coffee notes poking through. This is far from powerful, think the inverse of Storm King or more so the Peche Mortel. Little bit of sweetness on the back end with the chocolate.

M - Big complaint in this department is the lack of a body. It is smooth and has a near perfect carbonation (mild) to accent the coffee and chocolates. Smooth throughout and no lingering bitterness.

O - If you are looking for a drinkable coffee style porter this is a great selection. If I see this in a local mart I could easily throw down a sixer without being disappointed. That said if a bold, big body porter is what you are looking for, go elsewhere.

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Photo of friedpotatoes
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of disemgrowler
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of Duffman929
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a 6er of this while I was in Kona.

A: Black color with a slight head. Cannot see through the glass at all.

S: Deep coffee smell. Pretty straight-forward here.

T: Total coffee taste, you can taste the Kona blend. Malty chocolate and slight bitterness.

M: Smooth, with minimal carbonation. No lingering bitter nature.

O: Drank this while comparing with Maui CoConut porter. I liked them each for different reasons, but this had little carbonation and much more coffee. Didn't like it as much as the Black Butte.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of cynical1027
5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of TheBeard89
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of ujsplace
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a nonic.

Pours a deep, dark near black colored brew that has a two finger thick mocha colored head. Nice lacing as the head recedes.

Smells of roasted coffee, espresso, and chocolate malts.

Predominately tastes of roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Has a nice dose of muted hop bitters toward the end that is fairly well balanced with some malt sweetness.

Medium mouthfeel with good carbonation.

This is my first taste from Kona Brewing and I am not disappointed. I think the coffee is a bit more pronounced, which sets this apart from other American Porters. A nice take that is an easy drinker and a worthwhile try.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a very dark red brown, appearing black. Thin, fine light tan head dissipates quickly. Aroma of chocolate with faint coffee and roasted malts. Flavor follows, dark and roasted malt, chocolate and light coffee; coffee finish with some residual bitterness. Light bodied. Flavor is light, but well integrated and pleasant. I prefer more robust flavor in my porters, but this tastes good, if a bit attenuated.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Pipeline Porter from Kona Brewing Co.
3.8 out of 5 based on 1,897 ratings.
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