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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%

Photo of brewcrew76
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to themaniacalone for this one.

A - Deep brown, black with thin tan head.

S - Black coffee, roasted malt and faint chocolate.

T - Bittersweet bakers chocolate, black coffee, slight astringency to the coffee, roasted malts.

M - Medium body, slightly watery.

D - Tasty, straightforward coffee porter.

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Photo of CruZnBrewZ
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle dated Sep. 26th 2011. Sampled about 3 months old

Appearance: Dark brown to black in color. decent 1 inch head after pouring into a snifter glass. low head retention along the sides of glass

Smell: Deep roasted malt aroma. Very inviting.

Taste: nice chocolate and roasted malt flavor. quick to dissipate. malt profile seems to be well balance

Mouth-feel: Medium body on pallet. quick to dissipate. leaves me wanting a little more residual. easy to drink

Overall: Very easy drinking American Porter. decent aroma and likeable flavor profile. non threatening to into beer drinkers.

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Photo of mpulcini
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of Drinkerofales
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown almost black, with cinnared highlight while pouring. Big light mocha head makes this a darn fine looking beer.

Smells of coffee with a malt undertone.

Tastes nicely of coffe and an understated malt presence, other than that, not much.

Feels a bit thin, very smooth with a tiny hops bite.

I am no porter expert, but this seems a little thin to me. It delivers excellently on the coffee aspect, but that's about it.


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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%

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

On tap poured into pint glass.
Pours a healthy deep brown black. Creamy looking.
Smell is of coffee and roasted malts...very enticing.
Taste is smooth, full of flavor. It coats the tongue and mouth with a roasted coffee and malt. Really drinkable, and full of flavor.
Very very good porter...surprisingly up there as a new favorite.

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Photo of unclejazz
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I have been curious about this beer for awhile. I am glad I had a chance to try some since NY does not get the stuff. It pour a classic porter dark-brown with a nice 2 finger head. I could smell sweet sweet Kona coffee and a bit of cocoa. The coffee carried thru, not too sweet not too bitter. For the price, if I could get it all the time, this would be my coffee beer. Not a strong or syrupy as Founder's Breakfast stout, but darn good.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of jkanavel
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Black to dark brown, mahogany around the edges. Medium latte colored head. Not too much lacing.

S: Coffee, roasted barley.

T: Roasted malt, coffee, astringent, kind of over extracted. Some bittering hops, but not very aromatic.

M: Thin, carbonation is aggressive but doesn't add to the body. A little thin for a porter.

O: While this porter has great flavor, I feel it has more in common with a dry stout than a really great porter. I'd buy it again, but only if the price was right.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of lurpy1
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Zinfandel Cafe in Sacramento, which otherwise does not impress with its beer list.

Starts off with a dark brown pour, as expected, single finger of quickly fading beige head.

The smell comes at you with malt, coffee, great, but it's fighting for time with something bitter and troubling in the aroma though. Fortunately, does not come through in the flavor, as the taste is decidely (Kona?) coffee. There is a nice sweetness permeating,but while the sweet sensation is tasty, it's also slightly artificial.

Mouthfeel is good, definitely not a lot of alcohol. On one hand, it makes for easy drinking, but on the other hand, the kick is a little insubstantial for a porter. Not sure what the last time I had a porter so decidely un-alcoholic.

Very good drink, stops short of being great. In the good old days of BA scoring, this gets a B+.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of tdm168
4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep, dark brown with a thin brown head that quickly fades. The nose has notes of roasted malts and faint coffee. The flavor is predominantly coffee with roasted malts and faint chocolate notes coming through in the finish. There is also a decent bitterness that lingers in the finish as well. This is a medium to full bodied beer with good carbonation that is smooth, rich, and easy to drink.

This is a solid porter. I like the fact that it's rich, full flavored, and nears full bodied. In a cookie cutter market with thin porters abounding this one shines.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Pipeline Porter from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 1,908 ratings
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