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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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Ratings: 1,906 |  Reviews: 739
Photo of IntriqKen
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful black amber with a nice half finger tan head that melts to a ring of lasting lacing.
Aroma is definitely coffee...pure coffee...fresh coffee...strong coffee.
Taste is <surprise> strong Kona coffee...not bitter in the least...just strong and assertive with a touch of sweetness to it. A light smokiness is present throughout the taste...more so when it is cold, but there as it warms as well.
clean mouthfeel as it leaves your mouth with just a taste of the coffee behind.
This is a nice, rich porter...with a great coffee base that makes it a great after dinner or desert accompanying beer.
I will try to age some but doubt it will hold up well...still I would like to enjoy these as long as I can.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz single has "LOLO" under the cap..Hawaian for crazy! Nice chocolate ,aroma with black coffee hints, good,. Great looking beer dark brown almost black with a nice sized small bubbled tan head. Flavour has a good deal of the coffee flavour, good too but very little else to show, the malts seem Ok bitter but not great and there is a slight bite of hops. Pretty average for a porter on the palate, thin but not highly carbonated. Over all a nice middle of the road porter embellished well by the coffee.

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Photo of lflesh
4.67/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

wow, this $hit kicks a$$. pours black and beautiful. tan head fades away. coffee in your face! ive always wanted to try their imperial stout; this may be as close as it get ( i missed last time i was in hawaii). pour this in the right glass and it is heaven. it is my new night cap.

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Photo of rowew
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz longneck twist, Nice Hawaiian themed graphics on the label - "Porter made with 100% Hawaiian Kona Coffee." Packaged date printed on the neck (Oct 04).

Appearance: Pours very dark brownish black with just a hint of ruby around the edges. Very thin head, just a bit of lacing.

Smell: Very dark roasted coffee aroma. Coffee definitely dominates this one. Just a bit of malt sweetness.

Taste: Medium thin bodied, coffee is definitely the main flavor too. Enough malt backbone to keep it from being overpowering.

Overall impression: Nice beer - highly drinkable and interesting enough to keep coming back to.

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Photo of RJLarse
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I picked up a six-pack of Pipeline Porter at a grocery store to taste, review and enjoy. I poured this beer in to a pint tumbler.

Pours a black walnut color and is nearly opaque. A small one-finger tan head forms and dissipates quickly. There is a little lacing on the sides of the glass.

The smell is fairly strong, and smells of coffee, charcoal and dark roasted grain

The taste is fairly strong, coffee flavors dominate, perhaps with a little black licorice, some dark roasted malt and a little chocolate. There is a bitter hop and coffee aftertaste.

The mouth feel is smooth and full-bodied.

This is a drinkable beer. ItÂ’s not real thick or heavy, and is very quaffable. The coffee angle may be a bit overdone, and could give way to some other flavors, but this is a nice porter just the same.

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Photo of Iguana
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Saw this one today at the store and figured I had to try a couple. Limited Release Porter made with 100% Hawaiian Kona Coffee according to the label. Poured a jet black color with a nice 1 inch beige head that receeded rapidly to nice lacing. Smell is huge, lots of coffee, hints of chocolate in the background. Taste is all coffee, tastes like porter put through a coffee filter. Just massively coffee tasting. Mouthfeel is full, creamy, nice coffee/hop bitterness in the finish. Drinkability is high, this is a tasty brew, if you see it, give it a try. I know I am gonna go back for more.

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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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