Pipeline Porter | Kona Brewing Co.

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3.8/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kona Brewing Co.
Hawaii, United States
konabrewingco.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,772
Reviews:
750
Ratings:
1,943
pDev:
11.84%
 
 
Wants:
81
Gots:
282
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,943 |  Reviews: 750
Photo of Bogdawg
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of chitoryu12
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Dark brown with a huge tan head on the pour.

Smell: A lot more mild than you'd expect. Typical roast coffee scent with a bit of sweetness and malt, but it's hard to identify. The bouquet isn't as big and bold as other porters.

Taste: The strongest coffee flavor I've ever had in a porter, probably from using actual Kona coffee to brew! Like the nose, the flavor isn't as strong as other porters. Bitterness ghosts in on the back end, but the flavor is predominately roast coffee.

Mouthfeel: Thick but with more carbonation than expected.

Overall: I like it! It's not a very strongly flavored beer, but it's a very interesting one.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a narrow pint glass: color is dark brown, amber edges, head is light tan with fine bubbles and presents at least 1 inch thick and approaches overflow so i quickly took a sip.

Smell is very pleasant medium roast coffee with pleasant nutty and light cocoa notes.

Taste is very similar to the aroma with great medium roast coffee, very typical flavor of tropically based coffees that is quite pronounced and somewhat unique to most other coffee beers; light roasted malt and hints of nutty malt and cocoa.

Mouthfeel is crisp, lightly sharp carbonation, could go for some more sweetness to round out the coffee and porter style combo.

Overall a great coffee beer with unique coffee flavor that is a more moderate roast in flavor providing great nutty and cocoa like notes.

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Photo of Alexrdvz
3.14/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Drewk35
4.49/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of johnlowe
4.32/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of Craven
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This nice little porter pours a rich
brownish black with mahogany highlights and a very nice head of light
tan foam that subsides to a thick ring, thin layer, and shows off some
very nice lacing. Nose of dark roasted coffee and moderate notes of
dark chocolate. Flavors follow the nose with a great presentation of
chocolate and dark cocoa notes touched with a hint of cream and
awakened with a sturdy cup of joe. Nice mouth feel; medium body,
medium light carbonation that is just lively enough, and a sweet yet
lightly bitter malt laden with coffee and cocoa.

Overall, a solid little brew.

Cheers

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Photo of TylerJ
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of FrostyFlower
4.11/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZachT
3.32/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Urk1127
3.42/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aaron205pc
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Notes of coffee and chocolate. Solid porter, wasn’t expecting such a good porter from Kona

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Photo of weareallfalafel
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Demi
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stu_Ayers
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bravada
4.75/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of EmeraldSea44
4.53/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Prost76
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FLima
3.31/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Very dark brown color with a thin head with short retention.
Aroma with predominant notes of cocoa upfront, cold coffee and mint.
Flavor with notes of homemade coffee, nuts, some citrusy feeling, plums and vanilla. Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness.
Light body with appropriate carbonation.
Easy to drink American Porter with not heavily roasted coffee notes. Mild as an American coffee to be drank in large cups. No thrills.

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Photo of drmeto
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L:
-pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a medium,foamy,sand-coloured head
S:
-vanilla,plums,coffee,chocolate,licorice,rye bread
T:
-coffee,licorice,umami,chocolate,plums,raisins,
-low to medium bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
A really good Porter with more pronounced Coffee and Chocolate Notes.

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Pipeline Porter from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 1,943 ratings