Pipeline Porter | Kona Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,897 Ratings
Pipeline PorterPipeline Porter
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Iguana on 10-11-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,897
Reviews:
737
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
11.81%
 
 
Wants:
73
Gots:
258
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,897 |  Reviews: 737
Photo of Ri0
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured 12oz bottle into tulip. Very dark mahogany brown with a 1.5 finger creamy tan head that slowly fades into a ring and leaves webbed lacing around the glass. Aroma is big with coffee right away, then some roast malt and chocolates are present, but take a back seat to the coffee. The flavor is strong with bitter coffee, hints of bakers chocolate, roasted malts and faint sweetness round out this delicious beer. A medium creamy feel that is smooth with some carbonation. A very nice coffee porter. I would suspect that it is more impressive on tap.

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Photo of garymuchow
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had at the winter roost.
Coffee was a little tough to find at first but as it warmed and opened up there was a nice soft coffee presence. Never dominant and blends nicely with the other softer roast. A lighter body and lighter drink overall. More of a simple drinker, but there is a place for that.

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Photo of MFMB
3.54/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep brown to black. Nose is of roasted malt and coffee. Taste is of coffee and a little bit of chocolate and not much else. Mouthfeel is lighter than expected. It's good not great. Definitely not a dynamic brew , very basic but done right.

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Photo of beaulabauve
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TrueMetalJake
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of onebeloved
4.41/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sublime89
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of akopczyk
4.49/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vylo
4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EMH73
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very dark brown with a minimal head that dissipates almost immediately and leaves no lacing. Smells of coffee, roasted malts and a hint of chocolate. Taste is pretty one dimensional--coffee, a little sweetness and a hint of chocolate. Very light bodied, watery mouth feel, lightly carbonated almost like drinking ice coffee.

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Photo of mattav152
4.67/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A decent offering from Kona this time with a strong coffee-tasting porter...

Beautifully dark...and that's where it ends. The head quickly dissipates and there is no lacing to mention. There is a distinct coffee smell to it, a little booziness as well, but not overpowering and somewhat difficult to pull out, but it's there. At first the brew sloshed around my tongue clean, but then the carbonation took over and overpowered the slight astringent feel. I did enjoy the taste - strong, dark-roasted coffee flavor with the same boozy taste as it's smell (surprising considering it's only 5.4% ABV.) In the end, I liked it, not overly impressed or overwhelmed (as with most other Kona's) but glad I gave this one a try.

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Photo of Brittian
4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Great beer. But suffers alot in mouthfeel. It seems very watery for a porter.

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Photo of blissfulNemo
3.31/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jjmj51
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of constantine_272
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Great dark black with a creamy light tan foam ring. Creamy coffe on the nose. The taste is great. Cocoa truffles with cream and a nice light smooth coffee bitterness. A mellow woody dried coconut husk adds an understated earthy tone. Just a bit of residual brown sugar sweetness and clean light canola bean balances the dry coffee nicely. On the downside the beer felt too light and thin, but halfway through I felt like the dryness made up for the lighter body. The sweet and dry dichotomy is very nicely balanced. Quite tasty low key porter.

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Photo of DrinkClub
4.48/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First time I've seen this beer here in NY. Drank it right from the bottle so I can't comment on color. Taste is slightly sweet with coffee and just a bit of chocolate aftertaste. Smell is rich and inviting. Mouthfeel is a bit less full than other dark beers.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mpenske
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of OompaMentor
4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Draft poured into plastic cup @ DWorld. This one is hard to find in metro Atlanta so I grabbed the opportunity! Dark pour with modest head. Hints of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts and hint of coconut (?). Well balanced with coffee notes very evident and lingering on palate.

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Photo of SamuelMiller
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dovers
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brocktune
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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