Pipeline Porter | Kona Brewing Co.

very good
1,889 Ratings
Pipeline PorterPipeline Porter

Brewed by:
Kona Brewing Co.
Hawaii, United States

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

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Ratings: 1,889 |  Reviews: 734
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of NiceTaps
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured inta a stemmed tulip glass.

A- Very dark brown-black color, opaque. A frothy British tan colored head that settles to a film.
Lava-like lacing!

S-Bittersweet coffee notes, dark roasted. A faint floral hop presence.

T-Strong coffee up front, then dark roasty malts. The malts must have been roasted to the very limit prior to 'burning'. Well done.

M- Quite light and thin for the look and taste. The good strong flavors fade fast. Slight hop tang at the end.

O- For this review, this beer is finishing the evening with a piece of 85% cocoa dark chocolate. It's a good combo.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of BudweiserFan
4.69/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Date on bottle: 8-25-12

Appearance: Dark amber brown. Can't see my finger through glass.
Smell: A sweet coffee caramel with some bitterness.
Taste: Sweet. Hard to describe exactly but pleasant.
Mouthfeel: Good rich mouthfeel.
Overall this is a solid beer and I would recommend it.

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Photo of TheMarkE
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Full of dark roasted malt flavor, with chocolate and coffee predominate. It’s brewed with Kona coffee, so that’s not too surprising. The lack of bitterness is a bit surprising though. Kona isn’t one of my favorite brands, but there’s nothing to complain about here.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.27/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very dark brown body, almost black, with a nice tan head on top. Strong roasted coffee and charred grain aroma; burnt toast. Silky smooth sweetness tames the coffee and roasted grain flavors; bittersweet chocolate; subdued hop bitterness. Medium-body, clean, smooth and sugary feel; a tad too much carbonation.

A really rich and flavorful porter, loaded with tons of coffee and chocolate tastes. Everything seems to fall together nicely with the exception of a slightly over-carbonated feel, but that's such a minor thing in the grand scheme of things. It's the well-put together malts, coffee, and hops that make this a great little porter, and these are the flavors that will stick with you. Delicious!

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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2/5  rDev -47.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Thin black body that is almost completely opaque, tan that barely rose. Maybe and just maybe 1/10".

Smell: Light coffee and dark chocolate scent that already smells sweet.

Taste: Bitter chocolate combined with a light espresso feel makes this beer a easy go to.

Mouth: Medium carbonation that feels somewhat light. Bitter-sweet after-taste hard to dislike.

Overall: Pretty good brew. Does the job right after dinner. Not the best porter I have had but then again it wasn't designed to be. Drink up and enjoy, Salud!

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Pipeline Porter from Kona Brewing Co.
3.81 out of 5 based on 1,889 ratings.
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