Pipeline Porter | Kona Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,888 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:
1,888
Reviews:
734
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
11.81%
 
 
Wants:
72
Gots:
255
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,888 |  Reviews: 734
Photo of bwbetts
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JonnyCastle
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ordybill
4.27/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the tap into a 20 OZ mug at the Taco Mac in Atlanta, GA. The appearance is a dark brown to black color with a small tan head. The aroma is roasted malt and a little coffee. The taste was more coffee driven. I really enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of Chivvyshirt
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.19/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L: Black with dark brown highlights. Brown head with minimal retention, and some spotty lacing.

S: Very pleasant robust coffee, with a backdrop of sweet dark chocolate, toasted to almost burnt bread, and some caramel.

T: Nicely balanced dark toasted, almost burnt bread, and medium-roast robust coffee, along with chocolate, burnt sugar, and caramel pushing some sweetness in.

F: The lighter side of medium. Moderate carbonation. A bit lacking, but drinkability is very high.

O: I really like this. Most coffee porters and stouts are way too bitter, sweet, thick, or strong to drink more than one or two of at a time. This is refreshing and I feel like I could easily crush a six pack. This is a coffee beer I could drink all day long. An excellent beer for heavy coffee drinkers!

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

Photo of KevinSku
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look: Dark body, with it being a coffee flavor I was almost tempted to throw it on ice with milk.
Smell: Hints of dark coffee beans sprinkled in. Just enough to excite the palate without straying from it's beer origins.
Taste: Slightly bitter, similar to a black coffee. As I fancy bitter drinks it rolls around the mouth smoothly.
Feel: I always have been fond of Kona's bottle look as it's laid back and unique. This brew is no different.
Overall a great beer to try. I'd recommend for a morning after thanksgiving drink with a few pals. Enjoy!

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

Photo of dsreeves
4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of madelf66
3.51/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of cmoore32
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stofko1992
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nwhittin
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of kbrown
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fusebuddy
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattChiasson
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Out of the bottle poured a deep black, opaque, with a thin lasting tan head. I got notes of coffee, chocolate, cola, sweet roasted malt, and blackstrap molasses. No hops that I could detect, but some slight roasted malt bitterness. Surprisingly light bodied and drinkable.

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Photo of BdM
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ferb
3.06/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Coconut. I love coconut, but apparently not in my beer. Coconut is in the aroma and the taste, overpowering both. It isn't bad, and I know that this is a good brewery. The coconut isn't always front and center, but it's always there, and I think I might like it without the addition. The coffee addition is there as well, but blends better with the porter style, but really isn't necessary to me. You may like it, and I think for the style it is well done.

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Photo of ivegot3Dvision
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pipeline Porter from Kona Brewing Co.
3.81 out of 5 based on 1,888 ratings.
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