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RATINGS: 1017   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Pipeline Porter is smooth and dark with a distinctive roasty aroma and earthy complexity from its diverse blends of premium malted barley. This celebration of malt unites with freshly roasted 100% Kona coffee grown at Cornwell Estate on Hawaii’s Big Island, lending a unique roasted aroma and flavor. A delicate blend of hops rounds out this palate-pleasing brew.


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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hockeybeerguy (1853) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 3, 2013
It pours a dark brown and leaves a small tan foamy half inch white head in my nonic. Some light lacing is left trickling down the sides of the glass. The smell has the coffee forward, and hops come forth more so as the beer warms. The taste is bitter because of the coffee and hops, but some malts are noted in the taste. The palate is about a medium with some light harshness on the tongue. It has a dry bitter finish. Overall, this is just a standard American Porter, nothing to get excited about.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (872) - - AUG 17, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 12-6-12- Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – Served a deep brown colored brew with a nice two finger cream head. The head was creamy and light, with it fading relatively fast to leave a great level of lacing. Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a roasted malt smell. Mixed with these smells are some light coffee as well as some light dark chocolate. Taste – The taste begins of a nice smooth roasted malt flavor. There is not too much sweetness up front. As the taste moves on some light chocolate and coffee flavors accompanied by some caramel sweetness come to the tongue. More toward the end a light bitter flavor and more roast come to the tongue along with a toasted nut taste. In the end a rather dry roasted flavor is left to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The mouthfeel begins light but creamy only to become more biting at the end as the carbonation seems to come to fruition while in your mouth. Rather interesting and fairly nice for the flavor profile of the beer. Overall – While not the most robust porter out there it was a decent more session like porter. A little more sweet flavor and body may have been better for the brew,

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pdx77 (1314) - Oregon, USA - JUL 15, 2014
On draught at Kona Brewing Co. Black color with tan head. Aroma is coffee beans, dark chocolate, and roasted malt. Taste has notes similar to the aroma, but more sweet caramel notes. Good amount of coffee that is balanced well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3842) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Lots of coffee in this to be sure. Pours black without much head or lacing. Some roast. Finishes bitter. Bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
generallee08 (637) - New York, USA - JUN 25, 2014
It pours quite dark with a brown/black color and an average size tan head. The head hangs on well and make nice slippery lace on the glass. The aroma is sweet like brown sugar with some roasted and toasted notes as well. Hop notes are very light and subdued. Its flavor has mellow hints of brown sugar, roasted barley, burnt wood, and roasted coffee with cream. The finish comes quickly with some mellow spicy hops and solid dark roasted coffee notes fading off the tongue. It is a light to medium body porter with a creamy texture and lively carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewGoblin (282) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUN 4, 2014
Well, I love coffee. I love Hawaiian coffee. Porters too. What? They all fit the bill in this here beer? Don’t mind me then, don’t mind if I do! I wonder why this isn’t classified as a Stout by Kona, so dark brown, a creamy light tan top and coffee-ish, dark roasty malts and burnt bread and marshmallows too. Very light hop bitterness finishes the package off. Pretty one dimensional but that dimension is coffee and there seems to be a lot of dark beer and coffee lover crossover. Surf’s up!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
thrashers2x (46) - Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
As expected, very big coffee flavor and aroma. Nice chocolate and roasted backbone. Only downside is not the most complex, but very tasty.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndrewMichaelZ (58) - - JUN 1, 2014
In a word: coffee. Nothing more and nothing less. Coffee dominate the nose and pretty much the whole flavor. Almost no body and really not much more to it. Once was enough for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
bwa5879 (634) - Portage, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Deep brown nearly black pour with ring of beige head. Aroma of roasty robust chocolate, a little wet dog as it warmed. Lively cabronation, viscous creamy mouthfeel, finish leaves the mouth a bit numb. Straightforward chocolate maltiness, an effervescence similar to spearmint, a little watery. Okay but nothing outstanding, a little watery.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (1334) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2014
Probably the best offering from Kona. Big roasted Kona coffee aroma on the nose, with a little cocoa. On the palate, coffee and cocoa are the two big players, with a nice little floral hop note sneaking in.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2075) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - APR 10, 2014
Bottle from Dicey Reilly’s, Ballyshannon [100414]
Pitch black, frothy bubbly tan head that dissipates
Aroma of roasted malts, roast coffee, bit of smoke, mainly mellow dark coffee.
Taste of mellow roast black coffee, some soft roasted malts, dark malts, fairly straightforward, nice coffee in this and not overly done.
Palate - Medium carb, bit over fizzy, light to medium body, bit oily. Soft sweet dark malt palate. Finish - some slight earthy roast malts come out here
Overall - Quite a decent coffee porter, if a bit unremarkable


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