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RATINGS: 1102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   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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3.3
bp (922) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Bottle while in Kona: pours black with a coffee aroma, taste is strong coffee flavor and some roasty malts, dry finish

3.5
Piw (1127) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2016
355ml Flasche. Klar und schwarz mit kleiner Schaumkrone. Angenehme Röst- und Kaffeearomen. Leicht kohlensäurehaltig. Spritzig. Runder Abgang. Durchschnittlicher Körper.

3.6
ATXTed512 (1) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2016 does not count
The beer pours like a porter and looks like a porter. However, it is infused with coffee, to me tastes like you have a porter beer, then you’re already a bit too drunk and pour in some Folger’s to the beer, and voila, it’s the Pipeline beer. Maybe it’s because i’m so used to porters, but the coffee taste to this beer doesn’t blend enough. Not a bad beer, but next time I’ll just get a porter.

3.6
arkurzynski (2427) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2016
Black. Light roast with a bit of smoked malt. Flavor is mild brown sugar and toast with roast malt.

3
PugUglyBrewer (658) - - DEC 13, 2016
A middle of the road coffee Porter. Very thin body and faint in aroma and flavor. A good choice to knock bag with a steak dinner. Kona brews better on the lighter side of the style spectrum with their golden ale and pales.

3
Pintofjoe29 (52) - Dingman Ferry, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2016 Pours the standard black with almost no head. Certainly smells the part...delicious roasty coffee dominates, with hints of mocha and vanilla. Taste is a muted version of the smell of this brew; coffee and toasted malt. I have to say that the mouthfeel is very disappointing for this one. When I enjoy a porter I expect a heartier chewier beer. This one is very thin and watery. Overall this one isn?t bad; aroma and flavor are on point. The thin watery palate is holding this porter back from being great

3.8
tightslice (1313) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 1, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is coffee, slightly burnt coffee, roasted malts, sticks, caramel and toffee. Taste is slightly weaker version of the aroma with some tang and carbonation. Not bad.

3.3
Andrus86 (650) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2016
BOTTLE. Poured a good brown with creamy head.. Malt base nose; caramel & coffee.. Nice dark roasted malt base, faint coffee middle to end, good creamy backend.. Sourced ABC Store Waikiki

4.3
ordybill (1758) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2016
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.

3.9
wombat23 (1417) - Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2016
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Pours almost black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Bitter coffee finish. Good stuff.


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