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RATINGS: 1103   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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3.5
chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2008
Aroma of malted hops and really muted coffee. Flavor was of some carbonated hops but the real taste of coffee then comes in in the aftertaste, and it reminds me of a stiff cup of java, tastes as it should, and thats a good thing.

3.8
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Bottle tasted on poker night. Not sure where it was purchased. I drank it out of the bottle so not sure of the apperance, but the smell was of roasted coffee. Medium bodied beer where the coffee hits toward the end of the sip. Very drinkable brew!!

3.9
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Thanks daknole. Black pour with a thin beige head. Aroma is bright, oily, aromatic coffee, with some grass and dark chocolate. On the front of each sip, the aromatic coffee elements harmonize well with the porter malts. This fades, and smoke and earthy chocolate come through on the finish. Nice buzz on the front of the palate, smooth on the swallow. Very drinkable, yet I lack another.

3.2
Strykzone (7360) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2008
Thanks Daknole. Pour is almost black with more red than most porters. Minimal tan head soon becomes a ring. Nose is cocoa chocolate and cappuccino. Along with what is noted in the aroma, flavor offers lima beans, grass, earthiness. Coffee flavor is far too weak and the feel is a bit thin. A nice porter that is perhaps in the upper 3rd of the category.

3.4
spikester (606) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2008
Pours opaque dark brown with a one finger tan head. Some lacings. Aroma is coffee. Taste is sweet rich coffee with a medium bitter finish. If you are a coffee lover I recommend this beer. Palate was lighter than expected but not too thin. Drinkability was excellent provided you love coffee. A very smooth porter.

3.5
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2008
20081212 12oz bottle. Darkest of browns with creamy, small, lasting tan head. Aroma is mild with distinctive notes of roasty dark malts, skim milk, cut weeds, and light coffee. Unimpressive coffee flavors are too distant but what is there is nothing special, not rich, not adding depth, as if an afterthought. Medium/light bodied. As a porter, it is mild, quaffable, and with a pleasantly roasty finishing bitterness, no more coffee driven than any decent porter.

3.8
pintocb (654) - Hoon, Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2008
Tons of coffee in the nose and flavor. Dry and light. Great coffee porter.

3.1
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 9, 2008
I will second the earlier reviewer who said that this sucker tastes more like coffee than beer. It is cheap though and it will get the job done. Remember though, Kona, balance is the key to all things.

3.4
Collint (475) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2008
Bottle, thanks J-Tiki. Pours an almost black with a thin tan head. aroma is strait up coffee. flavor is sweet coffee, then bitter and dry. Very nice for a low price beer.

3.8
Alphadelic (2237) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2008
Opaque black with a beige head. Roasted, freshly groud coffee aromas. Thick and creamy in the mouth with a beechwood smokiness, dark and delicious kona coffee. A sweet finish.


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