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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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3.8
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 16, 2008
On-tap PP Carlsbad. This beer is definitely better than 85% of the other beers brewed with coffee. Pours dark brown with a moderate offwhite head. Smells of coffee and dark toasted malts. Tastes of black coffee. Not all that much sweetness to it. Sweet malt finish to it. Crisp and thin on the palate, good carbonation.

3.2
riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2008
Aroma of light coffee. Poured black with a thin head. Flavor was like cold carbonated coffee. Not bad, but not my favorite. Too much coffee I thought, but it’s all good.

3.1
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 14, 2008
A fair porter, but it pales in comparison to Kona’s competitor in this style brew - Maui’s Coconut Porter. Nice coffee-like appearance, but weak aroma - nothing like what I expected given Kona’s description. Pleasing mouthfeel and strong malty flavor.

3.6
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Bottled. Fairly mild considering the big "100% Hawaiian Kona Coffee" label on the front. Recommended to coffee porter fans.

2.4
williamcoggin (11) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2008
Just too much coffee for me! This beer has a nice aroma and appearance, but as the label says "... 100% Hawaiian Kona Coffee". This draft ended tasting like a cold cup of coffee. I gotta pass on this one.

3.6
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 9, 2008
pretty darn good; no anchor porter, but still pretty darn good - lots of milk chocolate and coffee in a bitter, cold, and mildly carbonated beverage (i.e., beer); my favorite part is the great, heavy coffee aroma; ignore the thin smoothness...

3.8
T2Tool (352) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Had on draft. Poured a pitch black color. Smell was heavy of coffee and also roasted malts, caramel and molasas. Taste was more of coffee again joined by roasted malts, chocolate flavors and some hops.

3.2
tangentrider (144) - Alabama, USA - JAN 3, 2008
black ale with a half-inch brown head. coffee flavor quite evident--maybe too evident at first, being more prominent than malt and hop. finish is quite pleasant.

3.1
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 2, 2008
Not the biggest fan because of how one-dimensional this brew is. Pours black with kakhi, smallish head that has decent lacing. Aroma is fully kona coffee and the flavor is the same cup of joe. Mouthfeel is like drinking a coffee flavored soda. Okay.

3.2
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Having the aroma of iced coffee, this pretty much drinks like a cool cup of coffee with light carbonation and a dark malty sweetness. In appearance, it’s a very dark mahogany, clear around the edges, with a slender tan head. Not a bad beer to wake up to.

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