Kona Brewing Co. Pipeline

Kona Pipeline is a porter made with whole-bean Hawaiian Kona Coffee. It is 5.3% ABV. This beer is from the Kona Brewing Co. in Hawaii. But it was brewed in Portland, Oregon. This Pipeline has limited availability. The beer pours a deep dark black with a one-and-a-half-finger beige head. The aroma is roasted coffee, with some bitterness and some licorice-like notes. The flavor is not dissimilar to its smell. There is a roasted dark coffee flavor, bitter notes, and licorice-like flavors. The mouthfeel is full and does coat your tongue some. Then you come to a roasted semi-dry finish. Then you get a chocolate coffee bean aftertaste with mild roasted notes. This Pipeline porter is a good beer that isn’t high in alcohol. I would say this porter is an A-. The overall flavor is bold enough but could be a tiny bit more. That is the only negative I have towards this beer. I highly recommend Pipeline if you are into this type of beer. It has a good level of ABV. It’s not overly heavy. Please stay safe, be kind, and remember to enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.