Kona Pipeline Porter

Kona Pipeline Porter

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It’s been in my head all afternoon and evening. I don’t know what it means, and I don’t know how it got in my head. Hopefully now it’s in your head too, so I’m not the only crazy person on the interwebs tonight.

What was the last completely obnoxious thing you had stuck in your head?

Kona Pipeline Porter

With that out of the way, let us go straight to the beer review. Kona Pipeline Porter was reviewed on LIBA ages ago. In fact, it was the first ever guest post that our friend Silvio made. The review gets a ton of hits, as this beer is pretty popular. As of late I’ve got a bunch of hits to the effect of “Does Kona Pipeline Porter have caffeine added?”. Clearly people are worried about the recent FDA crackdown on alcoholic beverages that also contain caffeine.

Kona Pipeline Porter

I’m not a fan of coffee proper, so I can’t fully appreciate this brew – it is made with Kona coffee from Hawaii, which is supposed to be good stuff.

The beer definitely tastes like coffee. Very well balanced coffee though. The roasted malt flavors are subdued, so to “yield” to the coffee. God that sounded beer-douchey. I apologize.

This beer goes down smoothly and incredibly fast. I’m on the fence here. I want a little more from the flavor, but then again, I think anything more could hurt the drinkability. If Kona was aiming for a porter you can sit down at the bar with and have 2-3 of, they hit it on the head. If they were going for a full-flavored beer, they just barely missed the mark.

I’m going to give the Kona Pipeline Porter a thumbs up. Give it a go and tell me what you think.

-Lost

Kona Pipeline Porter

Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.