I am in love. Really and truly in love. Kona Brewing Company’s Pipeline Porter has to be one of the best all around beers I have ever tasted. Not joking at all. I have my favorites, but this one could possibly take the top spot. A very dark porter that isn’t too thick or cloudy. More like the color of dark cola. Poors very smooth… just looks good sitting there. Then the taste. So, so easy to drink. I am not one that can chug beer or soda. I just don’t like the burn and I can’t do it fast. Pipeline porter, though, was more like drinking water. Incredibly smooth with a perfect aftertaste. Couldn’t taste the coffee beans, but it is possible they are the perfect ingredient here. Highly, highly recommended. At 5.4%, it isn’t a bad kick, either.
Po has one of these in his fridge, I believe… wonder how he finds it.
**UPDATE** Since I still think of this beer frequently… especially when I am having a particularly nasty beer, I am going to make sure it gets the credit it is due and put it in the JustBeer Blog Hall of Fame.
JBB6 Rating: JustBeer Blog Hall of Fame