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Old 01-12-2011, 05:41 PM   #1
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Hey all,

Over the holidays I got to try some Kona Pipeline Porter on tap in NYC and it rocked my socks. To me, it was the perfect balance of coffee and beer and so I was pretty excited to find a sixer yesterday in Fresh Market for 7.50.

Well, I tried one last night and I was pretty disappointed. I just didnt get any of the rich coffee taste and barely any aroma. I was just wondering if any one else has noticed anything similar with this or other comparable brews.



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Old 01-12-2011, 05:45 PM   #2
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How old was that six pack?

I drink a fair amount of Pipeline, but had the chance to try it on tap at the brewery last year and it didn't seem the same to me.



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Bottled on 11/15/10. It didnt taste bad or off, just lacking the coffee kick.

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Did you drink out of the bottle, or pour it into a glass first? Drinking out of the bottle/can, you lose much, if not all of the aroma, which projects flavor.

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Did you drink out of the bottle, or pour it into a glass first? Drinking out of the bottle/can, you lose much, if not all of the aroma, which projects flavor.
No, i poured into a glass. I just had another one and it also was lacking in coffee flavor.
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How cold is the bottle you are drinking? Those coffee flavors will come out more when the beer is a little warmer. I would probably drink that beer in the mid 40's to around 50 degrees myself and some people might even argue that it could stand to be even warmer.

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That may have been it. I'll let the next one warm up for a few minutes, thanks

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Yea, that's a good idea too. A cool experiment is to drink a beer slowly, let it warm up and see the changes in flavor.



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