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Koko Brown - Kona Brewing Co.

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1,030 Ratings
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Ratings: 1030
Reviews: 288
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.15%


Brewed by:
Kona Brewing Co. visit their website
Hawaii, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Is there anything more iconic of the lush tropics than the coconut? The delicious heart of this island treasure has a nutty, toffee flavor and aroma that sends you straight to the beaches of Paradise. Kick back with a Koko Brown, brewed with real toasted coconut, and savor the mahogany color and smooth, roasty malt taste.

28 IBU

(Beer added by: julian on 02-19-2011)
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cackalacky

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

11-25-2012 05:19:18 | More by cackalacky
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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-18-2014 23:42:25 | More by hockeypuck
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tmm313

Georgia

3.36/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A- Crystal clear brown with quickly dissipating, soapy head. OK lacing.

S- Smells more like sweet vanilla candy when its cold. Coconut becomes more pronounced as it warms, but never really becomes true. Some slight breadiness and caramel malts.

T- Cold, it was mainly burnt cracker with a touch of coconut. I found it needed to warm a few minutes for the flavors of caramel, light citrus and slight earthy hop to come out, but as it warmed further, those flavors dissipated away, leaving a warm version of what I tasted cold. Weak flavors.

M- Light bodied and semi drying. Burnt, bready aftertaste.

O- I'm a big coconut fan, but this really wasn't what I was hoping for. The coconut never quite tasted like coconut, and every aspect being graded was weaker than I prefer. I don't want to dis Kona; Fire Rock Pale Ale is one of my go-to's, but this one just didn't measure up for me.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 19:52:25 | More by tmm313
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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-18-2014 17:45:04 | More by Shaunbkgb
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Michigan

4/5  rDev +10.2%

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Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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Florida

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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Michigan

3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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New York

4.66/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

If you like Brown beer and are a fan of Coconut, this is a fantastic brew...just tried it for the first time. Reasonable price $5 on tap. The coconut aroma lets your taste buds know what's coming. Good bite and flavor, smooth on the palate. Best brown I've tried yet.

Serving type: on-tap

04-06-2014 01:51:44 | More by Jfergie17
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California

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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Mistro

Illinois

3.36/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a glass, this beer has a beautiful red glow. The coconut is obvious on the nose, dominates the aroma, however it is much harder to actually taste. As far as ales go, there is not much that sets this one apart. That being said, this is still a very drinkable drink that grows on you.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 19:20:22 | More by Mistro
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Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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Koko Brown from Kona Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,030 ratings.