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Koko Brown - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,171 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 1,171
Reviews: 298
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.15%
Wants: 28
Gots: 64 | FT: 1
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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5/5  rDev +37.7%

03-25-2012 00:52:15 | More by bona2vada
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MynamesRickJames

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +37.7%

05-09-2014 03:17:02 | More by MynamesRickJames
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yuenglingfan101

Indiana

5/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I cant believe i havent rated this beer yet. The best brown ale I have ever tried and followed closely by bells best brown ale. The 2 are so similar other than the koko brown has coconut flavor. take everything i said in my review of best brown and add the coconut and its so undiscribable

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 18:40:50 | More by yuenglingfan101
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Mstezano

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +37.7%

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jonathaniler

Florida

5/5  rDev +37.7%

05-06-2012 11:17:16 | More by jonathaniler
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

09-20-2012 00:21:39 | More by SDellinger
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haveasam

New York

5/5  rDev +37.7%

02-05-2012 04:16:24 | More by haveasam
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

09-26-2012 21:05:22 | More by LeapintoBeer
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New York

5/5  rDev +37.7%

02-19-2012 07:25:21 | More by ZekemusMaximus
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ddanforth12

Alaska

5/5  rDev +37.7%

01-14-2014 03:35:46 | More by ddanforth12
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

03-22-2012 23:45:20 | More by KristaHall
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Washington

5/5  rDev +37.7%

07-24-2014 16:18:57 | More by Keepnitrl
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decoy727272

Texas

5/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I Have tried EVERY American brown ale and specialty brown ales available in my area and even the Rouge hazelnut or Dogfish heads brown ale does not touch this one IN MY OPINION! It just smells amazing and tastes so good in summer or winter. I buy cases of it when it comes out and never want to drink the last ones. :) would love to try on tap.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 17:41:10 | More by decoy727272
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

03-27-2012 04:07:46 | More by rah1734bones
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Ohio

5/5  rDev +37.7%

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Texas

5/5  rDev +37.7%

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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +37.7%

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Minnesota

5/5  rDev +37.7%

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Mississippi

5/5  rDev +37.7%

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Florida

5/5  rDev +37.7%

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CraftBeerBarney

California

5/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Koko Brown is an excellent nut brown ale with a creamy coconut finish. I have had it both on tap and out of the bottle and it is much better on draft. For how sweet the finish is I found it to be a rather sessionable beer. Like the new addition to the Aloha Series!

Serving type: on-tap

03-03-2011 19:03:56 | More by CraftBeerBarney
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Colorado

5/5  rDev +37.7%

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sweetmaltman

Pennsylvania

4.99/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow, I wasn't expecting this. Every time I sample a brown ale I am disapointed. They tend to look like they will have good flavor but are generally bland and mostly flavorless. However I found this wonderfully expressive brew on tap while attending the EIWA Wrestling Championships in a small local tavern in Piscataway, NJ. I almost didn't try it, but it looked like the only beer on tap that looked at all palatable.

Boy was I pleasantly surprised. The color looked like any other Brown Ale. I didn't take the time to spend time with the smell as I was with some people I hadn't seen in a long time and I did not have a lot of extra time and like I said I wasn't expecting it to be anything special. I took a sip not expecting much but I was wonderfully surprised! The taste was rich, sweetish and complex.

I am a malt man as my name implies not caring for most bitter hoppy brews. Maybe it was the surprise of not expecting anything really good as brown ales although far better than lagers, generally are non descript to me. But this brew not only got my attention, but ignited my taste buds to wanting more.

Generally I only have one brew at a sitting because what I like generally has a high alcohol content, but this is only 5.5%, so I FORCED myself to have a second one. It did not disapoint.

Since McEwan's Scotch Ale is not available in the US anymore I have been slowly sipping the case of Founders Backwoods Bastard Ale I was lucky to get when it was released in November. Now when that is gone I have found another beer to drink. Luckily upon doing a little research, there is a distributor only about 1.5 miles from my house that carries it.

KOKO Brown Ale is a real treat. Give it a try. It is not for those who drink so much commercial beer that their taste buds have rotted away or those who just want to get a buzz. It is for those who appreciate real flavor.

Who would have thought a coconut beer would be sooo good? And I just stumbled onto it at a little corner tavern. Go figure.

Stay thirsty my friends!

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2013 14:27:38 | More by sweetmaltman
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Violator4200

Maryland

4.98/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I Have tried EVERY American brown ale and specialty brown ales available in my area and even the Rouge hazelnut or Dogfish heads brown ale does not touch this one IN MY OPINION! It just smells amazing and tastes so good in summer or winter. I buy cases of it when it comes out and never want to drink the last ones. :) would love to try on tap.

Serving type: growler

01-21-2014 17:40:20 | More by Violator4200
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Hechohawk

Washington

4.91/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer, on tap, is my favorite beer to drink by far, as far as drink ability goes. Malty, smooth, easy as hell to drink. And the coconut is powerful enough to be noticed, but not overpowering. Touch of bitterness at the end of the drink. Just a damn good beer. In the bottle it's coconut is not as noticeable, but still damn good.
Just drink it

Serving type: on-tap

06-25-2014 07:12:37 | More by Hechohawk
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Koko Brown from Kona Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,171 ratings.