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Koko Brown - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,201 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 1,201
Reviews: 298
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 15.19%
Wants: 28
Gots: 72 | 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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mlklein27

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.5%

02-21-2014 02:03:22 | More by mlklein27
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kb2250

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

04-22-2012 20:04:54 | More by kb2250
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zacky_U

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

06-11-2013 17:13:37 | More by zacky_U
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Topher78

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

11-09-2013 02:26:37 | More by Topher78
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Hockey_Fan

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

06-29-2014 14:54:15 | More by Hockey_Fan
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fisherbray

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

05-20-2014 04:21:50 | More by fisherbray
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Dweedlebug

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.5%

05-13-2012 06:04:52 | More by Dweedlebug
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hsus0225

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

03-10-2013 06:07:24 | More by hsus0225
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kidzord

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

06-10-2014 03:35:28 | More by kidzord
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hmmmbeer10

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

04-09-2014 01:24:21 | More by hmmmbeer10
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plinythederek

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-21-2013 01:00:36 | More by plinythederek
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ianjsullivan

Maryland

3.45/5  rDev -4.7%

ST: 12oz poured into a pint glass. Bottle does not list ABV but does list BOD.

A: Clear chestnut brown with a half-a-finger slightly off-white head.

S: Strong sweet coconut, malt, and nuts.

T: Sweet coconut, lots of nuts, some roasted malt, toasted smokey notes and slight hops in the finish for balancing.

M: Surprisingly light and dry.

O: Interesting aroma and acceptable flavor. The mouthfeel should be heavier though to match the toasted sweet coconut and smoke. On the other hand, this is a brewery in Hawaii; I doubt a heavy beer would go well there.

01-21-2012 01:16:22 | More by ianjsullivan
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SolomonGrundy

California

3.43/5  rDev -5.2%

The basics: 5.5% ABV and super cheap for a sixer...

Actually it pours exactly what I would call a Koko Brown in color...Very clear...Very light carbonation...Thin ring of foam and no real lacing. A bit "mehh" at first glance...

The aroma is super cool. It's kind of like an Almond Joy candy bar, but a subtle version of it. There's a slight hop component, but it's faint. I also get a touch of cinnamon. Pretty cool but not very complex.

Flavor is very similar to the aroma - kind of like drinking an Almond Joy...The initial burst of flavor seems sweet, but it's not. I also get a macadamia nut type flavor in the late middle and finish...Finish has an off bitterness which I can only attribute to the hops that MIGHT be present, but I can't be sure. The main fighter in this match is coconut and chocolate, as the name implies. It delivers exactly what it says it will, but it's otherwise uneventful.

What I like most: The interesting Almond Joy notes in the flavor and nose.

What I like least: The rather pedestrian beer that backs it all up.

Verdict: Worth the price, and that's to say it's cheap.

03-24-2011 03:40:35 | More by SolomonGrundy
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

03-24-2012 21:37:57 | More by Jim_DemonDeacon
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ThePaleRider

California

3.89/5  rDev +7.5%

Two things I really loved about this beer. The price and the taste. The price was right since this is a big brewer and supply is ample. Not a lot of other beers I would take to a party for this price and feel like I'm taking this quality. The taste is exactly what it's advertised to be. Nutty brown ale with a bunch of coconut in there. I love it when a beer gives you exactly what you're expecting. Not saying I don't enjoy a complex brew but when drinking in the yard with friends you don't need to go crazy on in depth flavors and explanations. If you're a fan of brown ales and coconut separately, than combine them and enjoy a tasty beverage.

06-28-2014 20:15:22 | More by ThePaleRider
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MikalMick

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

07-08-2012 01:51:39 | More by MikalMick
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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Mexico

4/5  rDev +10.5%

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Idaho

3/5  rDev -17.1%

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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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Washington

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

03-11-2013 01:11:05 | More by zillo043068
Koko Brown from Kona Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,201 ratings.