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Koko Brown - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,170 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 1,170
Reviews: 298
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.15%
Wants: 28
Gots: 63 | 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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zillo043068

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-11-2013 01:11:05 | More by zillo043068
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Hockey_Fan

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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

Maryland

3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Mississippi

3.44/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Served in the bar at the Polynesian resort in WDW. Pours dark chocolate brown in glass. Little head retention and minimal lacing.

Lots of toasted malt and coconut in aroma.

Taste is toasted malt, nuts and coconut. Coconut flavor is present throughout. Mild bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied.

Overall this was good. Enjoyed the coconut very much.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2013 01:28:57 | More by TrappistJohnMD
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lehueve

Mexico

4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-04-2013 22:17:06 | More by lehueve
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brutusmuktuk

Michigan

3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Amber color, no head. Has a sweet vanilla and coconut aroma and flavor. Body is a bit on the sickly sweet side, but the carbonation cuts that away in the finish. Has a creamy, medium-body feel. I’m glad I tried it, but I don’t think I’d go out of my way to get another.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 16:28:38 | More by brutusmuktuk
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chickencoop

California

3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

OK, got duped by the bottle. Guys tricked me into buying a sixer beacuse from what I thought, i was getting a nice brown ale with a hint of coconut wafting in from the Hawaii shores...not so much. Way to much coconut on this, completely over-powers the beer, but then again, that is good, because as the coconut fades, the cardboardy beer comes through. I was hoping for something else, oh well..this will get a ton of sales from soccer-moms in the mid-west that just got back from a family hawaiian trip however, so they get the last laugh.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2011 05:27:48 | More by chickencoop
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BoRaeCho

California

3/5  rDev -17.4%

03-21-2013 04:40:53 | More by BoRaeCho
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ChopsMeister

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -17.4%

02-23-2013 20:33:50 | More by ChopsMeister
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ryancl

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

01-19-2013 03:13:33 | More by ryancl
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r0nyn

New York

4/5  rDev +10.2%

08-25-2013 15:21:21 | More by r0nyn
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cmbeddoe7997

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-25-2014 20:36:53 | More by cmbeddoe7997
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rspauldi

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-02-2014 20:27:48 | More by rspauldi
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JustinQ

California

4/5  rDev +10.2%

01-20-2012 05:27:29 | More by JustinQ
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blue-dream

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-07-2014 15:27:22 | More by blue-dream
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Stoutlad

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-01-2013 21:06:31 | More by Stoutlad
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ThePaleRider

California

3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Idaho

3/5  rDev -17.4%

02-17-2013 03:37:40 | More by casapy
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julian

Washington

3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

EDIT 2/24/2011. Additional tasting, to check for carbonation difference due to bottle conditioning...see below.

Bought a 6 pack tonight. First review!

A: Dark brown in color, good clarity, about 75% opacity. Lackluster head formation that quickly dissipates. Pours a little thin, almost watery.

S: Lots of sweet coconut on the nose, vanilla, subtle roasty, nutty aroma. Mostly coconut.

T: Lots of sweet coconut up front, almost vanilla like undertones. Mild nutty flavors, and subtle roast. I'd have to say this is an average coconut ale.

M: This is very clearly under-carbonated. I doubt a brown ale should be bottle conditioned for any length of time, so this is a most probably a priming miscalculation. I would prefer it a bit thicker in body, and more roasty but this is a good attempt at a coconut beer. EDIT 2/24/2011: gonna have to give this a few extra points. Tonight's tasting was definitely much more carbonated. So something either happened to the bottle I had, or there's some bottle conditioning going on.

D: Apart from the under-carbonation noted above, I love the coconut taste (as I do in most coconut beers...and coconut in general). Wouldn't be too hard to sling back a 6er.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2011 03:15:58 | More by julian
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Tayloraphilips

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

02-20-2014 17:09:32 | More by Tayloraphilips
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neil2me

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

01-03-2013 17:44:13 | More by neil2me
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dpage27

Ohio

4/5  rDev +10.2%

03-10-2013 04:47:45 | More by dpage27
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williahd

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-19-2014 00:45:12 | More by williahd
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Fahz

New York

4.5/5  rDev +24%

05-31-2012 20:47:40 | More by Fahz
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Nachos4two

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

02-06-2013 20:29:07 | More by Nachos4two
Koko Brown from Kona Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,170 ratings.