Horny Toad Blonde
COOP Ale Works

Horny Toad BlondeHorny Toad Blonde
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Style:
American Blonde Ale
Ranked #544
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
79
Ranked #44,467
Avg:
3.47 | pDev: 17.29%
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
145
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COOP Ale Works
 
Oklahoma, United States
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Year-round
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Horny Toad BlondeHorny Toad Blonde
Notes: Crisp and clean, Horny Toad is a premium blonde ale with a hint of Noble hop bitterness to balance the two-row and pilsner malt body. This refreshing libation is a great introduction to craft beer and COOP Ale Works.

25 IBU
Reviews: 35 | Ratings: 145 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of puck1225
3.62/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a tulip glass. Bright clear yellow color with good white head and lacing. Sweet, slightly grassy smell and taste. Clean tasting but no finish to speak of. A decent blonde.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.91/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I am finally getting around to some of the many drop-offs from my local, in-person trader, @tone77 . He has been mighty generous to me in the past to the point that I am now awash in beer. It certainly helps the cause of The CANQuest (tm), though.

From the CAN: "Crisp and clean, Horny Toad is a premium blonde ale with a hint of Noble hop bitterness to balance the two-row and pilsner malt body. This refreshing libation is a great introduction to craft beer and COOP Ale Works."; "IBU 25 SRM 4".

I Crack!ed open the vent & beCAN a very slow, gentle C-Line Glug since this one had some age on it. It puffed up nicely to form just better than two fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, bone-white head with excellent retention. The color was a gorgeous Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity, calling forth The Gelt Gang of Mammon, Midas & Croesus from their slumber on my couch. They watched the Pirates beat the hated Cardinals & then stayed over to party into the night. The brewery measured the SRM as 4, but it was deeper & darker than Yellow. Just my $0.02. Nose had a honey-like biscuitiness & I would have guessed it to be a GER Pils rather than an American Blonde Ale. Mmm. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste had a pleasant sweetness, very honey-like with a slight biscuitiness. I might have preferred it to be a tad more biscuity, but that is my taste & not the style's. It was very easy drinking & just the sort of thing that would fit right into my beach-bound cooler. In OKCOK, they have a river so I guess that such would be their equivalent. Finish was semi-sweet, but if you were to call it semi-dry, I would not put up much of an argument. I just felt that it was a touch too sweet for me. YMMV.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

$ 1.65 (Including tax and discount)/12 oz can ($ 0.138/oz) from Total Wine-Forum, Selma, TX. Reviewed 3/25/19.
Can stamped “08/29/18” on bottom. On shelf at store. Stored at 42 degrees and served at 42 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 3.
Body – Yellow, hazy.
Head – Large (Maximum 4.5 cm, aggressive center pour), white, medium density, diminishing to a two to four mm ring and a rocky partial layer.
Lacing – Fair – narrow bands of tiny to small bubbles, connected by thin columns.
First pour – Light yellow, very slight haze.
Aroma – 3 – Weak aroma of malt and weaker of diacetyl.
Flavor – 3 - Very weak malt and hops, slightly bitter. No alcohol (5.3% ABV), no dimethylsulfide, no diacetyl.
Palate – 3 – Thin, watery, soft carbonation.
Impression and interpretation – 3. Did not age well. Some of the diacetyl noted on the nose would have improved the flavor.

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Photo of BrewAskew
3.97/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance
Pours to creamy white head that falls to thin layer and laces sporadically. Hazy gold blonde color.

Aroma
Clean, crackery malts, slight fruit ester and soft noble hops.

Flavor
Honeylike, buttermilk biscuit, pale malt flavor, sweet middle and a tangy, bitter balance in the finish. Hop flavors are soft and floral/grassy/citrus. Not at all an APA style, closer to a Kolsch or Helles in the hop profile.

Mouthfeel
Light to Medium, Moderate CO2, no harshness, burn or astringency

Overall
A hearty yet light blonde ale. Bitterness is substantial but not at Sierra Nevada Pale levels. Appearance is underwhelming. Has some good meaty ale characteristics--won't mistake for a Pils. A good all-occasion quencher.

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Photo of Jbbdrinker
3.31/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Nice amber color and slight head. The aroma is mild, but with a pleasant malt note. At first sip, I was quite disappointed. This was nothing like the other blondes I've had and liked. The flavor pallett is very subdued. Carbination is the most memorable trait. Their is a hint of malt and a touch of bitter hop as a back note, but overall a very thin flavor, kind of like a weak pilsner. Nothing offensive to this brew and it is very drinkable. There just doesn't seem to be much to come back for

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Photo of D1noB
4.44/5  rDev +28%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Slight malty and sweet front that falls into a crispness. low bitterness, very easy to drink beer.

Taste Rating in Words: It's boiling water, anyone can get it down to an art, few do, and yet some still mess it up.

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Photo of MinerBob
3.74/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

In honor of national beer day I'm rating a couple from my home state of Oklahoma. This beer pours a hazy golden color with a small thin white head. Nice crisp beer smell and smooth taste just not a lot of flavor. Mouth feel is a little watery but easy to swallow. Easily a session beer.

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Photo of allengarvin
3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Very pale gold with an airy head of foam that quickly fades away.
S: Sweet malt aroma, no hint of hops.
T: Fairly sweet malt taste, clean, without graininess. Very low bitterness.
M: Light bodied, soft texture.
O: About as inoffensive a beer as you can get. A true insult to the horny toad, which is a lizard of character.

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Photo of BigGold
3.52/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had Horny Toad at Hideaway Pizza, Norman, Okla., poured from pint can into tumbler. This pro forma introductory Blonde is even brewed with lager malt and hops.

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Photo of TX-Badger
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a clear yellow golden color with white head. Cereal grains and hay on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied. Finishes with cereal grains.

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Photo of tone77
3.32/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a deep golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, malty. Taste is also mild, bready malts, light, floral hops, refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall not a bad beer, but seems to be lacking any punch.

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Photo of DeeZee83
4.03/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Great for spring / summer sessioning. Perfect for just wanting a beer that tastes like a " beer ". Not a whole lot of head retention or lacing, but it is all about taste after all. This beer fits the bill for what it is as well as having some kolsh type qualities. Overall enjoyable.

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Photo of OKbrew89
3.45/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Decently carbonated pale golden color with little head that left no lacing. Aroma is light wheat and citrus with a hint of noble hops. The malts and citrus are balanced with a nice hit of the hops at the end. Very light and refreshing taste. Light body and medium carbonation. The bitterness from the hops is necessary to balance out the nuttiness from the malts.
Overall, a good but not great blonde. Good for spring and summer sipping since it's refreshing and light. Not the best beer from COOP.

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Photo of CTbrew32
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Appearance- Golden and very hazy, and it gets a brown hue when the sediment is poured in with it. One finger head on the pour and no lacing at all as its consumed.

Aroma- Medium amount of aroma with sweet bread/nut malts most present.

Taste- At first sweet malts and some lemon/herbal hops are noticeable, and on the back end the bread/nut malt round things out.

Feel- Crisp and clean, I could definitely confuse this for a lager. Medium amount of carbonation that provides a nice snap at first, which is followed by a creamy/smooth finish that the malt provides.

Overall- This is a really nice blonde ale. Definitely unique as far a blonde ale goes with its pislner malt and nice hop presence. Very well balanced and one of the better session ales available in Oklahoma. (85/100)

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Photo of dbossman
3.78/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Hazy, yellow with a solid 1.5 inch head--sudsy with good retention; beautiful lacing

S: Citrus and grassy hops up front (lemons and apples linger); a grainy background--really crisp and fresh aromas

T: Really balanced but actually a pleasant amount of noble hop bitterness; this is incredibly refreshing and crisp and citrusy

F: Medium body and creamy without an abundance of carbonation; a touch thin on the finish

O: This is a solid, refreshing beer; I'm incredibly impressed with this brewery so far

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Photo of Hopswagger
3.97/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P: Pours a clear pale straw with white bubbly head.

S: Fruity wheat malts, lemon and subtle yeast aroma. Straight forward and clean.

T/M: Tropical fruits, sour lemon candy, sun dried wheat, nice biscuity malt. Pronounced lemon essence and bitterness. Horny Toad finishes dry with a medium body and a zesty carbonation that melds well with the lemon tartness.

O: I'm horny for horny toad! Crisp and clean wheat, biscuity malts and a great lemon presence that brings this blonde ale together nicely. I have been wanting to try this for a long time and just never picked it up. Fortunately for me the tavern that I went to was replacing their entire wall of taps so I had to opt for a bottle or canned brew. Sure glad that was the case now I know how good this is. Cheers!

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Photo of chilidog
3.84/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I brought back two coop beers from Oklahoma, both in cans of coarse. I must say I was cautious of this one but actually found this to be my favorite of the two.
It pours a hazy golden, with a nice white laced head.
The aroma was Bread like with a citric note.
The taste of wheat malts with a slight spicy hop blended well. Hints of lemon and even pepper add to the flavor.
The mouth was smooth with a spicy black pepper note.
Overall a good, well done brew. Enjoyed and thanks Oklahoma .

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Photo of TheSarge
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this brew into a Pilsner glass, and the brew makes a solid two finger thick head of clean white, and the body is golden with a mild haze.

The aroma is a little grainy and corn husk like, lemony Noble hops shine through, giving this brew a refreshing fragrance.

Taste wise there is a mile caramel malty sweetness to the brew, along with lemon drop sourness and mild metallic qualities.

Feels light in body, and refreshing. Nice carbonation and leaves the palate refreshed.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.26/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a slightly hazy yellow color with a large white head. The aroma is has some nice biscuit malt notes, as well as some grass and a hint of citrus from the hops. The flavor has a lot of the same notes. The grain and biscuit malt notes add some sweetness to the beer. There is a little bit of pepper and some grass and earth notes. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of Etan
3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Two ounces poured into a pint glass so I could get a look at it. The rest drank from the can. Sent to me by ThirstyHerf as an extra.

A: Pours a boring light yellow with a decent white head.

S: Mildly fruity grain. Floral, coarse milled cereal.

T: Soft grain and mild vegetal taste. Slightly sweet, like honeysuckle. A bit of dry leafy bitterness from the hops. Crisp, coarse grain in the finish.

M: Soft-bodied, good carbonation, creamy.

O: Nothing to write home about, but certainly better than the alternative.

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Photo of yamar68
3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from pint can to brandy snifter, big thanks to 4balance for this one!

Pours a middle gold without much of a pulse... Fat two fingers of white head, a bit of lacing.

The nose showcases some corn, wet hay, leafy hops, faint pale malts, pretty damn clean. Smells like a nice BBQ beer.

The taste exposes a lot of the same things... mild grains, soft corn, a bit of hops near the end. If this was my local brew it would quickly become a staple summertime beer at my house.

American blonde? Not really... But still a quality hot weather beer from a brewery that I wish had a spot in MN.

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Photo of zander4dawin
3.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The can says it's a pilsner but tasted too creamy and sweet to be a true pilsner. A little bready on the pallet and a very subtle floral hop note to balance the beer. Overall a nice everyday drinking beer from Coop Ale Works. Similar to Southern Star Bombshell Blonde or Ska True Blonde Ale.

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Photo of K9AleingPiss
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The appearance was very nice,bubbling dark golden color and bonde head. A little too much floral odor for me,had to take another look at the can,thought this might be an IPA. Taste was a litte too much hops and bitterness,but no after taste,and does become more balance at the end. Nicely finishes like a good cerveza..quinches your thirt, no need for a drink of water afterwards...

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.51/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

Thanks to ThirstyHerf for this can!

Nothin' like ending a long work day with a sixer o' Sooner brews, eh? Starting things off with this one. It pours a clear pale straw topped by more than a finger of bright white foam. The nose comprises lemon rind, light wheat, and a bit of rice. The taste enhances the lemon, adding a bit of the fruit's flesh, and softens the wheat a bit. Some mild greens seem to have snuck in there as well. The body is pretty light, with a moderate carbonation and a wet feel. Overall, a solid light brew, one that goes down far too easy for its own good. Not bad.

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Photo of chocosushi
3.66/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is one that has improved throughout the period it has been canned. It just seems to taste better than it did last year.
16oz-&gt;Hoegaarden Glass (hexagon)
A ~ Pours bronzed yellow with that Light & Tight carbonation that seems characteristic of all COOP brews. Looks darked than the average "cerveza."

S ~ Not too much in the nose. Little bit of breadyness & a touch of pepper & grass from the Noble Hops.

T ~ Doughy biscuits, Saaz, Yeast...hint of leafy vegetables & rolled oats/granola on the throat. All grain flavors taste very clean & work together with the modest hop bitterness.

M ~ The specific carbonation is one of my favorite aspects of all of COOP's beers, and this one is no different. There is no cloy.

D ~ I'm glad they still produce this in cans, as it is a good transition. Any brewery that puts "Cerveza" on the can better do it right, and they did. Very drinkable & very affordable.

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