Horny Toad Blonde
COOP Ale Works

Horny Toad BlondeHorny Toad Blonde
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Style:
American Blonde Ale
Ranked #541
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
79
Ranked #44,400
Avg:
3.47 | pDev: 17.29%
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
145
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COOP Ale Works
 
Oklahoma, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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SCORE
79
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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
Reviews by Yeastcakes:
Photo of Yeastcakes
3.17/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Serving notes - had this at McNellie's in Tulsa, shaker glass, just cool of room temp.
A - sweet and grainy
A - finger of head that dissipates to a persistent film, crystal clear yellow/straw.
M - thin body, low carbonation.
T - sharp grainy taste with grassy hops. Nice maltiness comes through as the beer warms. Some hop bitterness on the back of the tongue.
D - Very decent beer, but not one that I would consider a session beer.

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More User Reviews:
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 cgrunin
3.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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 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 Bitterbill
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz can courtesy of russpowell. Thanks Russ!

It pours a slightly hazy orange gold with a 1 finger head of foam and looks to have some good lacing.

The smell is pretty Pilsener like with some sweetish malt and light hop bitter notes. Some grain in the background.

A nicely applied balance of hops and malt with the sweet flavour just nudging out the bitter. Slightly vegetal as I get deeper into the session. Again, this tastes sort of like a Pilsener; whatever, it's a good brew.

Light bodied, medium carbonation, nicely drinkable. I see on their website that they are celebrating their 2nd anniversary...cheers Coop Ale Works!

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.49/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 SCW
3.51/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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 russpowell
3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent honey color with 3 fingers of ivory colored head. Above average lacing & head retention

S: Bready & grainy notes, plus a bit of green apple, some perfumy hops as well

T: Much doughiness, bready sweet malt & a touch of lemony & grassy hops up front. More grassy, grainy & bready notes as this warms, nice pear fruttyness & a touch dryness & lemony hops too. Finishes dry with grainy breadyness, some lemons & a touch of honey suckle & Golden Delicious apple; almost pulled a 4.0

MF: Light/medium bodied with soft carbonation, good balance

Drinks easy. I like this better in the can versus the draft versions I've had; almost seems like a different beer. The draft version struck me as more like a Mexican Lager type deal with some rough notes. This will be in the rotation if I can find it around here...

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Photo of Hellpop65
3.42/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gwguest
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of stephens101
4.19/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I think WIll Rogers once said something to the affect that he hadn't met a Coop Beer he didn't like. Well I feel the same way. I'm also a big fan because they have a great sense of community awareness and a focus on making their brewery as sustainable as possible. I also have to hand it to the Coop boys for breaking away from the pack on this one, because it's a brave move to put the word "Cerveza" on the label of a craft beer these days. That being said, I know these fellas aren't very concerned with craft-bandwagoning, and that type of thinking is what helps them make kick-ass brews.

Ok, onto matters of the the most import. Typically bubbly and cloudy yellow into a pils glass. White head is slight and fades quickly with no residual lace. Sweet with a bit of lemon and wet grass to the nose. Tastes of sweet malts, grapefruit, lemon, a bit of wheat and ends with quick hop hit. Body leans toward medium. Crisp overall with a slightly chewy core. Goes down smooth and visions of warmer spring days ahead dance in my head. All the pistons are firing in unison on this one.

Call me a fanboy or whatever, but I stand behind my call on this beer. While not the biggest or boldest, or even most creative of the Coop lineup, it serves it's purpose well, and is a damn welcomed addition to the Oklahoma beer lineup.

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Photo of armock
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a straw color with a white head that leaves some lacing behind

S - Is pretty light some sweet grainy malt

T - Follows the nose sweet grainy malt with a touch of grassy hops

M - This beer has a light body with medium carbonation to it

D - For what it is this is a pretty good beer its a beer for the masses to please everyone and I think it does that well this is a good summer brew worth trying sometime

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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 bump8628
3.37/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The weakest by far of the COOP lineup, but I've yet to give it a go from the tap. Consumed about 15 miles from the brewery so freshness is assured.

Clear, golden straw with a thin-bubbled head that has the endurance of a COPD patient.

A raw, but pleasant Pils-type graininess hits first with some spicy hop bitterness. The flash of flavor is there and then quickly gone as it gets washed down by a general "beery" flavor.

Not that this is a bad beer, especially for the style, it's essentially the grain and hop bill of a Pilsner only fermented with ale yeast. My biggest rub is the "Cerveza" moniker. It's clearly a cheap play for the Oklahoma crowd that thinks Mexican beers are the pinnacle of the beer drinking experience...pretty weak for a group guys that are supposedly passionate about craft beer.

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Photo of atone315
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Bilco
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of jaydoc
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of chaseabeer
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of beersis81
1.75/5  rDev -49.6%

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 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 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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Horny Toad Blonde from COOP Ale Works
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 145 ratings