Horny Toad Blonde | Coop Ale Works

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coop Ale Works
Oklahoma, United States
coopaleworks.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by bort11 on 05-27-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
127
Reviews:
30
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
18.21%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
40
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0
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Photo of Midejohn
5/5  rDev +40.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Love everything about this beer

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Photo of BrewAskew
4.2/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours from the can into a thick pale head with smooth, even lacing all the way down and a clear golden color (this is one sexy beer). Aroma is a slightly creamy/sweet grainy, malt-oriented scent with some spicy hops poking though. The flavor is a very well-done classic Mex-German style Pils, hold the skunk. Sweet pale malt, with a tangy noble hop balance. Mouthfeel is on the heavy side for the style but very pleasing and the CO2 is just right. Overall, I say this is a winner. I can't wait to return to OK to get more.

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Photo of stephens101
4.19/5  rDev +17.4%
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 HenryPorter7777
4.18/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice blonde ale with surprising easy kick to its balance and smoothness. Beautiful color. Easy- drinking and pairs well with food or appetizers.

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Photo of wolfinthemirror
4.11/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

pours a slightly hazy golden straw yellow, a good half an inch worth of head that sticks around a bit, leaves behind decent lacing. I noticed some fine twister bubbles.

Smells grainy like a lager, a little malt, some yeast, a bit of funkiness.

Tastes really solid, good bready malt profile, some hop bite in the tail end. Very refreshing and smooth, not too unlike a fuller flavored stella or a pilsner.

Good carbonation, enough to leave a tingling feeling in your mooth, and light-medium bodied.

Very drinkable. This is just a great sessionable lawn mower beer that will quench your thirst in the summer and go perfect with football games throughout the fall. Just a great beer to enjoy when you're wanting a cold one. Very easy to go through a 4 pack of pints.

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Photo of GntlmnBstrd
4.06/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DeeZee83
4.03/5  rDev +12.9%
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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4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of TheSarge
4/5  rDev +12%
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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4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of chucknasty
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Shasty
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Franberry
4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Brueghel
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of dbarny76
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Irasema
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Hopswagger
3.97/5  rDev +11.2%
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 BeerWithMike
3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ruzzal
3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerzMcKenzie
3.89/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mojohawk21
3.86/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Timmmmaaayyy
3.84/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tried this via pint can purchased in Tulsa. Not much lacing, but nice aroma and good taste. A great "light" blonde that has very good flavor.

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Photo of chilidog
3.84/5  rDev +7.6%
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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Horny Toad Blonde from Coop Ale Works
3.57 out of 5 based on 127 ratings.
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