Horny Toad Blonde | Coop Ale Works

BA SCORE
82
good
127 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
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
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 127 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of Texasfan549
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of jaydoc
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of russpowell
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
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...

 830 characters

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.49/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TMoney2591
3.51/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

 633 characters

Photo of SadMachine
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of tone77
3.32/5  rDev -7%
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.

 255 characters

Photo of beernads
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Mora2000
3.26/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

 381 characters

Photo of Bitterbill
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
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!

 632 characters

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.33/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TX-Badger
2.75/5  rDev -23%
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.

 153 characters

Photo of hozersr
3.56/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

thanks to ThirstyHerf for the excellent extra in the hype train BIF.

a - opened the can and poured the cerveza into my capt lawrence taster tulip. poured a clear crisp yellow with a super frothy head that bubbled away leaving frothy residue. looks kind of thin.

s - cerveza indeed. kind of a sweetened slightly fruity version of a BMC.

t - oh wow, pretty tasty. very easy drinking beer. probably a great gateway beer from BMC to craft since like the smell it is a sweeter and more fruity flavorful beer but with a tingle of that BMC characteristic.

m - body is pretty good. easy drinker.

o - overall, if this was local, i could see myself bringing this to a lot of parties. like i mentioned, it is kind of BMC-ish, but with some flavor added.

 747 characters

Photo of MSandahl23
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of Hellpop65
3.42/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atone315
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Domvan
3.39/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of socon67
3.64/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of allengarvin
3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

 327 characters

Photo of Bilco
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Thedrizzle
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3/5  rDev -16%

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.

 1,322 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Horny Toad Blonde from Coop Ale Works
3.57 out of 5 based on 127 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.

    Learn More
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.

    Learn More
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Learn More