Hard Root Beer | Coney Island Brewing Company

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3.63/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coney Island Brewing Company
New York, United States
coneyislandbeer.com

Style: Herb and Spice Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Coney Island Hard Root Beer is a new twist on an old favorite. With hints of vanilla, licorice and birch, this root beer will bring you back to the boardwalk.

Added by djrn2 on 07-15-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,852
Reviews:
110
Ratings:
480
pDev:
17.63%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
228
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 480 |  Reviews: 110
Photo of JohnDon
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.24/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Taste: sweet, vanilla, honey, root beer notes. Spicy root beer nose. Dark brown hue, clear, foamy head some lace. Medium/light body. Root beer with a bite.

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Photo of robotic_being
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chilmer
2.46/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of DigitGrowler
2.96/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rostie
2.81/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.04/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AyatollahGold
2.86/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BenHoppy
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Darandos
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

Photo of ajnavetta
4.16/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PositivePest
2.98/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Beginner2
3.51/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Ordinarily, I would just rate this: the bottle was 3 months past its Best By date and the the most recent review is 7 months ago; indicating this may not be released again without a contemporary adjustment. But on the other hand, I am gunning for Poo-bah and I need the Karma.

A summertime quaff that appeals to childhood memories and, at the same time, joys of growing up (as hard as that may have been sometimes.) From that complicated appeal comes a beer that tastes like root with pronounced vanilla, some licorice and lots of sugar. And the sweet malt seems to help recall those bygone days.

Just like those days, I will not have Coney Island's Hard Root again. Time to move on and deal with today.

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Photo of NickFry9
4.04/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of akopczyk
4.31/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rdub
3.19/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of metter98
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is close to being jet black in color, but when held up to a light traces of brownish hues are visible near the edge of the glass. It poured with a thin light tan-colored head that quickly faded away, leaving only a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of root beer are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and tastes just like a root beer soda and has the associated sweetness that you would expect. You can definitely get some notes of birch flavors and hints of licorice.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: If I had this in a blindfolded taste test, I would have immediately guessed it was root beer soda. It tastes nothing like a beer and everything like a soda, and even isn't that cloying.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of mmorris15
3.17/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.11/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of muchos
4.06/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L. Black, but not opaque. Bubbly head hangs on at least a minute.
S. Vanilla, licorice, sugar, light molasses. Mmm, smells like root beer.
T. Sugary, but not overly so for a root beer, balanced by a big taste of bitter anise/black licorice, with sweet vanilla and smoky molasses in there as well.
F. Medium body with slight carbonation.
O. A very good root beer with plenty of flavor which is balanced nicely. Cheers!

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Photo of PMarcy78
3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of _drummer_
4.16/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first hard root beer! Forgive my ignorance in my review. Great root beer flavor, caramel, carbonation - all well balanced, and the alcohol is a neat twist. All in all, pretty enjoyable.

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Photo of Jhfinn
2.83/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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Hard Root Beer from Coney Island Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 480 ratings