Koko Brown
Kona Brewing Co.

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From:
Kona Brewing Co.
 
Hawaii, United States
Style:
Brown Ale - American
Ranked #295
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
82
Ranked #26,111
Avg:
3.62 | pDev: 14.64%
Ratings:
1,517
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 03, 2022
Added:
Feb 19, 2011
Wants:
  54
Gots:
  228
SCORE
82
Good
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Notes: Koko Brown's distinctive, nutty aroma and flavor comes from real, toasted coconut blended into each brew. One sip of this smooth, mahogany colored ale and you'll feel like you're on a warm, sun drenched beach in Hawaii. Crack one open!
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3.66 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania on May 03, 2022
 
3.61 by Yendor61 from Michigan on Mar 21, 2020
 
3.52 by Bandi from New York on Mar 14, 2020
 
3.52 by SFC21 from Florida on Dec 29, 2019
 
3.52 by GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois on Dec 14, 2019
 
3.65 by craigbelly from Iowa on Oct 17, 2019
 
3.56 by chewy6935 from Michigan on Oct 06, 2019
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by mooseisloose from Florida

Another brew from Kona who always rocks. Popping the top I get wafts of roasts malt and coconut. Pours to a root beer brown with a beige head. Taste is sweet coconut almost pina colada like. There is a bit of roasted malt and some bitterness. More tropical than I expected up front but the coconut transitions to a nice chocolate roasted malt. If you are a pina colada fan it’s a winner.

Jul 28, 2019
 
3.86 by Rubezahl from Pennsylvania on Jul 25, 2019
 
3.9 by Jodio from Texas on May 28, 2019
 
3.37 by chiefz1 from New York on May 13, 2019
 
4.02 by Jps715 from New Jersey on Apr 20, 2019
 
4.37 by Beirmisch from Wyoming on Apr 07, 2019
 
3.83 by VILJ from Florida on Mar 29, 2019
 
3.92 by MizzouBrew from Missouri on Mar 10, 2019
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4.31/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by HoodviewBrew from Texas

Nice malty ale. Coconut is well balanced but it’s actually the nuttiness that makes it so good.

Feb 26, 2019
 
3.85 by paleoplant from New York on Feb 20, 2019
 
2.75 by bigschoolrecords from Pennsylvania on Jan 06, 2019
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3.82/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by beersampler6 from Michigan

One of the stronger beers from this brewery, which, sadly, mainly produces beers on the mainland away from the Big Island. Nice medium brown color with just a little mild head and virtually no lacing. Smells great, toasted coconut with good malt and ale notes. Tastes similarly, along with some mild caramel, vanilla and grain. Smooth mild mouthfeel, good carbonation. A very enjoyable offering.

Nov 09, 2018
 
3.52 by beergorrilla from Michigan on Aug 31, 2018
 
4.39 by MDrollette from Texas on Aug 12, 2018
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3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by RyanK252 from California

On tap at Moose McGillicuddy's

A: Pours copper mahogany with a light tan head that settles to a thin layer and laces nicely.

S: Toasty, nutty, coffee, chocolate, and a little coconut, earthy, and toffee sweetness.

T: Toasty, really nice hit of coconut, a little chocolate and coffee, a little earthy, and some toffee sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Probably my favorite Kona beer I've tried so far. Really solid use of coconut.

Jul 25, 2018
 
3.74 by Zaktcc from Maryland on Jul 22, 2018
 
4 by Bryan12345 from Texas on Jul 17, 2018
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3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by puboflyons from New Hampshire

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle dated Jan 11 18. Sampled on June 15, 2018.

This is a highly attractive beer with its deep chestnut brown pour with reddish hues under a tremendous, long-lasting puffy tan head. Lacing.

The aroma is sweet to the max with a dose of coconut and cocoa or chocolate in the mix. Low to no hop profile.

Creamy, medium body.

Sweet malts abound in the flavor too but I'd say it tends to have a chocolate-like taste with a mild or nearly muted bitterness to finish. A slightly different take on the standard brown ale.

Jun 15, 2018
 
3.74 by Pens1967 from Louisiana on Jun 04, 2018
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3.28/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by Tone from Missouri

Pours a clear brown color. 1/2 inch head of an off-tan color. Decent retention and slight lacing. Smells of coconut, sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, and a hint of citrus hops. Fits the style of an American Brown Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of coconut, sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, hint of piney hops, and a hint of citrus hops. Overall, average at best.

May 27, 2018
 
3.42 by Chilmer from Iowa on May 24, 2018
 
3.73 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky on May 22, 2018
 
3.66 by Tcsox from Massachusetts on May 11, 2018
 
4.07 by QuentinDishaw from Massachusetts on May 11, 2018
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2.74/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
by theBubba from New York

Poured with a nice head, deep umber color and refreshing scent of coconut. Taste? Not what I expected. IBU overkill considering the coconut appeal. The bitterness ruined the party. Yuck.

May 10, 2018
 
3.68 by carcerdominus from West Virginia on May 08, 2018
 
3.73 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts on May 07, 2018
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3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Nass from Florida

The coconut is there but there is not much going on for the base beer. This beer is just lacking some more solid backbone type of flavor. I don't recommend buying a whole 6 pack of this but 1 bottle is worth seeking out. Cheers! B-

Apr 30, 2018
 
3.74 by BlueSpader from Washington on Apr 20, 2018
 
3.51 by Calraven from Michigan on Mar 30, 2018
 
3.81 by StArnoldFan from Texas on Mar 27, 2018
 
3.96 by ibanez2k from Virginia on Mar 20, 2018
 
3.75 by Corson from Canada (AB) on Mar 16, 2018
Koko Brown from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 1517 ratings