Koko Brown
Kona Brewing Co.

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From:
Kona Brewing Co.
 
Hawaii, United States
Style:
American Brown Ale
Ranked #285
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
82
Ranked #26,776
Avg:
3.62 | pDev: 14.64%
Reviews:
350
Ratings:
1,167
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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Rated: 3.66 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania

May 03, 2022
 
Rated: 3.61 by Yendor61 from Michigan

Mar 21, 2020
 
Rated: 3.52 by Bandi from New York

Mar 14, 2020
 
Rated: 3.52 by SFC21 from Florida

Dec 29, 2019
 
Rated: 3.52 by GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

Dec 14, 2019
 
Rated: 3.65 by craigbelly from Iowa

Oct 17, 2019
 
Rated: 3.56 by chewy6935 from Michigan

Oct 06, 2019
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Reviewed by mooseisloose from Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
 
Rated: 3.86 by Rubezahl from Pennsylvania

Jul 25, 2019
 
Rated: 3.9 by Jodio from Texas

May 28, 2019
 
Rated: 3.37 by chiefz1 from New York

May 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.02 by Jps715 from New Jersey

Apr 20, 2019
 
Rated: 4.37 by Beirmisch from Wyoming

Apr 07, 2019
 
Rated: 3.83 by VILJ from Florida

Mar 29, 2019
 
Rated: 3.92 by MizzouBrew from Missouri

Mar 10, 2019
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Rated by HoodviewBrew from Texas

4.31/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Nice malty ale. Coconut is well balanced but it’s actually the nuttiness that makes it so good.
Feb 26, 2019
 
Rated: 3.85 by paleoplant from New York

Feb 20, 2019
 
Rated: 2.75 by bigschoolrecords from Pennsylvania

Jan 06, 2019
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Reviewed by beersampler6 from Michigan

3.82/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
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
 
Rated: 3.52 by beergorrilla from Michigan

Aug 31, 2018
 
Rated: 4.39 by MDrollette from Texas

Aug 12, 2018
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Reviewed by RyanK252 from California

3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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
 
Rated: 3.74 by Zaktcc from Maryland

Jul 22, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Bryan12345 from Texas

Jul 17, 2018
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Reviewed by puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
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
 
Rated: 3.74 by Pens1967 from Louisiana

Jun 04, 2018
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Reviewed by Tone from Missouri

3.28/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
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
 
Rated: 3.42 by Chilmer from Iowa

May 24, 2018
 
Rated: 3.73 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky

May 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.66 by Tcsox from Massachusetts

May 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.07 by QuentinDishaw from Massachusetts

May 11, 2018
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Reviewed by theBubba from New York

2.74/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
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
 
Rated: 3.68 by carcerdominus from West Virginia

May 08, 2018
 
Rated: 3.73 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

May 07, 2018
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Reviewed by Nass from Florida

3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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
 
Rated: 3.74 by BlueSpader from Washington

Apr 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.51 by Calraven from Michigan

Mar 30, 2018
 
Rated: 3.81 by StArnoldFan from Texas

Mar 27, 2018
 
Rated: 3.96 by ibanez2k from Virginia

Mar 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by Corson from Canada (AB)

Mar 16, 2018
Koko Brown from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 1517 ratings