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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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A delicious golden ale with a balance of coconut and caramel.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cheap (5152) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2016
Can. This beer is difficult to tell the coconut in thar. Its a typical American pale ale. Not sure where the golden or blond comes in because it looks like a pale apa. Nice lacing with a very thin head. Yes, decent co2 and quite acceptable, perhaps it does fall under the old golden ale thing. But, still can’t feel the coconut, I wonder if its real coke nut or fake coke nut.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (4876) - Georgia, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Taps bubbly, slightly hazy golden with a thick pale buff head. Aroma presents a strong note of coconut riding malty and fruity tones. Flavor features a definite piña colada note plus fresh malt and a hint of hops. Mouthfeel delivers decent body, not a lot of fizz. Go coconuts for Big Rod.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drowland (7803) - Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2016
3/3/16. On tap at World of Beer - Destin. Golden pour with a small off-white head. Huge fake coconut aroma, sunblock all over this one - can’t really get past that. Slightly better flavor, the sunblock coconut is slightly more subdued, caramel and doughy maltiness comes through a touch. Nah.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6837) - Utah, USA - MAR 28, 2016
On tap at the brewery
Clear dark golden with a small white head, good lacing. Aroma of coconut and citrus. Flavor is fruity, coconut and citrus peel
This was a nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (4637) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Draft sample. The beer is a clear gold with a white head of foam. The aroma has a lot of coconut to it. That’s about all you can get, but it is damn tasty. Medium body and medium carbonation. Could crush these easy.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Quick3Beers (809) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 13, 2016
Pours a hazy amber from a can. Brother in law says its a drain pour, I just don't think it's anything special. Not picking up on any coconut. Not a very good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jabah (347) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2015
This is an interesting one. Has a light red or amber appearance. Flavor is a little funky up front. Strong coconut, but sort of seems too sweet or artificially. All I could think it "suntan lotion". Got used to it after a few sips, and helps to enhance the bland and mild flavors that most blondes have. Something different to try for summer beer, but not really something I’d look for in the future.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (15468) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 31, 2015
On tap @ House of Beer - Gainesville. Hazed darker golden colored beer with a thin, short lived, white head. Has sort of a light, raw coconut aroma and flavor to it. Slight cream and chew grains. Hints of bread and vanilla, too. Sweet, light bodied, and a hint of coconut…so I guess it’s pretty much as advertised. Not great, not terrible.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TXBadger (2424) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2015
Pours a slightly hazed yellow golden color with white head. Coconuts, sweetness, and some toffee on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light to medium bodied. Finishes with more coconut.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2015
8.7 srm; 16.5 IBUs. Tasted at the brewery. Lightly cloudy. Light gold color. Small head but leaves good stringy lace. Gives off a very mild smell that is semi-sour with a touch of coconut in the background. The flavor has a definitive coconut taste to it. Some sweetness from the malt but there’s a touch of bitterness in the swallow. Crisp for an ale. I applaud the use of an entirely unexpected ingredient (coconut) in an otherwise Golden Ale. It makes me curious about using it in other styles. I immediately think of a rich chocolate Porter--something akin to a Mounds candy bar.


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