Okoboji Brewing Company Reviews




ozzy70
3.3
Okoboji Early Riser Coffee Porter
Sample at Omaha Beer Fest, Stinson Park. 6-11-16. Tap. Poured black, tan head. Aroma was coffee. Taste was bittersweet, coffee.
Thursday, June 30, 2016

ozzy70
3.4
Okoboji Shot in the Dark Vanilla Cream Stout
Sample at Omaha Beer Fest, Stinson Park. 6-11-16. Tap. Poured black, big tan head. Aroma was coffee, roasted. Taste was sweeter, roasted coffee, vanilla.
Thursday, June 30, 2016

euniceradio
3.5
Okoboji Veneration American IPA
On tap at source. Pours clear amber red, white sticky head. Aroma of fig, bread, light grapefruit. Taste of same. Quite juicy on back and finish.
Sunday, April 10, 2016

MetalNHopHead
3.4
Okoboji Early Riser Coffee Porter
Early Riser was great for boner jokes the relatively thin body held it back from sticking around in my mind. (Sticking up in my mind? Now Iím trying to hard to make boner jokes.) Itís too bad, too. Early Riser has a solid fresh-roasted coffee flavor but I love when a coffee-infused beer has a brighter roasted note. Well, I canít think of more boner jokes, so Iíll just end the review here.
Wednesday, September 09, 2015

HuskerTan
2.9
Okoboji Boji Beach Golden Rye Ale
Draft/Fest. A- Rye, wheat, corn. A- Golden color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Rye, spice, wheat, corn, pepper, slightly sweet. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, spicy finish. O- This rye in here is certainly noticeable and itís welcoming. Makes it something other than an average blond. I like my blondes with a little spiciness.
Thursday, August 27, 2015

HuskerTan
4
Okoboji Early Riser Coffee Porter
Draft/Fest. A- Coffee, espresso, cocoa, roasty. A- Dark brown color, dark liquid, tan head. T- Coffee, slightly bitter, espresso. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, roasty finish. O- This would be a fine breakfast beer. Tons and tons and tons of coffee on the nose and the palate as well. Maybe could benefit from a bit more vanilla, otherwise a great beer.
Thursday, August 27, 2015

HuskerTan
3.6
Okoboji Shot in the Dark Vanilla Cream Stout
Draft/Fest. A- Vanilla, coffee, mocha, roasty, chocolate. A- Black color, black liquid, tan head. T- Coffee, slightly bitter, roasty, cocoa, vanilla. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish. O- Not as sweet as I thought itíd be and thatís okay. Nice amounts of coffee and vanilla make it balanced.
Thursday, August 27, 2015

Travlr
3.8
Okoboji Midwest Charm Farmhouse Ale
Draft at Great Nebraska Beer Fest. Hazy golden color, medium white head. Aroma of overripe citrus and light funk. Taste is herbal, peppery haystacks. decent.
Sunday, August 23, 2015

Travlr
3.5
Okoboji Boji Beach Golden Rye Ale
Draft at Great Nebraska Beer Fest. Clear golden color, medium white head. Aroma of lightly spiced hay. Taste is peppery straw. OK.
Sunday, August 23, 2015

Travlr
3.5
Okoboji Early Riser Coffee Porter
Draft at Great Nebraska Beer Fest courtesy of HuskerTan, thanks! Massive coffee aroma. Taste has lots of coffee, and the beery characteristics are a bit hidden. Body is a bit thin. Very drinkable.
Sunday, August 23, 2015

Travlr
3.9
Okoboji Shot in the Dark Vanilla Cream Stout
Draft at Great Nebraska Beer Fest courtesy of HuskerTan, thank you! Opaque brown color, thick beige head with solid lacing. Nice roasty vanilla aroma. Taste has roasted coffee, vanilla, light sticky sweetness. Tasty.
Sunday, August 23, 2015

ads135
3.2
Okoboji Shot in the Dark Vanilla Cream Stout
A pretty decent sweet stout. The vanilla isnít too overpowering and itís got a pleasant roasted balance.
Saturday, August 22, 2015

jtclockwork
2.8
Okoboji Boji Beach Golden Rye Ale
Can from Jcwattsrugger. Pours gold with white head. Nose and taste of toasted bread, light fruit, rye and stale hops. Lighter medium bodied. Slightly creamy.
Thursday, December 05, 2013

jcwattsrugger
2.2
Okoboji 33 Select Brown Ale
16oz can-tan-brown. Roasty/coca-med/dk malt, earthy, some vanilla/lactose. T-artificial sweetener, artificial cocoa-med/dk amlt, 2nd earthy hops, sour. Some sort of cinnamon.
Thursday, November 07, 2013

burg326
2.1
Okoboji Boji Beach Golden Rye Ale
16 ounce can poured a golden yellow color with aromas of vinegar, sour mash and some light rye. Flavors are sour rye, not at all what I was expecting, sourness, sourness, and more vinegar, disappointing.
Saturday, November 02, 2013

RobertDale
3.3
Okoboji Midwest Charm Farmhouse Ale
16 ounce can. Pours golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of malt, yeast, and citrus. Taste is malt, yeast, spice, citrus, and florals. Interesting take on the style.
Sunday, October 13, 2013

boozedude
3.3
Okoboji Midwest Charm Farmhouse Ale
On tap...clear pale pour with white head.. aroma of hopps and malts...taste is light hops sone pine..ok
Wednesday, October 09, 2013

jcwattsrugger
3
Okoboji Boji Beach Golden Rye Ale
16oz can-big foamy white head with trailing lace-gold. A-soft sweet lt malt/rye. T-soft sweet lt malt/rye, some fruit/spice hops.
Thursday, September 12, 2013

fidelis83
3.4
Okoboji The Hole in Hadrianís Wall
Hazy amber pour with a fluffy, 3 finger beige head that has great retention. Aroma is full of potpourri floral and berry notes, caramel apple, a little spice and some odd tart notes. Flavor is full of under ripe fruit and floral notes up front, lactic tartness, toffee, caramel covered sour apple, weird floral, berry and pine shoot notes. Light to medium body with a pretty strong, blanketing and sharp carbonation and a chewy entry immediately leading to a dry, chalky feel. Interesting stuff, but I am pretty sure it has a bit of an (unintentional) infection, and/or they are going in a REALLY weird direction for a Scotch Ale. Itís actually pretty interesting and I was really surprised to find it was listed at 9.5%ABV, pretty good overall, despite the likely infection and not really fitting itís listed style. Though those are often fun attributes.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

boozedude
2.7
Okoboji Boji Blue Pale Ale
can into glass at iowa craft beer festival with chad.. hazy gold pour , metallic hopps, pretty boring, but not offensive
Sunday, June 23, 2013

mnmike
3.6
Okoboji Boji Apricot Wheat
On tap at the brewpub in Arnoldís Park. Slightly cloudy golden pour. Aromas of yeast and apricots. Taste is fairly strong on the apricots. Great summer beer with a good finish.
Monday, June 17, 2013

mnmike
2.7
Okoboji Boji Blue Pale Ale
On tap at the brew pub in Okoboji. Pretty average APA - my opinion is that the hops arenít as present as advertised.
Sunday, June 16, 2013

mnmike
2.9
Okoboji 33 Select Brown Ale
On tap at the brew pub in Okoboji. Cinnamon on the palate and nose - Iíd like this better in the winter rather than the summer...
Sunday, June 16, 2013

mnmike
3.3
Okoboji The Hole in Hadrianís Wall
On tap at the brew pub in Okoboji. Uniqueness point here is the the bubbly carbonation - decent brew.
Sunday, June 16, 2013

mnmike
3.1
Okoboji Midwest Charm Farmhouse Ale
On tap at the brew pub in Okoboji. Fairly good saison that has more of the earth elements than others.
Sunday, June 16, 2013

mnmike
3.4
Okoboji Winter Games Select 32 Stout
On tap at the brew pub in Okoboji. Anise is the name of the game here - love it or hate it, itís there. i like it.
Sunday, June 16, 2013

fidelis83
1.7
Okoboji Boji Blue Pale Ale
Near gusher from a pint can cracking the can immediately results in tart berries, cardboard oxidization and lots of band aid. Cloudy, dirty copper pour with a huge, chunky, beige head. Aroma of, cardboard oxidization, caramel, citrus, lots of berry and tree fruit, earthy funk, butterscotch and band aid. Flavor is tons of oxidization, green wood, earthy funk, metal, tart berry and stone fruit, light citrus, light pine, grass and lots of plastic-laden band aid. Light, dry body with a very strong, blanketing and somewhat sharp carbonation. Lots of off flavors here, definitely seems like some sort of infection, especially with the insanely explosive pour that still manages to leave a huge carbonation and off style funk and acidity. Not very good, obviously, but interesting.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

jtclockwork
2.7
Okoboji 33 Select Brown Ale
Can from John. Pours dark brown with brown head. Nose and taste of cheap maple, ass, cinnamon, vanilla and raisin. Medium body. Sweet.
Friday, June 07, 2013

boozedude
2.6
Okoboji 33 Select Brown Ale
Can shared with my pal nate at LH2.. super dark brown pour with brown head. Mocha aroma.. taste is super potent raisen nut mocha....strongest tasting brown iv ever had.. wouldnt do again
Saturday, May 25, 2013

Majin
1.9
Okoboji Winter Games Select 32 Stout
16 ounce can, pours dark. Licorice smell and taste. Not a fan... But I hate licorice!!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, May 16, 2013

boozedude
2.8
Okoboji Winter Games Select 32 Stout
Can into glass at dek bar... pitch black pour.. Brown head... Weird funky fruit coffe aroma...taste is cocoa....meh.. Kinda boring
Thursday, May 16, 2013

SrSilliGose
2.2
Okoboji The Hole in Hadrianís Wall
can from godofthegarbage. aroma of weird play dough, herbal old fruits, peculiar medicinal, almost paintlike caramel. some kind of goofball smell i canít put my finger on. light strawberry tartness to the taste. touch of grainy bitterness on the finish. quite the strange brew. not so sure i know what the diglett is going on with this one. some odd flavors that were not my cup of tea. curious what billicus would think of this bad boy.
Monday, April 29, 2013

jmohno
2.9
Okoboji Boji Beach Golden Rye Ale
Fairly clear darkish gold.MIld head but leaves some froth. Mildly hoppy nose with some grainy mild sweetness.LIght spiceyness from the rye.A bit of sulfer also.Slight woody dry earthyness. Taste is light medium body with light sweetness,some dryness and light spicyness from rye but more noticable in finish makes it seem hoppier than it is with the spicey rye dry finish.Mild herbal hop.Kind of has some rubberyness in aroma/flavor.Some minerallyness.MIld citrus in finish with some mild residual sweetness. Ok for a warmweather beer and for a golden ale but has some offness.
Saturday, April 13, 2013

AGAquino
4.2
Okoboji Midwest Charm Farmhouse Ale
16oz can from Beertopia in Omaha. Slightly cloudy amber colour, slight foamy head. Balanced spicy sweet flavours of malts and yeast. Moderate hop bitter. Very very good beer, good thing I bought a 4 pack.
Thursday, April 11, 2013

MacBoost
1.5
Okoboji The Hole in Hadrianís Wall
Cloudy light brown diareeah pour. Aromas of sharp baby shit, unchanged diapers. Taste is bitter and sweet, like the McDonaldís sweet and sour sauce for the mcnuggets. Actually, I get some mcnugget in here. Fuck. I just donít dig this beer at all. Too much sour for a scotch ale. Possible infection?
Monday, April 01, 2013

jmohno
3.1
Okoboji The Hole in Hadrianís Wall
Hazy organish brown,heady,carbonated.lacey. Aroma is belgiany with Strong tart spicey tartness citrus. Taste has lots of spicey tart tangy citrus,maybe overcarbonated bite with a subltle carmel/malt underneath an overattenuated beer making it a bit dryer and less malty/sweet than I would expect in a scottish ale. Tart with lots of tangy bite with carbonation. Strong Woody oaky sour/tart dominate beer. Otherwise its not a bad beer.Lacks the malt backbone I was expecting.
Sunday, March 31, 2013

Sledutah
3.3
Okoboji The Hole in Hadrianís Wall
16oz can shared by Doug, thanks
Appearance: Hazy amber with a big off-white head and good lacing
Aroma: Metallic, caramel and ripe fruit
Taste: Toasted malts, ripe fruit, caramel with a mild bitterness in the finish
Ok,

Saturday, March 30, 2013

douglas88
3.8
Okoboji The Hole in Hadrianís Wall
16 ounce can thanks to Pepsi! Pours a cloudy dark amber color with a large white head. A sweet malty nose with berries. Quite tasty, the Heather tips come in with a sort of light acidic note, berries, earthy and sweet malts. Very smooth. Nice.
Friday, March 29, 2013

cbfobes
3.7
Okoboji The Hole in Hadrianís Wall
Long day at work, and what do you know, randomgarbage sent a box and this was in it, perfect. Pours a clear dark amber red with a thick off white head and nice lacing, aroma has a decent amount of caramel and sweetness, flavor has a nice sweet front end with a thick mouthfeel, almost sour in a way, kind of fruity as well, different, the abv sure is hidden though, doesnít taste like 9.5.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013

igneous1
3
Okoboji Boji Blue Pale Ale
cloudy, golden color, HUGE, frothy almond-colored head. nose is grassy hops, slight amount of malt and not a lot else. flavor is grassy hops with a somewhat plasticy character (donít mean that in a bad way). finish is mildly bitter. pretty decent overall.
Friday, March 08, 2013

igneous1
2.7
Okoboji Boji Beach Golden Rye Ale
clear, golden color with a light beige head...mostly diminishing. initial aroma is grainy, and a slight earthiness. flavor is crisp, slightly herbal, little bit of grapefruit. not bad.
Friday, March 08, 2013

igneous1
2.3
Okoboji 33 Select Brown Ale
hazy, mahogany brown color, thin beige head. bit of alcohol in the nose. do not detect maple, cinnamon or the vanilla in the aroma. just a bit of nuttiness. flavor is nutty, with very mild hints of cinnamon, but mostly the maple syrup shines through in the finish. not impressed.
Wednesday, March 06, 2013

igneous1
3.5
Okoboji The Hole in Hadrianís Wall
cloudy caramel brown color with a beige thin head. nose is a hint of lemon and spice. flavor has notes of lemon with a fair amount of toffee and caramel. this one was a pleasant surprise.
Monday, March 04, 2013

wlajwl
3.7
Okoboji The Hole in Hadrianís Wall
Aroma is yeast, malts and hints of smoke and spices. The flavor is malts, mild smokiness, fruit/spices and a low warming alcoholic finish.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

wlajwl
2.3
Okoboji 33 Select Brown Ale
Aroma is malts, spices and steak sauce. The flavor is malts, spices/cinnamon, steak sauce/Heinz 57 and a tangy finish.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

wlajwl
3.2
Okoboji Boji Beach Golden Rye Ale
Aroma is grainy malts, fruit and a hint of pears. The flavor is mildly spicy rye malts, pears, underlying sweetness and a slightly tart/tangy finish.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Indra
2.5
Okoboji Winter Games Select 32 Stout
16oz. can. Nose of dark chocolate, deeply roasted malt, faint coffee and sweetness, a touch of something like leafy herbs or even mint, and a fair bit of anise makes itself known here as well. Dark brown-black in color, with a fine, creamy, lasting, light tan head. Flavor is really quite heavy on the anise character, especially for my tastes, there is some pleasantly roasty malt and chocolate behind it, but they become hard to pick out very quickly. Mild dosage of bitterness at the finish, some herbal hop character and a certain unusual tanginess appearing late. Smooth, creamy, semi-dry and gently acidic mouthfeel, body is medium. Iím not one that appreciates black licorice much, period. Iím just one of those folks. I wouldnít typically consider this a problem per se, but the thing is: I would not have picked up a 4-pack of this stuff had I known this were the case here. There is nothing that relates to this being brewed with anise anywhere on the packaging. Itís got the alcohol content, the IBUs, where itís physically brewed, etc., but no mention of "brewed with star anise". Note to the brewer: Donít forget to include this type of information on your packaging, in fact I would recommend that with brewing adjuncts of any kind, including any herbs, spices, etc. It just helps to know what youíre buying. I ended up drinking about 1 can of the 4-pack and gave away the rest.
Sunday, February 24, 2013

jmohno
2.6
Okoboji Boji Blue Pale Ale
Tallboy can to snifter. Heavy heady foamy pour with half fluffy foam,very hazy pale looks like apricot purree. Aroma is a heavy spice possibly oxidized aroma,kind of belgiany, with overripe fruits,something funky like with garlic/onion.Soapy ripe fruit. Not really the typical character of Centennial/Cascade hop interpetation Im use to. Taste is wet,kind of too foamy, that belgiany spicey ripe fruit hop taste, kind of a harsh citrusy bitter. Taste is kind of funky for a pale ale. Has some woody dryness also.Ok,not bland but doesnt seem very solid. Dont really care for the overall flavor/taste it has I guess.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Bjshades
1.1
Okoboji Boji Blue Pale Ale
Pours a amber color, skunky aroma with hop flavor and soapy finish, gonna pour it down the drain.
Thursday, February 14, 2013

DietPepsican
3.9
Okoboji The Hole in Hadrianís Wall
Screwed this one up. Whatever. 16 ounce can. A murky light brown pour with a small off white head. Toffee, grape, caramel, and a touch of roast. Mildly sweet, not cloying, fits very well with the beer. Drank this at room temperature and had no idea of the ABV. Light carbonation. Very nice.
Thursday, February 14, 2013