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Native Amber - Coop Ale Works

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149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 14.77%
Wants: 12
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coop Ale Works visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Native Amber is an audacious blend of hops and malt. Caramel and biscuit notes carry the Cascade and Cluster hop additions through to an enjoyably round finish. The malt complexity proves rich and the dry-hopped character is invigorating.

55 IBU

(Beer added by: OKCNittany on 03-26-2009)
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Photo of Pedraza
4.4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of sooneralum2012
2.12/5  rDev -45.1%

This beer used to be my favorite, however for about the past 6 months every can I have had has been extremely under carbonated and not nearly as hoppy as it used to be. I have spoken to a few of my fellow bar patrons and they felt the same way. I know that COOP changed facilities recently, and maybe that is the reason why. But what ever it is, it ruined a once great beer.

Photo of Porterac
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of okeemahn
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of CTbrew32
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Mahogany red color that leaves very little visibility. Barely pours any head at all on a hard pour.

Aroma- Big hop aromas of pine, citrus, and grapefruit. Some sweet malt present too, but surprisingly very little for an amber ale.

Taste- Once again the pine,citrus, grapefruit is big up front packing a mild bitter punch. The hops are quickly followed and balanced by caramel malt which transition to a bready malt in the finish.

Feel- The malts give this beer a very smooth and soft mouthfeel and subdue the hop bitterness.

Overall- A very good amber ale with big west coast hop flavors and a perfect malt balance. I find some hoppy amber ales or red ipas to have malt that lingers way too long with a sticky/cloying feel, but this is perfect in that regards as the malt disappears very quickly in the finish. Overall, a very good hoppy amber ale that is worth a try at the very least.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Carl_R
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of sneezye
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.4/5  rDev -11.9%

Can. Obviously pours amber. Thin, off-white head. The aroma was somewhat oxidized. I detect some hop decay. It smells balanced. This isn't a hop-bomb Amber Ale. The sweetness and distinct malt play just as important a role. The flavor doesn't taste as oxidized although I do pick it up, still. Some green, almost vegetal hops along with some grass. Toasted malts and a generic sweetness. Has a sort of tanginess to it. Medium bodied with plenty of bubbles. Not overly bitter. I wasn't enamored with this beer. I am also pretty sure it isn't very old.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.6/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of jlindros
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Yummy tall boy cans! Thanks to rudzud for this interesting guy. No date unfortunately.

Pours a decent fizzy slight creamy 1/2 finger head that fades at a med to slower pace, decent soapy lacing, semi clear for being as dark as it is, dark maroon cranberry slight mahogany brown colored.

Nose delivers what promises, amber malts, caramel, little toasted reddish malt notes, almost a candy like note but not quite there mostly just caramel, with a bit of a grassy slightly earthy hop note in the background, faint candied orange peel.

Taste brings more malts, more brown malts this time, a little biscuit with toasted malts, some reddish candy malts with more caramel and almost but not quite candy syrup again, never quite hits the candy syrup level. A mild toasted dark caramel brown malt flavor leads into hops, with a bit of a spicy grassy hop note, that even turns earthy and a touch of a bitter orange peel note. The creamy brown malt and spicy hop with mild orange peel seem to clash a little unfortunately. Other than that it is enjoyable and pretty tasty. The finish is where the clash really seems to happen, the drying effect brings more creamy brown malts out but leaves a weird bitterness because of that spicy earthy hop, and a little bitter orange peel just wedges the nail between the two and creates a long bitter not so happy aftertaste unfortunately.

Mouth is med bod, a little creamy, nice carb.

Overall decent, mixed though, nice characters all around, but that clash of hte bitter spicy earthy orange peel hops with the creamy brown malts seems to knock this down just a bit. Otherwise this is a nice enjoyable beer.

Photo of WCW
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of toppoop
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of rudzud
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received as an extra in a trade and poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a nice darker red/amber hue with a thin one finger head that faded to leave a light quarter inch off white head and light lacing.

S - Aromas are heavier on the biscuit and caramel, though there is some Cascade hops tucked behind it. Lightly fruity malts, faint faint pine.

T - Taste is rather malty sweet and caramel heavy, bread/biscuit, floral hops, faint faint citrus with more sweetness towards the end. Very, very light pine bitterness.

M - Mouthfeel is a bit on the stickier side, decent carbonation, just drinks heavy.

O - Overall these guys wanted a malt/biscuit heavy Amber ale and well, the succeeded. That being said, this is not my kind of amber...I like much more hops in it. Not my thing.

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Native Amber from Coop Ale Works
87 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.