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Native Amber - Coop Ale Works

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Native AmberNative Amber

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155 Ratings
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 14.47%
Wants: 12
Gots: 30 | 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:
Beer added by: OKCNittany on 03-26-2009

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
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Ratings: 155 | Reviews: 62
Photo of Hophizer
4.39/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice Amber color, taste has a little bite. Quality Amber ale.

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Dark rusty amber body, tan colored head. Foamy, random lacing including patches and lines.

Aroma: Faint malts and breadiness, more woody and hoppy overall, on the herbal spicy side.

Taste: There are caramel bomb ambers, and then there are hoppy ambers. This sides on the hoppy side with lots of cedar, earthy hops, and a bit of a boozy spicy kick in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, slightly dry.

Overall: A hoppy, dry, herbal amber ale.

Photo of B-Land
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of infinitebruner
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

December 29, 2014

Draft/growler, snifter

A – A very deep amber, nearing mahogany, and very clear. Less than a finger of off-white head, with fairly low retention.

S – Very sweet toffee, golden biscuit. Some hints of dark pitted fruit, like black cherries, currants. Hops are herbal/medicinal, with just a light touch of fruitiness.

T – Toffee, then a ton of hop bitterness all the way through to the finish. Hops also provide herbal flavor, accompanied by floral notes. Some light fruitiness as well, and the impression of rye.

M – Bitterness is upfront in the mix, just a light sweet tinge. Carbonation is moderate-low, mild dryness but mostly juicy throughout.

O – An interesting, grainy-sweet, bitterly hopped beer with a bit of a rye-like bite. Very enjoyable.

Photo of mojohawk21
4.62/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of delta490
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep clear amber bordering on brown. A thick off white head caps it and leaves nice lacing. The aroma is malty and sweet with a nice nutty hint. The taste is similar with just a little hops to balance. It is a nice smooth quaff.

Photo of Pedraza
4.4/5  rDev +13.7%

Photo of sooneralum2012
2.12/5  rDev -45.2%

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 -9.6%

Photo of okeemahn
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of CTbrew32
3.86/5  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.

Photo of PA-Michigander
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of thereal_adam
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Carl_R
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of FrankHammer
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of sneezye
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.4/5  rDev -12.1%

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.

Photo of MSandahl23
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of JCam9981
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of gruss004
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Basoos1
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of billab914
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of kempstewart
3.6/5  rDev -7%

Photo of JamesPow
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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Native Amber from Coop Ale Works
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