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Native Amber - Coop Ale Works

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BA SCORE
87
very good

146 Ratings
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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 14.47%
Wants: 12
Gots: 24 | 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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Ratings: 146 | Reviews: 57 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by dbossman:
Photo of dbossman
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Deep reddish/brownish copper hue with a huge, bready, thick, tan-colored head and fairly fantastic lacing

S: Light citrus hops with a subtle bready malt base--toasty with some subtle toffee notes; pretty subtle but pleasant

T: Great balance of a piney, grassy bitterness with a chalky roastiness; the sweet bready malts and bitter grassy hops play well off each other

F: A creamy full bodied, chewy beer

O: This is one of my favorite ambers--just a solid everyday beer

dbossman, Jun 04, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of RoninBirdman
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

RoninBirdman, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of Mora2000
2.6/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to AmericanBrew for sharing this can. My first beer from COOP.

The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is toffee, grass and iced tea. The flavor is toffee and some very bitter vegetable flavored hops. I don't really like the interplay of the malt and hops in the beer. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Dec 23, 2010
Photo of mjtiernan
4/5  rDev +3.4%

mjtiernan, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of dwren89
4.64/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: not great clarity, a little murky, brownish red and with a nice creamy tan head

Aroma: definite caramel and bready ness that is cut by delicious pine notes.

Taste: a deceptively malty taste that carries strong caramel and bready flavors, a slight toastiness, and some delightful pine notes to balance. Very well balanced and with a strange complexity that american ambers seldom can achieve. I truly enjoyed this beer

Mouthfeel: smooth, slightly creamy, mouthfeel with medium carbonation

Overall: Great and surprising complexity of caramel and bready flavors complemented by nice piney hop character. One of the best amber ales I've ever had.

dwren89, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of schoon
4/5  rDev +3.4%

schoon, Nov 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

brooklynbrews, May 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Mnewcomer1219, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of MorganSaunders
4/5  rDev +3.4%

MorganSaunders, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of brewerburgundy
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

16oz can, Bruery tulip, no freshness dating.

This beer is absolutely amber like a pair of earrings I have bought in Prague. The appearance is very promising, with a deep, red-influenced amber spilling out into the glass and a tight knit, creamy, classy, off-tan head forming up. Really excellent; attractive packaging, delicate lacing and a jewel-like glow. Just put a damn date on it, everybody, not just Coop!

Crisp but fruity hops were also immediately apparent and pleasing. A brisk overtone of pine becomes soapy and then citrus and berries join in. There is an obviously robust dose of malt, with graham cracker and caramel.

The flavors are possibly more basic; caramel malts dance with yellow grapefruit and pine. The finish is wonderfully bitter and lingering with a bit of soap.

Feel is very thin for a 6.2% Amber Ale. The flavors stand up very well for a watery and gently carbonated beer. Some more bubbles might just do the job.

Quite an impressive entry from this relatively new brewery into an all too often mundane category. I love that they can and in the 16oz format. The price point is on par with Sierra Nevada on a per ounce basis and for this beer seems worth it.

brewerburgundy, Aug 28, 2011
Photo of mattgwillison
1/5  rDev -74.2%

mattgwillison, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of russpowell
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very effervescent amber with 3+ fingers of rocky tan head. Average lacing & head retention

S: Herbal hops, breadyness, a slight nuttyness. Biscuitty malt really picked up once warm

T: Much toasty malt, some biscuitty malt, herbal & woody hops, some dryness & caramel up front. Some flinty hop notes as this warms, biscuitty malt & dryness once warm, some toffee & a touch of grapefruit. Finishes with woody hops, citrus & slight sulphur tinge & more biscutty malt

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation & good balance

Super drinkability, great take on the style. This kicks fat tire in the booty. This one will be in the rotation as long as I can score it...

russpowell, Nov 03, 2010
Photo of TheMrFarnham
4/5  rDev +3.4%

TheMrFarnham, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of Janderson91
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to pittsburghkid66 for sending this one as an extra! No freshness info. Enjoyed on 08/03/11.

A - Poured from a 16oz can into a snifter. Pours an almost clear dark orange/red color with a one finger white head. Leaves pretty sticky lacing down the sides.

S - Very bready, biscuity malt aroma with a light citrus and grapefruit hoppiness. Just average.

T - Quite balanced with that bready malt flavor and some nice crisp hoppiness. Leaves a balanced sweet and hoppy aftertaste.

M - Mouthfeel is quite good. Pretty creamy with some prickly carbonation.

O - Overall, this is a good, easy drinking, above average amber.

Janderson91, Aug 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

Beertracker, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

GRG1313, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of EagleTalon
4.58/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to a thick buff-colored head with lots of froth and lace. Color is a clear medium amber. Aroma is exceptionally hoppy and malty with earthy-spicy dominating over resinous-citrus to make it interesting. Low yeast ester contribution to the flavor. Flavor is a very well balanced explosion of caramel and toasty malt and earthy/spicy hops. Finishes malty and bitter. Mouthfeel is light-medium with generous CO2.

WOW. Overall, I'd say this is the best U.S. style Amber Ale I have ever had from this region, and possibly anywhere else.

EagleTalon, Nov 23, 2010
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

hellraisinT1000, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of tone77
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The can man, woodychandler, comes through with another canned beer,my first from OK. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a pretty deep amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is full of both hops and malts. Taste is considerable hops up front, some bitterness, malts showing up at the finish. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

tone77, Jun 19, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to ILikeBrew for this extra.

A: It pours a deep amber color that reveals a beautiful red hue. There is a two finger off white that displays excellent retention and tons of lacing.

S: It smells of toasted malt and caramel with the hops creeping in at the end. The more it warms the more fruity and hoppy it smells. Some notes of vanilla and biscuits are also detectable.

T: The flavor is big an juicy with the hops asserting themselves followed by a solid malt backbone. The malts are full of caramel and biscuit goodness. It has a savory aspect to balance the hops that I really dig.

M: medium bodied with just enough carbonation to get the point across. It finishes dry and bitter.

O: I really enjoyed this for an amber. I is not my favorite style per se, but I would seek this one out again if it was available in my area. Cheers!

Neffbeer, May 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Basoos1, Sep 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

sneth019, Aug 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

LakerLeith, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of Sanchezrox23
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Sanchezrox23, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of Philabeerphia
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice honey amber colored body and floating bone head.

Nose starts with sunflowers, then honey wheat bread and earthen chamomile. Brightens as it warms. Well done.

Wonderfully creamy up front, but just for a bit... eventually leading to an equally executed bitter finish. In between is the real treat - what a malty, bready body! Copper, ashen & chalky, staying grounded but still finding an arc. Made more complex with notes of honey and ginger. This beer peaks beautifully, then cascades to that piney hop finish.

Light in body and perfectly crisp... the show moves quickly but is still filling and satisfying.

Philabeerphia, May 14, 2011
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Native Amber from Coop Ale Works
87 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.