F5 IPA - Coop Ale Works

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Ratings: 341
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 13.83%
Wants: 26
Gots: 45 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A straightforward malt body supports the distinctive bouquet of Columbus and Falconers Flight hops that impart citrus, grapefruit and pine notes characteristic of the West Coast style. F5 is a belligerent hop reckoning.

100+ IBU

(Beer added by: bump8628 on 04-11-2010)
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Reviews by Florida9:
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4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: 16 oz can. Two pours into my glass. First pour revealed a clear yellow beer with a slight orange tint. Second pour dumped a bunch of yeast sediment into my glass, giving the beer a very cloudy pastel orange-yellow color. Forms a large fluffy very-off-white head. Good retention, but little lacing.

S: Aroma is pleasantly hop forward. Mostly citrus. Grapefruit. Maybe a touch of orange some lighter pine notes.

T: Taste is also fairly hoppy. There is a light pale malt base. Neither sweet nor dry. Then juicy citrus, orange, grapefruit, and grapefruit zest. A good bit of earthy pine resin on the back end.

M: Medium bodied. Moderate bitterness. Lower carbonation.

O: I've got to admit, I wasn't expecting much out of an IPA from a brewery out Oklahoma, but this is a very respectable IPA. Not overly hoppy, but certainly hop forward with a restrained malt base.

More User Reviews:
Photo of hbensinger
4.6/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Beautiful light amber color with a hint of red. Thin but persistent head of foam with great lacing.
S: Strong floral and piney notes with a hint of citrus.
T: Big hop bitterness but well balanced with body.
M: Good mouthfeel with medium carbonation.
O: One of my absolute favorite beers from COOP Ale Works. I try to get my hands on it any time I can.

Serving type: bottle

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of jeagleton
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I love Coop's F5.

When I'm home in Oklahoma, it's on tap at the bar I go to and everyone is drinking it.

the F5 is hopped with a combo of Columbus and Falconers Flight and while you might expect it (considering its IBU is 100) to be a bitter citrus bomb, it's a nicely balanced IPA. It tastes like sun in a glass--bright, hot, resiny, citrusy, and with a nice bite. This is a sit-down-and-drink-em beer as well as a drink-it-all-evening-and-dance beer.

I love it and will, on occasion, trade what I can get up here in NYC for a few super-fresh cans of this stuff.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.36/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Roguer
3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a nice, firm flat white head, with excellent retention. Saw a few floaties while pouring. Brew is a hazy gold. Nice thick and layered lacing.

Hop aroma drifted over from the pour, carrying citrus and floral notes. Huge grapefruit citrus and tropical fruit present in the nose on closer inspection: a truly classic IPA aroma. Hint of honey, and some biscuity malt profile is noticeable but not strong.

Taste is a balance of the two hop flavors most noticeable in the aroma: first, sweet tropical fruit like mango; a huge hit of ruby red grapefruit; then finally a little bit of sweet dankness and pine. Malt balance is there, as well, with a dry biscuity finish, corn, and dry, chalky wheat. Citrus peel and pine resin on the finish.

Very nice overall balance, for a very smooth finish. A little grainy on the malts; lively with little sting; no alcohol presence; medium-light, for a drinkable, gulpable IPA. Semi-dry finish.

This is a very good, classic single IPA, and a massively bitter one, at that. It's not mind-blowing, and I don't think it's bringing anything unique to the table, but it could absolutely be an appropriate every-day IPA.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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1/5  rDev -75.3%

Photo of russpowell
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Mc Nellies in Tulsa tonight.

Pours straw/gold colored with a pinky of ivory colored head. Very good lacing & head retention

S: Grapefruit, faint breadyness & a touch of pine, but mostly grapefruit in abundance

T: Follows the nose, also some mineral hoppyness & pine up front. A touch of juicy pine apple shows up as this warms, but soon gets ran over by grapefruit. Finishes with grapefruit lemony hop snap a whisper of biscuitty malt & a touch of dryness

Light/medium bodied, fairly assertive carbonation with pretty good balance, a bit too much grapefruit for me to go nuts over, but this will be in lot of hophead's wheelhouse

Great drinkability, not a perfect IPA, but dangerously drinkable. Coop needs to get this canned or bottled ASAP!

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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F5 IPA from Coop Ale Works
90 out of 100 based on 341 ratings.