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F5 IPA - Coop Ale Works

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285 Ratings
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Ratings: 285
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 24
Gots: 31 | 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 Stevedore:
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.83/5  rDev -6.1%

16oz tallboy can, shared by Doug at our recent HF tasting today, 10/22/2013. Poured into a Founders' snifter.

Pours a clear straw body, with a nice 1cm white head that dissipates slowly. Good lacing and retention. Not much else to describe here.

Smells awesome. Lots of grapefruit, citrus and pine. A little bit of bready malts in the back. But this is definitely a very hop aromatic beer.

Taste really doesn't back up the nose. Mostly a toffee bready maltiness with a lot of non-descript bitterness. Not that great, to be honest.. which is disappointing given the aromatics on the nose.

Mouthfeel is medium-thinner bodied, good carbonation, mostly just a non-descript bitterness. Not the most outstanding mouthfeel on an IPA, but by all standards its pretty solid.

Decent, solid even, IPA that has a fantastic aromatic component but fails to live up to that aspect in terms of the flavour and mouthfeel. That's all I have to say about this brew.

10-23-2013 04:26:35 | More by Stevedore
More User Reviews:
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hbensinger

Oklahoma

4.6/5  rDev +12.7%

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

02-16-2014 15:04:14 | More by hbensinger
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Tiernan

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

02-12-2014 04:04:09 | More by Tiernan
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

03-05-2014 03:33:01 | More by tbryan5
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jeagleton

New York

4.19/5  rDev +2.7%

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.

03-31-2014 03:21:43 | More by jeagleton
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77apm

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

03-21-2014 21:37:31 | More by 77apm
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2%

02-21-2014 10:29:11 | More by Cynic-ale
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

12-25-2013 00:44:14 | More by jtladner
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

11-20-2013 00:18:33 | More by acurtis
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Ashinpaugh

Texas

4/5  rDev -2%

07-19-2014 03:58:09 | More by Ashinpaugh
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Mnewcomer1219

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

05-17-2012 00:56:16 | More by Mnewcomer1219
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jjohnston88

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -2%

07-16-2014 01:15:23 | More by jjohnston88
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MorganSaunders

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

03-18-2014 19:54:55 | More by MorganSaunders
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

10-25-2013 21:20:33 | More by tdm168
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Roguer

Connecticut

3.91/5  rDev -4.2%

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.

05-05-2014 21:10:02 | More by Roguer
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pastramionrye7

Germany

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

08-18-2013 00:42:36 | More by pastramionrye7
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mattgwillison


1/5  rDev -75.5%

12-18-2012 05:27:25 | More by mattgwillison
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.18/5  rDev +2.5%

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!

01-23-2011 05:46:42 | More by russpowell
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CaseyLawson

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -2%

06-14-2014 20:03:09 | More by CaseyLawson
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TheMrFarnham

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -2%

07-09-2013 20:32:03 | More by TheMrFarnham
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

08-07-2014 00:26:57 | More by atlbravsrno1
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zonker17

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

05-02-2012 23:57:26 | More by zonker17
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pagesofphotographs

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2%

05-27-2014 03:42:34 | More by pagesofphotographs
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -2%

11-22-2011 06:04:11 | More by Beertracker
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GFish

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-12-2014 14:47:11 | More by GFish
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F5 IPA from Coop Ale Works
91 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.