F5 IPA - Coop Ale Works
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Reviews by jmarsh123:
4.28/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Pours bright gold with maybe a tad of copper hue. Nice foam cap with great lacing down the glass.
Very citrus forward aroma. There is some pine in the background supported by fresh orange and grapefruit. Definitely leans West Coast style.
Fresh juicy citrus in the flavor too. Lots of dry hopping here as the front of the palate tastes like biting into a tangerine. As those flavors fades, a touch of malt comes out as well. Finishes piney with a tad bit of alcohol burn.
Medium bodied, but still fairly light on the palate, since the body comes more from the fruit juice aspect than malts. Only slight complaint is alcohol is a touch too noticeable for the ABV.
Very tasty beer and a good west coast style offering. Delicious juicy fruit sensation. Only minor quibble is I wish it were a bit smoother. I'd definitely drink this anyday.
Serving type: growler
05-03-2013 16:23:38 | More by jmarsh123
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4.19/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Oh boy oh boy oh boy! Hated this beer when I lived in Oklahoma. Now I've learned to love the hops and am happy to try this again.
A: Slightly hazy darkish red/orange/amber. Finger of bleached head. Head retention is moderate. Lacing is outstanding. Carbonation inches its way to the top.
S: Big dank grapefruit. Leaner citrus (lime/lemon). Noticeable malt in this one as well. Comes across as a sweet breadiness.
T: Huge hops. Mouth punch. A 100+ IBU single tier IPA is going to be bitter, and this one is. Hops contribute a definite west coast vibe. This one is grapefruit rind, pine needle, slightly floral. However, there is a persistent grain quality that carries from the mid palate through the finish. Finish is a floral and sopay bitterness that definitely lingers.
M: Medium bodied for the style. Fairly crisp, slightly creamy and very, very dry.
O: Good stuff. Used to live two miles from the brewery and never once tried the IPA. What a shame.
Serving type: can
02-20-2014 04:06:54 | More by McStagger
4.6/5 rDev +10.8%
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
Serving type: can
02-16-2014 15:04:14 | More by hbensinger
3.91/5 rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
this beer is like the nice little christian girl you've known for years, always thought was pretty cute, but way too nice for you. then, one day, after too many india pale ales, you find yourself with her, and she performs unspeakable acts upon you, to your utter astonishment and delight, your mind is blown, and she's not such goody goody after all. not that such a thing has ever happened to me, it hasn't, but this beer is a good proxy for what it would be like if it did. I've had a million india pales, love them all for the most part, so you don't expect to be floored by one on a last sunday early afternoon. f5 is all of that. rich hazed over pale bronze colored with a lasting inch of dish soapy white fluff. the nose is beautiful, floral tropical hops, like new zealand varietals, I'm expecting a soft and delicate hoppy beer, but nope, one sip and i realize this is a 100 plus ibus of hardcore bitterness and assertive hop punch. my first beer from coop sort of wiped me out, palate wrecker status. so hoppy and bitter, resinous, west coasty. tasty as heck, but unfortunately the fruity hop notes from the aroma don't translate to the taste at all. feel rules though, big and fluffy, well carbonated and robustly bitter. the aftertaste is a little much for most people i imagine. this was an adventure to say the least.
Serving type: can
02-09-2014 22:27:26 | More by StonedTrippin
F5 IPA from Coop Ale Works
92 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.