F5 IPA - Coop Ale Works
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4.01/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Last of a 4-pack picked up while in Oklahoma City, got pretty lucky with this random choice.
Appearance - Dark copper orange, off-white head. Thick ring, slight cap remain.
Smell - Good amount of peach, grapefruit, and earthy hop to be had, but also surprisingly malt-forward, which works here. Reminds me of dried apricots soaked in caramel, or something.
Taste - Taste is a little hoppier, leaning more towards piny and resiny, with citrus, pineapple and melon there as well. Malt presence is still pretty nice, tons of sugar cookie caramel. Provides an ample backbone, without any bleh cloy to it.
Mouthfeel - Very smooth, decent amount of bitterness, great carbonation, pretty easy drinking.
Overall - Hop profile more-than-satisfies and blends well with big caramely malts.
Serving type: can
07-08-2014 00:43:51 | More by Chico1985
4.13/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into an IPA glass. The lquid is a darkish translucent golden orange. The pour produces a significant three-finger off-white head that takes several minutes to die down, and leaves lots of lace as you drain the glass. Tons of bubbles rise up through the liquid. Classic IPA appearance.
Aroma is citrusy hops, with hints of sweet malt underneath. Orange zest, sugar cookie, etc, etc, etc. Wonderful!
Flavor follows the nose - citrusy hops well-balanced by bready malts. Maybe a little bit of mint in there. Finish is pretty bitter and drying (maybe a little too much for my taste), but the aftertaste is pleasantly citrusy, creating a nice counterpoint.
Mouthfeel is moderately thick, little bit oily, with heavy carbonation - to style.
Overall, super well-executed IPA. Really well-balanced, but just tongue-shredding enough.
Serving type: can
06-24-2014 23:37:38 | More by MasterfulIdiot
3.93/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
At Upper Crust in Edmond. Served in a shaker pint with grapefruit garnish, which I quickly discarded. Pours to a generous head that leaves symmetrical lacing all the way down. Orange-gold and hazy. Aroma is grapefruity, piney hops and not much else. Flavor is a rush of the same hop characters that are balanced by a subtle malt backdrop. Mouthfeel is medium and slightly sugary. Alcohol warmth is evident. Overall a very good AIPA.
Serving type: on-tap
06-07-2014 20:10:27 | More by EagleTalon
F5 IPA from Coop Ale Works
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