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F5 IPA - Coop Ale Works

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BA SCORE
92
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76 Reviews
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Reviews: 76
Hads: 457
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 34
Gots: 98 | FT: 0
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Coop Ale Works visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bump8628 on 04-11-2010

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
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Reviews: 76 | Hads: 457
Photo of okbeerlover
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My go to IPA on tap at local establishments. Lots of hop flavor. Seems to be in between a standard IPA and an imperial IPA. Really like that I can get a West Coast IPA locally here in Oklahoma without compromising flavor. This is what I recommend to friends from out of town that love hops. (290 characters)

Photo of LittleDon
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A pint at McNellie's Public House in Tulsa on 3/6/13.

Hazy and copper tinged. Poured with a decent head and good retention. Muted resinous aroma. Big mouthfeel, very full bodied. Lots of bitterness middle to finish. Carbonation toward the soft side. Flavor profile reminded me more of a double IPA, decent amount of malt sweetness, but still very hoppy. Piney with a bit of citrus. (382 characters)

Photo of CRJMellor
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Basic gold color with some yellow and orange. Thin but very clingy head leaves some solid lace on the glass. On the citrus side of the aroma equation but has a little resin in there.
Initial upfront taste is very floral and then malt washes over the palate.
Have to say these one caught me a little bit by surprise. little more complex than I expected. as it warmed up just a hint of booze showed to complete the hop, malt and alcohol triumvirate so dear to all of us.
really nice beer and good surprise from my Tulsa visit (523 characters)

Photo of mhaugo
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce pour into a pint glass.
Appearance: The color of polished gold. Perfectly clear. Thin cap of tight foam.
Smell: Very citrusy, like an overripe orange. Maybe add a touch of pineapple to the fruit salad.
Taste: Nice, clean citrus. Dry and drinkable as hell. Very well balanced. A nice little bite on the back end, but it has the good sense to only stick around for a bit.
Mouthfeel: Light and mildly effervescent.
Overall: Outstanding west coast style IPA. The citrus character is presented perfectly, and the bitterness is well balanced. I could drink a pile of this stuff. (581 characters)

Photo of 6SpeedTA95
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is my first review, lets hope I can make it presentable!

Appearance: This beer pours a moderate gold color that leans a bit orange. Great lacing and good foam.

Smell: It smells piney and with a hint of fruit, perhaps orange? Hard for me to put my finger on it.

Taste: This beer is a touch fruity on the front at which point the fruit slowly fades and givesway to herbal notes. It has a hint of that alcohol smell (another called it boozy, not quite that strong IMO). This is an IPA and it wouldn't be an IPA without a good hoppy flavor. The hops are present from start to finish with what I would describe as a mild to moderate hoppy bite at the end.

Mouthfeel: This is what I would consider a medium bodied beer. It's not light and not heavy. The beer goes down smooth and has a solid hop presence throughout. I'm not generally a fan of fruity beers, I would not consider this fruity but there is a hint of fruit that is more prominent up front and givesway to the stronger hop finish.

Overall: This is by far the best IPA brewed here in OK and is more of a true IPA in my opinion when compared with some others, like Marshall's Atlas IPA (also good but different). In my opinion this is a top notch IPA that can compete with anything else I've had.

I've had this served on draught at a couple of local joints and it's currently in my keg here at the house. (1,370 characters)

Photo of Hopswagger
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

P:  Clear golden amber body with a bountiful crop of creamy off-white head that stays for a good while.  Creamy long along the edges. 

S:  Huge grapefruit, melon, citrus and fresh pine needles. Super clean nose.
Alcohol is subtlety nestled in the bouquet of generous hops. 

T/M:  Medium silky body with great spicy carbonation.  Subtle mild malt with a triumvirate convoy of delicious hopness. Taste follows the nose and finishes clean and dry. 

O:  Fantastic!  Hands down Ok's finest IPA.  Fresh and clean hop notes and a killer aroma. Easy drinking and a great hop kick.  Everything I want in my IPA's. Can put my glass down. 

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Photo of barleywinefiend
3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a light hazed light orangish golden color with good carbonation leaving a moderate white cap, bubbles and some lacing

S: Nose is pine needles, orange zest, grapefruit and whiffs of tropical fruits

T: A nice blend of pine, grapefruit and orange peel upfront which is consistent with the taste until the finish. As it finishes out I pickup some vegal, onion and grassy notes which really throw me for a loop in a GUBNA sordove way. It has a light booze presence and seems to pretty oily as well with mild hop bitterness from start to finish

M: Medium bodied and well carbonated, barrage of hop oil, citrus and vegal notes sit on the palate for a while

O: Pretty good and no major complaints from me. (711 characters)

Photo of IpeeA
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I'm not a reviewer but I think this beer deserves more credit and recognition than it receives.

A- slightly opaque golden. Thin, white head that laces nicely on the way down.

S- standard for the style, pine, floral hops, light and inviting.

T- fantastic. Slightly piney and just the right amount of bitter, great floral hop profile balances the bitter. I prefer even more floral hop character, but the contrast with the bitterness really works here.

M- exactly what it should be, light, crisp, well-carbed.

O- the best beer from Oklahoma, which I HOPE, will be canned
soon so many more can appreciate this beer.

Any IPA fan will love this beer! (652 characters)

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Republic in okc. Pours a froathy white head with great sticky lacing. Great golden brown color. Smell is of piney fruity hops and a good amount of malt. Taste of bitter hops, sweet malts and fruity. Nice balance and very tasty and full of flavor. Overall a great IPA and worth getting if you see it. (309 characters)

Photo of alpinebryant
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: lightly cloudy orange with a strong lacing left behind

S: Strong pungent hop aroma. This is clearly fresh coming off tap and I came back to this one a few times due to the freshness. Strong lemon rind and Florida oranges. Healthy malt presence.

T: Very well balanced and enjoyable. This hides the 7% well, but I felt it later in the night when I probably discovered this was no slouch of a beer. Seeing it now listed at 7% now clears up that opinion.

M: Light to medium in body with an adequate level of carbonation.

O: I would definitely revisit this one and keep it on heavy rotation if it was available here. Glad to have it on tap at Tapwerks in OKC. (663 characters)

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.77/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Coop F-5, served in a pint at McNellie's in Tulsa for $4.50.

Appearance: Good frothy white head, about one finger. Good retention and lacing. Hazy malty-honey color, reminds me of Double Simcoe.

Smell: Piney, soapy, briny. Raw honey, clover, spice. Dirty puddles, sugar. YUM!

Taste: Flower Power! The smell does not quite prepare you for the onslaught of hops. Floral hops, pomelo. Malty backbone and a bit of cleaning product (you know, that "open window" smelll). BITTER!

Mouthfeel: Dry, astringent, hoppy. Water, please! Prickly, resiny. Full body and flavor, great carbonation.

Overall: A truly exceptional IPA. If this were made by, say, Green Flash, folks would be all over it. Drinkable, extremely tasty, a hop-lover's delight!! Well done, Oklahoma. (764 characters)

Photo of Amp
4.95/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - hazey orange with nice lacing and fair head retention

S - floral hops and a bit of skunk.

T - great amazing taste from start to finish. I could drink this all day.

M - Crisp and full carbonation.

D - favorite of Coop's beers. So drinkable, I can't wait for these to come out in bottles or cans.

Had on tap at: Lucille's Roadhouse Weatherford, OK. (356 characters)

Photo of chocosushi
4.67/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz->Nonic Pint

A ~ Pours hazed orange with great lacing, retention, & carbonation.

S ~ Skunk! Whole lot of dank floral hops lending Grapefruit & Pinetree Notes... bit of Breadyness, but very little on the nose. Mostly a floral wonderland.

T ~ Goodness...Hop Oils in abundance...There is Bitter Lemon on top of Ripe Grapefruit & Pinecone. . . There is a soft bed of bready malt that cushions the floral hoppiness. Hint of strawberry jam & dried mango.

M ~ Lively & spirited...Crisp & Creamy with Coop's signature velvety & full carbonation.

D ~ My favorite of Coop's lineup, & it is fantastic on Nitro. So drinkable, & great with Pizza. I really wish I had some to go with this... (690 characters)

Photo of stephens101
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cask conditioned at Tapwerks International IPA Day. Reviewed from notes.

Has a striking, prolific and pleasant grapefruit hop aroma. Pure olfactory awesomeness. Big grapefruit hops to the tongue, with an open mouth-feel. Earthy and even slightly sour. Sharp in the initial moments, but smooths out at the end.

10/30/13 update: Highly resinous brilliance in retrospect. Glad to have this one readily available locally in the can. Ok's go-to classic IPA, and that just sounds weird. (482 characters)

Photo of csiewert
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer enjoyed at the Abner pub in Norman, OK. Pours a pale amber color with a good amount of head retention and plenty of lacing. The aroma is strong with grassy and citrusy hops. The taste has some sweet malty notes with plenty of citrusy hops and finishes bitter. The mouthfeel is nice and smooth, but there is some lingering bitterness. Overall a great IPA. (364 characters)

Photo of silentnoiz
4.85/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this on tap at the Speakeasy in Oklahoma City, which is RIGHT next door to Coop's very small brewery.

A - Hazy yellow, light for this style, but I've found that to be a good thing for my palette.

S - Hops, citrus, grapefruit.

T - Very hoppy, a lot of citrus, especially grapefruit, a bit of pine, and almost earthy, but very clean and fresh. Well balanced.

O - Coop nailed this one, great job! This is one of my favorite styles, and the F5 is in my top 5. I put it up there near 3Floyd's Dreadnaught and 3Floyd's Arctic Panzer Wolf (reminded me a lot of this one actually). I heard Coop is planning on canning this soon, and I think that is a great business decision for them. :)

If you like this style, and have the opportunity, drink this. Highly recommended! (770 characters)

Photo of russpowell
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
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! (766 characters)

Photo of BierGartenok
4.72/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Um is this beer from Oklahoma!?!?! Seriously!? If you are someone from out of town, trust me this beer is not rated high only because its local it is absolutely amazing.

A- Deep golden color nice floral head.

S- Pine Trees blowing in the wind! Love it! Hops come through in bouquets of aromas. Floral hints spread throughout.

T- Fresh as can be! The hops are so balanced by the malt. Not heavy just smooth and wonderful. Alcohol is present, but very well hidden.

M- Covers the palate wonderfully. Bitterness is balanced out. goes down smooth and easily. light on the tongue.

D- WOW! Why don't I have this for sale in my store yet?! Can or bottle this please so I can have one every night. I always say that once you have had an F5 your mouth will never forget. Truly an amazing beer and its an IPA! Thanks COOP for this bad boy! (835 characters)

Photo of TylerBGoode
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Though I've been very impressed with the majority of the COOP beers that I've tried, their F-5 IPA may be their chef d'oeuvre. I first had the F-5 on tap at McNellie's in Tulsa. Poured into a standard pint glass, the beer has a welcoming amber hue and a nice finger width head. As stated in other reviews, the F-5 leaves a wonderful amount of lacing behind. The smell of the brew is pure citrus and hops, a wonderful aroma.

The taste of the beer is what makes this a world class IPA though. The first taste that hits your palette is the citrus flavors, the grapefruit, the orange, the pine. Alot of pleasant flavor that saturates your mouth before the big hop bite counters the sweet fruit with a rush of bitterness. It's like taking a sip of fruit juice and then getting punched in the face with a fist full of fresh hops. As far as drinkability goes, I certainly wouldn't mind throwing a few of these back, despite the relatively high ABV. I'm counting the days until COOP releases this brew in cans. (1,003 characters)

Photo of bonbini26
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at RePUBlic in Oklahoma City

Pours a hazy golden orange color with a thin white head, decent lacing as you drink it. Great nose on this beer, with hints of grapefruit, pine, pineapple and sweetness. Taste is full of hops (shocked actually) citrusy, spicy, and sweet. Medium bodied with a nice hop aftertaste. I was pleasantly surprised by this beer after trying a few other local IPA's would definitely buy a 6-pack for my fridge, I hope this brewery succeeds in an area where craft beer is starting to spring up (520 characters)

Photo of wolfinthemirror
4.57/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

in the glass it is a golden color, with a slight amber tinge. about a half inch worth of head, somewhat cloudy. This beer leaves behind a ton of lacing!

The smell leads into a whole lotta GRAPEFRUIT! Very pungent, the aromatic hops just grab you and pull you into the beer. Even a non-beer drinker remarked "Wow, this smells different from other beers".

As in the smell, lots of grapefruit flavor, as well as other tropical goodness akin to pineapple. Tons of hop flavor, but with moderate bitterness. a little bit of biscuity malt in the background to balance out so many of the bold flavors.

light-medium bodied, it's a bit on the lighter side since it's so hop-forward. It possesses a very bright character, somewhat dank and juicy.

I don't know how they do it, but COOP is taking the Hop and making it accessible with this beer. with the dampened bitterness, and the big fruity flavor, this beer is extremely drinkable at 7.00% abv. I never really tasted the alcohol at all. (984 characters)

Photo of jmbranum
4.72/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Notes above are from the most recent tasting.

4-15-2013: Tonight I'm enjoying this on tap at Bricktown Brewery.

The only new note I would say over my review from 2010 is that this is a phenomenal beer to end the night with. Massive, glorious, fruity, bitter yet floral hops. Unbelievable amounts of flavor!

10-15-2010: AP 4.5/AR 5.0/F 4.5 / MF 4.5/ OA 4.0

Had this beer for the first time at Mesta Festa last weekend.

Drinking again today at McNellie's Public House in Midtown OKC.

Attractive glowing slighty hazy orange-gold brew. Amazing aroma. I can pick up citrus, flowers, and a slight bit of honey sweetness.

Taste is monstrous. This is a massive IPA.Certainly hops are extremely dominant but there is a backbone of alcohol and just a tinge of richness. Mouthfeel is nice and full. Fairly high carbonation.

For my taste, this is an excellent single beer to enjoy, but the hops are too intense to be sesssionable. Overall though, this is one of the best American IPA's I've ever had. Certainly the best Oklahoma IPA I've had. (1,039 characters)

Photo of tronester
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serveda clear golden with a thin offwhite head. Smells of fresh orange peel and pine cones. Taste is light malt up front, with a massive grapefruit and pine middle and finish. Mouthfeel is good, low carbonation. Very good drinkability, I will certainly get this again. (268 characters)

Photo of StaveHooks
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - An orange coppery color with a slight haze. An excellent 1 inch head. Excellent retention. Beautiful patterns of white lacing.

S - Floral earthy hops dominate, bright lemon zest, hints of pine.

T - As the nose describes...Huge dry potpourri hops attack. There's an astringency with the flowery spicy hops. Lemon, grapefruit rind, and tropical fruit come out as it warms. The weak malt strives to show it's face but is overcome by the hops.

M - Firm carbonation, medium bodied, finishes crisp and bitter.

Lots going on. This one is all about the hops. The best IPA to come out of OK so far. (598 characters)

Photo of Deuane
3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Scored a pint at the newly opened rePUBlic Gastropub in OKC.

A-Slightly hazed golden kissed copper with a thin off-white head that reduced to a film and left decent webbed lace.

SHop forward (slightly) with notes of orange zest and pineapple with lighter tropical notes of mango and papaya. Backing sweet caramel malt comes in on the backside.

T-Assertive bitter orange rind notes are accented by tropical fruit,pine spice and a hint of musty herbs. A pleasant caramel malt sweetness balances out the bitterness but doesn't dominate the hops. Finishes with a drying astringency.

M-Medium bodied fairly sharp with good lingering hop bitterness.

D-Good stuff. Certainly not a West Coast hop bomb but also not a sweet, malt forward brew either. While I wasn't blown away by F-5, the beer, like I would be by it's namesake - the whirlwind behemoth - I found it to be a pleasing, hop forward American IPA. I wonder if Mr. Fujita would concur? (942 characters)

F5 IPA from Coop Ale Works
92 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.