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F5 IPA - Coop Ale Works

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82 Reviews
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Reviews: 82
Hads: 478
Avg: 4.1
pDev: 12.93%
Wants: 34
Gots: 111 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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: 82 | Hads: 478
Photo of JoEBoBpr
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a glass from a 16 oz can.

Pours a nice hazy and slightly muted orange color with some amber/copper hues. Nice white head forms up that is dense and sticky. Leaving a nice lacing as the brew goes down.

The aroma is wonderful. Dank piney notes with some great citrusy backbone that rounds out the pine notes. Faint malty biscuit notes give the brew a slight bready and mildly sweet aroma.

Flavor is pretty awesome. There are citrusy and dank notes of grapefruit, tangerines and orange peal. Nice dank piney resinous notes envelope the palette and travel along the whole sip. Delicious notes of biscuit malt take a true back seat to this West Coast style hop bomb. The body and mouth feel is nice light medium with a great bitter finish that leaves the palette wrecked :)

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Photo of bonbini26
4.32/5  rDev +5.4%
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

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Photo of Chico1985
4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

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Photo of bump8628
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Republic Gastropub in OKC.

Hazed copper with a finger of white head that sticks around and leaves bits of lace on the glass.

Pineapple and citrus zest on the nose with some pine in the background.

More layers of hops on the palate with pineapple, grapefruit, orange, evergreen, and a leafy herbal quality. Plenty of tropical fruit from the Simcoe/Amarillo combo. A nice helping of caramel malt balances just enough, but doesn't get in the way of the hops. Finishes semi-dry with a small dose of lingering bitterness. Alcohol flexes a bit at the end.

A big time IPA with a big hop presence. Well done all around.

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Photo of StaveHooks
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

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Photo of facundoCNB
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a deep copper in color with 2 fingers of foamy white head, tons of sticky lacing. aromas of grapefruit, grassy bitterness, soapy/pine, caramel. a garli-like spicy bitterness, tons of grassy flavor, lingering minty bitterness, basil, sweet malty backbone. medium in body, medium carbonation - an overall bitter, but refreshing beer.

this is a pretty nice ipa, very comparable to sixpoint's resin in flavor. pretty cool looking artwork on the can to boot!

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Photo of jmarsh123
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a nonic pint glass.

Look: The beer is a slightly hazy orangish-copper color with a very thick, foamy cream colored head. The head takes a while to settle and leaves thick bands of foamy lacing on the glass.

Aroma: Really strong citrus notes coming through with a lot of pine on the back end.

Taste: 100 IBUs of pine, cedar, grapefruit rind, on top of a malty base. The finish is really bitter.

Mouthfeel: Pretty thick and creamy.

Overall: This is excellent if you want lots of bitterness and a thicker feel. Not much in the way of tropical fruits -- a lot of grapefruit and pine.

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Photo of stephens101
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of IpeeA
4.43/5  rDev +8%
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!

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Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

One that I have had on tap numerous times in the Tulsa and OKC area. Great anticipation on the can release.

A- Immaculate looking amber colored IPA. 1.5 finger white head that has a solid amount of retention. Soapy lacing. Reminds me of a hoppy amber.

S- NW hops with a malt back bone that really stands out. Citrus and strong pine, but the biscuity malt base takes a back seat to nothing.

T- Hop city with enough malt to put up a reasonable fight. Grapefruit and pine galore. Ton of IBUs, but not really pounding you to death with bitterness.

M- Mid body near full. Not overly dry. Drinkability is respectable. Very little alcohol noticeable.

O- I certainly prefer it in a can over on tap. Not sure why. There is a lot of local hype with this one, and i will say it is maybe the best OK IPA along side Atlas from Marshall. A true delight for hop heads, but one that can still be really respected even if you are not.

$8 for 4 pk of 16 oz cans

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Photo of EagleTalon
3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

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Photo of delta490
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark cloudy orangey amber with a thick but short lasting white head. Some soapy lacing. The aroma is light and fruity, with some floral notes. Has a nice darkness to it but not so overpowering as to be unpleasant. A nice thinner weight to the body and a smooth mouthfeel and finish.

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Photo of alpinebryant
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Photo of DenverHopHead
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Wes Welker's Sports Bar & Grill, poured into a pint glass.
Appearance - golden, some carbonation, medium, white head. Very nice lacing!
Smell - balanced citrus hops and calming malts.
Taste - follows the nose; well balanced beer!
Feel - complex; nice malt backbone, but the grapefruit bitterness is the highlight!
Overall - nice surprise...wasn't expecting this type of quality from an Oklahoma IPA!

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Photo of Amp
4.95/5  rDev +20.7%
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.

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Photo of tronester
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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Photo of LittleDon
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of Hopswagger
4.47/5  rDev +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 tikk
3.22/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Looks like a standard ipa, filtered and amber. Smell of light hops, not over powering. Tastes, bitter and piney, not floral, too bitter for a balanced ipa. Feels very smooth and almost too watery. Decent ipa, not outstanding imho. Would pass in the future

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Photo of jordanimal
3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured out from a 16 ounce can. Has an orange/gold hazy appearance, smell of hops and pine in your face. The punch of pine and hops hit you on taste first followed by citrus and more pine. Has a lighter mouthful and the finish retains a lot of the oily hoppiness and pine that slowly wear down your tongue.

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Photo of jmbranum
4.72/5  rDev +15.1%
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.

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Photo of csiewert
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

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Photo of mr-jj
3.73/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass from a can. Reviewed 9/1/14.

Color is hazy amber-orange with a thin white head. Good lacing. Smells piney with some dankness. Flavor is piney hops with some caramel. Finish is bitter and lingering. Body is medium with moderate carbonation.

Overall, a solid IPA, but not too memorable.

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Photo of McStagger
4.18/5  rDev +2%
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.

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F5 IPA from Coop Ale Works
91 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.