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F5 IPA - Coop Ale Works

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F5 IPAF5 IPA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

321 Ratings
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Ratings: 321
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 25
Gots: 38 | 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:
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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Photo of Florida9
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: 16 oz can. Two pours into my glass. First pour revealed a clear yellow beer with a slight orange tint. Second pour dumped a bunch of yeast sediment into my glass, giving the beer a very cloudy pastel orange-yellow color. Forms a large fluffy very-off-white head. Good retention, but little lacing.

S: Aroma is pleasantly hop forward. Mostly citrus. Grapefruit. Maybe a touch of orange some lighter pine notes.

T: Taste is also fairly hoppy. There is a light pale malt base. Neither sweet nor dry. Then juicy citrus, orange, grapefruit, and grapefruit zest. A good bit of earthy pine resin on the back end.

M: Medium bodied. Moderate bitterness. Lower carbonation.

O: I've got to admit, I wasn't expecting much out of an IPA from a brewery out Oklahoma, but this is a very respectable IPA. Not overly hoppy, but certainly hop forward with a restrained malt base.

Florida9, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of Deuane
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
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?

Deuane, Apr 20, 2010
Photo of threedaggers
4/5  rDev -1.7%

threedaggers, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of stereosforgeeks
4/5  rDev -1.7%

stereosforgeeks, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of SadMachine
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

SadMachine, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of jbaker67
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is sunset orange with a frothy, off-white head. Lots of citrus and grapefruit right up front. Big time grapefruit and fresh hop presence. Profoundly bitter finish, with lingering tartness. Grapefruit rind, orange rind. Dry. Yet, the feel is somehow creamy and smooth. Well done. I hadn’t heard of this beer and had no expectations.

jbaker67, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of IrishColonial
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

IrishColonial, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of jenray
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

jenray, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

DrinkSlurm, May 23, 2012
Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev -1.7%

TX-Badger, May 27, 2014
Photo of hollywood_15063
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

hollywood_15063, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of markgugs
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

extra beer courtesy of trade with okbeerlover. 16oz. can poured into a NEBCO tulip

A: Poured vigorously into my glass, this produced a huge, dense head that gave way to rings of sticky lacing. Color is fairly typical-yet-enticing Arnold Palmer iced tea in style.

S: Somewhat lacking and definitely doesn't give away the massive hops that are contained within. Slightly sweet, smells fresh.

T/M: HOPS! Truly a west-coast style IPA, and one that's done very well at that. Profile here on BA mentions grapefruit, citrus & pine, but the to me it's ALL pine with lingering grapefruit bitterness in the finish. Not quite out of balance, but the hops overpower everything else. Malt is on the moderately-burnt toast side of the spectrum. Perfect carbonation, so mouthfeel is about what you'd expect.

O: I will stop just short of calling this one-dimensional because it's still immensely drinkable, and I don't typically care for unbalanced, overhopped IPAs. So this isn't that. It is, however, a very well-crafted west coast IPA, and as long as you enjoy a pine/grapefruit-heavy hop profile, this will be right up your alley.

markgugs, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of rlee1390
4/5  rDev -1.7%

A-Cloudy orange, some carbonation, and a one finger head.

S-Some citrus, good deal of earthy notes as well. Mild malt and some caramel.

T-Starts with a mild citrus before lots of earth and pine. Bitterness is in the finish.

M-Medium bodied, a nice hop bite with some carbonation.

O-A solid IPA worth trying if you get the chance.

rlee1390, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of CRJMellor
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
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

CRJMellor, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of egrace84
4/5  rDev -1.7%

egrace84, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of mrebeka
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

mrebeka, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of fredmugs
3.5/5  rDev -14%

fredmugs, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of zonker17
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

zonker17, May 03, 2012
Photo of dfhhead25
4/5  rDev -1.7%

dfhhead25, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of jampics2
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

jampics2, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of MacQ32
4/5  rDev -1.7%

MacQ32, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of jegross2
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

jegross2, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of MinorThreat
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

MinorThreat, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of portia99
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz can poured into an Idle Hands tulip. No date on can, but I am told that this is very fresh.

A - Pours a hazy, medium amber color. Seemingly very low carbonation with only a faint attempt at forming a head with what appears fizzing away quickly.

S - Big piney hop aroma...practically completely dominates the aroma. Lower level grapefruit and tropical mango make an appearance. Malt base is faint and consists of a bready and low caramel aroma.

T - Piney hops dominate. Medium high level crisp hop bitterness comes on and lingers well past the swallow. Grapefruity hops hand around in the background, just making a small impression. Malt is very mild contributing a lightly sweet caramelly flavor.

M - Quite piney/resiny with a strong bitterness that comes on mid-sip and lingers far past the swallow. Body is medium and carbonation is quite light...not still, but lacking vibrancy and managing only a faint tingle on the tongue. Detracts a bit, especially since I feel a healthy carbonation is essential in a good IPA for bringing out all of the hop qualities in full force.

O - Good IPA overall although far from perfect. The very low carbonation can take the blame for any negatives to be found...a lackluster, headless appearance (even with a somewhat aggressive pour), and a somewhat dead mouthfeel hurt the overall score of this beer. Flavors are typical west coast IPA with a super piney flavor throughout - very solid and tasty. Amp up the carbonation a bit and this could be a real winner.

portia99, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of bonbini26
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
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

bonbini26, Dec 30, 2010
F5 IPA from Coop Ale Works
89 out of 100 based on 321 ratings.