F5 IPA - Coop Ale Works

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F5 IPAF5 IPA

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341 Ratings
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Ratings: 341
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 13.83%
Wants: 26
Gots: 45 | 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 portia99
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Photo of GABrew
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of MinorThreat
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of bonbini26
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
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

Photo of JoEBoBpr
4/5  rDev -1.2%
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 :)

Photo of tbryan5
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Soto
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of josephwa
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of DaveHack
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of WillCarrera
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of BeerHunter76
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of StaveHooks
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

Photo of facundoCNB
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
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!

Photo of jmarsh123
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

Photo of thereal_adam
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Bilco
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of herman77
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of bump8628
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Photo of Chico1985
4.01/5  rDev -1%
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.

Photo of mmulebarn
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Tiernan
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of dkw0063
4/5  rDev -1.2%

F5 IPA from Coop Ale Works
90 out of 100 based on 341 ratings.