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F5 IPA - Coop Ale Works

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Reviews: 81
Hads: 467
Avg: 4.1
pDev: 30.73%
Wants: 34
Gots: 107 | 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: 81 | Hads: 467
Photo of CTbrew32
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance-Pours barely any head at all. Color is a dark amber/orange. Some lacing present.

Aroma- Big burst of grapefruit hits the nose at first, followed by some caramel malt.

Taste-Taste follows the nose with grapefruit dominating, but pine is apparent as well along with a strong malt backbone. For 100 ibu's this isn't too bitter at all.

Mouthfeel- This is a smooth beer, almost a creamy feel to it.

Overall- This is a great ipa thats on par with some of best like stone ipa and fw union jack. Not as bitter as I anticipated, but instead its much more pleasant and smooth. Definitely a must try ipa while in Oklahoma.

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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 Ryancthomas7
2.11/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Received this beer as an extra in a trade. Not sure when this was canned. I am not getting anything in the smell/taste categories, so I am thinking this has to be extremely old given the other ratings. Drain pour. =/

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Photo of MartzMimic
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from can a hazy copper with a thin, foamy head. Big grapefruit nose. Grapefruit carries over to taste, along with citrus, pine, malt and hops. Serious bitterness. Oily mouth with some carbonation. If you like big, bitter hoppy IPAs - and I do - you'll love this one.

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Photo of HoppyBastard
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 ounce can into a Shaker pint glass, there is no "best by" date that I can find.

APPEARANCE: pours a slightly cloudy yellow-orange color with 1 finger white head that quickly dissipated until a ring of small bubbles remained, there was some lacing on the glass, medium carbonation.

SMELL: pine resin, citrus and bread.

TASTE: initially sweet for just a moment and then the hops burst onto the scene, nice pine resin hop profile that really lingers, there is some grapefruit citrus and bread.

PALATE: medium carbonation and body.

OVERALL: this is a very good traditional IPA that would appeal to anyone who enjoys the style, I would definitely buy this again.

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Photo of MasterfulIdiot
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

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Photo of wolfinthemirror
4.57/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

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Photo of 4balance
4.64/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours a gorgeous golden copperish color with small white head,this is so close to tasting like what's on tap. Canned 3 days ago.

Smells of citrus, grapefruit and pine begging to be tasted.

Taste is much more aggressive than the smell. Super citrusy face slamming hops, grapefruit and pine finish with a slight malt. Columbus and Falconer's Flight hops FTW.

Dry bitter finish that leaves your taste buds craving more.

Overall absofreakinlutely amazing. Left coast style done right in the Midwest.

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Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a tangerine color with a small, rocky white head. Aroma is faint but has grapefruit, slight citrus, and earthiness. Taste is more pronounced with pine, grapefruit, earth, and slight citrus with bitterness on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium and plays well with the bitter finish. Overall a pretty decent west coast ipa, would love to try it fresher as it has about 3 months on it.

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Photo of Evahflow
4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an undated can into a tulip glass

A- Amber, filtered clear, standard ipa with some caramel malts thrown in, inch of head that stuck around a few minutes

S- sweet malt,lights scent of grapefruit, orange zest, pineapple. Doesn't shoot out of the glass but after a couple sniffs it comes on stronger

T- grapefruit, orangest, citrus zest, pine, pineapple, subtle malt sweetness, standard west coast ipa fare done very well

M- medium bodied, fairly dry, very soft bitterness, nothing harsh about this beer, very drinkable

O- I got this can as an extra and liked it a lot. I wasn't expecting much but it kind of reminded me of what I love about IPA's. This wasn't one of the best ones I've ever had but it was damn good and very drinkable. I'd definately drink this one again

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Photo of Ike_Potter
3.33/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Great color typical of a good IPA. Off the charts IBUs and you certainly get that with the smell and taste. Not for the faint of heart, but not smothering. I get piney notes on the smell and the distinct grapefruit bitterness of a good IPA. Not one of my favorite IPAs but that could be because the IBUs were a bit strong for my taste.

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Photo of BierGartenok
4.72/5  rDev +15.1%
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!

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Photo of ScrewBud
4.48/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L - standard IPA, not much head
S - delisious, piney, hoppy, slight citrus
T - very clean piney up front and on the aftertaste
F - slight carb but not much
O - One of the best IPAs out there. I am starting to notice most great IPAs are coming from the Midwest, maybe the water is a contributing factor...

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Photo of silentnoiz
4.85/5  rDev +18.3%
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!

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Photo of jeagleton
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I love Coop's F5.

When I'm home in Oklahoma, it's on tap at the bar I go to and everyone is drinking it.

the F5 is hopped with a combo of Columbus and Falconers Flight and while you might expect it (considering its IBU is 100) to be a bitter citrus bomb, it's a nicely balanced IPA. It tastes like sun in a glass--bright, hot, resiny, citrusy, and with a nice bite. This is a sit-down-and-drink-em beer as well as a drink-it-all-evening-and-dance beer.

I love it and will, on occasion, trade what I can get up here in NYC for a few super-fresh cans of this stuff.

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Photo of FocusDave
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Got this as an extra in a trade from a nice fellow in OK. Poured from a 16 oz can into a tulip glass. Canned on 3/7/14, so drinking it 4 weeks old.

A - Very dark caramel color with quite a bit of haze. Very little off white colored head with hardly any lacing.

S - Citrusy hop aroma with a slight bready, malty sweetness.

T - Well balanced piney and citrusy hop flavor with just enough sweetness from the malt.

M - Full bodied up front, but not syrupy. Finishes cleanly with just enough bitterness to make you thirsty for the next sip.

O - Very nice IPA from Coop Ale Works. I wouldn't mind drinking this pretty often if I lived in Oklahoma.

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Photo of B75Avery
4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Go to IPA off of shelf when able to get. Plenty to be had on tap at local restaurants which is great! This brew is comparable to any west coast IPA. If you have never had this beer your missing out on something special. Oklahoma is stepping up in a big way with this 100+ ibu brew.

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Photo of quinlin
4.96/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A- rich golden hue

S- citrus, pine, lots of depth, big bold hop character

T- huge bright hops that linger with just enough malt to round it out and add a bit of balance

M- snappy, dry, refreshing

O- great ipa, crisp, very drinkable, hops with a big hit, really nice depth of character. I need another one!

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Photo of TylerBGoode
4.32/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

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Photo of AmericanMechanic
4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: 16 ounce can poured into a snifter glass. Half finger head slowly dissipates with decent lacing. Body looks light-medium light with a cloudy light Amber orange color. No sediment however

Smell: A lot going on here strong pine citrus and earthy hops are the first thing to get the nose followed by subtle biscuit and malt

Taste:A lot like what it smells like a mild malt initial taste followed by a pleasantly strong and respective hop presence just like the smell lots of earthy plenty of Piney hop taste that stays with you for about five seconds after swallowing

Feel:for the complexity of the flavor mouthfeel is rather light making this extremely bold and flavorful IPA that can however make a great session beer

Overall: I was very pleased with this beer. as a resident of Oklahoma and knowing our crappy beer laws I was actually really impressed to see Oklahoma produce such a fine beer which of course we have to purchase at a liquor store. If you like IPAs with plenty of hops and not so much malt give this one a shot it will not let you down

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Photo of hbensinger
4.61/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Beautiful light amber color with a hint of red. Thin but persistent head of foam with great lacing.
S: Strong floral and piney notes with a hint of citrus.
T: Big hop bitterness but well balanced with body.
M: Good mouthfeel with medium carbonation.
O: One of my absolute favorite beers from COOP Ale Works. I try to get my hands on it any time I can.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of halfgermanhalfirish
4.96/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I have tried well over 100 IPA's and most of the popular, highly rated ones from Dogfish, Goose Island, Founders, etc., etc. This little brewery in Oklahoma makes the best one, hands down. It delivers a classic IPA smell and taste that is off the charts. All IPA's are bitter and for a lot of people (including myself) they can be a little to harsh....not this one. You get the hoppy bitterness but it has an amazing smoothness and mouthfeel that adds a level of drinkablity that most IPA's don't have. Pay no attention to the negative reviews on this beer.......if you have a FRESH can there is no way it will disapoint.

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Photo of dcescott
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Being out of state, I picked up a 4-pack in Ardmore, OK. I like IPAs. This one tasted like the brewers shoved a pine tree into each can. Nothing wrong with that! I'd recommend the cans, but would like to revisit F5 on tap to see the difference.

If you prefer 100+ IBUs, pick up an F5!

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Photo of itshartshaped
4.58/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love the grapefruit, citrus aroma and taste. Crispy. This is such a great Oklahoma beer that I can have locally on tap at one of my fave pizza places, Hideaway. Pairs nicely with their high end pizza. Sorry I'm deprived of drafts here. This is definitely low on the bitter scale, which I like. Very smoothe. So.. get your own 4 pack (no sharing), pace yourself, its a delicious porch pounder lol.

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

Look: Beautiful orange-amber color. Cloudy, partially-filtered clarity that is just outstanding. Head is a white, medium- density foam that leaves laces on the pint glass I poured it into.
Smell: Despite the moderately high abv, alcohol presence is limited. Nose-stinging citrus hops, basically. See taste.
Taste: Resinous pine notes and grapefruit, pretty much. Pretty straightforward, but simply on point for style. I will say that the
Feel: Nice lingering head smooth out this medium-bodied beer. Despite its bitterness, is extremely "drinkable" for the style.
Overall: easy to put away, hard to put down. +points because it's brewed by a local brewery in my home city.

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F5 IPA from Coop Ale Works
91 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.