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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 JoEBoBpr
4/5  rDev -1.7%
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 :)

JoEBoBpr, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of Stevedore
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16oz tallboy can, shared by Doug at our recent HF tasting today, 10/22/2013. Poured into a Founders' snifter.

Pours a clear straw body, with a nice 1cm white head that dissipates slowly. Good lacing and retention. Not much else to describe here.

Smells awesome. Lots of grapefruit, citrus and pine. A little bit of bready malts in the back. But this is definitely a very hop aromatic beer.

Taste really doesn't back up the nose. Mostly a toffee bready maltiness with a lot of non-descript bitterness. Not that great, to be honest.. which is disappointing given the aromatics on the nose.

Mouthfeel is medium-thinner bodied, good carbonation, mostly just a non-descript bitterness. Not the most outstanding mouthfeel on an IPA, but by all standards its pretty solid.

Decent, solid even, IPA that has a fantastic aromatic component but fails to live up to that aspect in terms of the flavour and mouthfeel. That's all I have to say about this brew.

Stevedore, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of GABrew
4/5  rDev -1.7%

GABrew, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of tbryan5
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

tbryan5, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of JohnParadee
4/5  rDev -1.7%

JohnParadee, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of josephwa
3.5/5  rDev -14%

josephwa, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of Dave_Treat
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Dave_Treat, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of BeerHunter76
4/5  rDev -1.7%

BeerHunter76, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of DaveHack
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

DaveHack, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of facundoCNB
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
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!

facundoCNB, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of ThatsThatDude
1/5  rDev -75.4%

ThatsThatDude, May 30, 2014
Photo of jmarsh123
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

jmarsh123, May 03, 2013
Photo of WillCarrera
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

WillCarrera, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of PA-Michigander
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

PA-Michigander, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of StaveHooks
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

StaveHooks, Aug 22, 2010
Photo of Soto
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Soto, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of herman77
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%

herman77, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of Bilco
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Bilco, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of mmulebarn
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

mmulebarn, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of bump8628
4.08/5  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.

bump8628, Apr 11, 2010
Photo of Chico1985
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

Chico1985, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

MNBeerGeek, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of Hugonaut13
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Hugonaut13, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of dkw0063
4/5  rDev -1.7%

dkw0063, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of thereal_adam
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

thereal_adam, Oct 10, 2014
F5 IPA from Coop Ale Works
89 out of 100 based on 321 ratings.