Native Amber Red IPA | COOP Ale Works

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Native Amber Red IPANative Amber Red IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
COOP Ale Works
Oklahoma, United States
coopaleworks.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Native Amber is an audacious blend of hops and malt. Caramel and biscuit notes carry the Cascade and Cluster hop additions through to an enjoyably round finish. The malt complexity proves rich and the dry-hopped character is invigorating.

55 IBU

Added by OKCNittany on 03-26-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
191
Reviews:
69
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
13.89%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
57
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 191 |  Reviews: 69
Photo of evanwoertz
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlackBeerDown
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redshield3
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OklahomaBeerDrinker38
4.52/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Love this beer. Has always been one of my favorites

Look: Great caramel color.
Smell: Smells mainly of malt with a hint of pine.
Taste: Definitely agree with the label. Great taste of both caramel and biscuit. Has a mild hop flavor indicative of what I would imagine a "Red IPA" to taste like.
Feel: Very smooth beer for being 6.5% ABV. I would describe it as having a medium body. Not heavily carbonated, but sufficient.
Overall: This is one of my favorite beers. Never had any other beer labeled "Red IPA", but I think this beer fits the label pretty well. Definitely has the malt characteristics of a red ale, but also has a slight hoppiness that you wouldn't expect in a typical red ale. Overall, I would rate this as a very great beer.

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Photo of Dromines78
2.89/5  rDev -27%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of BigGold
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had this 6.50 ABV ale poured from 12-oz. can, purchased in Norman, Oklahoma, into Pilsner glass. A lot going on with this beer, dry hopping and such. Nice try COOP, it's pretty, but still a red ale.

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Photo of Jasoncpace
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of red_5_sooner
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of swellcat
2.96/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Love the Indian angle—an Oklahoma beer. Looks great; feels good.

Is this brew classed—"American Amber/Red Ale"—right, though? It's almost painfully bitter; maybe Red IPA would be more accurate. I would love to taste this in a much lower-hop profile.

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Photo of Mortarforker
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ruzzal
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good stuff

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Photo of Treycotton
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A bit cloudy and no real aroma. But has a good flavor and it's easy to drink.

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Photo of stlfatguy
4.34/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 16 oz can. Beautiful dark amber, brownish color, with edges tinted towards Orange. Big pillow of off-white to tan head. Great smell, sweet malts, caramel. Taste is caramel malt and biscuit. I didn't get as much of the hops as others, but I didn't miss them. Very Nice.

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Photo of HenryPorter7777
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excellent balance of malts and hops; substantive ale without overpowering.

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Photo of Volsdawg10
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Billg1967
4.85/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of irongator
3.64/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of johnnyd10vt
4.81/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Beautifully made and different beer. Complex and delicious.

Lovely brown/orange hue is a cross between a British brown and a nice Americanized Oktoberfest. Lacey head with some color to it. The smell is absolutely perfect, balanced with the malt of a British brown and the hops (albeit less extreme) of a west coast IPA. The flavor is again, perfectly balanced. The hops are similar to, but much less overpowering, than a good IPA. I can't believe a beer this complex and unique came out of OKC.

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Photo of nuebs
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GntlmnBstrd
3.59/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BriantheBeerHound
3.38/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Drunk on numerous occasions, and it's been fairly consistent thus.
Look:Great, smooth, smallish head that doesn't stick around, but still leaves wonderful laces as it leaves. Wonderful red-amber that is absolutely perfect to style, slightly cloudy, but not as much as their IPA
Smell: Sweet graininess and somewhat floral and sour hops. Not bad.
Taste:Just as the label describes. Caramel is the most obvious, and lingers in the back. Bready, biscuity malt, and some fairly aggressive hops especially for the style. Blue cheese is in there, and I'm guessing that comes from the hops as well.
Feel: medium bodied ale. Smooth finish, and very drinkable for the abv. Although I said it's consistent, it's a little less carbonated than I'd like.
Overall: Local brew that is decent.

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Photo of Decker
3.67/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jageraholic
4.64/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful Ruby red, moderate pour leads to fluffy white head that fades down to a thin line that leaves nice lacing.

S: caramel, floral, dank, Pine, woody, earthy, raisin/ plum.

T: Bready, hints of grapefruit and pine, earthy, slight tobacco and spice. Subtle dankness, stronger piney/herbal finish.

M: smooth, perfect carbonation, just enough drying of the mouth. Perfect mouthfeel .

O: excellent, great aroma, great flavor, really balanced and mouthfeel can't be touched. Great showing of an amber. Might be pushing the hops for the style, but it's my preferred level.

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Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Native Amber Red IPA from COOP Ale Works
3.96 out of 5 based on 191 ratings.
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