Native Amber Red IPA | COOP Ale Works

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Native Amber Red IPANative Amber Red IPA
BA SCORE
3.88/5
Very Good
198 Ratings
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): 6.50%

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
Ranking:
#15,072
Reviews:
72
Ratings:
198
pDev:
13.92%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
59
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 198 |  Reviews: 72
Photo of rapayn01
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

In fall 2016, I bought a pack of 12 ounce cans. I'm just now transcribing my notes in this review. It proved to be a very good amber that really grew on me. It had decent hop, though the malts are apparent too. In any case, I wish COOP beers were more widely distributed. I buy them when I visit family in Tulsa.

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Photo of corywalston
3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KLHBB
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gorgeous red brown, small but fluffy head with lacing that lasts;smells of caramel and bread, sweet malt and a slight hop bite. Light feel, overall very good.

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Photo of RedhawkPoke
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Beer pours a murky dark red body with a creamy white head. Nice amount of head retention and lacing left behind while drinking the beer.

S: Hop aromas are very upfront here. The beer has a strong pine like nose. The beer's malt build leans more towards biscuit aromas and caramel notes.

T: Beer has a solid amount of pine like flavors along with some sweet malt pieces. The hops give a dank evergreen taste, and the malt profile leads to sweeter flavors.

M: Solid feel for the beer. Lacks much spice that other ambers have. Beer, however, has a stronger sweet flavor than most of the style.

O: Nice hoppy amber. Wish the beer had a stronger spice presence, but a very nice amber regardless.

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Photo of pearlythepirate
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of craigbelly
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of evanwoertz
4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlackBeerDown
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redshield3
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OklahomaBeerDrinker38
4.52/5  rDev +16.5%
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 -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of BigGold
3.84/5  rDev -1%
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 -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of red_5_sooner
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of swellcat
2.96/5  rDev -23.7%
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 +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ruzzal
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good stuff

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Photo of Treycotton
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
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 +11.9%
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 +3.1%
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 +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Billg1967
4.85/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of irongator
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Native Amber Red IPA from COOP Ale Works
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 198 ratings