Native Amber Red IPA | COOP Ale Works

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Native Amber Red IPANative Amber Red IPA
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Native Amber Red IPANative Amber Red IPA

Brewed by:
COOP Ale Works
Oklahoma, United States

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

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Ratings: 200 |  Reviews: 72
Reviews by Janderson91:
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3.51/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to pittsburghkid66 for sending this one as an extra! No freshness info. Enjoyed on 08/03/11.

A - Poured from a 16oz can into a snifter. Pours an almost clear dark orange/red color with a one finger white head. Leaves pretty sticky lacing down the sides.

S - Very bready, biscuity malt aroma with a light citrus and grapefruit hoppiness. Just average.

T - Quite balanced with that bready malt flavor and some nice crisp hoppiness. Leaves a balanced sweet and hoppy aftertaste.

M - Mouthfeel is quite good. Pretty creamy with some prickly carbonation.

O - Overall, this is a good, easy drinking, above average amber.

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Photo of DeeZee83
4.59/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Deep Amber with nice head retention and lacing. Smells pine and a sweet note I can't quite put my finger on. Some kind of stone fruit maybe? Taste is perfectly balanced though the flavored are very assertive. Hop bitterness is pine and the malt is biscuit and slightly sweet fruit. The only knock id have on this is the ABV is a bit high for sessioning, but the flavor leaves you wanting more. This could get you into trouble!

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Photo of ballewblake
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, I'm amazed. Had a horrible experience so far in OKC with beer the I sit down to try another and I get this one, out of desperation no less. I wonder into o'connels where the selection is what you'd expect for a college/irish pub, not seeing anything that jumps out at me I start a convo with the bartender asking for oklahoma jewels, the suggests this one. Severed in a red plastic cup with a light brown head flowing heatily over the rim, I smell hops, malts, fruity yeast. Color isn't easily picked out but its looking a dark amber. Wow,the taste really wins me over. After a night of aweful 3.2 brewpub swill I'm amazed that this is here. Great sweet malts shine through with a smooth hop bittering finish. Very soomth and easy to drink. Two thumbs up for coop!

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Photo of mojohawk21
4.62/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RoninBirdman
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of red_5_sooner
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mora2000
2.61/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to AmericanBrew for sharing this can. My first beer from COOP.

The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is toffee, grass and iced tea. The flavor is toffee and some very bitter vegetable flavored hops. I don't really like the interplay of the malt and hops in the beer. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of dwren89
4.63/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: not great clarity, a little murky, brownish red and with a nice creamy tan head

Aroma: definite caramel and bready ness that is cut by delicious pine notes.

Taste: a deceptively malty taste that carries strong caramel and bready flavors, a slight toastiness, and some delightful pine notes to balance. Very well balanced and with a strange complexity that american ambers seldom can achieve. I truly enjoyed this beer

Mouthfeel: smooth, slightly creamy, mouthfeel with medium carbonation

Overall: Great and surprising complexity of caramel and bready flavors complemented by nice piney hop character. One of the best amber ales I've ever had.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of nuebs
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewerburgundy
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

16oz can, Bruery tulip, no freshness dating.

This beer is absolutely amber like a pair of earrings I have bought in Prague. The appearance is very promising, with a deep, red-influenced amber spilling out into the glass and a tight knit, creamy, classy, off-tan head forming up. Really excellent; attractive packaging, delicate lacing and a jewel-like glow. Just put a damn date on it, everybody, not just Coop!

Crisp but fruity hops were also immediately apparent and pleasing. A brisk overtone of pine becomes soapy and then citrus and berries join in. There is an obviously robust dose of malt, with graham cracker and caramel.

The flavors are possibly more basic; caramel malts dance with yellow grapefruit and pine. The finish is wonderfully bitter and lingering with a bit of soap.

Feel is very thin for a 6.2% Amber Ale. The flavors stand up very well for a watery and gently carbonated beer. Some more bubbles might just do the job.

Quite an impressive entry from this relatively new brewery into an all too often mundane category. I love that they can and in the 16oz format. The price point is on par with Sierra Nevada on a per ounce basis and for this beer seems worth it.

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Photo of dbossman
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Deep reddish/brownish copper hue with a huge, bready, thick, tan-colored head and fairly fantastic lacing

S: Light citrus hops with a subtle bready malt base--toasty with some subtle toffee notes; pretty subtle but pleasant

T: Great balance of a piney, grassy bitterness with a chalky roastiness; the sweet bready malts and bitter grassy hops play well off each other

F: A creamy full bodied, chewy beer

O: This is one of my favorite ambers--just a solid everyday beer

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1/5  rDev -74.2%

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4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very effervescent amber with 3+ fingers of rocky tan head. Average lacing & head retention

S: Herbal hops, breadyness, a slight nuttyness. Biscuitty malt really picked up once warm

T: Much toasty malt, some biscuitty malt, herbal & woody hops, some dryness & caramel up front. Some flinty hop notes as this warms, biscuitty malt & dryness once warm, some toffee & a touch of grapefruit. Finishes with woody hops, citrus & slight sulphur tinge & more biscutty malt

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation & good balance

Super drinkability, great take on the style. This kicks fat tire in the booty. This one will be in the rotation as long as I can score it...

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of BrewAskew
4.55/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to a thick buff-colored head with lots of froth and lace. Color is a clear medium amber. Aroma is exceptionally hoppy and malty with earthy-spicy dominating over resinous-citrus to make it interesting. Low yeast ester contribution to the flavor. Flavor is a very well balanced explosion of caramel and toasty malt and earthy/spicy hops. Finishes malty and bitter. Mouthfeel is light-medium with generous CO2.

WOW. Overall, I'd say this is the best U.S. style Amber Ale I have ever had from this region, and possibly anywhere else.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of tone77
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The can man, woodychandler, comes through with another canned beer,my first from OK. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a pretty deep amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is full of both hops and malts. Taste is considerable hops up front, some bitterness, malts showing up at the finish. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

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