COOP Ale Works

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COOP Ale Works
Oklahoma, United States
American IPA
Ranked #838
Ranked #9,526
4.03 | pDev: 12.41%
Jan 27, 2023
Apr 11, 2010
Notes: 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.
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Rated: 3.82 by bpkrippner from Missouri

Jan 27, 2023
Rated: 4.04 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Nov 02, 2022
Rated: 3.99 by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

Oct 10, 2022
Rated: 3.73 by jayhunter357 from Massachusetts

Sep 20, 2022
Rated: 4 by Monkeyknife from Missouri

Jun 28, 2022
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Reviewed by jonwiseman from Florida

2.74/5  rDev -32%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Great lacing. Piney bready and malt forward. Refreshing. Classic American ipa. Great summer beer. Hops are muted even though the ibu is 85. Slight dank aftertaste. No smell at all. Look is weak but the sum is greater than the parts. A solid beer overall.
Jun 27, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by TrojanRB from Texas

May 19, 2022
Rated: 3.77 by joran from Kansas

Mar 18, 2022
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Reviewed by Skywave from Oklahoma

4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a nonic pint glass from a stovepipe (19.2 oz) Can. Date 10/14/21. Clear, effervescent Orange-Gold, Three finger head that is topped with a perfect lasting mini-dome within the head which is generated by the bottom etching of a nonic pint glass. It never dissipated. Reminds me of the little "overshooting top" vorticity dome the forms atop a tornadic thunderstorm. How fitting. Lacing was irratic but huge. http://convectivestorm.blogspot.com/p/overshooting-tops-in-vis-and-ir-bt.html

Bready malt, citrus-dominant hops. A touch of pine.

Flavor is reflective of aroma: Bready, crackery malt, slightly overpowered by the citrusy and piney hop flavors and a lasting and pleasantly acidic and resiny bitterness that dries out the malt. One of the maltier West Coast IPAs out there. Very Old-School American IPA. Not exactly a palate wrecker.

Medium, High CO2, very slight alcohol warmth, Sugary texture. No undue astringency.

An Oklahoma classic. This used to have a >100 IBU rating and was hazier in it's original recipe. This newer recipe pulls the punch a bit on bitterness --85 IBU-- making it more approachable yet retaining the overall character and keeping within style guidelines.

While a certain number of people are critical of the change, the move to pull back on the bitterness is paying off. This is a good commercial move for Coop as this brand is now more palatable to the majority of consumers in their market. I used to stay away form F5 but I kind of like it now and I usually don't go for IPAs. As a trained beer judge, I know what the acceptable parameters are for style and this fits within those limits. Ignore the few snobby haters. F5 is tasty, fits the broad definition of the style, has no technical flaws and has some traits on the grain side of things that stand out above the rest.

And one more thought: This tastes like the IPA I used to drink when I still liked IPAs (1995-2010).
Dec 13, 2021
Rated: 4.13 by HighwayChile from Kansas

Jul 17, 2021
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Reviewed by brewerburgundy from West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
12oz can, tulip, 4/15/21 on the bottom.

Nice sunset color with a very thick orange-tinted head. The lacing is crazy thick.

Candied orange, peach rings, caramel malt, quite sweet.

It’s got the same flavor profile that’s heavy on sweet, candied orange with a little bit of alcohol, like grand marnier. A very nice medium bitterness with a little bit of pine helps round it out and bumps it up here.

Medium body with tight little bubbles that make it almost creamy.

It’s an American IPA in the classic sense and a good one from Oklahoma to pickup.
Jun 26, 2021
Rated: 4.97 by CsWimberly

Jun 19, 2021
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Reviewed by Okeerlee from Oklahoma

4.9/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Favorite beer these days. Could do with out that slight fruit aftertaste but still my favorite so ... smooth stuff. If you're looking for a full beer, like a lager but not quite that heavy, perfect on a thirsty day you'd probably find this one worthy of top shelf status.
Apr 13, 2021
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Rated by NouvahLegend from Oklahoma

1.3/5  rDev -67.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Worst beer I've ever drank. Period.
Mar 22, 2021
Rated: 5 by jcchristie2 from Arkansas

Mar 07, 2021
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Oct 10, 2020
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Reviewed by imnodoctorbut from Texas

4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
tallboy into a tulip. classy af.
can dated 5/5/20

hazy deep golden body with an excited fluffy foam cream-colored head that lingers with moderately high retention; leaves patchy spiderwebs of sticky foam lacing as it settles to a thin halo with even thinner patches of bubble clouds across the cap.

the smell is underwhelming. primarily pine hop that pushes through caramel malt. small detours of citrus and floral hop. far from pungent, buttt...

the taste is a pungent mixture of slightly herbal but mostly pine hop and light citrus (lemony) but mostly floral (lemon tree) hop varieties combined with a rush of firmed up caramel malt as a backbone. resinous and strong.

slightly carbonated, medium thick body, dry finish with a bittersweet that sticks around long after the sip is done. gnarly.

straight up tribute to the old school West Coast variety of IPA. if that's your bag then go on and do it. it's a nod to a few of the classics, and is a nice reminder that this style got revitalized thanks to a snarl more than a smile. it's primarily pine hop with caramel malt, and then something vaguely reminiscent of citrus/herbal/floral tributaries within the style. if you are a NEIPA and citrus-forward hop lover and haven't been diligent in revisiting the classics, you may be taken off guard. rest assured, that is entirely your fault and you should be ashamed. luckily, this brew will help jog your memory.
Sep 18, 2020
Rated: 3.91 by Engrboy5 from Oklahoma

Sep 17, 2020
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Reviewed by gvickery from Texas

3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look: Dark gold to light amber. Slightly hazy.
Smell: Somewhat disappointing, very light caramel, pine, citrus.
Taste: Good hop bite up front, some caramel malt to balance but this is hop forward. Lots of pine but some hints of lemon and lime are also noticeable. I don’t really get any grapefruit from it, maybe it’s just me.
Mouthfeel: Slightly thick, a little oily viscous feeling on the tongue.
This is a good honest IPA. Not one of the new friendly versions that are so popular these days. Good beer.
Jun 16, 2020
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Reviewed by Tburg10 from Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Nothing to be disappointed about here. Just a fine drinking, hoppy bit of citrusy yumminess. Plus @ 7% abv, all you need is one during a nice lunch at your local ramen house. :)
Jun 03, 2020
Rated: 4.05 by red_5_sooner from Oklahoma

Feb 22, 2020
Rated: 4.05 by doowhat from Arkansas

Dec 30, 2019
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Reviewed by NebraskaBill

3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look - cloudy with not much foam. Decent amount of lace.

Smell - not particularly pungent for an IPA, but floral and citrus.

Taste - Pine in the west coast style. Sweet caramel undertones and finish. A little citrus.

Feel - very good. Medium bodied and perfect for an IPA
Dec 25, 2019
Rated: 4.21 by Bangs from Indiana

Dec 23, 2019
Rated: 4 by BobsBrewReview from Missouri

Dec 22, 2019
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Reviewed by jwp777 from Oklahoma

4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours a golden amber color from the tap. Small white head that fades pretty quickly, but it leaves an impressive lacing, especially if you drink it somewhat slowly.

Feel is somewhere between medium and full, moderate carbonation. Taste is malty with some citrus presence and a really strong pine flavor. Don’t let that bother you though - the pine notes settles quickly and virtually disappear in the aftertaste. Overall, one of my favorite IPAs and my absolute favorite beer brewed here in OKC.
Dec 04, 2019
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a clear golden amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, fading over time to leave a bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is strongest of a mix of tropical fruits (pineapple, mango, and tangerine) as well as some hop of a pine and grapefruit nature. Along with these smells comes a touch of breadiness and a hint of herb.
Taste – The taste begins with a moderately malty taste that has a good backing of pine and grapefruit hop. The pine is a bit stronger then the grapefruit, but the two are fairly close in intensity and balanced rather nicely by some moderate tropical fruit and citrus tastes. Toward the end the resinous pine seems to amp up, all while the fruit does so as well to leave one with a nice and easy going hopped taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is average in thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is average as well. For the mix of flavors the feel is quite nice and makes for a robust, but easy drinking brew overall.
Overall – A rather tasty and nice drinking IPA and one to at least try if you get the chance.
Nov 24, 2019
Rated: 3.96 by Wigglejig from Arkansas

Sep 29, 2019
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Rated by Frankie6492 from Missouri

3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
good beer from Oklahoma. very hoppy (almost too much) west coast style.
Sep 28, 2019
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Reviewed by MutuelsMark from Kentucky

4.55/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours an amber color with off white head. Lacing gentle grips the glass. Nose has a zest aroma. Taste slightly bready until the hop bitterness hits. Great bite on. A little of tongue.
Sep 25, 2019
Rated: 4.56 by BoodahMoogle from Arkansas

Aug 11, 2019
Rated: 3.84 by Mtn from Texas

Jun 08, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by yesterdayfaraway from Missouri

Jun 07, 2019
Rated: 4.37 by monorailred from Texas

May 29, 2019
Rated: 4 by MaddyG39 from Texas

Apr 15, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Zenboy99 from Wisconsin

Mar 16, 2019
Rated: 3.9 by Navin-Johnson from Texas

Mar 12, 2019
Rated: 4.28 by williamv0123 from Texas

Feb 16, 2019
Rated: 4 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Feb 05, 2019
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Rated by omahawk from Nebraska

4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Really solid clean well balanced IPA. Great flavor.
Jan 19, 2019
F5 IPA from COOP Ale Works
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