F5 IPA | COOP Ale Works

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Brewed by:
COOP Ale Works
Oklahoma, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

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.

Added by bump8628 on 04-11-2010

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Ratings: 636 |  Reviews: 127
Photo of jeven1
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wallace521
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Quite west coast indeed. Very dry, with pronounced hop bitterness. Maybe I've been mellowing a bit, with such a variety of available beers in my local area. But I wouldn't really go out of my way anymore for specifically west coast styled IPAs. However I'm certainly not disappointed, it's a very fine beer, and if west coast is your thing, this is your beer.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Two cans, both poured into becher pint glasses.
The appearance was a deep golden bronzed copper color with a two finger white foamy head that slid off fairly slow. Off white foamy lace stuck around the sides nicely.
The aroma had grapefruit rind, fairly bitter with a sturdy piney hop bitterness. Fairly strong caramel malts come in for a nice balance.
The flavor blended the prior mentioned aromas fairly sweet and dove into a balanced malty to hoppy aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a sizeable sessionability. Definitely could pair with it's respected food. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt fine. Long bitter piney to grapefruity finish.
Overall, pretty good west coast styled IPA. I'd have again if offered. Thanks Russ!

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Copper colored with excellent clarity. There’s a fingernail of creamy dishwater white on top. Heavy lacing. Aroma is piney hopsand light malt. I’m tasting a blend of citrus and pine along with crackery light malt. The mouth is resinous and creamy.

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Photo of Oreokid
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I would call it really close to a double IPA in the tasting.

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Photo of mjurney
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Light amber, slight haze. Medium carbonation rising. Bright white foamy head.

Citrus and herbal hops, sweet malts, a little caramel, just a bit of fruity.

Hop bitterness is medium-high, citrus, herbal, pineapple, a little rustic. Deep malt backbone, sweet malts, caramel, biscuit. Bitter-dry finish. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, smooth, dry.

It's very good IPA. Very balance.

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Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lordofthewiens
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice, middle-of-the-road IPA.
Served in an overly chilled mug, the beer was amber in color. A one-finger light tan head with a bit of lace.
Citrus, pine, sweet malt aroma.
Grapefruit, late pine. Caramel.

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Photo of corywalston
4.58/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Snift_the_juice
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Malty body with fresh floral hoppy taste and light citrus. Goes down smooth with a domestic feel, which being made in the midwest makes total sense. Looks great smells good, overall happy i made the decision to grab one and would definitely snift the juice off the tap if given the opportunity. Solid brew.

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Photo of depechemode1983
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an nice cloudy amber with a foamy off-white head. The head has excellent retention and leaves crazy lacing all around the glass.
The nose is very tropical. Lots of pineapple and orange upfront. There are some grains in there too with some lingering piney bitterness.
The taste is citrus peel bitter. This beer is very straight forward. Hops.
Mouthfeel has is light to medium bodies with refreshing carbonation. Crisp and clean.

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Photo of HardTarget
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can, with brewed on date on the bottom.

Aroma: Smelled hops at arms length during the pour. Pine and citric with a leafy quality.

Appearance: Rocky finger of white foam settles in for the long haul. Very hazy golden orange body.

Taste: Citric, lemon peel, lime, but not overwhelmingly hoppy. A slightly under-attenuated malty base brings a lot of balance but let's the hops take the lime light.

Mouthfeel: Medium low carbonation is a little gritty, Oily finish with a bit of a chew (medium heavy body).

Overall: A solid IPA. Big, but easy drinking, hoppy but flavorful instead of bitter. Coop does good work.
Many thanks to the Col. for a sample.

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Photo of Knickfan3
3.62/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jasoncpace
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DelfinAzul7546
3.82/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joedvegas
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice amber color with a good bit of haze and a nice thick two-finger lingering head. Inviting scents of pineapple, nectarine, orange peel, grapefruit and violet on the nose. Smooth taste with soft to ample flavors of nectarine and soft tropical fruit on the front palate and a nice finish of soft biscuit. Light to medium feel. Overall decent IPA.

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Photo of wisegreensoul
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chadg3552
4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorite ipa's. It's hoptastic but somehow doesn't over power you and let's a little citrus and malt come through. I Always take a very small sip to adjust the pallet when I have one but it's my go to off the shelf ipa.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.4/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Initial impression from a can purchased as part of a sixer at a Whole Paycheck in Austin, TX:

Assertively hoppy, delivering ample hop pungency and flavour without shying away from bitterness yet still keeping it in balance with pale malt sweetness. Grapefruit, pith, floral hop flavours, sharp citrus.

Mouthfeel is a little overcarbonated but it's forgivable. Slightly coarse, wet, medium-bodied, refreshing. Not real oily. Not gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, rough, or scratchy.

Overall, it's a lovely IPA with a nice classic hop profile and aptly assertive concomitant bitterness. Could be more complex and could boast better depth of flavour, but it's well balanced and well built and I'll enjoy working my way through the sixer I got. I'll have to give COOP Ale Works more attention; this is solid.

High B- (3.50) / WORTHY

02/17/18 another can:

Not getting the pine, but there is a nice resinous flavour to it along with plenty of concomitant bitterness. Definitely a hoppy IPA in terms of bitterness, but more depth of flavour to go along with that bitterness would be nice.


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Photo of Chapuline44
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very Nice.

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Photo of casapy
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jvgoor3786
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a can dated 11/27/17.

Pours a clear amber with a thick, white head that left sticky lacing.

The smell is grapefruit, orange, some pine and citrus, and malt.

The taste has bright pine notes, some citrus, and a strong malt backbone.

The mouthfeel is slightly thick and oily with a bitter finish.

Overall a really nice west coast IPA that doesn't overpower with the pine.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I just had this IPA from COOP Ale Works at a small brewpub in Oklahoma City, ABV 7.10%, IBU 85. I was impressed by the nice balance of fruitiness and bitterness of this to me unknown IPA.

Look: clear golden hue with a thin white head

Aroma: citrus, pine resin

Taste: The flavor is sweet malts and biscuits, it's fruity with pine resin, grapefruit, mango, orange, it's dank, and surprisingly good.

Feel: light to medium

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Photo of bundy462
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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F5 IPA from COOP Ale Works
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