F5 IPA | COOP Ale Works

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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,591
Reviews:
121
Ratings:
627
pDev:
12.38%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 627 |  Reviews: 121
Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of cp45
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of OKShylock
3.29/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ike_Potter
3.33/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Great color typical of a good IPA. Off the charts IBUs and you certainly get that with the smell and taste. Not for the faint of heart, but not smothering. I get piney notes on the smell and the distinct grapefruit bitterness of a good IPA. Not one of my favorite IPAs but that could be because the IBUs were a bit strong for my taste.

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Photo of Brob245
3.36/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beaver13
3.38/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can. Pours hazy golden orange with a medium frothy white head that goes to a film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet tropical and citrus fruit with some crystal malt and piney resiny hops.

The flavor is sweet tropical fruit with dank and resiny hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit watery.

Overall, decent fruity resiny IPA but a bit watery.

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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

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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.

B- / WORTHY

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Photo of Stinger80OH
3.43/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jsmith313
3.44/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Slarson7
3.44/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Changed the recipe. Less hops. Not as good as the original.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
3.44/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Oddly flat. Flavor and aroma are solid but that kills appearance and feel. Lots of citrus, pine. This is a bit musty in the finish so perhaps an old can.

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Photo of RDLARK
3.44/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

It's a real shame what they've done to this beer. Recognized by various publications as the finest IPA made in Oklahoma, F5 has been a go-to for me.

I have no idea why, but along with transitioning from 16 oz to 12 oz cans, the beer has also had the recipe changed. The resulting brew is 85 IBU (vs 100+ previously) and 7.1% ABV. The result is a sort of watered down version of the original. More malt-forward than it was with less aggressive hop smell on the nose.

Still decent, but not the same. It almost seems like this page should be retired and a new page set up for the new recipe. Suggest others note whether the beer they're reviewing is 85IBU/7.1ABV or 100+IBU/6.8%ABV

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Photo of Sturgeon83
3.45/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Teej_14
3.48/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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

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

Photo of ilikebeer03
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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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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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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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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