F5 IPA | COOP Ale Works

F5 IPAF5 IPA
BA SCORE
4.04/5
604 Ratings
F5 IPAF5 IPA
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.

100+ IBU

Added by bump8628 on 04-11-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,097
Reviews:
113
Ratings:
604
pDev:
12.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
168
Trade:
2
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

this beer is like the nice little christian girl you've known for years, always thought was pretty cute, but way too nice for you. then, one day, after too many india pale ales, you find yourself with her, and she performs unspeakable acts upon you, to your utter astonishment and delight, your mind is blown, and she's not such a goody goody after all. not that such a thing has ever happened to me, it hasn't, but this beer is a good proxy for what it would be like if it did. I've had a million india pales, love them all for the most part, so you don't expect to be floored by one on a last sunday early afternoon. f5 is all of that. rich hazed over pale bronze colored with a lasting inch of dish soapy white fluff. the nose is beautiful, floral tropical hops, like new zealand varietals, I'm expecting a soft and delicate hoppy beer, but nope, one sip and i realize this is a 100 plus ibus of hardcore bitterness and assertive hop punch. my first beer from coop sort of wiped me out, palate wrecker status. so hoppy and bitter, resinous, west coasty. tasty as heck, but unfortunately the fruity hop notes from the aroma don't translate to the taste at all. feel rules though, big and fluffy, well carbonated and robustly bitter. the aftertaste is a little much for most people i imagine. this was an adventure to say the least.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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

Photo of zeff80
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of superspak
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got in a BIF from jdell15. 12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 7/27/2017. Pours slightly hazy golden/amber color with a 2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearane. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, light honey, lightly toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, light honey, lightly toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine, citrus rind, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, pine, lightly toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, sticky/resinous/rindy, and fairly crisp balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Zero warming alcohol for 7.1%. Overall this is fantastic IPA! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink with the modestly bitter/drying finish. Very vibrant and dank hops; great bready malt backbone with no residual sweetness. Never overly aggressive. Perfectly balanced citrus/tropical Falconers Flight and dank/piney Columbus hop character. A highly enjoyable offering.

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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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3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Yay tall boy cans. Thanks to Matt for tossing this one my way. A sticker on it says 8.10, perhaps a best by date? Perhaps that was the price (although odd at 10 cents), not quite sure.

Pours a decent 1/2 finger foamy frothy head that fades at a med to slower pace, decent lines of lacing, a semi clear slight chill hazed nectar orange color with a bright reddish hue,

Nose starts with some hops followed quickly by a sweet candy like malt, juicy toasty base malt with a touch grainy notes. HOps are not as strong as I expected initially, but definitely plenty there, a bit piney, hint of resin, with some mild citrus and grapefruit like notes, a little pith, and some spicy piney earthy forest floor like notes.

Taste brings a bit of malt to start, a juicy but big malt base, mild sweetness, fluffy creamy malt feel, with a little caramel note and grainy taste, and chased with a touch of alcohol as well. Then hops, quite bitter but not overly, candied orange peel and pine mostly, some earthy pine forest floor notes, a little spicy as well and a little resin, with some light citrus, and a bit of grapefruit pith and bitter grapefruit notes. Finish is dry-ish, with a little sticky sweet candy malt lingering, a hint of booze, quite bitter as it ramps with spicy piney hops mostly, little candied orange peel lingering.

Mouth is med to a bit heavier bod, decent carb.

Overall good but not as great as I hoped. Booze actually comes through a bit when it shouldn't, quite bitter as expected, hops have less of the grapefruit and citrus than I expected, and more piney and earthy spicy, not really what I'd call the original definition of "west coast IPA" even though that doesn't really apply anymore, but not quite there either, perhaps not as fresh as it could have been, but still a decent IPA and drinkable, I'm just nitpicking things here.

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4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of russpowell
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Mc Nellies in Tulsa tonight.

Pours straw/gold colored with a pinky of ivory colored head. Very good lacing & head retention

S: Grapefruit, faint breadyness & a touch of pine, but mostly grapefruit in abundance

T: Follows the nose, also some mineral hoppyness & pine up front. A touch of juicy pine apple shows up as this warms, but soon gets ran over by grapefruit. Finishes with grapefruit lemony hop snap a whisper of biscuitty malt & a touch of dryness

Light/medium bodied, fairly assertive carbonation with pretty good balance, a bit too much grapefruit for me to go nuts over, but this will be in lot of hophead's wheelhouse

Great drinkability, not a perfect IPA, but dangerously drinkable. Coop needs to get this canned or bottled ASAP!

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4.54/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Once again, the mighty JenRay has come through with a real find for The CANQuest (TM)! I am hoping that, as a hophead, this hits me like an F5 tornado! My alma mater high school is the Home of the Red Tornadoes and a path between the two buildings is named "Tornado Alley".

From the CAN: Lots of tiny iconography, including the recycling arrows, the outline of Oklahoma, crossed stalks of barley, a hop cone, a dripping open tap, a partially filled flask, a wind turbine, a skull & crossbones, a tornado (!), a pop-tab to a CAN and a filled pint glass.; “A straightforward malt body supports the distinctive bouquet of Columbus and Falconer's Flight hops that impart citrus, grapefruit and pine notes characteristic of the West Coast style. F5 is a belligerent hop reckoning."; "India Pale Ale"; “Wind Powered”; “Keep Cold [-] Enjoy [-] Recycle”.

A pint CAN CAN be problematic when doing an inverted Glug, but I was inspired by the loud Crack! and decided to give it a go. This produced two fingers of dense, tawny head with good retention before I had to back off to prevent overflow. The hops aroma filled the room! Color was Amber to Deep Amber/Light Copper (SRM = 11) with NE (or OK)-quality clarity. When I leaned in for a whiff, my sinus cavity filled with a grapefruit-pine admixture and my mouth began to water. At the same time, my hops monkey on my back began to screech and howl and I knew that I was more than ready for a hophead fix. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was all grapefruit on the tongue and in my mouth! Bitter? Hell, yeah! But not as astringent as some that I have CANsumed in this vein. 100+ IBUs, according to the CAN! The finish evinced a cool, dry mintiness, like being in a pine forest during a snowfall. Get the sensation! I should have held this until tomorrow, which is Hula in the Coola Day (01 Febrewary, annually). I would definitely put some of these CANs in my cooler!

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3.52/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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F5 IPA from COOP Ale Works
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