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): 6.80%

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
Ratings:
574
Reviews:
103
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
12.62%
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
157
For Trade:
2
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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 barczar
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is biscuit malt and pine dominant, with accents of grapefruit.

Flavor is more citrus pith at the base, with an aggressive, overly bitter, earthy finish.

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Photo of Chackman151
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of D1noB
3.24/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

An IPA that fades in and lingers with bitter and citrus.

Taste Rating in Words: A marathon, you hold steady throughout and drag into the finish-line, Then you realize, the finish-line isn't the finish, you decide you'd like to continue by running home because you're a beast that can't be stopped.

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Photo of Vonerichs
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jeschaefer
2.12/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Jeremyhum
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of calcutron
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hyptochrons
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bright golden orange with a fluffy white head, excellent retention and lacing.

melon, candied orange, grapefruit, earthy floral notes, herbs, pine, grass on the nose. on the palate is bright orange and grapefruit up front, sweet bready malts, some floral notes and a resinous pine on the finish. overall and enjoyable and refreshing IPA.

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dreynolds1808
2.39/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of Ryannotbryan
3.67/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GntlmnBstrd
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sethmcconkey
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MemphisSooner
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gtermi
3.71/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ResidentHobo
3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

L: Drank it from the can, didn't see it.
S: Smells like grapefruit and maybe a bit of mint.. It' a refreshing smell
T: Overwhelmingly bitter. It does have a nice citrusy after taste though
F: Light-medium carbonation, consistency slightly higher than water
O: If you've not had and IPA before, you may want your first one to be under 100+ IBU. For a drink with this much bitterness, it is very good. It doesn't quite match my tastes though and I probably wont buy it again.

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Photo of Bammer21
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of leefx
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tommo
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Top of the line for oklahoma. Pours a deep amber color. The nose is floral with deep hop aromas. Taste is an excellent blend of floral hop, bitterness and malt. Crisp finish, very nice

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Photo of needMIbeer
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hellpop65
3/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DavidST
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

F5 IPA from Coop Ale Works
4.04 out of 5 based on 574 ratings.
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