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F5 IPA | Coop Ale Works

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Brewed by:
Coop Ale Works
Oklahoma, United States

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

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Photo of Hopswagger
4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

P:  Clear golden amber body with a bountiful crop of creamy off-white head that stays for a good while.  Creamy long along the edges. 

S:  Huge grapefruit, melon, citrus and fresh pine needles. Super clean nose.
Alcohol is subtlety nestled in the bouquet of generous hops. 

T/M:  Medium silky body with great spicy carbonation.  Subtle mild malt with a triumvirate convoy of delicious hopness. Taste follows the nose and finishes clean and dry. 

O:  Fantastic!  Hands down Ok's finest IPA.  Fresh and clean hop notes and a killer aroma. Easy drinking and a great hop kick.  Everything I want in my IPA's. Can put my glass down. 


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Photo of tikk
3.22/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Looks like a standard ipa, filtered and amber. Smell of light hops, not over powering. Tastes, bitter and piney, not floral, too bitter for a balanced ipa. Feels very smooth and almost too watery. Decent ipa, not outstanding imho. Would pass in the future

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Photo of jordanimal
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured out from a 16 ounce can. Has an orange/gold hazy appearance, smell of hops and pine in your face. The punch of pine and hops hit you on taste first followed by citrus and more pine. Has a lighter mouthful and the finish retains a lot of the oily hoppiness and pine that slowly wear down your tongue.

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Photo of Tommo
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
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 jmbranum
4.72/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Notes above are from the most recent tasting.

4-15-2013: Tonight I'm enjoying this on tap at Bricktown Brewery.

The only new note I would say over my review from 2010 is that this is a phenomenal beer to end the night with. Massive, glorious, fruity, bitter yet floral hops. Unbelievable amounts of flavor!

10-15-2010: AP 4.5/AR 5.0/F 4.5 / MF 4.5/ OA 4.0

Had this beer for the first time at Mesta Festa last weekend.

Drinking again today at McNellie's Public House in Midtown OKC.

Attractive glowing slighty hazy orange-gold brew. Amazing aroma. I can pick up citrus, flowers, and a slight bit of honey sweetness.

Taste is monstrous. This is a massive IPA.Certainly hops are extremely dominant but there is a backbone of alcohol and just a tinge of richness. Mouthfeel is nice and full. Fairly high carbonation.

For my taste, this is an excellent single beer to enjoy, but the hops are too intense to be sesssionable. Overall though, this is one of the best American IPA's I've ever had. Certainly the best Oklahoma IPA I've had.

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Photo of mr-jj
3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass from a can. Reviewed 9/1/14.

Color is hazy amber-orange with a thin white head. Good lacing. Smells piney with some dankness. Flavor is piney hops with some caramel. Finish is bitter and lingering. Body is medium with moderate carbonation.

Overall, a solid IPA, but not too memorable.

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Photo of csiewert
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer enjoyed at the Abner pub in Norman, OK. Pours a pale amber color with a good amount of head retention and plenty of lacing. The aroma is strong with grassy and citrusy hops. The taste has some sweet malty notes with plenty of citrusy hops and finishes bitter. The mouthfeel is nice and smooth, but there is some lingering bitterness. Overall a great IPA.

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Photo of McStagger
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oh boy oh boy oh boy! Hated this beer when I lived in Oklahoma. Now I've learned to love the hops and am happy to try this again.

A: Slightly hazy darkish red/orange/amber. Finger of bleached head. Head retention is moderate. Lacing is outstanding. Carbonation inches its way to the top.

S: Big dank grapefruit. Leaner citrus (lime/lemon). Noticeable malt in this one as well. Comes across as a sweet breadiness.

T: Huge hops. Mouth punch. A 100+ IBU single tier IPA is going to be bitter, and this one is. Hops contribute a definite west coast vibe. This one is grapefruit rind, pine needle, slightly floral. However, there is a persistent grain quality that carries from the mid palate through the finish. Finish is a floral and sopay bitterness that definitely lingers.

M: Medium bodied for the style. Fairly crisp, slightly creamy and very, very dry.

O: Good stuff. Used to live two miles from the brewery and never once tried the IPA. What a shame.

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Photo of Ryancthomas7
2.11/5  rDev -48%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Received this beer as an extra in a trade. Not sure when this was canned. I am not getting anything in the smell/taste categories, so I am thinking this has to be extremely old given the other ratings. Drain pour. =/

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Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.78/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured into a standard English pint glass.

A - 3.75 - Poured a slightly hazy, clear orange-gold color. Formed about a half finger of slightly off white, quickly dissipating head. Weak head potential and retention, whispy lacing.
S - 4.5 - Grapefruit rind, light orange, an earthiness such as rain water, hops and pine.
T - 5 - Bitter biased. Slightly sweet mix of orange and pineapple upfront, fades into a neutral rainwater and pine earthiness, finishes on a quite bitter grapefruit rind and hops ending. Long finish, bitterness resides on the palate for quick some time after a sip.
F - 4.75 - Nice medium/thick creamy mouthfeel.
O - 5 - I was surprised at how good this was. Lately I've gravitated from the sweet tropical IPAs to the more savory and bitter flavors, and for an IPA to give my seasoned and desensitized palate a good bitter punch in the mouth is something impressive and uncommon for me, that being said, this is an amazingly good IPA and I highly recommend it to fans of the more bitter and savory IPA style.

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Photo of chocosushi
4.67/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz->Nonic Pint

A ~ Pours hazed orange with great lacing, retention, & carbonation.

S ~ Skunk! Whole lot of dank floral hops lending Grapefruit & Pinetree Notes... bit of Breadyness, but very little on the nose. Mostly a floral wonderland.

T ~ Goodness...Hop Oils in abundance...There is Bitter Lemon on top of Ripe Grapefruit & Pinecone. . . There is a soft bed of bready malt that cushions the floral hoppiness. Hint of strawberry jam & dried mango.

M ~ Lively & spirited...Crisp & Creamy with Coop's signature velvety & full carbonation.

D ~ My favorite of Coop's lineup, & it is fantastic on Nitro. So drinkable, & great with Pizza. I really wish I had some to go with this...

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Photo of OKbrew89
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap. Served in a pint glass. Pours a hazy, copper color with a white, one finger head that dissipates moderately leaving a small ring of lacing. Good aroma of pine and grapefruit with underlying malt. Taste follows the nose with citrus, grapefruit, and pine hops fronting a body that holds it own. Very balanced and not overwhelmed by the hops. Medium body and medium carbonation with no after tastes. Alcohol is well hidden and the beer is very drinkable.
This is my favorite OK IPA. Undeniably an IPA without hop madness overwhelming and making it too bitter. The hops shine through without eviscerating the malt body. Something worth checking out if IPA's with some malt are your thing.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
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 MartzMimic
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from can a hazy copper with a thin, foamy head. Big grapefruit nose. Grapefruit carries over to taste, along with citrus, pine, malt and hops. Serious bitterness. Oily mouth with some carbonation. If you like big, bitter hoppy IPAs - and I do - you'll love this one.

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Photo of HoppyBastard
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 ounce can into a Shaker pint glass, there is no "best by" date that I can find.

APPEARANCE: pours a slightly cloudy yellow-orange color with 1 finger white head that quickly dissipated until a ring of small bubbles remained, there was some lacing on the glass, medium carbonation.

SMELL: pine resin, citrus and bread.

TASTE: initially sweet for just a moment and then the hops burst onto the scene, nice pine resin hop profile that really lingers, there is some grapefruit citrus and bread.

PALATE: medium carbonation and body.

OVERALL: this is a very good traditional IPA that would appeal to anyone who enjoys the style, I would definitely buy this again.

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Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a tangerine color with a small, rocky white head. Aroma is faint but has grapefruit, slight citrus, and earthiness. Taste is more pronounced with pine, grapefruit, earth, and slight citrus with bitterness on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium and plays well with the bitter finish. Overall a pretty decent west coast ipa, would love to try it fresher as it has about 3 months on it.

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Photo of MasterfulIdiot
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an IPA glass. The lquid is a darkish translucent golden orange. The pour produces a significant three-finger off-white head that takes several minutes to die down, and leaves lots of lace as you drain the glass. Tons of bubbles rise up through the liquid. Classic IPA appearance.

Aroma is citrusy hops, with hints of sweet malt underneath. Orange zest, sugar cookie, etc, etc, etc. Wonderful!

Flavor follows the nose - citrusy hops well-balanced by bready malts. Maybe a little bit of mint in there. Finish is pretty bitter and drying (maybe a little too much for my taste), but the aftertaste is pleasantly citrusy, creating a nice counterpoint.

Mouthfeel is moderately thick, little bit oily, with heavy carbonation - to style.

Overall, super well-executed IPA. Really well-balanced, but just tongue-shredding enough.

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Photo of wolfinthemirror
4.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

in the glass it is a golden color, with a slight amber tinge. about a half inch worth of head, somewhat cloudy. This beer leaves behind a ton of lacing!

The smell leads into a whole lotta GRAPEFRUIT! Very pungent, the aromatic hops just grab you and pull you into the beer. Even a non-beer drinker remarked "Wow, this smells different from other beers".

As in the smell, lots of grapefruit flavor, as well as other tropical goodness akin to pineapple. Tons of hop flavor, but with moderate bitterness. a little bit of biscuity malt in the background to balance out so many of the bold flavors.

light-medium bodied, it's a bit on the lighter side since it's so hop-forward. It possesses a very bright character, somewhat dank and juicy.

I don't know how they do it, but COOP is taking the Hop and making it accessible with this beer. with the dampened bitterness, and the big fruity flavor, this beer is extremely drinkable at 7.00% abv. I never really tasted the alcohol at all.

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Photo of 4balance
4.64/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours a gorgeous golden copperish color with small white head,this is so close to tasting like what's on tap. Canned 3 days ago.

Smells of citrus, grapefruit and pine begging to be tasted.

Taste is much more aggressive than the smell. Super citrusy face slamming hops, grapefruit and pine finish with a slight malt. Columbus and Falconer's Flight hops FTW.

Dry bitter finish that leaves your taste buds craving more.

Overall absofreakinlutely amazing. Left coast style done right in the Midwest.

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Photo of Evahflow
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an undated can into a tulip glass

A- Amber, filtered clear, standard ipa with some caramel malts thrown in, inch of head that stuck around a few minutes

S- sweet malt,lights scent of grapefruit, orange zest, pineapple. Doesn't shoot out of the glass but after a couple sniffs it comes on stronger

T- grapefruit, orangest, citrus zest, pine, pineapple, subtle malt sweetness, standard west coast ipa fare done very well

M- medium bodied, fairly dry, very soft bitterness, nothing harsh about this beer, very drinkable

O- I got this can as an extra and liked it a lot. I wasn't expecting much but it kind of reminded me of what I love about IPA's. This wasn't one of the best ones I've ever had but it was damn good and very drinkable. I'd definately drink this one again

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Photo of Ike_Potter
3.33/5  rDev -18%
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 stlfatguy
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Golden amber poured from 16 oz can. White head didn't last. Smell was citrus, fresh, hops. Tasted grapefruit, citrus, maybe pine, and Very Noticeable hop Kick. If you want a High ibu ipa, this one will treat you Right. I didn't get much of a malt base though. It was all hops all the time.

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Photo of BierGartenok
4.72/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Um is this beer from Oklahoma!?!?! Seriously!? If you are someone from out of town, trust me this beer is not rated high only because its local it is absolutely amazing.

A- Deep golden color nice floral head.

S- Pine Trees blowing in the wind! Love it! Hops come through in bouquets of aromas. Floral hints spread throughout.

T- Fresh as can be! The hops are so balanced by the malt. Not heavy just smooth and wonderful. Alcohol is present, but very well hidden.

M- Covers the palate wonderfully. Bitterness is balanced out. goes down smooth and easily. light on the tongue.

D- WOW! Why don't I have this for sale in my store yet?! Can or bottle this please so I can have one every night. I always say that once you have had an F5 your mouth will never forget. Truly an amazing beer and its an IPA! Thanks COOP for this bad boy!

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Photo of HenryPorter7777
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Understated yet surprising West Coast style IPA---- made in Oklahoma. Coop Ale Works does great job. This is a very good go-to IPA with outstanding character and balance.

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Photo of ScrewBud
4.9/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L - standard IPA, not much head
S - delisious, piney, hoppy, slight citrus
T - very clean piney up front and on the aftertaste
F - slight carb but not much
O - One of the best IPAs out there. I am starting to notice most great IPAs are coming from the Midwest, maybe the water is a contributing factor...

Update: Beer seems to always be fresh so I am raising it to #1!

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F5 IPA from Coop Ale Works
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