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.

100+ IBU

Added by bump8628 on 04-11-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
597
Reviews:
109
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
12.56%
 
 
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42
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168
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Photo of WDJersey
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.68/5  rDev -9.4%

Can. Poured a bright amber color. Off-white head. Creamy consistency. Sporadic lace. Aroma is heavily hopped. I get a lot of grapefruit, candied citrus and pine. More West Coast IPA smelling. There is also a sweetness that coats the hops. It tastes pretty decent. Straightforward hop presence that donates flavors of citrus and sharp pine. The malt provides plenty of body and backing. The bitterness exhausts my tongue after a while but I find that enjoyable. Has plenty of body. Medium carbonation. It's another decent IPA in an over saturated market.

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Photo of JohnParadee
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a light hazed light orangish golden color with good carbonation leaving a moderate white cap, bubbles and some lacing

S: Nose is pine needles, orange zest, grapefruit and whiffs of tropical fruits

T: A nice blend of pine, grapefruit and orange peel upfront which is consistent with the taste until the finish. As it finishes out I pickup some vegal, onion and grassy notes which really throw me for a loop in a GUBNA sordove way. It has a light booze presence and seems to pretty oily as well with mild hop bitterness from start to finish

M: Medium bodied and well carbonated, barrage of hop oil, citrus and vegal notes sit on the palate for a while

O: Pretty good and no major complaints from me.

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Photo of greenspointexas
3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of barczar
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
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 costanzo_mike
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rjp217
3/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of egrace84
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of ovaltine
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of markgugs
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

extra beer courtesy of trade with okbeerlover. 16oz. can poured into a NEBCO tulip

A: Poured vigorously into my glass, this produced a huge, dense head that gave way to rings of sticky lacing. Color is fairly typical-yet-enticing Arnold Palmer iced tea in style.

S: Somewhat lacking and definitely doesn't give away the massive hops that are contained within. Slightly sweet, smells fresh.

T/M: HOPS! Truly a west-coast style IPA, and one that's done very well at that. Profile here on BA mentions grapefruit, citrus & pine, but the to me it's ALL pine with lingering grapefruit bitterness in the finish. Not quite out of balance, but the hops overpower everything else. Malt is on the moderately-burnt toast side of the spectrum. Perfect carbonation, so mouthfeel is about what you'd expect.

O: I will stop just short of calling this one-dimensional because it's still immensely drinkable, and I don't typically care for unbalanced, overhopped IPAs. So this isn't that. It is, however, a very well-crafted west coast IPA, and as long as you enjoy a pine/grapefruit-heavy hop profile, this will be right up your alley.

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Photo of MSandahl23
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Hellpop65
3/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of rlee1390
4/5  rDev -1.5%

A-Cloudy orange, some carbonation, and a one finger head.

S-Some citrus, good deal of earthy notes as well. Mild malt and some caramel.

T-Starts with a mild citrus before lots of earth and pine. Bitterness is in the finish.

M-Medium bodied, a nice hop bite with some carbonation.

O-A solid IPA worth trying if you get the chance.

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Photo of threedaggers
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of DanGeo
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.77/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Coop F-5, served in a pint at McNellie's in Tulsa for $4.50.

Appearance: Good frothy white head, about one finger. Good retention and lacing. Hazy malty-honey color, reminds me of Double Simcoe.

Smell: Piney, soapy, briny. Raw honey, clover, spice. Dirty puddles, sugar. YUM!

Taste: Flower Power! The smell does not quite prepare you for the onslaught of hops. Floral hops, pomelo. Malty backbone and a bit of cleaning product (you know, that "open window" smelll). BITTER!

Mouthfeel: Dry, astringent, hoppy. Water, please! Prickly, resiny. Full body and flavor, great carbonation.

Overall: A truly exceptional IPA. If this were made by, say, Green Flash, folks would be all over it. Drinkable, extremely tasty, a hop-lover's delight!! Well done, Oklahoma.

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hollywood_15063
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of twiggamortis420
4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can pours a lightly hazed gold color with an ample cap of white head. Nice retention and sheets of lace.

Nose is tropical juicyness galore with a white bread malt. Papaya, mango and starfruit. A really great hop aroma on this one.

Taste is a very nice mix of hop flavor melding into a grainy malt and finishing plenty bitter. A very smooth IPA, one of the best IPAs I have had from the midwest in quite some time. I'll be putting this one on repeat purchase status for sure.

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Photo of gtermi
3.71/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArtZan
4/5  rDev -1.5%

F5 IPA from COOP Ale Works
4.06 out of 5 based on 597 ratings.
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