COOP Ale Works’ F5 IPA… 4/5
Dropped in to have a few with a buddy of mine at The Fur Shop in Tulsa. He drank the same beer all night and I can’t fault him. I had one too, the COOP Ale Works’ F5 IPA. I consider it one of the best beers coming out of the brewery. Currently, I like the IPA style the most in my drinking endeavors and have for sometime.
“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.
- Type: India Pale Ale
- ABV: 6.8%
- IBU: 100+
- SRM: 11″
My input: If you don’t know the F5 name comes from the tornado rankings, as can be seen in the logo, and is something we all know about here in Okie Land. I can appreciate the naming of this beer from this Oklahoma City based brewery, where the state has seen a number of F5’s over the past few years. Cheers to the naming committee…
The beer was served pretty cold, in a shaker glass. An amber-colored beer with a white head that stuck around a little while after the first drink. The nose was slight, cold and shaker may have limited, with a touch of citrus, but mostly a bit of hop anticipation. When tasting the hops and bitter were a dominate from the beer. They were well-balanced and did not dominate the senses such that you could not enjoy the other flavors in the beer. There were some fruity flavors that brought out a hint of sweetness, but were quickly covered by the hop finish.
As for mouth feel the carbonation stayed throughout the drinking and provided a good bite along with the hops having a good clean finish (dry bitter) to the drink. The finish provided a good clean feel to the mouth and begged for you to take the next drink.
Overall this is a very nice drinking beer and one that I could drink many of in a night. I appreciate my buddy who had 4 right along with me this night while I was drinking diverse. I give this beer a 4 out of 5. I could see drinking this along with almost meal because to me it is the food that compliments the beer. I would not have this with a dessert though.
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