COOP Ale Works’ F5 IPA… 4/5

COOP Ale Works’ F5 IPA… 4/5

COOP Ale Works’ F5 IPA… 4/5

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.

From the Brewery…

f5-ipa“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…

Tasting…

COOP F5The 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.

Summary

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.

Another beer I have had from this brewery is the DNR (reviewed here).  So relax, sit back and have ABigBeer.


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