This IPA is assertively hoppy, delivering ample hop pungency and flavor without shying away from bitterness yet still keeping it in balance with pale
malt sweetness. Grapefruit, pith, floral hop flavors, sharp citrus.
Mouthfeel is a little over-carbonated but it’s forgivable. Slightly coarse, wet, medium-bodied, refreshing. Not gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, rough, or scratchy.
Overall, it is a good IPA with a nice classic hop profile and aptly assertive concomitant bitterness. Could be more complex and could boast a better depth of flavor, but it’s well balanced and well built and I’ll enjoy working my way through the six pack I bought. I’ll have to give COOP Ale Works more attention; this is solid IPA.
My thoughts on this IPA
If you have read my other IPA post, you know I am not the biggest fan of this style of beer. this one is a little different, it is just a straightforward, easy drinking IPA. Uber smooth and refreshing. Good looking in my pint glace and leaving plenty of lace. Subtle citrus hops on the scent…a hint of pine. Taste does not blow me away, but I will tell you this…it goes down freaking easy! Unbelievably smooth! Wanted to give it higher marks on taste, but nothing out of the ordinary. I think this would be the perfect beer to introduce to someone that is not an IPA drinker to get his/her feet wet. Hops are there but will not overwhelm you. Nice job COOP! F5 is a belligerent hop reckoning.
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Here are some other IPAs I have tried