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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   ABV: -
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The Library IPA is definitely not for everyone. True to the IPA style, it has a dormant, almost overpowering hop bitterness. A three week dry hopping process is used to prepare the ale, as was done centuries ago, when this style of beer first came about.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkover (1513) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2008
On tap in Norman, copper color with a beige head. Aroma of sweet grainy malts and just a little hops. Flavor grainy malts and hops. Finish is a little bitter and dry. Pretty weak on the hops for an IPA.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - APR 3, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2008 I gave this a higher rating a while back, but the formula has definitely changed since the first time I tried it a couple of years ago. It used to be a pretty respectable IPA, but my most recent tasting (5/24/08 at Coach’s in OKC Bricktown) was very disappointing. Poured a clear amber with virtually no head. Moderately floral, hoppy aroma. But the flavor was very disappointing--weak (by IPA standards) green hops and virtually nothing else. Thin, watery mouthfeel. i don’t know when or why they changed the formula, but I hope they switch back soon.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 25, 2008
Bottle, pours a hazy amber color, some nice hop notes. a bit of apricot, and citrus. Nothing spectacular but drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4709) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2008
Amber coloured body with a light tan head that tops the beer. Great aroma of fresh hops, malt and citrus. Medium-bodied; Strong hop flavour with a good malt backbone and a great bittering finish. Aftertaste is all about the hops - very bittering and very good. Overall, a great IPA from a brewpub, this one should be tried by all! This beer was the best of the bunch from Coach’s. I sampled this beer from draught at the brewpub in Bricktown, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 13-December-2005.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5800) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 9, 2008
On tap at the brewsteraunt in Norman. Copper colored with an off white head. Nice lacing and head retention. Has a medium intensity grapefruit aroma. Medium bodied with light carbonation. A bitter hop flavor predominates, with a grainy malt flavor for background effect. A pretty decent IPA considering the scant 4% abv content. 2003

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Light orange, frothy bubbling head. Slightly cheesy, chloriney hops aroma - somewhat stale. Apricot basetones. Grainy, langorously unfolding flavor, biting hops greenness. Moderately bitter finish with plentiful creaminess, but very astringent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AxlLives (287) - Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2007
Draft at the Library in Norman, OK... Pours almost flat, no head... Copper color... Aroma is typical IPA with malty back... Palate is medium bodied with a finish that really doesn’t deliver... It just kinda stops... Oh well... $2.50 at Happy Hour is a steal... Nice waitresses, nice legs...

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kreepindeth (404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 8, 2007
Aroma of oranges, grapefruit and some pine. Very hoppy beer, the hops dominate and it’s magnificent. You can almost feel the hop oils. Not very balanced, but this is an IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5647) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2006
Draft at Norman brewpub, 11/13/06: Orange-copper and only thin-veiled. Grapefruity and citric with a nice bitter ending. Sharp and metallic a bit, but a "better than expected" venture. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2006
(Tap) Pours a light colored brown with a small short-lived head. Initial taste is rich and hoppy. This is relatively short lived with a fast, dry finish. Little in the way of malts. Seemingly unbalanced, but still a good beer. One of the better brews from Coach’s.


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