Coachs India Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   ABV: -
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2006
(On tap) Clear amber with a creamy, off-white head leaving pretty laces. Lovely, fat, oily aroma hops in the nose. Medium body with a caramelish sweetness completely balanced by dry hops. Solidly hoppy finish. Very delicate and without challenge way the best beer in the standard Coach range. 200306

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2010
(Draught) Pours a clear golden orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of grass, lemon, perfume, florals, and caramel. Flavor of citrus, caramel malt, grass, and light spruce with a crisp, bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Draught-OKC Bricktown. Pours light copper with a foamy-rocky off-white head with thick lacing. Aroma is huge floral, citrus (orange) hop, pine notes and caramel malt (meal). Heavy rind, pine and resinous bitter, highly acidic flavor, medium sweetness and a lasting caramel malt body. Medium bodied and crisp, refreshing palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2009

Date: February 23, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub, Norman
Appearance: hazy copper, wispy off white head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: light sweet crystal malt aroma with soft citrus hops
Flavor: well hopped flavor with the sweet crystal malt balanced with plenty of citrus and floral hops, good balancing bitterness, touch of sweet fruity orange

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

Date: February 24, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub, Edmond
Appearance: hazy copper, wispy off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma, lots of citrus hops
Flavor: sweet crystal malt flavor with lots of fruity orange and tangerine, light balancing bitterness
Overall: noticably better than the Norman location, maybe brewed at Bricktown?

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (10216) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2014 On tap at the Library. Pours a clear golden with an off white head that lasts throughout the beer and laces nicely. Aroma has some musty grassy hops and an earthy grain backing. Flavor has musty grassy hops and a touch resin backed by earthy grains.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (9150) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2011 A sweet hoppy aroma, with hints of apricots and spices, and a medium amber color. First taste is extremely sweet hops, and turns into a mild bitterness. Very dry palate, something I enjoy. At times this beer was almost too sweet, but has a deep rich hop flavor and a long bitter aftertaste. I moved this rating over from "Library IPA" because they are the same. I’ve had a number of batches of this, some are great, some stink. Hope you get the good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6737) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2003
On tap at the library in University of Oklahoma country, i.e. Norman: Small white head set on top of an Amber body. Floral, pine, grapefruit aroma with hints of spice and grain. Moderate bitter and sweet taste, somewhat sticky sweet on the finish. Lingering pine aftertaste. Nice medium body with a dry and lively mouthfeel. Too sweet to be a great IPA, more in line with a nice English Pale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (6379) - Yorktown, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (5727) - 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.

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