I was a little surprised to see COOP trying out a pilsner, I believe this is their first wide lager? Usually I don’t get too excited about a pilsner, but a dry-hopped pilsner is another matter altogether. Let’s see what COOP can do with these Idaho 7 and Comet hops.
Company: COOP Ale Works
Location: Brewed In Oklahoma City, OK
Price: $9.99 per six pack
Appearance: Lightly cloudy straw-colored pour, with a robust white head and persistent lace.
Nose: Sweet bready aroma, with some spicy, lightly fruity notes. Hard to place, strawberry maybe?
Taste: Crisp and light, with just a hint of pilsner skunk. Plenty of interesting hop flavors from the dry hop additions make this seem a lot more like a pale ale than a pilsner. Mild piney resins, some sweet grass and hay tones. Thin but refreshing mouthfeel, medium carb, very drinkable.
Finish: Nice crisp finish, clean, with just a bit of the hops remaining.
Overall: Not a bad beer at all, plenty of flavor from the Idaho 7 and Comet dry hopping. Just a bit of skunk keeps it interesting, and this is a good choice for your upcoming July 4th barbeque.