High Five IPA | Fort Myers Brewing Company

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High Five IPAHigh Five IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fort Myers Brewing Company
Florida, United States
fmbrew.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by adam42381 on 03-17-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
73
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
9.55%
 
 
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0
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26
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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 73
Photo of GreatHammerhead
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz can packaged 2/22/17 poured into a pint glass.

Look: Clear golden copper in color with a white two finger head. Excellent head retention.

Smell: Citrus, grass, hops.

Taste: A subtle bitterness runs throughout and ties everything together.

Feel: Medium mouthfeel, peppery carbonation, and a dry finish make for an easy drinking IPA.

Overall: A very good beer, and although the ABV has it outside the "session" range, it's still pretty crushable.

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Photo of pants678
2.91/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Orange with a lot of white foam.

Pine and citrus (as Citra & Centennial does).

Either bad can or not much going on with this one. Citra's hardly getting through a note of spice and pine. Too easy going and not the right hop pairing for me.

Creamy.

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Photo of KensWorld
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very easy to drink and crushable IPA. More like a Pale Ale. Great stuff. I'll be looking out for more from this brewery if it gets up to Tampa. 4.25

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Photo of asuburbanman
3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look- nice golden color

Smell- more malty than hoppy

Taste- nice balance of malt and hop with some grapefruit hints

Feel- a little bit too dry

Overall, a drinkable IPA. Had on draft at Scottys Brewhouse in Punta Gorda

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Photo of acmurphy696
4.46/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This was a gift from my cousin who brought it up here to Decatur from Fort Myers. It has a nice amber tone and a clean, juicy flavor. You can smell a citrus opening the can. I traded out a lot of stuff from some Georgia breweries, but I think this was a nice exchange.

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Photo of awjess
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I like this beer. Down in Fort Meyers with pops and the guy at the liquor store suggested this. Poured a nice amber, with good head. Notes of citrus (but not overpowering), and a clean finish. No dry feeling or aftertaste. Doesn't fee heavy. 5.9ABV
Would recommend.

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Photo of deebo
3.49/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Malty IPA. Easy to drink. A bit light in the hop aroma. Earthy and floral. Carbonation on the low side. Quick finish. Worth drinking but unlike most American ipas.

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Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz can,into a Cigar City pint glass.

2 1/2 finger,white,frothy head,that maintains well.Golden/orange in color,with beautiful clarity.Nice cascade,with fast carbonation.

The nose is citrusy with orange and grapefruit,blended with a nice earthy malt backbone.Also getting some sweet breaded malts.

The palate follows the nose with hops,grapefruit,and earthy malts.Not very bitter for an IPA,I get lots of sweet malts as well.

The body is thin,with nice fizzle from the hops,and carbonation rolling down the tongue.Medium dry finish,nice and smooth.

This is a pretty damn good IPA,much more than I expected out of a local brewery.I might have to stop by the brewery and try one of these on tap,before leaving town.

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Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Just lucked into this at a restaurant in Ft. Myers on draft. Took a chance and really liked it. I would buy again for sure. Nice crisp color, taste rolls around in my mouth with a very nice feel that fills up a lot of senses.

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Photo of RMelyon
3.54/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

That this is the second best beer I've had on my Florida vacation is telling. (Jai Alai is the best, but isn't as good as anything I drink on a regular basis back home.)

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Photo of Frozetoes
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Just "nice", but perhaps a bit light. Rather low Abv. Very little bite and the taste does not linger. Probably not something I'd seek out in the future.

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Photo of frozyn
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L -- Nice light amber color with a good finger-thick head.

S -- Nice hoppiness with a citrus/tropical fruit bend.

T -- Scent notes are strong here as well, along with a good bitterness and maltiness that keep the beer very well balanced.

F -- Nice crispness to it, very easy drinking.

O -- Great local IPA, very refreshing. Perfect for a hot summer's day lounging by the pool or after you've mowed the lawn.

Had at a festival and had a hard time with scents all day, so I'll be back to update if I get a chance to try this again.

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Photo of Chicowdy
4.44/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Exactly what I want in an IPA...especially one in warm weather...citrus, tropical fruits, enough malts and lingering bitterness that keeps you quenched.

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High Five IPA from Fort Myers Brewing Company
3.98 out of 5 based on 73 ratings.
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