High Five IPA | Fort Myers Brewing Company

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3.99/5
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89 Ratings
High Five IPAHigh Five IPA
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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 carolinabeerguy on 03-17-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,591
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
89
pDev:
9.27%
Bros Score:
4.02
 
 
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1
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Ratings: 89 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of Cuervo_PCB
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of craftysudsFL
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsForBrains
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of outdoor7or24
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into pint glass.
A: pours a 2 finger brilliant white foam head, dark orange body, carbonation, heavy stringy lacing
S: citrus, tropical fruits such as pineapple, mango, biscuit, slight pine resin
M: medium body, juicy finish
T: citrus, orange peel, grapefruit, biscuit, sweet tangerine, pine resin, light hop presence, a hint of bitterness
O: solid IPA, bright citrus taste, will seek out again

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Photo of Eziel
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spectru
3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in a restaurant on draft. Golden color, white head. Nice aroma but not outspoken. Flavorful, on the mild side for an IPA, slightly bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.49/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

this really isnt very good, i had higher hopes for this for sure. it was canned only a couple of weeks ago, so freshness is not the issue, but it tastes overly malty, weirdly bitter, and without as much hops flavor in here as the bitterness should mandate. it is well cleaned up though, refined in a traditional sense, and not pursuing the east coast trend. i get some pine in the nose from a northwestern type hop profile, fully conventional, and then some crystal malt richness as well. slight caramel, some vegetal pine, and lots of alpha acid, tons of carbonation keeps it moving which is nice, but this seems sort of conventionally overbalanced, and just doesnt really come up with anything new to contribute. its also a bit heavy for the beach setting i drank it in, and warms up not great, which is a problem when you dont have a coozie and its 90 degrees and humid out. neither of the beers i had from fort myers this week have impressed me much, and while this isnt bad, its also not that good. plenty of better hoppy beers around down here to scratch my itch though. this one was forgettable.

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Photo of Walnut
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nmwhitehead
4.32/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BobbyOlson
4.38/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Urs
4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BlackVomit
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IckyT2012
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brob245
4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine #121

Level, Clean, Juicy, Bitter
In this brave new world of beer it's easy to forget that an IPA can be clear and balanced when so many others are pushing the limits. High 5 IPA is that very drinkable IPA that isn’t looking to destroy your palate or chase a trend. Fort Myers Brewing generously hops it with Citra and Centennial, which give off lots of pine and citrus aroma and flavor so it definitely stands true to the American IPA category. This IPA does however have that long lingering hop bitterness that is missing in a lot of these trendy new IPAs. Kudos to Fort Myers to staying true. [Jason]

Look 4.25 | Smell 4.00 | Taste 4.00 | Feel 4.00 | Overall 4.00

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Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GreatHammerhead
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
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 cyrushire
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pants678
2.91/5  rDev -27.1%
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 +6.5%
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 -3.8%
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 +11.8%
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 hozersr
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of awjess
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
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 askewme
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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High Five IPA from Fort Myers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 89 ratings