F5 is simply an IPA lovers dream. The mild malt body and hop-forward bouquet of Amarillo and Simcoe hop additions impart citrus, grapefruit and pine notes characteristic of the West Coast style. F5 is truly a force to be reckoned with.
Reviews of F5 IPA
Appearance – Pours a slightly hazy amber color with half a finger of white head that persists and leaves behind plenty of lacing.
Smell – Clean and refreshing but not as strong as I expected. Definite notes of pine and grapefruit with some underlying biscuit dough.
Taste – Pine and citrus galore up front, a little light toasted malt in the middle, and then plenty of the bitterness coming through at the end and sticking with you.
Mouthfeel – Medium bodied and extremely refreshing. Very drinkable.
Drinkability – Definitely liked this one. After moving out to Oklahoma from Phoenix, and before that San Diego, I really missed a good local IPA. F5 is now that IPA.