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High Five Hefe - Iron Horse Brewery

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77
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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 19.39%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Iron Horse Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RJLarse on 09-21-2008)
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Reviews by sam_bliss:
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sam_bliss

Washington

2.96/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A little white head caps the cloudy, light-orange liquid. Sparkling cider and honey smells waft over sweetbread maltiness and golden wheat, touched by a little ginger. The ginger flavor is much more apparent in the taste, along with tart apple. This brew has the light-bodied, clean flavor of the lower-alcohol content American blonde ales, such as Pyramid curveball. No, it is not a hefeweizen by any measure––do not be fooled by the name. When taken as a light pale ale brewed with wheat, however, it is an enjoyable beer. Ignoring my pet peeve of US wheat beers that call themselves "hefe" without conforming to any aspects of the style, I think this drinks alright.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 02:04:43 | More by sam_bliss
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3.98/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Described as "unfiltered Hefeweizen brewed with ginger and honey." 6% ABV.
This is slightly spiced and totally drinkable variation on the flavored wheat theme. It pours a little hazy in the Blanche de Chambly glass with a slight mustache of foam. The abundant carbonation in the mouth, however, goes nicely with the tangy mouthfeel.

Plenty of wheat flavors with some malty sweetness. The ginger is not overdone, but it does add a hot taste as well as the spicy aromatics. It's just not so strong as a flavor. The honey seems to play along well with this combination. Plenty of mellow sweet tastes, but the zingy sharpness offers some balance, even without any actual hop flavor. There is a little bitter aftertaste, though I couldn't say if it's the hops or something from the giners.

Quite an outstanding spiced Hefe, but you do need to be in the mood for it. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bottleworks in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 19:04:03 | More by mactrail
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Washington

2.88/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: Poured a cloudy, pale amber with a small hint of a white cap that disappeared before I looked at it twice. Lacing is meager at best.

S: Definite ginger smell, a little sweetness from the honey and a nice golden wheat background.

T: To be blunt, it tastes somewhat...cheap...?...on initial palate. The ginger comes in after to bring it back but seems unbalanced with the honey, kinda like the two are arguing until it fades into....wheat...silence. The finish is decent, all the flavors have figured it out by then and some sort of accord has been met and my palate is relieved to be at that point.

M: Good mouthfeel, medium body, drinks like the beer I had back in the old college days (think MGD 64...maybe less bubblies....definitely less bubblies)

O: Mediocre, at best. It is definitely not what I was hoping for for the price. Would make an excellent beer pong beer for the 1 percenters....I don't plan on on purchasing this again.

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Washington

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Washington

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Washington

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2.46/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a standard pressure-cap bottle into a weizen glass. Reviewed live. No best-by date.

A- Quarter-finger white head with low retention. Cloudy orange body, moderate clarity. Some skimpy lacing.

S- Ginger, honey and lime? Strange.

T- Honey, wheat, ginger and some spiciness. Quite watery, actually. Not great.

M- Thin and very wet.

O- Not bad tasting, but thin and pretty unspecial.

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Washington

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Washington

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Washington

2.15/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Poured a light golden yellow with a small white cap, some bubbles and light lacing clinging on for dear life

S: Ginger you say? More Ginger and then a measure of wheat and honey.

T: Immediate plastic like taste covered up by way to much ginger. The wheat and light banana sneak in about mid taste but quickly fall off leaving some stickiness, ginger and muted crispness

M: Medium bodied, well carbonated,a bit thin and guess what? Too gingery

O: Not the best in the world

Serving type: bottle

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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Pours a hazey, golden hue with light foam on the surface.

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Taste follows the nose with tart lactic flavor with a slight enteric edge, plastic-like phenols and a hint of bready malts. Seriously bad beer.
Mouthfeel is medium/thin with moderate carbonation.

Overall this beer is just terrible, I really hope it's bad/dirty tap lines and doesn't taste like this from the brewery. Tastes like an infection and/or terrible fermentation management.

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High Five Hefe from Iron Horse Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.