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High Five Hefe - Iron Horse Brewery

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77
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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 18.84%
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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Photo of Keepnitrl
3.36/5  rDev +2.1%

Keepnitrl, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of Spikester
3.75/5  rDev +14%

From a 12 ounce can with no date apparent. Pours cloudy gold with a huge foamy white head that leaves in about five minutes. Spots of lace. Not much aroma. Taste is orange, wheat, and some light heat from the ginger. Medium body with ample carbonation. Could not find any hops to speak of and was not expecting much in this type of beer. An interesting spin on a wheat beer. Not a big fan of flavored beer in general but I did enjoy this one. Good summer refresher.

Spikester, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.85/5  rDev +17%

Thanks to Donkster46 from Washington State! I get to try one of your home state brews!

Serving style : 12 oz can poured for appearance

Appearance (3.75) : I really like the depth and opacity of this beer. It's got an apricot-mango colored body with depth not unlike a good Wit. The head is nice and more like a crown with a 1 finger topper that's receding at a slow pace. Little licks of lacing left on the sides. It's the body that gets me here.

Smell (4.25) : Beautiful ginger honey aroma that permeates your olfactory. This smells damn good. Almost lemon limey, but more like ginger ale. Some hints of spearmint in there. Aside from that it's clean wheat and light apricot. Wow.

Taste (3.75) : A little funky but I kinda like it. The honey is muted and the ginger is numb. Carbonation/seltzer is quite loud and up front, with wheat dancing around it. That's the best description I can give. I can't muster anything else. The finish is sort of like Ricola Honey throat lozenges. Not exactly what I pine for in a beer, but interesting nonetheless. Easy to drink.

Mouthfeel (3.5) : Super carbonated and washy, drinks easy though so that gains points. I could pound this like any regular Bud Light or something similar.

Overall (3.85) : I like this beer because you can taste the art and craft that went into it. It has soul. So many beers just taste like, well...beers. This one tastes like an art project and because I'm attracted to that sort of thing, I'd have no problem drinking these regularly if they were available in my area. It may not be the most amazing tasting beer, but I have to say - it's got its own thing going on and that's pretty impressive.

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of Erik-P
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Erik-P, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of kemoarps
3.6/5  rDev +9.4%

Pours a nice light amber, with a hint of orange to it. Small off white head disappears almost immediately. Minimal retention/lacing.

Smells of straw, as I feel hefes do, but there's certainly some ginger and some oily orange as well.

Surprisingly decent body, the medium thickness pairs with the post-honey flavour well. The ginger isn't as noticeable here as it was on the nose, and the orange is less the sweet oily promise of the nose and more like... dried orange peel, fairly muted.

Not a bad beer by any means, but not one that particularly stands out from the crowd. Refreshing on a hot afternoon. I'd drink it if it was offered, but won't be seeking it out...

kemoarps, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.74/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a hazy caramel amber with a half finger white head that dissipates to a thick cap. Aroma of orange citrus, ginger, wheat, hint of clove. Flavor is sweet bready wheat, orange juice, ginger, honey, faintly floral. Medium bodied. A idiosyncratic take on a hefeweizen, much sweeter and with odd flavors like the ginger, but still clearly a wheat ale, and labelled as brewed with honey and ginger, so no surprises there. Not traditional nor following the hefeweisen profile, but an interesting American wheat ale, a bit on the sweet side. I'd get this again. I can see that it might be divisive; don't get this if you don't like moderate sweetness in a beer.

LiquidAmber, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of Growlerchic
2.03/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

I've had this from the 22 oz bottle as well as a taster from tap.

A nice light beer. Yellow in color, no cloudiness, white head

Not like any hefe I've had before. It has a Bite of ginger at the finish, which is a nice twist, honey gives it smoothness, very different style of beer.

Smells a little sweet, not picking up any wheat or Bready notes, no ginger on the nose.

Not for me but could be a refreshing summer drink for the right person.

Growlerchic, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of Duff27
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Duff27, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of Sark
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Sark, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of rab53
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

rab53, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Sound_Explorer, May 09, 2014
Photo of Braz
4/5  rDev +21.6%

Braz, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.98/5  rDev +21%
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.

mactrail, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of JOPA_FRESH
2.88/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

JOPA_FRESH, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of Micros32
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Micros32, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of sam_bliss
2.96/5  rDev -10%
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.

sam_bliss, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of SGToliver
3.75/5  rDev +14%

SGToliver, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of rrock44
3.75/5  rDev +14%

rrock44, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of twelveinches
2.5/5  rDev -24%

twelveinches, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of jera1350
3.75/5  rDev +14%

jera1350, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of irishgreensoda
3/5  rDev -8.8%

irishgreensoda, May 04, 2013
Photo of Murrhey
2.46/5  rDev -25.2%
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.

Murrhey, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of NickThePyro
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

NickThePyro, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of mdavidson
4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

mdavidson, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of adkieffer
3/5  rDev -8.8%

adkieffer, Oct 05, 2012
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High Five Hefe from Iron Horse Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.