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High Five Hefe - Iron Horse Brewery

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77
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33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 19.7%
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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mactrail

Washington

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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barleywinefiend

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

07-18-2012 20:43:26 | More by barleywinefiend
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rab53

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-10-2014 01:09:51 | More by rab53
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beertunes

Washington

2.6/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a hazy yellow, seemed to be more of chill haze than true Hefe cloudiness, with a bright white head that had decent retention and minimal lacing.

A fairly benign, neutral scent is presented to the nose. The dominant flavor is wheat, but the other expected Hefe flavors are subdued or missing.

The body is not as satisfying as most Hefes, a little thin. Drinkability is nice, but the beer is so boring I can't see wanting to have several. Overall, not a bad beer, I'll probably have it again, and worth trying if you see it. Perhaps if this was presented as a Pale Wheat Ale instead of a Hefe the scores would be higher.

Serving type: on-tap

09-03-2009 20:40:36 | More by beertunes
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twelveinches

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

06-28-2013 06:10:36 | More by twelveinches
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harrymel

Washington

2.33/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured at Brews on Washington in Spokane, WA.

A: yellow on tannish. Less than single Finger of white head quickly falls to a sheet of the same. Turbid - not as cloudy as I would expect this beer to be. Spotty lacing.

S: bananas, cloves and plastic. Fairly low in intensity all around. The yeast is not as well highlighted as it should be, neither is the wheat.

T: banana, lemons, distant clove. It's like the water was poorly assessed for the style. It has a sharp, chemical flavor. Not good.

M: thin for the style. Carbonation is the right intensity, unfortunately the viscosity does nothing to compliment.

O: man, this is not a good beer. I'm sad as this is a local for me, and I like to see them do well, but this beer is no good.

Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2011 01:59:23 | More by harrymel
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jera1350

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

06-11-2013 04:34:34 | More by jera1350
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ElGordo

Oregon

3.15/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the 22oz glass into a Stella stem glass. Body is a bright golden-orange with nice, zesty carbonation and almost no haze. A small flourish of bright white head appears briefly before receding to a thin ring. Aroma of sweet ginger and orange peel, along with some bubble gum from the yeast.
Palate is a mix of fruity hops and spicy ginger up front. A mildly sweet malt profile holds notes of orange peel and bubble gum. The ginger lingers on the finish, but doesn't impart a huge amount of heat or spice. Body is lively and just a little creamy, which isn't a big plus for a wheat ale. Still, this goes down easily enough, and the fruit and ginger provide more flavor than distraction.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2010 06:22:49 | More by ElGordo
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Oxymoron

Colorado

2.9/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

You get the hand! Sampled at the brewery. A mostly hazy lemony yellow color with a coppery hue through out the beer. A soft but fizzy white head with long lasting retention and thick lacing.

The nose is limited, or at the least more of a neutral smell. The malt comes out with more of a generic note but the wheat is there as well. Somewhat spicy aroma but there. Some very light phenols and banana. Definitely could use more for sure. Some minor citrus but closer to a wheat beer than hefe.

The taste is similar. The wheat comes out a bit more versus the nose. But very limited cloves and banana notes. Some hints of rose peddles and a light orange but really could use more. Almost like they fermented this too cold.

The body is light to moderate. Could use a bit more depth. Carbonation is good. Overall a bit disappointing on the yeast character. Would call this more of an American wheat with some hints of German. Still easy to drink though.

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2010 22:54:46 | More by Oxymoron
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froghop

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

pours a hazy yellow-orange with a thin white head, and some lacing.

smell is of ginger, wheat, and some spice.

taste is a little tangy on the tongue, light ginger, better than most beers with ginger in it, wheat, and some sweetness to it, ends a little tart, and somewhat dry.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2009 03:15:09 | More by froghop
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RJLarse

Washington

3.43/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Waddell's Neighborhood Pub & Grille. Served in a pint glass.

Appears a bright yellow/gold color and is slightly hazy. Chill haze perhaps. A small wispy white head is somewhat sticky and leaves a little lace on the glass/

Smell is a faint fruity aroma.

Taste is a dry sweet bread flavor, with a little citrus taste and a dull hop bitterness.

Mouth feel is light crisp and clean.

A drinkable brew, but IMO more of a wheat ale than an authentic hefe.

Serving type: on-tap

09-21-2008 21:16:48 | More by RJLarse
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NickThePyro

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

12-24-2012 04:22:42 | More by NickThePyro
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Braz

Washington

4/5  rDev +21.2%

04-17-2014 03:14:53 | More by Braz
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Murrhey

Montana

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2013 05:18:22 | More by Murrhey
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Bookseeb

Washington

3.7/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance has a hazy light golden color with a nice crisp fluffy head. Smell of ginger and light fruit. Taste has a lightly tangy sweet ginger flavor thats not overpowering with the wheat. Mouthfeel has good body and carbonation. Not what I expected from this Americanized hefe, it is quite nice and refreshing with a twist of ginger.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2009 01:15:47 | More by Bookseeb
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Wetpaperbag

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

02-08-2012 03:48:07 | More by Wetpaperbag
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irishgreensoda

Washington

3/5  rDev -9.1%

05-04-2013 16:24:45 | More by irishgreensoda
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bespin15

Washington

4/5  rDev +21.2%

12-05-2011 10:36:19 | More by bespin15
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adkieffer

Washington

3/5  rDev -9.1%

10-05-2012 22:49:32 | More by adkieffer
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SGToliver

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

08-22-2013 17:26:26 | More by SGToliver
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beerandcycling88

Washington

3.38/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery

A pours a cloudy orange with lots of lacing but not much head.

S cloves and a spicy Ginger note. Also a bubble gum note appears

T very strong Ginger bite accompanied by some light Citrusy fruit and more bubble gum.

M the mouthfeel is light and well carbonated. Easy to drink.

Overall this is a decent wheat beer, nothing special but its a great beer for a summer in ellensburg.

Serving type: on-tap

08-07-2011 00:21:37 | More by beerandcycling88
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SitkaSteve

Alaska

4/5  rDev +21.2%

06-14-2014 05:56:34 | More by SitkaSteve
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Sound_Explorer

Washington

4/5  rDev +21.2%

05-09-2014 00:57:56 | More by Sound_Explorer
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beefandbean22

Washington

4/5  rDev +21.2%

11-23-2011 19:34:53 | More by beefandbean22
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Sark

Montana

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-10-2014 02:02:27 | More by Sark
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High Five Hefe from Iron Horse Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.