High Five Hefe - Iron Horse Brewery

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44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 20.18%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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:
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(Beer added by: RJLarse on 09-21-2008)
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Photo of mactrail
3.98/5  rDev +21.7%
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.

Photo of barleywinefiend
2.15/5  rDev -34.3%
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

Photo of rab53
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of beertunes
2.6/5  rDev -20.5%
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.

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.74/5  rDev +14.4%
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.

Photo of Duff27
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of twelveinches
2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of jera1350
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of harrymel
2.33/5  rDev -28.7%
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.

Photo of ElGordo
3.15/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

Photo of Oxymoron
2.9/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

Photo of NickThePyro
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Erik-P
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of froghop
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

Photo of Braz
4/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of RJLarse
3.43/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

Photo of Spikester
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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.

Photo of Murrhey
2.46/5  rDev -24.8%
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.

Photo of Bookseeb
3.7/5  rDev +13.1%
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.

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of kemoarps
3.6/5  rDev +10.1%

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...

Photo of Wetpaperbag
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of irishgreensoda
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of bespin15
4/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of Sir_Goatman
2/5  rDev -38.8%

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High Five Hefe from Iron Horse Brewery
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