High Five Hefe
Iron Horse Brewery

High Five HefeHigh Five Hefe
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From:
Iron Horse Brewery
 
Washington, United States
Style:
American Pale Wheat Beer
Ranked #196
ABV:
6%
Score:
78
Ranked #26,802
Avg:
3.38 | pDev: 18.05%
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
88
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 03, 2022
Added:
Sep 21, 2008
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  17
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.66/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
I am trying this beer off the tapper at a Thai Restaurant in downtown Boise, Idaho. It poured a hazy orangish with white head which left a spotty lace. The scent carried ginger notes. The beer was nicely balanced and easy to drink. There was ginger and honey presence. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a good beer.
Nov 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Nov 22, 2021
 
Rated: 3.8 by bv51 from Washington

Apr 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.6 by ghasting from Washington

Jul 15, 2019
 
Rated: 3.28 by SouthCrescent from Pennsylvania

May 14, 2019
 
Rated: 3.8 by Nvrmind16 from California

May 13, 2019
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.54/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
better than its ratings, and its cool they can this one, especially this time of year, a decent hefeweizen type with ginger and honey in it. i was skeptical after having the ginger hefe type from mccall here in idaho, which wasnt real good at all, but this one is solid, surprised its so poorly scored here on BA. it has a few things working in its favor. the first is that the ginger is pretty mild, certainly compared to the one from mccall, but its natural enough, and really is only there in the nose and the finish. secondly, the beer is dry, this doesnt end up all sweet and candied, and the honey doesnt linger. its well carbonated too, so with the dryness, its very refreshing when its cold. the honey flavor is there, and there is an earthy raw wheatiness that marries up well with it. maybe i could do without the ginger in the mix, but it doesnt prevent me from enjoying the beer, not in the least. i like the rawness it has, all the bubbles, and the balance of the flavors. not my favorite beer from iron horse so far, but i could dig a few of these on a hot summer day.

edit: this was significantly better to me the second time around, much colder, the flavors seem to blend in a little better, although it still really doesnt taste all that much like a traditional hefe. definitely a hot weather refresher. the new can art looks sharp too.
Apr 24, 2019
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Reviewed by Drak-Nib from Nebraska

3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
"An unfiltered malt beverage brewed and flavored with honey and ginger." A low-key brew, with subtle flavoring. I thought initially that its low-key nature would make it forgettable. Realistically, it probably is forgettable, but that doesn't make it bad by any means. As I drink up the 1 pint 6 ounce bottle, I find myself drawn to take another mouthful, and another. Pleasant. If you have a chance to get one, you could do worse. Finish is a little bitter, but not too bad. 2015/06/13
Nov 20, 2018
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This was poured into weizen glass.
The appearance was a muddled orange to yellow color with a finger's worth of white foamy head. Dissolved fairly quick to leave some sliding stringy lace.
The aroma had some sweet wheat, bubblegum, mellow clove, grassy hops and a touch of a lemon/banana blend.
The flavor started with the sweet wheat and bubblegum. Then the grassy hops seemed to infuse themselves into some clove. Subtle aftertaste of sweet wheat and bubblegum.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt appropriate. ABV felt as promised by the brewer. Decent finish of sweet wheat and bubblegum.
Overall, this is one of those American wheat ales that didn't make the cut to be a true hefeweizen. Though, there's not really any "off" flavors, I'd say this is a decent beer.
Sep 09, 2018
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Rated by rsteeves97 from Washington

4.28/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
One of my favorite beers. I've had it draught, canned, and bottled and it's always great.
Sep 09, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by socon67 from New York

Aug 30, 2018
 
Rated: 3.23 by Deebap from Washington

Apr 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.1 by tylers65 from Washington

Aug 04, 2017
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Reviewed by Cthulhusquid from Washington

3.47/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
Look: Dark yellow body, one finger white head.

Smell: Wheat, ginger, and some honey.

Taste: Same as above, but the wheat flavor is lessened.

Feel: Light-medium body, medium carbonation. Mild ginger burn.
Feb 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.67 by Mister_Faucher from Washington

Sep 11, 2016
 
Rated: 3.29 by rarigney from Washington

Aug 13, 2016
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Reviewed by hreb from Washington

2.99/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
22oz bottle served in a UFO weizen glass. Beer pours hazy golden amber and forms moderate white head. Aroma is grassy, wheaty, with just a trace of honey sweetness. Flavor is clean and distinctly less wheaty than I'd hoped. German weissbier yeast flavors yield bubblegum and clove. Not a fan of bubblegum in my beer, but at least it's not banana. *Very* thin mouthfeel, watery even, as if all the wheat fermented out leaving 6% pale ale with none of the accompanying Hefe goodness. There's a very subtle sharp flavor in the finish, but I don't think I'd call it ginger (and I love ginger). Very average. Moderately drinkable, but not flavorful enough and a poor example of the style. I appreciate a WA state brewery taking a stab at a brew not overloaded with hops, but I'm going to stick with El Jefe.
Jul 13, 2016
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Reviewed by Impetuous from Montana

3.74/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Sweet
Very sweet
Not tasting the ginger
Some bitterness
Some fuzziness from the carbonation less the wheat
Not bad
Good
Better than most northwest hefeweizen
Not as good as Midwest hefeweizen but different very different
Jul 11, 2016
 
Rated: 3.14 by Tiernan from Texas

Jun 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.54 by stashcraft08 from Indiana

Jun 04, 2016