High Five Hefe | Iron Horse Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Iron Horse Brewery
Washington, United States
iron-horse-brewery.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by RJLarse on 09-21-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
75
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.26
pDev:
19.94%
 
 
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Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.42/5  rDev +35.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.67/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rarigney
3.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hreb
2.99/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

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Photo of jrsqc7
3.74/5  rDev +14.7%
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

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Photo of Tiernan
3.14/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stashcraft08
3.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of eire
1.36/5  rDev -58.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of EXScotT
2.81/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Irrationalist
3.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wijibo
3.01/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Clean, odd fruity aftertaste.

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Photo of ckornmannn
4.12/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a can, into a pint glass: great aroma of citrus rind, ginger, and that great hefeweizen smell. Honey color, only slightly hazy. The honey and ginger come out but are not overpowering. Also banana. mostly dry feel, tart aftertaste. Generally not a fan of adjuncts in beers, especially a hefeweizen where the fruity esters are half the point, but I have to admit that it is well done in this case. I hope they continue to offer this into the summer. It is good enough that I couldn't help buying it even in the winter.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stevoj
2.4/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Bottle from a friend. Misses on all marks, body thin, head weak, taste and aroma heavy on clove, hints of the banana and bubblegum, but its the cheap bubblegum from a pack of trading cards, and the fake banana from hard candy. Metallic, chalky finish...iron horse can do so much better....

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Photo of Ry-Dog
4.1/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ssgunbond
3.57/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Harimad_Sol
3.83/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of YeastEnthusiast
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BUNZILLA
3.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlueSpader
3.37/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tarnacha
5/5  rDev +53.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

had it with pizza loved its crispness and finish

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Photo of Zorro
2.77/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Cloudy orange colored ale with a small white colored head.

Smells mildly of orange blossom honey. Faint ginger scent.

Starts out tasting of soda crackers. Mild bitterness and the cracker taste gets stronger. Orange is vague at best.

Mouthfeel is OK.

At best just an average wheat beer.

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Photo of DOCRW
3.94/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Asics
3.56/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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High Five Hefe from Iron Horse Brewery
3.26 out of 5 based on 75 ratings.
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