Iroquois Wheat Beer
Horseheads Brewing Inc.

Iroquois Wheat BeerIroquois Wheat Beer
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Wheat Beer - American Pale
Ranked #299
Ranked #36,273
3.63 | pDev: 11.29%
Horseheads Brewing Inc.
New York, United States
Iroquois Wheat BeerIroquois Wheat Beer
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KTCamm from New Jersey

3.86/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

8/28....pours tarnished gold, white foam, ring. Light wheaty citrus note, clean. Taste is a smooth yeasty malt, that builds into a lemon rind bitter. Grains. Light bodied. Subtle bitter remains.

Aug 29, 2015
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rlee1390 from Indiana

3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear yellow orange, not much carbonation or head.

S-Malt, wheat, straw, lemon, grass but something metallic as well.

T-Malt, some wheat, not balanced with the lemon. Some orange as well.

M-Lighter, not much carbonation and watery.

O-Was hoping for more out of this one. They don't make lights out stuff but this was especially bad for them

Sep 19, 2013
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JoeyBeerBelly from New York

3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle served in a weizen glass and a standard pint glass.

L - chill hazed golden yellow color with a fluffy white head that sticks around for a while.

S - lots of malt and wheat with a hint of lemon zest.

T - same as the smell the malt is very upfront with a lemon tartness on the finish.

F - light/medium bodied, crisp, refreshing and easy to drink.

O - enjoyable and refreshing.

Mar 25, 2013
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trxxpaxxs from New York

4.04/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a completely translucent piss yellow with some orange hues. There is about one full finger of pure white head that settles nicely over time.

S: This beer smells mainly of grains, but there are some great fruity notes in there as well. I'm picking up notes of peach, apricot, and orange. It smells extremely refreshing.

T: This beer starts off smooth and sweet. There are flavors of rose hips, citrus, grains, and light malt. It's a really nice. I'm not overly impressed, but the flavors are really solid.

M: Light bodied beer. It starts off sweet and wet. The flavors linger on the palate for only a bit, and it finishes crisp and a bit dry.

O: This is a really solid wheat beer. I don't know if it is on par with beer like Dancing Man Wheat, but it's pretty good.

Jan 13, 2012
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BigPlay1824 from New York

2.92/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Enjoyed in a pilsner glass

A: pours an incredibly clear light hay color with a finger of wjite head that dissipates almost immediately, has a ton of carbonation bubbles, leaves a tiny Mountmof lacing on the glass
S: sweet kind of like cider, very apple like scent
T: sweet with a certain tartness, nkt really like any other wheat beer ive ever had, really uncharacteristic for the style
M: strong carbonation in the begining with a bit of odd tartness in the middle and slight dryness at the end
O: did not find this brew to even be close to the style, it drank nicely but really wasnt what i was lookingnfor when i bought it

Oct 23, 2011
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Hojaminbag from Colorado

3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Iroquois wheat beer has a very clear, bright golden yellow body with about two fingers of white head.

The aroma has a big wheat twang and some lemon zest.

Up front is a buttery flavor that has a touch of caramel with it. The majority of the flavor profile consists of a ton of malted wheat that is a little bit peppery with just the smallest touch of lemon zest. Some spicy and citric hops in the background add some bittering to the finish. The after tastes remind me of cereal. I really like the middle and the finish, but I'm not so sure about the initial flavor.

The mouthfeel border on creamy, but then the carbonation takes over and it explodes on the tongue.

This one is an easy drinker, and the hops in the finish make it easy to drink more.

Oct 31, 2009
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ClockworkOrange from Pennsylvania

3.47/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to beertruth (via number1bum) for this one. A 22 ounce bomber bottle poured into my standard shaker glass. The ale appears a mildly hazed, pale straw yellow color with barely a finger of off white foam. The head vanishes within seconds of pouring. Nose and flavor consist of sweet, lightly toasted cereal grain, pleasantly bitter, grassy, some lemon peel/oil notes, a hint of caramel that's more evident in the aroma than the taste. Quite crisp and somewhat clean. Above average carbonation with a light, thin body. Overall, a decent drinking, low ABV ale that worked well on this warm, late summer evening.

Sep 14, 2009
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akorsak from Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 650 mL bomber purchased at the brewery. Only $3.75 per bomber, a real steal.

A: The wheat beer is pristine, crystal clear with a pale straw glow. A light film of condensation coats the outside of the glass, creating a bit of haziness. A finger of head quickly dissapated to a thin band. No lacing.

S: The aroma starts off very sweet, almost buttery. Behind that strange start, citric wheat and a sharp hoppiness emerge. Pale malts lend a bready smell.

T: I'm torn on the taste. A mild buttery flavor appears upfront before yielding to the wheat, barley and hops. The hops are citrusy with a nice bite on the backside. Cereal barley, along with the wheat, are grainy with a light citric lemon flavor. The yeast adds a spicy flavor, adding some cinnamon flavor (almost like Crack'd Wheat).

M: The mouthfeel is very sweet upfront before transitioning to a fuller hoppiness. I'd prefer a quicker transition out of that sweetness.

D: Weighing in under 5%, this is a nice sipping ale. A good pale wheat ale that doesn't try to be a hefeweizen-light. It certainly blazes its own trail.

Aug 08, 2009
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Seanibus from California

3.86/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A tasty, slightly bitter American wheat. Light and refreshing.

Pours slightly hazy golden, with a torrent of carbonation, producing a lively though shortlived head. The aroma is light and wheaty. The flavor is strongly wheaty, though clean and crisp, with a hint of cereal sweetness on the finish. There is a strong bitterness on the back end that is a surprise, though not at all unpleasant. The mouthfeel is thin but well carbonated. A good American style wheat.

Jan 17, 2009
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BeerTruth from Connecticut

3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Met up with Lum at the Empire Brewfest and he hooked me up with some Horseheads brews, thanks man!

22 oz. bomber poured into a pint glass.

Pours a clear rustic gold with a big two finger fluffy white head that dies down to a thin layer of bubbles. Lacing is very minimal, but there is the ocassional web of stick left on the glass. You gotta dig your nose in to the glass to get a good whiff. Smell begins with sweet bubblegum, pale wheat, and a touch of citrus hops. Some light grains and caramel malt tickle the nose as well. Taste begins with more of that bubblegum sweetness with a grainy wheat. Sweetness dominates throughout with candy sugar flavors, honey, and a touch of caramel malt. If this is an ale, I'd like some bittering hops to balance it out a bit. Still, nice refreshing flavors with this one. Medium body with soft feel and steady carbonation. Not a bad beer, throw in a few more hops and I could see this being a winner. Thanks again Paul for the trade. The Expedition Pale Ale is going in the fridge right now!

Jul 14, 2008
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WesWes from New York

3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a light pale and wheat malt scent that is clean and a bit sweet smelling. The taste is decent. It has a crisp, pale and wheat malt flavor that goes down easy and finishes dry and bitter with a mild hop bite. I was told from the brewer that he wanted to brew a different type of wheat beer; one with a little hop flavor. It's clean and easy drinking, but I'm not sure I'm a fan of the hop taste. It almost drinks like a pilsner or blonde ale. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is an interesting beer. The malt bill is simple, but the taste really is different. I'm on the fence with this one.

Aug 20, 2007
Iroquois Wheat Beer from Horseheads Brewing Inc.
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 21 ratings