Iron Horse High Five Hefe
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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Wheat, honey and ginger. A hefe with flavor before the fruit. No lemon required. In fact, please spare our beer from the embarrassment. Sorry to the loyal Iron Horse evangelists who just canít get enough of this beer. Summertime only. The beer lovers have spoken. High Five Hefe will be going into bottles Friday, May 8th 2009. If you donít see it on the shelves of your favorite beer retailer, ask them and tell us where to put it. Youíre welcome.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (3090) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2014
Draught at the brewpub. Pours a hazy orange-gold color with a small white head on it. Nose has a lot of citrus in there, as well as the requisite wheat elements. Taste is light and slightly sweet, with a whole lot of lemon coming off it. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
harrymel (1450) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
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. Itís 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. Iím 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Robert brought this one back from a trip to Spokane Washington. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy yellow color with a huge creamy yellow-whit head that lingered and left great lacing. The aroma was chamomile, ginger powder, wheat, dry malts and perfume. The flavor was ginger powder, chamomile, tart citrus, perfume and had a musty presence. Medium length musty finish of ginger, chamomile and perfume. Medium body. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
22415brewery (370) - redmond, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Buttered pastry in the aroma, a little hint at wheat beer yeast. Pours very light with definite cloudiness. Flavor is soft with some buttered pastry, some sour notes and not quite as crisp as I would expect. There are some light banana notes and equal amount of muted clove. A little green and slightly grassy. Finish ends a little sour and a slightly watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hayduke (3164) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 30, 2012
On draft at Spurs Bar and Grill in Ellensburg, WA. Pours a hazy gold color with a good sized white head. Nose of spices including ginger. Medium body. Light mouthfeel. Flavor is more ginger than anything but shows some banana. No clove as you might expect from a hefe. Bit odd overall but drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
poisoneddwarf (1624) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Bomber bought at Albertsonís in Hayden. Aroma consists of light banana, dough, ginger. Pours cloudy yellow with a fast-disappearing white big-bubbly head. Taste is...odd. Itís spicy, lemony, meaty, dry, watery. The gingerís fairly strong. Creamy mouthfeel and a thin body. This could have had a lot more potential.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6031) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle:   Muddy golden, lots of sediment floating about, thin whispy head, no lacing.   Probably sat on this too long.   Spicy nose, noticeable Ginger, also seems like some pink peppercorn.   Smooth sweet gingery flavor right up front, somewhat wheaty... body is somewhat flat.   Yeah, has a sweet wheat like aspect without being heavy.   Unfortunately lacks carbonation.   Ginger adds a nice touch.   Finish reminds me of an aged Belgian Ale, very musty and basement like.   I was totally thinking this was going to be a boring American Wheat Ale, but instead this turned out to be more of a treat.   I can tell that even tho I sat on this one too long that it would have been stellar if I tried it when I initially bought it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TomTiedemann (251) - Levittown, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2011
overall disappointed, especially coming from a guy who loves a strong hefe. wasnít strong and hazy but rathered poured like a pilsner. lacking all wheat flavors I needed and didnt pack any after taste. I almost thought I was drinking a budlight. very disappointed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cstuartj (930) - Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Hazy yellow color, big head, some lacing. Nose is spicy but kinda dull. Taste is sweet, Ginger comes through, not very balanced, just okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2010
Slightly hazed light golden pour, white head thatís rather small for a hefe. Ginger on the nose, along with lemon and honey. Very gingery flavor, light, slightly creamy feel to it. Iím a huge fan of ginger candies, and this has a similar flavor: strong sweetness and a gingery bite, plus some citrus character behind it. Thereís also a little clove and banana hefe character, but itís pretty hidden behind the gingeriness. This isnít great as a hefe, but itís a very good ginger beer.

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