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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (666) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Draft pour. I want to start off by saying that I love the tag line for this beer. Knowing it well ahead of time, I removed the lemon that was incorrectly placed on this glass. Nothing against lemon. I love lemon flavor, and lucky for me, this beer naturally has this flavor, along with a bunch of other spices and herbs. All mild howeve4, making this a super drinkable beer, and a good one at that. Pours a hazy light orange color with a mild herb like aroma. Finishes sweet and smooth. Iíll get this beer again. Great for when I want something light. Good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15310) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 21, 2014
Draught at BevX360, Bellingham
Cloudy golden color. I rarely had a beer with such strong bread, water cracker and dough character (flavor and aroma); smooth, a bit light in the final, with light fruity touch, and very light rosemary aroma.
Strange but pretty interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kemoarps (23) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 25, 2014
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 thereís certainly some ginger and some oily orange as well. Surprisingly decent body, the medium thickness pairs with the post-honey flavour well. The ginger isnít 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. Iíd drink it if it was offered, but wonít be seeking it out...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1346) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Interestingly good. Base hefe notes are all there. Not getting the banana flavor I like so much with this style. What I thought first was hops is probably the ginger. An intriguingly good beer.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Duchammer (70) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle poured pale yellow with a thin white head. The aroma had a ginger and a funkiness from the honey. This beer had a nice sweet ginger heavy wheat taste. Was well carbonated very drinkable beer.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SHIG (3664) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle shared by Duchammer: Poured a hazy yellow with white head. Aroma was kinda of putting soggy cardboard. The taste was a nice sweet mellow honey with that wheat grain mix, didnít get much ginger. A nice refreshing beer if you get past the aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (2269) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 12, 2014
After reading the description and deciding what glassware to use, I opted for a pint glass. I believe that will be okay. The appearance was a nice hazy ruddy orange/brown color with a soft white one finger-ed white foamy head that quickly dissipates. No lacing is left. The smell had a wonderful combination of wheat, honey and ginger, perfectly combined in my opinion, and actually the wheat seems a tad scaled back a bit as well. The taste is quite revealing as thereís a nice sharp ginger flavoring coating the honey and wheat flavors. The aftertaste is super quick and somewhat ginger-ish that ends up leading to a dry finish. On the palate, this one sits about a light to medium. The wheat seems to draw in a slightly heavier aspect to it, but luckily, it doesnít over do it. The carbonation seems good and there is the typical wheat bite at the end like a good APWA should have. Overall, hey I like this one and am glad to see more Ironwood on the shelves around here. Send more, especially this one in the Summer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (3802) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
harrymel (1503) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5077) - 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.


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