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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2010
High Five Hefe--[ginger honey wheat}--malt beverage brewed & flavored w/ honey & wheat. 2009--22 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. 10 IBUís? (4.5 / 5.0) Hefeweizen--Ginger. Rich loose fresh sediment. Lacy dense rich white head. Cloudy bright pretty lemon orange color. Rich ginger wheat ester front. Crisp mild sweet dry honey ginger wheat rich creamy mild crusty Hefe body. Dry quenching balanced citrus ginger spice mild hop end. Sampled 7/8/2009. 2 @ $3.99.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1336) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
19Ei8hty (1171) - Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2009
I was prepared to give this the Low Five as I had yet to find a decent brew that used ginger. Very simple drink - everything you read on the label is upfront and evident: bready wheat backbone with soft ginger spice notes and a strong but mild honey essence that blends well with the banana hints. Really nice summer drink - I could put away a few of these on a hot day,

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2009
8/17/09 from 22oz bottle. Aroma is heavily bready/wheaty, with just a touch of ginger that gives it an almost citrus character. Appearance is a hazy blend of straw, orange and tan, like unpasteurized honey with a medium maintained white head. Flavor is very bready, but without the yeasty notes one might expct from an American wheat beer; itís all sweet grain in this one, with ginger coming through in the slightly sour finish to just barely amp up the very mild bittering. Overall, a diferent brew that takes a couple of adjucts and uses them to compliment some natural malt character rather than sharpen it to where itís unrecognizeable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2009
Bomber. Pours hazy gold with a fading but lacy white head. Aroma of floral hops, lemon and ginger. Medium body, somewhat watery texture with active carbonation. Lightly sweet taste of ginger, honey and wheat. With just a few exceptions, the Wheat Ale category seems to be a sorry, rag-tag collection of bland, pedestrian, lame-ass gateway brews. This is one of the exceptions to the rule. Interesting.!

3.7
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2010
The aroma is sweet with hints of ginger. This beer is a rich, golden color. The flavor continues the sweet ginger aroma with a little bit of citrus.

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...

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brenn79 (1578) - Idaho, USA - NOV 28, 2009
22 oz. bottle- Pours golden with suprisingly no cloudyness, In my opinion a Hefe should be cloudy to the point of not being able to see through the beer, This beer appears to be filtered. The aroma is refreshing, ginger, lemon, and spruce or pine. I usually donít like ginger but this beer is very good flavorwise, it also has a nice lemony flavor to is which mellows the ginger. After a few strong Stouts this beer hits the spot.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (2249) - 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.


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