Kane Barrel Aged Head High
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
There are always exceptions to certain rules and this beer is the case. Head High should always be consumed fresh…except for when its going to be aged in a bourbon barrel. The four to six month period this beer spends in a barrel softens and rounds out some of the bitterness you get from this beer fresh. The citrus and grapefruit aroma from the dry hopping fades and is replaced with more subtle notes of pine and vanilla. Earthy and woody flavors from the barrel are easily picked up by the pale malts and oak tannins give this beer a more substantial mouth-feel.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmac (5373) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Draft at the Red Cross fund raiser at the brewery. Poured a rusty orange/amber with an average sized fluffy off off white head. Aroma is amazing, smells a bourbon soaked grapefruit, orange, rind, fresh wood.....I could smell this all day. Full body, dry, stronger carbonation, a bit chalky towards the end. Flavor of dry citrus rind, barrel, medium toast, yellow grapefruit, dried out tangerines, slight bourbon. This is great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (2210) - - JAN 25, 2014
Draft. Dark copper with little head. Aroma is heavy on citrus, specifically grapefruit rind. Taste follows suit but adds lots of oak and vanilla. Thick mouthfeel with a little carb. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (3104) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Pours a murky dark caramel color with a thin off white head. Aroma of oak, caramel, bourbon, and light citrus. Taste is citrusy, resinous, oaky, with a bitter grapefruit finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Yonny (63) - - JUL 3, 2013
Very good drinking IPA. You can taste the hops but they do not dominate. Pleasant aftertaste for an IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (7904) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Draft. Pours orange with an off white head. Fruity citric hops, a hint of wood and bourbon, medium hoppy bitterness, with a hint of grassyness in the finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RGDave (113) - Lebanon, New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2012
On tap at Barcade Jersey City, clean lines. Kane’s first anniversary party. Whereas Head High from the brewery is a brighter, more citrusy smell and taste, this aged Head High was a darker, older experience. Beer pours light brown, lively head, sublte aroma of older hops. Taste is maltier and more sour on the finish than the main event. I prefer regular Head High.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (6395) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Draft. Hazy orange golden pour with tan head. Citrus, light pine and some wood aromas. Flavor is of citrus, light spice and fruit tones. Has some age but doesn’t exactly lose all fresh tones.

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