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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Head High is our interpretation of an American-style India Pale Ale (IPA). This beer is all about the hops; we use a blend of five different varieties all grown in the Pacific Northwest. A small charge of Chinook and Columbus early in the boil adds a smooth bitterness. A majority of the hops are then added late in the kettle or post-fermentation to produce a beer that is heavy on hop flavor and aroma. The combination of Cascade, Centennial, Citra and Columbus give Head High a noticeable grapefruit flavor with aromas of citrus, tropical fruits and pine. Our house American ale yeast ferments to a dry finish that accentuates the use of imported Pilsner and lightly kilned crystal malt resulting in Head High’s straw color and crisp flavor.

Style: American India Pale Ale (IPA)
Malt: Pilsner, Light Crystal, Cara-Pils & Wheat
Hops: 4+LBS/BBL
Kettle: Chinook & Columbus
Whirlpool: Cascade, Centennial & Citra
Dry Hop: Cascade, Citra & Columbus
Yeast: American
OG: 16° Plato
ABV: 6.5%
Color: 5.6
IBUs: 80

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pizz5116 (61) - Bayville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Pours a hazy golden color. Dimimishing head. Aroma is all citrus and grapefruit with some floral notes. Taste is a nice choppy citrus flavor. Very smooth on the palate. Great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (19974) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2014
Keg at Newark Airpt, New Jersey. Cloudy deep golden, minimal head. Generous tangerine and gooseberry aroma. Mid dry with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Exceptionally rich on aromatic hops, with loads of citrus and tropical fruits. Long bitter finish. Probably the best beer I’ve ever had at an airport.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jflopsu (652) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Pours a very light yellow with white head (but don’t let the color fool you). Has a strong floral hop aroma. Taste is strong with floral hops, pine and herbs. Finishes with a smooth and light hop aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Growler. Pour is golden with a frothy head. Aroma and flavor are both of citrus and pine hops with some slight herbal qualities. Dry fruit in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lachrymalisis (394) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2013
not my favorite malt-bill for a pale ale and the hops get slightly obscured by the pilsner-type breadiness. well made and enjoyable, but not quite enough to be in the upper echelon for my tastes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (2265) - New York, USA - NOV 10, 2013
My wife dragged me to her friends birthday dinner in NJ, but was pleads Ty surprised to find Kane on tap since I’ve heard good things. Pours hazy yellowish orange with puffy head. Nose is wonderful juicy tropical fruit. Tastes of grapefruit, kiwi, mangoes, floral, pine, some biscuits. Lively palate. Really delicious ipa

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5071) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2013
From a growler, provided by Travlr, thanks! Poured a nice slightly hazy orange color with a nice white head. Aroma was notes of pine resin, herbal, earthy hops and a nice slightly tropical fruit note. Flavor was quite nice in the hop department, imparting notes of earth, pine and citrus. Very refreshing, enjoyable to consume. Thanks!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
njnut (277) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2013
On tap at nj local bar. Citrus floral aroma. Golden color wirh two finger head. head was lasting. Very drinkable and reminded me of a west cost IPA. Citrus taste with pine finish, very nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (13425) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Draft at the source. Cloudy golden color, fluffy white head. Aroma of fresh mango, kiwi, pineaple, dried ale skins, holy cow! Taste has tons of tropocal fruit, fresh hay, bitter straw. Amazing beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (10092) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Tap at the brewery. Pours lightly hazy orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is biscuit and honey malt, earthy, pine, citrus and herbal hops with peach esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, light malt, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

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