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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4355) - Connecticut, USA - APR 9, 2014
Growler poured into a tulip. Pours transparent amber/copper with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of floral and citrusy and resinous and fruity hops, some caramel and pale malts, and light dough. Flavor the same with a strong hoppiness. Average texture. A very solid IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaxxDaddy (413) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Had this plenty of times, but rated @ the source. Pours golden with some white head. Aroma is so bright and full of grapefruity hops. Oh baby. Flavor follows through with a good amount of malt support; definitely not in the way of the hop flavor, but it feels more balanced. Palate is average with light carb. Finish is slightly stickier with lingering citrus bitterness. Real easy drinking. Such a good beer. I pound this and Boat Beer on the regular.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cpetrone84 (1577) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Pour is lightly hazed yellowish amber with a thin white ring. Nose has a light cereal with a hint of rubber. A bit phenolic with a hint of pine and citrus. Taste has a light bitterness and gentle carbonation. Grain an cereal on the light body with more citrus and a light pine. Bitterness lingers with some dirty wheat. Bitterness out weighs the other hop flavors an malts are a bit unrefined and unfocused.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gimmethefunk (15) - Portage, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Poured from growler via trade with dmac. Very stoked to try this beer. Appearance was nice and clear with an ivory 1 finger head and thick lacing. Color was somewhere in between gold and orange which leads me to believe that minimal crystal malt was used. Aroma is tropical and fruity with slight hints of pine. Taste is a very nice blend of citrus fruits with mild bitterness that sits somewhere between the front and back end. Thirst quenching and would be a great summertime beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Clownoisseur (334) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Growler pour thanks to gimmethefunk Pat! Pours a hazy orange, 2 finger fluffy white head that breaks into decent lacing. Aroma is all hops. Pine, grapefruit, orange peel and some hints of mango. Taste is bitter grapefruit upfront with some pine essence following. A pretty light body that allows the hops to dominate. Not much sweetness at all. Finishes slightly boozy with a moderate bitterness to it. Very nice IPA!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer_nerd305 (4) - Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2014 does not count
Had a very hoppy smell, low carbonation. Citrus hops. Golden/orange in color, hazy, with not that much head. Taste was bitter, with a very very light sour after taste. Soft carbonation, medium bodied. Good Beer for a nice hot day!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrBunn (2523) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2014
On tap at Newark airport. Pours is a mostly clear good with a dense but thin head and lovely aromas that make me realize how much I have missed hops in the last week. Flavor is also just perfect after a long week. Not even going to make a stab at describing it other than to say it is perfect.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5481) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2014 Hazy dark golden color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, pine, citrus toast, and skunk. Taste of citrus, toasted malts, citrus, grass, and light grapefruit in the finish.

   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 (20441) - 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.

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