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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mcinotti (1) - - AUG 9, 2012 does not count
Great aroma of grapefruit and citrusy hops. Taste is a beautiful balance between sweet base and spicy grapefruit hops. Great west coast flavor from a local nj beer.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
graymoment (4) - - OCT 5, 2012 does not count
Had on draft at The Office Beer Bar & Grill in Summit, NJ. Aroma: tropical fruit aromas everywhere. Not the classic C hop tropical fruit (although they’re in the background). Mostly mango, passion fruit, peach, orange and pineapple. Appearance: Very light color (low crystal malt, if any was used at all) and just a tinge of cloudy haziness. Taste: more of the tropical fruit goodness that was experienced in the aroma. Bitterness is there, but quite subdued. I would imagine this had mostly late addition and hopback hop additions prior to fermentation. Palate: clean, crisp, dry and light bodied with moderate carbonation that coats the tongue. Overall: I would say this is one of the top 3 IPAs I’ve every had (including everything at Russian River and Alpine). I had never even heard of this brewery, and I’m glad I stumbled across them. I sampled 3 other beers by them on the same day, and all were good. This was the best, however. They had a version of this that was double dry-hopped with Galaxy. Sounds ridiculously awesome right? This version was better to me. It had more tropical aroma. Not that the other version wasn’t fantastic, but this beer was off the charts kind of good.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
beeryswine (6) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2013 does not count
This was a growler of double dry hopped galaxy head high, from Joe Canal’s. The first sips are very bitter and overwhelming, but then the taste develops and it is amazing. This beer is all about the hops and presents them beautifully. Passionfruit from the Galaxy is very evident and blends well with the citrus. Fortunately it was not too strong because I wanted to finish the entire growler in one sitting. An amazing beer experience!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Deep hazy orange in color with a nice white head that left a nice lacing on the glass. Very piney hoppy aroma. Light malty flavor. Piney sweet hoppy aroma. Full bodied. Very drinkable. Nice beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyCraft (3341) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2014 On tap at Mexican Food Factory w annie, hazy glowing orange pour. Medium sized off white head. Very lasting with nice lacing rings. Aromas and taste of bitter juicy hops, lots of resin, grapefruit, wood, orange, pine. Sticky mouthfeel, medium body. Best hoppy beer made in NJ. Boat beer from Carton is a close second for me but this thing is so sessionable and juiced out. Hopheads best be searching this out. 5 oz glass at Cambridge...I think this one needed at least 10 oz for the price but oh well, beer is tasty. pours ultra bright golden, small to medium white head. Notes are tangy and grassy funk. Herbals and super super dank galaxy on each sip with tropical fruit and pineyness in the finish. Amazing. Guess I’m adding this to my review since it’s not a new entry....stupid

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burtonbaton930 (100) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Had on tap at Surf Taco in Jackson NJ a few weeks ago. I was floored by this beer. Nice piney citrus aroma with a small white head. Thought this was just going to be a high gravity bitter bomb but the taste was very well balanced. Very resinous and crisp from the dry hops with a touch of malt to give it a little back bone. Very sessionable, i had about 4 or 5 pints and could have had another but i digress. Cant wait to experience this brewery blossom into something awesome within the next few years.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stimulus (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Sample at the brewery, have had this in a growler before. A: Pours a clear orange with a one finger white head. S: Very strong citrus notes (mango is most noticeable) with some hoppiness on the tail end. T: The citrus notes are more pervasive in the taste, specifically orange, mango, and peach. The centennial hops play a role here as well, with very little bitterness and residual sweetness on the finish. M: This beer is well carbonated, medium bodied, and refreshing. O: A great take on the style. It isn’t over the top with the bitterness, but the aroma and flavor are out of this world. It reminds me a lot of CC Jai Alai, my favorite IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eelbasher (285) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Draft @ The Spot. Pours a lighter amber with a pillow of a white head. Smack in the face with dank pine and citrus hops....im talking Macho Man Randy Savage(RIP) snap* into a slimjim style hops. The flavor is packed full with much of the same piney/resiny hops, caramel malts, and a finish that lasts for days. Insanely drinkable dispite the abv.....and thank you Kane for being so close to me! Outstanding and maybe one day this will be bottled for the lucky folk outside of NJ

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2614) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Pours clearer golden with a big creamy white head. Aroma is so delicious bringing sweet citrus big and juicy to the nose. Flavor is the same, big juicy citrus and zesty hops that never seem to bite. It is big and smooth, so nice as a single IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
closey22 (923) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Clear pale amber with foamy lasting white head; aroma of pine; Flava is piney; feels thick and creamy; finishes hoppy dry


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