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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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

HoppityHop's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppityHop (198) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Nicely balanced bitterness with no harsh or abrasive flavors, hops do not overpower the malt to the point of tasting like bitter water. Nice malt backbone with a very aromatic nose. Easy to drink IPA. Well done, impressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aaronbr (172) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 15, 2016
On tap at Newark airport while awaiting an overnight flight to Lisbon. A fantastic PNW-style beer that wasn’t ever on my radar. Hazy color, great hop character. Medium-bodied, excellent balance. Bracing for a late flight with a nice Manhattan skyline view from here, this is a great way to spend an hour!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fBA1 (6) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2016 does not count
From growler, tap and can. Has citrus aroma and taste. Hazy with great balance. A go to IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (1918) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2016
Can at home, aquired in a trade. Bitter, fruity, mango, passion fruit, very nice IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (6156) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Pineapple mango passion fruit citrus on the nose some bread and grass and definite Pilsner malt notes. Great color hazy orange yellow gold great frothy head and lace. Flavors of mango pineapple and passion fruit. Some grassy notes linger. Got an almost malt liquory mouthfeel. Interesting. Smooth with odd alcohol fussels. Bread and wheat show up. Definite passion fruit. Interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (14257) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2016
50cl can [from trade with petrinoda] @ home shared with Thompson. Hazy murky orange color, medium sized white head that lasts for quite a long time. Aroma is malts, hops, citrus. Taste malts, citrus, lovely fresh grassy citrus hops, light grapefruit, nice bitterness. Medium body and carbonation. Nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thompson (644) - - AUG 27, 2016
Can shared by benzai... Pours medium white head... Opage hazy orange colour... Smell sweet fruits orange hops.. Taste aftertaste falls a bit flat the rest is sweet fruity orange and hoppy some bitterness maybe but to sweet....

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Runenman (5) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2016 does not count
Great IPA. This is a mix of great hoppy taste without a bitter after taste. If you want a great everyday drinking beer this is a winner!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ctipping (1411) - Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2016
16 oz. can. Orange body with a small white head. Smells of mango hops and some caramel malt. Tastes less interesting. More grapefruit than tropical fruits. Some caramel and toasty malts and a moderate bitterness. Medium body. Solid IPA, but smells better than it tastes, ultimately.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2541) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Growler. Nice sized offwhite head of very fine bubbles with relatively good retention. Citrusy aroma with some mango, caramel malt and pine sap. Color is a slightly hazy light orange. Moderate bitterness up front with some grassy flavors, bitter orange, grainy malts and herbs. Rather dry mouthfeel and palate. Light alcohol presence. Pretty well balanced. A decent IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
odinstyr (743) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Pours a hazy straw gold with small white head. Smells of pine. Taste is bitter and moderately sweet - grapefruit, a bit of spruce, some caramel.

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