overall
99
99
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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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unknown

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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 Highs 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

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Joealpizar's rating

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Joealpizar (23) - - DEC 24, 2012
Light-ish great color and a nice clean taste. Great for the season of winter (12-24-12)


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (12233) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2016
This brew is a murky orange color with a medium off-white head that dissipates gradually. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of citrus, piney hops and malt. Medium body with flavors of grapefruit, resiny hops and caramel malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a tropical fruit and hops aftertaste. Pretty good all around.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHIG (4930) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 18, 2016
Can thanks DMAC: Poured a hazy yellow with white. Aroma tropical. Taste is tropical hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfish120love (1222) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 15, 2016
Pours a lightly cloudy orange. Aroma is citrus, leaves, pine. May be a little past its prime

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pressboxjoe (449) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2016
Its a little hard to believe that I havent rated this, a beer that Ive been craving and enjoying for 5 years. I remember standing at the front tasting room with Mike Kane when nobody had heard of the brewery yet and him saying hed have loved to make a double IPA, but he couldnt get the hops yet, so he brewed Head High. I love them both, but in terms of bang for the ABV buck, Ill take HH all the time. Wonderful tropical citrus blend, hazy orange with fluffy white head. Crisp and clean. To have this available most of the time in the area is a privilege.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leafs93 (2199) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2016
Pours hazy gold with a medium fluffy white head. Aroma is tropical citrus, earthy, pine and floral. Taste is bitter with a crisp finish. Overall this IPA ticks all the boxes and makes for a great IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tderoeck (8529) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2016
1/X/16 - 1Pt. can @ home, Fuck-Zwanze-Tasting - BB: n/a (2016-1202) Thanks to Elmana+1 for sharing the can!

Pretty cloudy orange beer, creamy off-white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: fruity, mango, passion fruit, some grapefruit. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty sweet malty start, some caramel, mango, grapefruit, citrus, bitter but pretty gentle. Aftertaste: grapefruit and citrus, little piny, lemony, bit resinous, more grapefruit, lovely tropical fruit notes, pineapple and mango.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strife21 (338) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2016
Pours hazy golden yellow. Smell is earth, grass, pine, hopes and citrus. Taste is super bitter dank and earthy hops. Medium body, medium carb.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aaronbr (180) - 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 wasnt 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!

3.5
   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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (2008) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2016
Can at home, aquired in a trade. Bitter, fruity, mango, passion fruit, very nice IPA.


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