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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   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 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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   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.

   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 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 theyre 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 Ive every had (including everything at Russian River and Alpine). I had never even heard of this brewery, and Im 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 wasnt fantastic, but this beer was off the charts kind of good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
beeryswine (7) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2013 does not count
This was a growler of double dry hopped galaxy head high, from Joe Canals. 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerdedDave (1446) - Beckley, USA - JAN 1, 2015
a great hop forward IPA with lots of citrus hop character; light amber color; grapefruit citrus hop aroma; fantastic citrusy hop flavor with lots of grapefruit notes; fairly light malt base makes this beer all about the hops; dry, bitter, citrusy finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nothingbutIPAs (59) - Hillsborough, USA - MAY 22, 2016
pint glass poured out of own pub keg. this single IPA is about as good as any IPA out there. beer pours a nice light orange color. citrusy smell, not too strong of a hop smell. However, the hops are there when you taste this beer. The taste is simply fantastic. strong hop taste with delicious citrus notes afterwards.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkobes (2142) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyCraft (6431) - 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 Im adding this to my review since its not a new entry....stupid

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burtonbaton930 (103) - 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.

   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 isnt 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.

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