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RATINGS: 132   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppityHop (204) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (1760) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2017
Cannette. Si ce ntait de la faible rtention de cette majestueuse mousse, jaurais donn pour le look. Enfin. Nez imposant de vgtaux verts au travers desquels se trouve quelques fruits oranges. Cest trs agrable humer mais plutt mal dfini. Les malts ne mentent pas. Janticipe un corps certain et en effet je ne me trompe pas. Je perois galement un alcool mal dissimul ml une longue amertume en fin de bouche. Plus fruit que verte en bouche, lamertume me fatigue le palais au bout de quelques gorges.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (13548) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2017
UPDATED: APR 9, 2017 A hazed golden ipa with a thick frothy lacing light mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity biscuit malt with grassy floral hops, loads of citrus pulp, very nice and smooth. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity citrusy biscuit malt with resinous floral hops, grapefruit pulp, alcohol warmth, very nice. On tap at Bar Left, Terminal C, Newark Airport.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (4718) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 26, 2017
16oz can from share. Golden body with small frothy white head. Citrusy hoppy aroma, some of the malts, meadow and hay. Taste also features some of the grains and malts, with a nice hop backbone.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckeyeBoy (7150) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 24, 2017
16oz can pours out golden topped with a white head. Nose is citrus hops some grassy notes and light sweetness. Taste is more of the citrus hops cereal malts and a pithy grapefruit.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MeadMuse39 (17) - Haddon Township, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2017
Pour: Golden Sunshine appearance, with a one-finger ivory white head. Nose: Pineapple, hops, apple, guava. Taste: Creamy fruit, Pineapple, herbal bitter hops, lemon zest, malty sweetness reminiscent of apple-blossom honey. Mouthfeel: light-to-medium bodied. Small, soft, barbed bubbles. Pairings: Any kind of zesty grilled chicken, guacamole, fish tacos, or Chilean sea bass.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gripweed57 (1794) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2017
Growler from Grove Wine and Spirits in Yardville, NJ. Pours a hazy medium gold color topped by a large dense creamy white head. Nice lacing as well. Fragrant citrus hops hint at lemon and grapefruit. First sip yields earthy malt and complex bitter hops. Notes of bitter citrus, pine and dank come to mind. For all its bitterness, this is a very smooth drinking IPA. It finishes dry and bitter, with a long tasty aftertaste. Outstanding!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blueshockey24 (605) - Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2017
Can. Pours hazy orangish with off white head. Aroma is fruity lemon grapefruit hops. Taste is bitter hoppy lemon with a grapefruit lemon finish. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bnokk (518) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 7, 2017
APPEARANCE- dark yellow with an orange hue. Light head and slight lacing. NOSE- Fruity burst in my nose. Clearly citra or citra-like hops abound. FLAVOR- follows nose at first sip. Then the complexity starts. Slight bitterness comes into play, and solid backbone to support the heavily hopped brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (43253) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2017
From tap. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is peachy and citrusy hoppy. Lingering hoppy. Fruity and citrusy. Bitter and mellow fruity far finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (12596) - 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.


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