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RATINGS: 127   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 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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppityHop (206) - 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.

jackl (8210) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2017
Can from dmac, cheers! Gold pour with a large white head. Mild marmalade complements plenty of piney c hop aromatics. Some gentle grass. Generally well balanced, bright carb makes this eminently crushable. More piney bitterness on the finish. Fairly delicate malt. Cool stuff.

Maverick34 (3247) - New York, USA - MAY 1, 2017
Pours cloudy yellow orange. White foam. Pine and grapefruit. Similar taste. Bitter finish. Pretty darn well done.

yourilevesque (1829) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2017
Cannette. Si ce n’était de la faible rétention de cette majestueuse mousse, j’aurais donné pour le look. Enfin. Nez imposant de végétaux verts au travers desquels se trouve quelques fruits oranges. C’est très agréable à humer mais plutôt mal défini. Les malts ne mentent pas. J’anticipe un corps certain et en effet je ne me trompe pas. Je perçois également un alcool mal dissimulé mêlé à une longue amertume en fin de bouche. Plus fruité que verte en bouche, l’amertume me fatigue le palais au bout de quelques gorgées.

Lubiere (13941) - 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.

stevoj (5270) - 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.

BuckeyeBoy (7894) - 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.

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.

gripweed57 (2574) - 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 it’s bitterness, this is a very smooth drinking IPA. It finishes dry and bitter, with a long tasty aftertaste. Outstanding!

blueshockey24 (609) - 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.

bnokk (535) - 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.

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