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Head High - Kane Brewing Company

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95
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381 Ratings
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Ratings: 381
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 84
Gots: 34 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Kane Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bonbini26 on 08-27-2011)
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Photo of MadCat
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Re-reviewed after having a fresh pint on tap

Appearance: Dark golden orange with a good white head, good lacing

Smell: Piney and resinous, some floral notes.

Taste: Earthy hops, bitterness, Citrusy hops, caramel bready malts. Well balanced

Mouthfeel: Medium body, good carbonation

Overall: Outstanding this time. A good local treat. Not sure why I didn't really like it so much the first time around, but this was fantastic this time. Reinforces the fact that Kane is a local brewery to watch.

MadCat, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of Jas45678
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Jas45678, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of CheftoDeath
4.75/5  rDev +11%

CheftoDeath, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of yourefragile
4/5  rDev -6.5%

yourefragile, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of ahbaggins
4/5  rDev -6.5%

ahbaggins, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of Belittle
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Belittle, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of starrdogg
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

starrdogg, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of zekeman17
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

zekeman17, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of Houser
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Houser, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of shoretaxi
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

shoretaxi, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of Gatordaddy
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Gatordaddy, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of Resuin
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Resuin, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of Moopband
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Moopband, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of HopAttack3
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

HopAttack3, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of jaemeno3
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

jaemeno3, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of Hypersomnia
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Hypersomnia, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of Nugganooch
4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On Tap at Old Man Rafferty’s in New Brunswick, NJ
12/11/13 – Standard pint glass

A: Light caramel orange hue with some chill haze slightly in effect. Thin layer of paper white foam rests on top for a few moments. Light ribbons and swaths of lace decorate the glass all the way down the drink.

S: Smells like a big ol’ grapefruit bomb with some mild tropical fruit notes. Mix in a bit of dank herbs, gooseberry, and a dash white wine grape. Really nice. There is some faint pale malt sugar making its way through that sweetens up the aroma. Overall a very nice fruity and floral bouquet. Definitely has some Citra going on which has me excited.

T: Nice hop flavors of grapefruit zest, gooseberry, unripe berry, melon, and some earthy herbals towards the finish. Resinous with a high level of bitterness and puckering dryness to it. Restrained malt cracker with some light sugary crumbs sets the stage for dem hops. Alcohol is noticeable but kept well in check throughout the drink. This is a pretty solid IPA. Digging it.

M: Moderate to lighter in filling with an even amount of carb giving a nice spritz to an otherwise smooth consistency. Bitter and resinous on the palate with some mild alcohol warmth. Crisp and dry with a long lasting linger.

D: This is my kind of IPA – West Coast in style with lots of fruity flavor and Citra goodness.
Nice find. Recommended.

Nugganooch, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of IronTom
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

IronTom, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of comfortablynirm
4.75/5  rDev +11%

comfortablynirm, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of thetommo
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

thetommo, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of BColton1
4/5  rDev -6.5%

BColton1, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of earlholman
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

earlholman, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of ncaudle
4/5  rDev -6.5%

ncaudle, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of alaimoa
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the brewery and in growler same night
Overall this is an outstanding brew that can hold it's own against HF society 5. Initial thought was wow nose very similar with pine and grapefruit. Semi bitter with a nice citrus (grapefruit/pineapple) and earthiness. Nice depth and crisp dry finish.

alaimoa, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of kjrod20
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

kjrod20, Nov 25, 2013
Head High from Kane Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 381 ratings.