Head High - Kane Brewing Company
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Ratings: 365 | Reviews: 58 | Display Reviews Only:
4.08/5 rDev -4.7%
growler filled 3/9/13 at the source. served in a nonic pint.
A: a hazy orange body. very hazed. bubbly off-white head has good retention. thick lace left on the way down.
S: citrus, melon, a little bit of grapefruit. a little bit of vanilla. this thing is mostly hop forward. a lot of hop resins.
T: bitter, orange juice. lots of melon. enough grain to provide a backbone, but the hops are the forefront on this brew. a lot of citrus, but enough earthiness that it is not overwhelmingly hoppy.
M: average carb on a medium/full body. this thing is meaty.
D: a really good ipa from NJ. hoppy, yet balanced. awesome and worth trying.
03-11-2013 03:15:40 | More by Jimmys
4.46/5 rDev +4.2%
Appearance: sunny, light orange, lots of clarity, off white finger of fluffy head.
Aroma: tropical fruit, manga, peach, nectarine, pine needles, grass, pungent citrus.
Taste: medium bitterness, tropical fruits and citrus, light toasted white bread, light pale malt sweetness, grassy, piny, soft linger.
***Just wonderful. Carbonation was fervent, and the body was medium and oily, clean and crisp. The growler was enough for a several hour session. Delicious!
03-02-2013 17:27:05 | More by EgadBananas
4.78/5 rDev +11.7%
What a great IPA. Like a 60 or 90 minute, with a sharp, crisp hop front. I'd say that the citrus was more of a back taste than front, but that would make me sound like an ass. I also liked the aroma and texture. It was slightly creamy, but felt unfiltered at the same time- go figure.
02-25-2013 18:31:23 | More by neighborhoodguy
4.38/5 rDev +2.3%
Growler poured into a tulip
An orange hued body with a fluffy off white cap. The cap rose one finger and left some big sip marks inside the glass.
The nose is of big tropical fruits and pine. Grapefruit, pine needles, mango, tangerines, and apricots over a bed of light biscuit malt with a touch of caramel. The balance definitely leans towards the hops, but the malts are definitely present.
Grapefruit, tangerines, and mangoes rush onto the palate. Juicy fruit before malt carries through the middle. The finish is a good dose of citrus and pine bitterness. A nice balance within the hopping of juicy, sweet fruits and bitterness.
Medium body with a dry, bitter finish. Smooth with just a little bit of an oily/resiny feel.
My third offering from Kane behind Rye Head High and Overhead. They definitely know how to use their hops over there. This is a damn fine IPA that could easily dance in some of the elite circles.
02-24-2013 17:57:15 | More by ColForbinBC
4.63/5 rDev +8.2%
A- Nice rich copper color, 2 finger tanish head
S-Upfront citrus with a little bit of a floral kick to it. Really great aroma.
T-The citrus hops that I smell come through initially. But, theres a great balance of malt leading towards a malty finish. Really well balanced.
M-Great body, great finish, really great IPA.
02-11-2013 01:15:00 | More by beagle826
4.28/5 rDev 0%
Served on tap at Cork City Pub in Hoboken, NJ
A: Pours a lightly cloudy deep golden orange in color with some copper highlights and moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a thin film covering about half of the surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of tropical fruit/pineapple/mango and citrus/grapefruit hops with just a touch of pine hops as well. There are hints of caramel malt sweetness.
T: Upfront there is a light amount of caramel malt sweetness that is quickly overtaken by the strong hop flavors - tropical fruit/pineapple/mango and citrus/grapefruit. After that, there is a light amount of pine hop flavors as well. Gentle but moderate amounts of bitterness that linger but not for too long.
M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp with a very light amount of dryness in the finish.
O: This is a really enjoyable IPA and a great example for the style - solid hop flavors with out overly aggressive bitterness. I would gladly have this one regularly if I found it on tap.
02-08-2013 02:12:15 | More by dbrauneis
4.55/5 rDev +6.3%
On tap at Witherspoon Grill in Princeton.
Tropical fruits and citrus on the nose with some bread
Mouthfeel is great- full, crisp, slightly creamy, but not heavy
On taste, first hits pungent grapefruit. Bitter and sweet. With other citrus, orange an tangerine. Then turns tropical fruits, mango and papaya, rich fruitiness, so much flavor. A nice, subtle smooth raspberry note comes in. Malt comes through with some sweet bread and grain, finishing with a pleasantly bitter piney lacing, again with a little more citrus.
Something you would expect out of San Diego county, reminds me of Port Mongo (if not a little cleaner..). Very very good
01-24-2013 01:07:25 | More by evanforbeer
Head High from Kane Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 365 ratings.