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Head High - Kane Brewing Company

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95
world-class

381 Ratings
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Ratings: 381
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 83
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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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

RyanSBrennan, Oct 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

zgunder, Oct 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

ripps1, Oct 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

bobv, Oct 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

BrokenStones, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of brentk56
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Arrives with a perky cap sitting above the cloudy amber liquid; the head fades quickly, leaving only a few strand behind

Smell: Really fresh hop aromatics, with grapefruit and pine galore; a bit of biscuit and toffee underneath

Taste: Biscuity, up front, with a hint of toffee; the hops arrive quickly to dominate, however, bringing grapefruit, pine and a touch of tropical fruit; sweet tropical hop elements are balanced by the bitterness and continue through the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: While I might have preferred just a touch lighter mouthfeel, this is a first rate West Coast style IPA - from Jersey, no less

brentk56, Sep 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

OddNotion, Sep 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

cde1218, Sep 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Gehrig13, Sep 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

AntLeatherface, Sep 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Odysseyalien, Sep 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

jnardone235, Sep 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

SPRichard, Sep 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

millerbuffoon, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of BeerLover99
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: orange/shiny body, finger head, solid lacing

S: grapefruit, mango, pine, malt nose

T: grapefruit/citrus, pine, malt, grain, long oily
bitty finish

M: med/heavy body, oily/sticky mouth

O: WOW! Great to see a mighty fine NJ beer.
I will get this again and highly recommend this
to any hop head.

VERY GOOD, TRY SOME!

BeerLover99, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of toweringpoo
4.7/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

One of the best beers I've had in quite a while.

A- big fluffy white head. Lots of lacing all the way down. Pale orange slightly cloudy color.
S- big aromas in this one! Usually I prefer the citrus heavy IPAs rather than the super piney ones, however this beer perfectly balances citrus and pine with a bit of tropical fruit and grassy hops mixed in. Fantastic aromas.
T- hops glorious hooops! IPAs live or die based on freshness and being this close to the brewery pretty much guarantees unbeatable freshness. That said, without a proper malt backbone the beer will be one note and not enjoyable...and that is NOT the case with this beer. In my opinion, it is perfectly balanced, not to mention delicious.
M- Light, not overly carbonated, soft but supremely refreshing.
This growler isn't gonna last the night. Don't miss this one.

toweringpoo, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of FickleBeast
4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Ale House in sayreville

Arrives in a pint glass with a half finger of foam. Clear pale amber in color. Foam leaves nice lacing. Smells great... full of citrus hop aroma .

First sip doesn't disappoint. Great hop flavor explodes on your palate. Malt backbone is subtle but present. Bitterness is mellow and blends well with the tropical fruity hop flavors.

Hands down the best new Jersey made IPA that I've tasted. Artfully balanced yet bursting with flavor .

FickleBeast, Aug 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Hessian257, Aug 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Jmac91, Aug 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

HopBrain, Jul 22, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -59.1%

lauries444, Jul 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

beenitty, Jul 09, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

rprinz22, Jul 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

RandyKemka, Jul 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

st9647v3, Jul 07, 2012
Head High from Kane Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 381 ratings.