Head High
Kane Brewing Company

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Kane Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
American IPA
Ranked #57
Ranked #1,823
4.26 | pDev: 8.45%
Sunday at 03:56 AM
Aug 27, 2011
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.
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Rated: 4.25 by Guinnsslvr from Illinois

Sunday at 03:56 AM
Rated: 4.37 by TeachChefs from Pennsylvania

Saturday at 07:52 PM
Rated: 4.75 by Mikeyguns from New Jersey

Sep 16, 2023
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Reviewed by CCapo from Pennsylvania

4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Just a very solid IPA, that I can enjoy year round. Just enough ending bitterness along with the middle citrus to let me enjoy the front-end hop/sweetness. I could compare it to a lot of other breweries but it definitely stands out. Well-made and super tasty!
Jul 30, 2023
Rated: 3.85 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Mar 22, 2023
Rated: 4.02 by tpauer from New Hampshire

Mar 18, 2023
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Reviewed by JohnG190 from New York

4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Kane Brewing Head High is a highly rated beer among beer enthusiasts and is known for its balanced and flavorful taste. With an alcohol content of 6.5%, it is an easy-drinking beer that packs a punch with its hoppy, floral and citrusy aroma. The beer pours a hazy, golden color with a medium head and is medium-bodied, making it a refreshing and crisp choice for any beer lover.

The flavor profile of Head High is well-balanced, with a good mix of bitterness and sweetness that make it a great option for both IPA fans and those who are new to the style. The IPA features a prominent hop flavor, with notes of pine and grapefruit, which are balanced by a slightly sweet and malty finish. The beer is smooth and crisp, making it an excellent option for a warm summer day or for pairing with spicy or strong-flavored food.

Overall, Kane Brewing Head High is a high-quality and well-crafted beer that offers a delicious and well-rounded experience. Whether you're a seasoned IPA drinker or are looking to try something new, Head High is a great option that is sure to impress.
Feb 12, 2023
Rated: 4.46 by BuddyZ from Pennsylvania

Feb 10, 2023
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Reviewed by tom2leo from New Jersey

5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
My #1 go to beer! Always a sixth in the kegerator. A little harder to get this winter as they stopped local delivery but well worth the drive to the brewery to pickup.
Jan 06, 2023
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16oz can. Bottom lip of can is stamped 'CANNED ON 09/14/22'.
Completely cloudy, deep gold colored body. Two fingers of white head recedes to a partial cap. Some small particulates extend into the bottom two thirds of the glass. Leaves behind some patterns of lacing.
Aroma is heavy on the hops, with a grapefruit pith being prominent. Some orange citrus.
Taste is grapefruit pith, and some orange citrus (which is sweeter, but only momentary). Aftertaste goes total bitter pith. Good malt base. Hop dankness is a contributor.
Medium plus mouthfeel. Kind of dry for finish. Very good carbonation.
More of an abrupt and dry IPA that expresses much more bitterness and dank than sweet and fruity. Still well brewed.
Nov 02, 2022
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Reviewed by DrOfGolf from Delaware

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured out a hazy golden orange with a thick white head. The smell was of citrus, pineapple, and hops. The taste sort of reminded me of a Kona beer I've had. Overall, it's a really good tasting beer.
Oct 07, 2022
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Reviewed by TurboMon_911 from New Jersey

4.59/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Canned on 06/30/22. Pours an opaque straw color into a Samuel Smith Imperial pint glass with a 2 fingers high white head, visible carbonation, good retention & plenty of fine lacing. Aroma is citrus, pine & tropical fruit with muted malt in the background. Flavor is very well balanced with both the hops & malts present and a nice bitter aftertaste that lingers. A medium bodied masterpiece that finishes on the dry side. Have had on tap as well and is a go to when found there.
Oct 03, 2022
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Rated by Newchio from New Jersey

5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Favorite beer hands down. Looks great in a glass. Great taste and smell. Doesn’t get much better than this
Sep 02, 2022
Rated: 4.38 by Overtonjd from New Jersey

Aug 07, 2022
Rated: 4.13 by raust from Texas

Jul 28, 2022
Rated: 4.47 by selekt0r

Jul 15, 2022
Rated: 4.34 by iounothing from Pennsylvania

Jul 09, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Taenim from Maine

Jun 19, 2022
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Rated by Fennimore8 from New Jersey

4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
It’s about as perfect as you can get for an American IPA
Jun 09, 2022
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