Head High | Kane Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kane Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
kanebrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by bonbini26 on 08-27-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#827
Reviews:
140
Ratings:
862
pDev:
8.45%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
125
Gots:
211
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 862 |  Reviews: 140
Photo of jhartley
3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PDinunzi
4.95/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Iski100
3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlvinLin
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jrjr0891
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Collinsl
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LankesterMerrin
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my top 3 IPAs. Fragrant aroma, resiny, punchy citrusy hops.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured as a nice hazy orange color with a creamy white head on top. The smell is really impressive. Very hoppy! The taste has a nice fruity dank balance. The feel is smooth. Overall it’s a very good beer.

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Photo of AxaHokie
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Zeke6670
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of EMH73
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly hazy medium orange with a very well retained inch and a half white head that left lacing all the way down the glass. Smells of citrus fruits, floral elements and a hint of malt. Taste is grapefruit, lemon, lemon pith, nice malt presence and mild floral notes. Medium bodied and carbonated, light bitterness, clean and crisp.

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4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.87/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SiepJones
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gberntson
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of, if not the, best beers brewed in New Jersey. When this beer is available on tap locally, I'm in heaven.

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Photo of grantlar
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rammed96
3.97/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of adidaswp
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RedhawkPoke
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer pours a murky oranagish body with a cloudy white two finger head. Head goes away quick but leaves behind a solid amount of lacing.

S: Smells are nicely balanced between a large amount of tropical fruits and outdoorsy aromas. Beer melds new school NEIPA aromas with older piney aromas very nicely.

T: Beer tastes of tropical fruits mainly. The predominant flavors are grapefruits and mangos. Fairly typical IPA taste wise.

M: Smooth, soft, creamy mouthfeel. Carbonation level gives enough to have a nice tingle while drinking.

O: Beer melds the fruity flavors and piney flavors very well. The taste and mouthfeel of the beer, however, are only average compared to other IPAs.

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Photo of Noooddle
3.36/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Holly1215
4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sjones5045
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of edthefireman
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Coltron23
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Head High from Kane Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 862 ratings