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
Ratings:
818
Reviews:
133
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
8.47%
 
 
Wants:
126
Gots:
188
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 818 |  Reviews: 133
Photo of Urk1127
3.87/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lathamm1
4.93/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Gavage
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: golden yellow in color with a 2" head that slowly fades to a thick surface covering.

Smell: some citrus and a woody aromas are detectable.

Taste: caramel, grapefruit, lemon zest, pineapple, soft pine, and a bit of earthy bitterness here.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, less crisp and a bit dry late.

Overall: a super IPA that is very satisfying.

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Photo of TedStrosser
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GeuzeInTheHouse
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a bright orange flavor and looks like straight OJ! Smell is oranges for days. Flavor is very similar but has a slight tartness that pairs well with the bitterness. Overall this is a very good IPA!

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Photo of Tripletdad
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Killer IPA

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Photo of Blobberhead
4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jsalz21
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beers-es
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap, pours a pretty hazy orangeish gold. Two fingers of dense white foam leave lace rings down the glass.

Smell is grapefruit, orange, pine, with tropical notes and some catty dank. Taste is a huge hit of grapefruit pith, with other fruits and pine lurking underneath. Big dry bitter finish.

Feel is a smooth, almost creamy medium-minus. Overall a delicious and very well-made IPA.

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Photo of brpendergast85
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of uncleotis
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yeroc
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gopens44
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep golden translucent hazy beer under a generous stark white, foamy head that leaves behind very decent lacing.

Nose pops with a tart, earthy, lemony fragrance that hides just a bit of crackery snap.

Taste has that lemony as well as a bit of grassy that rides in tandem with the crackery malt thing I got in the nose before it finishes with a dash of something along the lines of those fancy purplish Mediterranean olives.

Feel is mighty wet upfront with a good medium body and stays wet until a thoroughly dry finish.

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Photo of Timtac
3.99/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbaker67
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of q33jeff
3.44/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

**
01/01/2017

LOOK: Medium hazy, orange yellow. Medium white head, lasts.

AROMA: citrus, ash,
TASTE: ash, hair Spray, pine, spicy bite at the end.

FEEL: good carbonation, medium body.


**

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Photo of SweetChicken
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FBarber
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly opaque orange color. White head dissipates leaving a ring of white foam along the outside of the beer.

Smell is a pungent aroma of grapefruit, orange, lemon with a nice pine and grass aroma on the back end. The aroma is rather crisp on the nose.

Taste follows the nose with tons of grapefruit, orange, lemon, pine, grass and some light cracker malt. Piney bitterness on the backend lingers on the tongue.

Feel is full yet crisp. Medium carbonation. Smooth and refreshing. Lingering dry bitterness on the finish.

Overall this is an outstanding old school west coast IPA from Kane. Did not in any way disappoint.

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Photo of frykid
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

poured from the 16oz can into pint glass...nice head formed on the drink as it filled up the glass; needed to wait a few minutes for it to dissipate to complete the pour...nice golden / light orange color.....

S: the aromas apparent from the moment I opened the can...citrus, pine and hops aroma was nice. pleasing
T: grapefruit, lemon, flavors very good...
F: smooth drinking beer, just the right level of carbonations

Overall : a new addition to my list of favorite drinks; very enjoyable

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Photo of Danstaats
4.67/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of the best beers american style IPA's ive ever had. A go to beer for any occasion.

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Photo of Cachookie
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrederickTatum
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RichieRich1812
3.92/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Barleycorn
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Head High from Kane Brewing Company
4.25 out of 5 based on 818 ratings.
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