I am at the RWJ University Hospital in New Brunswick. Surgery was successful but I’m in pain. But, I am heading home today to recover.
Beer: Head High
Style: IPA – American
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.6%
My rating: 2/5
Venue: Old Man Rafferty’s, New Brunswick, NJ
Brewery: Kane Brewing Company, Ocean, NJ, United States
Brewer’s notes: 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.