Overbite IPA - Old Forge Brewing Company
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3.89/5 rDev +1.8%
First had: on tap at Old Forge
Clear amber pour, with a half inch or so of foamy white head, that receded to a ringlet, leaving some lacing on the glass. Nice aroma of citrus and pine hops. Likewise in the taste, hops are up front, citrus zest, with lesser notes of pine and grass, mild bitterness, backed by a solid biscuity malt base. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Good IPA. Definitely the best beer I had at the brewpub.
03-24-2013 14:41:34 | More by Rifugium
4.24/5 rDev +11%
Old Forge Overbite IPA
16 oz. can, no apparent freshness dating
$2.69 @ Beer Heaven, Philadelphia, PA
Appearance: Clear deep amber body with a bit of an orange-ish cast. Creamy off-white head. Head retention and lacing are good.
Aroma: Hoppy! Citrus (grapefruit, tangerine) and light pine. Somewhat floral as well.
Taste: As expected, hoppy but balanced by a nice, golden-caramel malt base. Solidly bitter. Dry finish with fading, grassy hops.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Gently crisp carbonation.
Overall: A pretty impressive IPA. It's not so much what it is, as what it isn't. It isn't overdone with hops, and the malt base is kept straight-forward. Nicely balanced and well-rounded.
03-04-2013 13:41:58 | More by NeroFiddled
3.79/5 rDev -0.8%
Was happy to find this one in about the only place I would expect to on my side of the state. Not sure if it is mildly past its prime, but it's still nice. Good body and flavor profile that stays consistent. Not coming off as a hop bomb, and that's fine. Still has a hearty flavor. Carbonation seems too high. But overall, it's a nice one. Glad to be able to get a chance to try it.
02-25-2013 02:32:55 | More by RblWthACoz
3.83/5 rDev +0.3%
Poured from 16oz. can into a snifter. No idea how old this thing is, local bottle shop just got it so hoping relatively fresh.
Appears a brilliant light ruby red, amber, translucent color with a nearly all white head, about a finer or so deep. Head dissipates leaving some lacing, which is thickly-webbed. Non-existent layer of white head remains on surface. The color and crispness of the appearance is reminiscent of some of my favorite IPAs, so nice start for Overbite IPA.
Smell's like it's a bit aged, not much, but not as fresh as I'd like (I assume?). It's bright and crisp, with light notes of malt, tart, and sweetness. Gotta be some citrus in there as well, I guess grapefruit. Not bad.
Taste follows the nose. But I get this nice ESB flavor to it that reminds me of another style, with bitterness. It't got malt, it's got character, it's sweet and hoppy, it's really very interesting -- not amazing but I do like it. Citrus certainly in there somewhere.
Feel evolves as it warms. At first biting and sharp, but that gives way to a creamier, albeit still bitter, experience. It's very dry, as well. Likey.
Overall this is a unique beer which required me to "work" with it as it managed to change over time. By the end of Overbite, I was really enjoying it; it's unique and I would guess experience to fully enjoy it. It's worth a try and probably slightly better than reviews. Cheers.
02-08-2013 23:09:12 | More by rodlavers
3.8/5 rDev -0.5%
Thanks to ClockworkOrange for gifting me with a pint can of this. Poured into a standard pint, the brew appears a clear copper color with a fluffy tan cap. Some streaming bubbles support the cap which lasts with solid retaining powers and produces a webby pattern of lace on the glass.
The aroma is citrus and rindy with a fruit inclusion and floral hop aspects. A little herbal and almost cheesy with a bit solvent alcohol and toasty to bready grain keeps things in balance.
The taste is herbal almost minorly medicinal with some solvent alcohol. Fruity rinds and a touch of floral to perfune-like character. It is modest with its bitterness with a faint toasty to bready grain character leading a base for the hops to play off.
This is a medium boded brew with a modest level of carbonation. It is overall pretty decent and the price is right to pick this up. Oversll this is no revolution in a can but it is a well made, affordable local offering that I would have again. Thanks for sharing Jason.
01-28-2013 14:16:15 | More by stakem
3.73/5 rDev -2.4%
$2.25 tall boy can from Abe's.
Crystal clear copper, topped by two level fingers of slightly off-white micro bubbles. Good lacing.
Grapefruit aroma with a touch of orange and peach.
Big extra sweet malt foundation. An orchard of juicy fruit. Bitter finish, not a bite, but a slow lingering that outlasts everything else.
Satisfactory mouthfeel with a bit of prickliness.
A satisfying, solid IPA.
01-07-2013 23:44:27 | More by RonfromJersey
3.75/5 rDev -1.8%
16oz can poured into a tulip pint glass.
Crystal clean golden orange with 2+ fingers worth of white head that dissipates slowly. Moderate carbonation.
Papaya, orange citrus, lemon, pine, caramel and candy sugar.
Sugar coated orange slices, papaya and drops of pineapple juice. Caramel candies, candy sugars and suggestions of toffee. Finishes with grapefruit zest, lemon zest and onion. Residual sugars and resinous pine linger.
Medium-full bodied, crisp and dry.
For being big on the malts, this IPA still has some seriously bitter bite. A good American IPA, but perhaps a little bit too sugary and I caught some onion flavors toward the finish.
01-07-2013 00:41:32 | More by justintcoons
4.5/5 rDev +17.8%
First time try for this Northeast Pa. brewery. Drank from 16oz can poured into appropriate glass. Very pleasantly surprised. Great Taste. Grapefruit notes with a touch of blood orange at the end. The hop presence is definetly there, but still maintains a nice balance. Very Fresh. Very reasonably priced with 16oz can a plus.
12-23-2012 13:10:22 | More by Sirbaron
Overbite IPA from Old Forge Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.