Overbite IPA - Old Forge Brewing Company

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86
very good

151 Ratings
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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.71%
Wants: 4
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Old Forge Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: gestyr on 12-30-2010)
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Photo of mvanaskie13
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass, color is copper, transparent, great off white to light tan head that is dense and thick, head laces well along the outside of the glass.

Smell is subdued, mostly toasted malt flavors upfront; as it warms the hops come through, earthy bitterness, some pine and lighter citrus.

Taste is pretty solid, nice light toasted malt, clean sweetness, nice hop flavor, bursts of pine and citrus, lemon prominent, light earthiness. great flavor balance from a stronger ipa.

Mouthfeel is very well balanced, hop bitterness presents upfront with a lingering sweetness and bitterness that work well, good carbonation but it doesnt overpower.

Overall, this is a great brew, easy drinking, almost a strong pale ale with its solid malt backbone, but a good, simple hop palate that is strong enough to back up the ipa moniker. another great brew from Old Forge.

Photo of BeerCon5
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of AndyAvalanche
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz. can poured into a bulbed pint glass. Liquid itself comes out a nice slightly pale amber color. The clarity on the liquid is outstanding. I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder in this scenario and some like a hazy beer, others like it clear, but it's tough not to respect the clarity here with a hearty color, impressive. Nice orange cream colored head that's crazy big on an aggressive pour, mostly small bubbles to make it look frothy, but there's some slightly larger bubbles as well. Pretty good lacing after each sip as well. Overall a really impressive looking beer.

Smell is pretty good, like any IPA its hoppy, no exception here, not a hop bomb, but that's what comes out strongest. There's a nice grassy tone, but a good blend of citrus (primarily grapefruit and light tangerine), and a touch of pine.

Not really a whole lot different in the taste area than as the smell. Hoppy but well balanced overall. Probably not quite as grassy as it is cutrusy, maybe a little bit more of the citrus peel at the end for a touch more of bitterness. Don't get me wrong though, this isn't a palate wrecker, starts out a nice sweet bready tone.

Nice mouthfeel, flavor lingers, a hard medium body. Great carbonation level and completely clean and fresh feel. As stated before it's well balanced and it starts sweet with a nice dry bitter finish at the end with a touch of grit. Really drinkable IPA, could easily be a nice crowd pleaser.

Photo of buzzy
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of scottDC
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Dreadnaught33
2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

Photo of DaveHack
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of MikeWard
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured from 16oz can int a standard pint glass. No freshness dating that I could identify. Thanks to Tim for the gift.

Poured a lovely clear amber colored body with a 1+ finger white creamy head. Lots of small carbonation kept the head well retained. Left several thick rings after each chug, with a nice layer of lacing inbetween the rings.

Nose was subtle, no big hops explosion or fruit popping out, though both were present. A touch of pine perhaps.

Taste was also quite subtle. No high carbonation, gave the impression of a very sessionable beer, though at 7.5, that may get you in trouble. hops and fruit combined for a pleasant tasting pint.

Mouth was a little below medium, finish a touch dry.

Overall, a decent enough beer, something I would have no problem ordering again. Perhaps of more important note for me, this broke my "cans phobia", and is the first canned craft beer I've reveiwed.

Photo of McTavern
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of yuenglingade
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of beermeister9
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of TimNovo
4.9/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is simply underrated. It is by far one of the best IPAs that I've had. The body and hoppiness is a little lighter then the crown jewel (Headytopper) but it's got to be the most refreshing 7.5%abv IPA that I have ever tasted.

The grapefruit and pine taste are out of this world. Although the body in a little thinner than a double IPA the taste is all there. At a 75 IBU the bitterness and ABV are balanced astonishing well.

If you are a hop head that loves more than just IPAs (the stouts and porters) you'll absolutely fall in love with this masterpiece.

Photo of Scott1970
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of crowsnest
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of blibby05
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Buggies
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of TheMultiYeast
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of beerfinder
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of juliusseizure
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Dreamer
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of JohnGoodwin3
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of horshamguy
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can poured into a 22 ounce tulip.

A--Dark golden look. Clear, with a decent head that fades quickly and leaves a tiny bit of lacing.
S--Hoppy, citrus with a bit of a piney scent. Quite nice, but also very much in line with what an IPA should be.
T--Excellent balance between the expected hoppiness of an IPA and the too often forgotten maltiness. Nice touch of citrus.
M--Tart and still a little creamy.Not especially carbonated. Quenching.
O--Excellent. A fine example of an American IPA. They come in 16 ounce cans at 7.5%, so watch what you're doing.

Photo of Lurkerson
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of HerbScott
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

bought two cases of the pint cans directly from the Old Forge Brewing Co". The cases were actually canned that very morning; which equals a very fresh IPA. We took a case to the OBX, refrigerated them for two days before we opened the first one, we all enjoyed a few pints.
This beer is a good, clean IPA with a traditional nose and palate. Not too much

Overbite IPA from Old Forge Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.