Overbite IPA
Old Forge Brewing Company

Overbite IPAOverbite IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #5,091
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
85
Ranked #27,239
Avg:
3.78 | pDev: 10.32%
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
198
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Old Forge Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
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85
Very Good
Overbite IPAOverbite IPA
Notes: An American IPA with big malt character giving perfect balance to the abundance of Pacific Northwest hops. Hopheads won't be disappointed. This beer was released for our 1st Anniversary celebration at the pub, then quickly became a year round favorite (cans and draft) 7.5% alc by vol. and ~75 IBU's

Initial release: 12/5/2009
Reviews: 34 | Ratings: 198 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by MacMalt:
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3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 16 oz. can into IPA glass. No date on can. It pours a lovely honey-amber color with two fingers of ecru-colored head and serious foamy lacing with great retention. It smells of biscuit malt, lemon peel, grapefruit, and floral hops. This is a malt-forward IPA with a blast of bitter hops at the finish. When I tried this on draught I tasted the citrus more than out of the can but I cannot discern the canning date. So this is a hybrid review of Overbite on draught and from the can. The tastes are nicely balanced. Neither the can nor the website is specific about the hop profile, referring instead to "Pacific Northwest hops." Regardless, the hops bite at the end. This IPA is medium-bodied, moderately carbonated, and the 7.5% ABV gives it a nice pop. Overall, I think I liked it better on draught but, again, I can't tell the age of the can. The can is a little less fruity but that may be due to age. This IPA is worth considering and I'm contemplating a visit to the brewery.

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2.93/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: Rustic orange with a fair clarity and a medium sense of effervesce within. The head is foamy and large, peanut shell colored, porous, with a fair rate of retention. Large, spongy dabs of lace with a modest coverage. Good overall.

S: Sweet sugary grains, sugar coated fresh grapefruit. Citrus, stalky with a fair strength.

T: Flavor is sweet upfront, small toasted nature, turning to aa musky, old stale citrus of hops. Seems to be turning. The sweetness in the beginning is almost intoreable. The hops do seem to get a little better and tolerable with depth, but honestly seem to be a bit sour and old, stale, with a very flat line of complexity.

M: Ok carbonation, some alcohol laced stale citrus/lime with a warmth of alcohol.

O: Overall feels a bit old, musky, overally sweet at first, with a coarse helping of hops that dont seem to blend well, very rough around the edges, not particularly tasty, just rough. Pass, no bottling info, maybe an old can? Could be better on draft? Roll the dice on a single, dont bet on a sixpack, craps.

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Overbite IPA from Old Forge Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 198 ratings