Overbite IPA
Old Forge Brewing Company

Overbite IPAOverbite IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #5,089
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
85
Ranked #27,248
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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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 woemad:
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3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can received via the generosity of MacMalt as part of NBS BIF #5. No freshness date on the can.

Poured into a Jones Radiator mug, this was a dark amber color, slightly chill-hazed. Good sized, beige head that took time to drop and left lots of lace on the sides of the mug.

Grapefruity and piney hops greeted the workers at my olfactory, along with a subordinate but still substantial bready malt backbone.

Hop flavor is higher in the mix in the taste than I expected from the nose, but not in a really big way. Like a lot of eastern IPAs before the super fruity NE IPA, or whatever you want to call that particular sub-style, the balance of hops and malts taste closer than they would in a cliched example of a West coast IPA. That's not to say the malts run the show. The hops, while clearly the dominant partner, are simply on a somewhat shorter leash than what I am used to. Still, this is a tasty, flavorful beer that I would not shy away from if I encountered it at a local bar. Finish is dry, yet more sweet than I am used to as well.

Medium bodied, with a coating, resiny mouthfeel.

Like I said above re: the flavor, this is different than most local IPAs, but not hugely so. While I doubt it would be my absolute local favorite if brewed here, it would still be a pretty solid choice when craving an IPA. Never heard of it or Old Forge before, but based on this encounter I would definitely drink this again and give something else from this brewery a shot. Thanks, MacMalt.

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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