Overbite IPA | Old Forge Brewing Company

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Overbite IPAOverbite IPA

Brewed by:
Old Forge Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by gestyr on 12-30-2010

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Ratings: 197 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of buzzy
4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of MikeWard
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
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 in between 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 reviewed.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of TimNovo
4.9/5  rDev +30.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
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

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4.09/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz can into tulip.

A - Clear amber with a huge white head.

S - A blast of pine, citrus, and grapefruit hops. Hints of sweet caramel malt.

T - Citrus and grapefruit supported by a toasted caramel malt backbone. Finishes with a light earthy piney bitterness and lingering sweet graininess.

M - Creamy and smooth, medium bodied. Crisp mild carbonation, slightly dry finish.

O - This is a great IPA. Balanced and flavorful, definitely on the sweeter side, but the hop profile is pretty solid. Love the 16oz can.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Like the pint can. Wish more brewers would offer this. ('Tall boys' are old school). Refreshing flavor that is unquestionably within the bounds of a classic
IPA brew. In an age when many brewers seem preoccupied with reinterpreting IPAs with heavy coffee and chocolate flavors I really appreciated this ale as an original yet authentic IPA..

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Overbite IPA from Old Forge Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 197 ratings