Party Wave
Kane Brewing Company

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IPA - New England
Ranked #240
Ranked #1,034
4.35 | pDev: 5.98%
Kane Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
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Notes: Party Wave is brewed with a blend of four hops; Galaxy, Mosaic, Simcoe and Citra throughout the process. Flavors of passion fruit and citrus from the heavy use of Galaxy and Citra and more subtle pine and tropical fruit from the Mosaic and Simcoe blend well with a simple malt bill of Pilsner, Wheat and Low Crystal.
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snaotheus from Washington

4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can served in a Kane tulip. Dated 09-08-21. Received from @MacMalt in NBS BIF #14.

Pours a hazy brassy yellow color with a fairly small head. Smell is super juicy -- orange pith and orange zest and a little bit of tropical something.

Taste is right up my alley. Follows the same profile but is less juicy than the aroma, more resinous and tending toward bitterness but still keeping the fruit characteristics.

Mouthfeel is medium and fairly smooth, maybe the slightest hint of a chalky texture. Overall, this is very good.

Nov 05, 2021
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hopsputin from New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

a: super hazy mixture of orange and matte yellow. 1 finger, slightly rocky, solid white head

s: tons of simcoe in the nose. onions, garlic, grapefruit and creamsicle ice cream. sweet lemon, orange juice, and orange zest. some dank grass and sweet caramel malts. a hint of peach and blueberry cobbler at the backend. finish is earthy and some grapefruit

t: follows the nose. the onion, garlic, and dank grass dominate the initial taste. orange juice, passionfruit, and peach cobbler behind that. some sweet lemons and a very small hint of sweet grains. a bit of tea leaf towards the back of this as well along with some dry crackers

m: super fluffy mouthfeel that is on the fuller side of medium. low carbonation. spot-on mouthfeel

o: this one is a Simcoe & Galaxy bomb. earthy with some tropical elements, but mostly earthy. tasty and well-balanced for the style

Jul 22, 2021
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Kane Brewing Co. "Party Wave"
16 fl. oz. can, "CANNED ON 01/14/21" and sampled on 02/01/21
$6.29 @ Roger Wilco, Pennsauken, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: So what do we have here? "India Pale Ale". Well that's helpful; not. It's a muddy golden-tan beneath a full head of rocky white foam. The aroma is "dank" and resinous, backed by tropical fruit. It's fairly bright and bold so I'm expecting a lot from the flavor... and that's exactly what I've got. Now to dissect it... it's not that bitter but at the same time the malt isn't that sweet. There's a bit of hop bite to it which helps to balance it. I'm getting notes of peach, passion fruit, guava, tangerine, non-specific melon, and sweet berries. Would I say pineapple? I don't know, maybe pineapple - but certainly pine - no, definitely pineapple as well. The pine is there all along beneath the fruit but it really steps forward in the finish. I get pine, passion fruit, and a little bit of earth and spiciness lingering. It's pretty intense, and really quite satisfying. It's an interesting blend of the more straightforward "juicy" NEIPAs, the heavily dank NEIPAs, and the sweeter and fruitier NEIPAs; it's got everything rolled up into one. It might help that this sample is only a few days old... just over 16 days since canning, but I'm inclined to say that it's a real winner. The head has maintained an almost complete surface covering, and there's some very nice bursts and splashes of lacing left behind on the side of the glass. It is a bit murky, which hurts its appearance a little bit, but all of that extra protein does give it a bigger, smoother mouthfeel. I don't often run back to the store to get more but I'm definitely going to grab more of these.
Review #7,181

Feb 01, 2021
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beerthulhu from New Jersey

4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Deep hazy pineapple-orange coloring prepares you for the party of tropical aroma and flavor to follow. A billowy cream colored topping with a juicy dank color and appearance beneath. A nice lacing covers the glass walls fully. The head is incredibly dense and resilient.

S: Fresh pineapple juice and mangoes are all day on the open, juicy wet, refreshing that has signs of peaches and lime. Wet pine and wet grassy hop hints sneak in and grow in the background. Papayas, and kiwi add to the tropical fruitiness, its all in there, sweet and juicy with a soft flair of dry pine resins.

T: Flavor was more dry hopped, of tropical flavors, pineapple, peaches, with some flowery hop dryness. Fine grain malting, smooth, dried tropical peach, guava and dry orange peel. Bittering leave of pine and grassy hop fade.

M: Medium body, dry flowery feel, really soft texture from the pilsner base.

O: Overall the pilsner malt defines this beer and base, with its soft feel. A great supply of background dry hopping while the nose is juicy and wet all day and succulent. Its a party wave of hops, with a strong drinkability.

Dec 24, 2020
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Act25 from New Jersey

4.17/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

35th review of a local craft favorite from Ocean NJ, next door to AsburyPark (and Wegmans!)
Fine DIPA, worth a blind taste test vs the best.
a) hazed apricot flesh body with lively, lacing head.
s) Candied tangerine, papaya, orange, mango with a marmalade rind finale. A bit of French Bread Toast and melon.
t) Flavor is that see-saw between candied orange colored fruit and tangy bitter, with a background of fresh baked bread.
f) Silky, chalky, fresh, clean. (ocean indeed)
o) Deserves a blind taste vs strong DIPA line up.

Nov 28, 2020
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 7-24-20.

A - Opaque medium gold color with dense, soapy white lacing.

S - Spicy fruit rind, peach, citrus, and passion fruit.

T - Follows the nose with alot of fruity spiciness - peach, citrus, passion fruit, earthy citrus, berry, and end balanced between spicy citrus along with some pine bitterness.

M - Very resiny and coats the mouth with spicy tropical citrus. Big medium body.

O - Really love how the fruit resin intensity builds on the palate. A definite recommended try.

Sep 09, 2020
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maddogruss from New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: pours hazy straw yellow body with its white head with nice retention and lacing.
S: earthy, dank smelling hops with some sweet lemongrass notes
T: sweet, lemongrass notes with some dank hop taste; subtle citrus hop note in the finish.
M: medium bodied and smooth
O: pretty well balanced hop and malt taste; easy drinking beer given the ABV. Crisp and refreshing.

Aug 23, 2020
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AZBeerDude72 from Arizona

4.36/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Hazy gold with white foamy head and thick lacing.
N: Melon hit with some citrus and resin notes.
T: Really refreshing hit of melon, limes, and what I describe as buttery crackers.
M: Light and really refreshing.
O: Loved this beer, the flavor mix was really enjoyable.

Jul 20, 2020
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Claude-Irishman from New Jersey

4.52/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque bright orange, with a long lasting white sticky pillow like head. Smell is apricot,pineapple,an almost herbal like hop smell,wet hay. Taste is orangeade, green tea,pineapple,stone fruit,some sweetness,mild mint. Feels medium bodied,finishes juicy. This is a delicious offering from Kane, I think it is my favorite.

Jun 27, 2020
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farrago from New Jersey

4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Big head, close to three fingers, cream white, dimpled surface, very good retention, some lacing. Cloudy but short of purée, you can faintly see you hand moving through the glass, basic yellowish hue. Explosive nose of tangerine pulp, fresh pine sap, floral dew and marijuana resin, seems peppery at times, solid array of apricot, melon, pineapple to guava fruit, that resiny element outlasts it all. Medium-bodied, has a welcome carbonated churn which contributes to its relative lack of heaviness. Well-integrated, starts with bready and floral notes. Here the dankness is lighter but more consistently present throughout. The tangerine supplemented by blood orange and a hint of lemon. Same array of fruit as found in the nose. Starts out dry and finishes sweeter. Good reverb through the finish. Personally I am appreciative of its integration and lack of flamboyance, decidedly increases drinkability. (Canned 6/4/20)

Jun 13, 2020
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larryi86 from Delaware

4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thank you TheGent for this
16 oz can, dated 4/15/20, poured into a teku

A- A hazy golden straw with a two finger white head.

S- Citrus, piney, melons, a little dank, slightly herbal.

T- Citrus, some oranges, lime zest, sweet malts, piney, earthy, a little dank.

M- Smooth, creamy, medium body.

O- A good NEIPA, a little on the sweet side but has a nice hop combo.

May 14, 2020
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q33jeff from New Jersey

3.3/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25


Can to snifter.

Look: hazy yellow, thick with a thick white head. Excellent retention.

AROMA: lemon, stale cantaloupe, perfume, hay. Kind of all over the place.
TASTE: citrus bite along with buttermilk biscuit. Nothing awful just a bit blah with a couple funky flavors.
FEEL: thick for IPA, but very drinkable.


Apr 17, 2019
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy light orange with a finger of near-white head. Sudsy lacing.

Grass, melon, papaya, orange and a little smokey herb in the nose.

The taste follows with a little sugary, candied orange sweetness balanced out by a peppery herbal note and some grass and citrus pith bitterness. A hint of mineral water is in there, too.

Really creamy feel with great carbonation that offers a little fizz cutting through.

Very solid. The carbonation in this one really accentuates the flavors perfectly.

Apr 14, 2019
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AyatollahGold from Indiana

3.9/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pouring from a 16 oz can into a Willi Becher style glass, this beer pours out like straw and orange. Not technically hazy, but TONS of sediment and floaters in it. First Kane beer I’ve had with floaters like this. It forms a two finger width, dense and creamy crown with good retention and some lacing. Docking some for floaters. 3.25

The nose brings citrus and tropical elements of oranges, tangerine, melon, mango, maybe slightly ripe banana. Pleasant, but nothing too impressive. 3.75

The taste comes in with nice melon upfront before turning to a cracker/biscuit background. Oranges, tangerine, nectarine. 4

Very soft, creamy and smooth mouthfeel. Pillow like. No sharpness and well carbonated. 4.5

Overall, while this is a solid brew, it’s rather unimpressive. No real poor qualities other than the floaters in the appearance. Other than that, it was pleasant in the nose and taste and delightful in the mouthfeel. Well balanced and creamy, just didn’t bring enough to separate it and make it stand out from the numerous others of the style in today’s market. 3.75

Feb 03, 2019
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Traded for this a while ago and finally got around to it on this cold night. So much going on here with the variety of hops and malt in this with the end result being a mysteriously dank beer that took a while to fully warm up, as I warmed up to it. Lots of fruit here without feeling overly juicy as this was a pretty smooth sipper given the ABV percentage...

Not a bad look to this as I poured it out, with a hazy honey hue with plenty of long-lasting head to top it off, and extensive rings of lacing left behind on my pint glass as I worked my way through this. Very little sediment was at the bottom of the liquid as the bottom of the can was undated. Plenty of orange, citrus pith, lime, tropical fruit, and wheat in the nose as the aroma was just as extensive as the notes that could be felt on the palate. Citrus, pine dankness, and all of the malts coalesced together to give this a very heavy, but pleasing taste that had to be sipped slowly to fully appreciate. The passion fruit lent itself to this beer's understated juiciness but the aftertaste was quite dry given the malts and low amount of carbonation, with a faint hint of bubblegum sweetness drawing me into the next sip...

Thankfully, the alcohol was recessed and allowed for everything else to shine, as understated as it's components were. If there was a thinking person's beer, this would be it as nothing in particular stood out but the whole was certainly greater than the sum of it's parts. Nice job with this one from start to finish and easily the fullest and most well-rounded of this style that I've ever had...

Jan 30, 2019
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Tony210 from New Jersey

4.19/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly hazy light straw color. Big hoppy aroma, very dank. Flavor is dank hops, bitter lemon, guava. Carbonation makes the beer creamy. Overall a good ipa, a little too dank and bitter for me.

Draft at brewery
4.25 rating.

Jan 17, 2019
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NiceTaps from New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 ounce can in an IPA glass.

Unfiltered two-tone (courtesy of the glass style) light yellow/yellow-gold color. A fluffy 2F white cap fades to a heavy film leaving soapy lacing.

Soft grapefruit and lemon citrus aromas, unsweetened tropical fruit, pine sap.

Strong tropical fruit flavor. A touch of pine and light malt. Citrus is lost.

Mouthfeel is good; medium body, nice malt base, some hop bitterness, no juice jab, finishes very dry.

Drinks a strong 7.2% abv and the flavor is underwhelming. I like that it's not a juice bomb. Worth a shot.

Jan 11, 2019
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy honey color with the bubble show forming the full three fingers; excellent retention, with copious clumps of lace

Smell: Tropical tones of passion fruit, papaya and pineapple along with some pine

Taste: Bold tropical flavors from the outset, with the passion fruit and papaya dominant; subtle pineapple tones emerge; through the middle, a moderately assertive piney bitterness moves to the fore, with the tropical tones lingering underneath

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body (somewhat creamy) with moderate carbonation

Overall: An impressive IPA with some New England elements while not toeing exactly to the party line

Thanks, Evening Cordial, for the opportunity

Aug 08, 2018
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JohnnyHopps from Indiana

3.89/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - The beer poured a hazy yellow color with a white head.

Smell - The nose head light tangerine notes with hints of bitterness.

Taste - At the front, there is a pleasant orange flavor. Then there is a big front of bitterness, it almost ranges as being on a at the front, there is a pleasant orange flavor. Then there is a big front of bitterness, it almost ranges as being onIony. This one runs a bit too better for me, but becomes less intense in back.

Mouthfeel - There is some nice viscosity, almost like a New England IPA.

Overall - This one is just a bit too better for me.

Aug 02, 2018
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Ciocanelu from Romania

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2018, Green Session. Hazy golden color. Aroma is fruity, hoppy and floral with a sweet background. Taste is balanced, citrusy and grainy with bitter citrus rind and grapefruit flavor.

Jun 21, 2018
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srw from Virginia

4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Hazy orange and yellow color with a finger and a half of lasting head that lingers. A good amount of floaters appear.
S: Citrus, orange, mango, mellon
T: Citrus again, mostly orange, mango
F: Smooth creamy mouthfeel and medium light carbonation.
O: Nice IPA by Kane, very drinkable.

May 13, 2018
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tzieser from New Jersey

4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 4/11/18. I’m very happy to finally get my hands on some cans of Party Wave from the brewery without having to wait in a line. Kudos to Kane for really making their brewey experience smooth and effecient (worth noting I didn’t go on a release day).

Poured from a 16oz can into a tulip glass. Hazy straw/golden in color, completely turbid with a fluffy white head that slowly settles into a thin lacing. Strong hop aroma, as expected, with fruity notes of ripe peaches, papaya and guava. Flavor is also quite hoppy (again, as expected), with the same aforementioned tropical fruits, plus a bit of pine bitterness. Pillowy soft mouthfeel, slightly dry finish.

All in all this is a world class IPA that I’d put up against most of the trendy IPAs from my home state of Massachusetts. Highly recommended.

Apr 20, 2018
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VoxRationis from New York

4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Decanted from a 16 oz (355 ml) can into a Kane snifter; canned on 04/11/18 and purchased at the brewery.
A: Pours a nearly opaque, golden orange color with a one half inch white head, little retention, but some soapy lacing.
S: Broad set of fruit aromas with elements of nectarine, mango, and orange, notable for the scent of pine and actual mint leaves.
T: Drinks very grainy and resiny at first with orange citrus and papaya becoming more evident as it warms. Malts hard to distinguish under all that fruit. Solid piney bitterness appropriate for the style. Tingling aftertaste.
M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Creamy.
O: A nicely constructed and well made NE-style IPA. Certainly on a par with Tree House Sap or Trillium Mettle.

Apr 17, 2018
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dsa7783 from New Jersey

4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Morris Tap And Grill in Randolph. Pours a golden effervescent hue with moderate frothing. Assertive aroma replete with hints of citrus and grapefruit. Similar overall flavor profile.

Jan 11, 2018
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chitownfanatic21 from Nebraska

4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I have that my buddy Dave for this, I love Kane! It has been almost 2 years since my last Kane, and he hooked me up. This is a much well worth it IPA. Is it an NE IPA, no, but it is still great. Well worth your time!!!

Jul 05, 2017
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