Party Wave
Kane Brewing Company

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IPA - New England
Ranked #221
Ranked #1,063
4.36 | pDev: 6.19%
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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Claude-Irishman from New Jersey

4.52/5  rDev +3.7%
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 +2.5%
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 -0.5%
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 -24.3%
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 -3.7%
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 -10.6%
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 -1.6%
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 -3.9%
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 -9.4%
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 +2.3%
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 -10.8%
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 +3.2%
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%
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%
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%
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 +2.3%
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 -0.2%
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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mikebeerz80 from New Jersey

4.92/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

As an avid IPA drinker this is my favorite beer so it's tough to grasp that this is a limited release. On draft super fresh at Maloney's in Matawan. Pale yellow, hazy. Tropical taste, almost cotton candy-like. Hops are present but don't dominate. Some alcohol bite but very subtle. Kane needs to put this one in their regular rotation. Could drink this all day. Even the buzz feels perfect.

Jun 24, 2017
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Greyvtrayn from New Jersey

4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 4/7. Thanks for hooking up Jason! Hazy and flat orange color with a nice head that left nice lacing on the glass. Tropical and citrus fruit smells, a hint of bubble gum. Hoppy upfront followed by malt and then some nice citrus fruit and dry finish. My favorite Kane IPA offering to date. Had this one for the first time back in Feb and it's just as good as I remember. Shared a couple of these with friends to try to spread the good word on Kane!

May 26, 2017
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SmashAdams from New Jersey

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

Seems like every local brewery is is pumping out this type of IPA lately. Super hazy with a nice head and lacing. The smell is pulpy mango and maybe pineapple and orange. Mosaic seems to be most prominent hop. The taste follows and finishes with some herbal hops, slightly sweet malt, and a hint of alcohol heat. yb

Apr 26, 2017
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mkh012 from Colorado

4.57/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. can poured at 48° into a Kane teku. Canned 8 days ago.

A beautiful sunset gradient. Amber at the bottom of the glass and lighter yellow-orange towards the top, capped with sticky white lacing.

The nose is pineapple, passion fruit, white gummi bear, and peach ring candy. Hints of fresh grass and biscuity malt.

The taste follows - a soft citric base complemented by tropical fruit and the slightest hint of leafy green. The aftertaste is lightly bitter. The mouthfeel is soft. Just south of medium.

Overall, one of the best NJ IPAs.

Apr 16, 2017
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Ryty410 from New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A cloudy opaque orange color. Solid lacing but not much of a head on the pour. Smells like grapefruit and other citrus. Slightly dry and a lighter mouthfeel. All around a fantastic IPA. A little juice bomb perfect for the drier winter weather.

Jan 15, 2017
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HopBomb515 from New Jersey

4.72/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Hazy light orange, big white head and tons of lacing. Fruity hoppy aromatics. Notes of juicy citrus salad, peach, mango and wet pine needles. Super juicy, tons of fruity aromatics, soft on the feel, low on the bitterness and crushable. This is an amazing IPA.

Jan 14, 2017
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SDavis108 from New Jersey

4.9/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Just poured from a 16oz can to a tulip glass. This thing in a NJ juice bomb. I can compare this to almost anything that they are making up at the New England breweries..... fantastic

Jan 13, 2017
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orcrist_cleaver from New York

4.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A column of dark sunburst down shrouded by lighter a lighter yellow-tangerine where the sun penetrates. Head is white a frothy. Retention is half a session in length with waterfall lacing.
Aroma features sweet tropical fruits of mango-pineapple, papaya-tangerine. A real nice melange of floral and fruitiness. It then opens up into a grassy lea as thistles, rose water, berry bushes, and fallen lime tree leaves muddled under foot release their scent.
Flavor is very much bittersweet passionfruit, grapefruit peel, and floral orange zest to start. A bit of bubblegum transitions to sweeter tropical tones mid-palate. It finishes with noticeable pine and citrus resin.

The aroma is so finely meshed I almost felt let down by the taste. Great in many aspects, the flavor is less intertwined than interconnected. It's almost as the beer peels back in layers--like an onion--to reveal each flavor component: citrus, sweet tropical fruit, and lastly earthy pine. Coincidentally, this happens as the beer warms. The beer's continuity is helped, however, by the pilsnery malt creating a sourdough flavor that pairs nicely with the floral tropics.

Feel is crisp up front. Lively and light body plays nice with the more acidic and bittersweet fruits. More stolid as it warms; carbonation is truant at this point.

Dec 18, 2016
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