Kane Brewing Company

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Kane Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #202
Ranked #1,229
4.31 | pDev: 7.19%
Jun 01, 2022
Mar 30, 2012
Notes: Overhead is an American-style Imperial IPA. This beer is loaded with our favorite hops; Amarillo, Columbus, Centennial and Simcoe. It’s bittered with a gigantic charge of Columbus and Simcoe early in the kettle that is followed by several rounds of late kettle and whirlpool hops using Amarillo, Centennial and Simcoe. In the end, Overhead is brewed with over 5 pounds of hops per barrel which includes two rounds of dry hopping to create a cascade of pine, resin and citrus hop flavors that consume your palate. Although we brew Overhead with the same imported Pilsner and light crystal malts as Head High and ferment it with our house ale strain to produce a dry crisp finish, this blend of different hops creates an entirely new experience all its own.

Malt: Pilsner, Light Crystal, CaraPils & Wheat
Hops: 5+LBS/BBL
Kettle: Columbus & Simcoe
Whirlpool: Amarillo, Centennial & Simcoe
Dry Hop: Columbus & Simcoe
Yeast: American

OG: 18° Plato
IBUs: 100+
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4.6 by hopley from Massachusetts on Jun 01, 2022
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4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by irs from New Jersey

Canned 5/2/22. Very fresh!
hazy to opaque with a lot of foam that quickly dissapates. Strong but hard to hold onto nose.... Definitely alot of pine and citrus, specifically grapefruit. Nice effervescence not too much not to little. Taste is light, you can tell there's pilsner malt. Bitter ness is right, not overwhelming and I can still taste the malts, finish is very dry and leaves a pleasant, bitter aftertaste.

May 16, 2022
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4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by ScruffySouthpaw from New York

Served in a tulip hurricane glass from the can.

Appearance: very hazy body but almost transparent which you could see very easily as you pour the beer into the glass, creating a white head which is roughly one full finger's length off the body.

Smell: grapefruit skin smell which comes and goes to the nostrils but it's still appetizing.

Taste: yellow grapefruit juice mixed with light lemon and I'm feeling a parsley note to the brew. You can say it's lemongrass but not as potent semi sweet but more better and malty none of the less.

Mouth: medium to full carbonation with a very sticky body and it does come off a bit dry but the stickiness goes linger.

Overall: great gifts for my father-in-law, if you are into ipa's I personally think this is a pretty decent grab. As usual my first one of the night, salud.

May 04, 2022
3.98 by CreightonSM from New York on Mar 26, 2022
4.19 by dexterk1 from Illinois on Oct 29, 2021
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4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by snaotheus from Washington

16oz can served in a tulip. Received from @MacMalt in BIF #14. Dated 09/01/21.

Pours a moderately hazy light yellow with a medium sized head that turns into a coarse continent of bubbles clinging to one side of the glass. Smell is lemon and citrus, slight dankness, maybe a hint of melon rind.

Taste is more melon forward than I expected. Though it has a deep and powerful resin-bitter finish, which I really like. Make me think of unripe citrus fruit. Moderate sweetness is there (though dominated by that bitterness), maybe a floral tinge to it.

Mouthfeel is light, dry, kind of crisp. Overall, very enjoyable beer.

Oct 29, 2021
4.24 by let8it8grow from Pennsylvania on Sep 03, 2021
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4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Beers-es from Virginia

From a 3-week-old can, pours a hazy orange. Big off-white head leaves plenty of pretty lacing. Smell and taste are bursting with hops, a nice combination of fruit and resinous pine. Good bitterness in the finish. Outstanding beer, love it. Great label design too.

Aug 05, 2021
4.17 by dalevins10 from New Jersey on Feb 21, 2021
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4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by gooddaydiablo from Texas

look: pale hazy

smell: dank pine

taste: floral, piney, resin, pineapple and grapefruit, some malty

feel: smooth, thin body, good finish

overall: pretty good beer, from NJ

Nov 02, 2020
4.59 by Wesmaze from New York on Oct 30, 2020
4.73 by Shan-man from New Jersey on Sep 12, 2020
4.39 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania on Sep 09, 2020
3.56 by CruzinCooler from New Jersey on Jul 18, 2020
4.32 by saymike32 from New Jersey on Jul 11, 2020
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3.53/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by JRed from New Jersey

Bright golden body with white fluffy head. Aroma of lemon, citrus rind, grass, heavy pine. Tastes of citrus rind, lemon skin, heavy pine, grass, and booze. Heavy bodied with medium carbonation.

Jun 18, 2020
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4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by KTCamm from New Jersey

2/22/20...cloudy thick golden yellow. Modest white foam, not pronounced. Lemony fruity nose. Lemon tart open with a quick pivot to a bitter balanced rind flavor. Grapefruit hints in the background. Full bodied. Real tasty.

Mar 29, 2020
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4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by FBarber from Illinois

Pours a bright yellow-orange color. Somewhat cloudy, but nothing like a NE style IPA. Nice frothy white head collapses slowly leaving just a thin residual head.

Aroma has bright notes of orange, grapefruit, pineapple, and a touch of citrus zest. Back end has some light crackery malt notes with a light green hop note.

Taste follows the nose with notes of orange, grapefruit, pineapple, a touch of citrus zest on a palate of pilsner malts that allow the hops to really shine. Moderate bitterness on the back end. Has some piney characteristics on the finish.

Feel is surprisingly light and drinkable for a DIPA. Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation.

Overall a lovely DIPA - really hits all the characteristics I want from a DIPA.

Mar 28, 2020
4.42 by BltByKrmn from New York on Mar 21, 2020
4.25 by TedStrosser from Pennsylvania on Feb 25, 2020
4.25 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota on Feb 23, 2020
4.25 by BEER88 from Washington on Jan 25, 2020
4.25 by Jdells09 from New Jersey on Jan 07, 2020
4.18 by Eleschhorn from New York on Jan 06, 2020
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4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by mnj21655 from Massachusetts

Aside from a very significant amount of particulates/chunks this pours mostly clear pale yellow gold in color with a finger plus of dense white head. Aromas of resin, pine, and citrus. A little sweet but not much malt or fermentation character in the aroma, maybe a touch fruity but pretty clean. Taste hits the same notes as the aroma: resin, pine, and citrus; all in balance with a bit of sweetness throughout and a light bitterness in the finish. I think that this is medium bodied with moderate carbonation but the chunks of particulate distract significantly from the drinking experience. Overall this is a very tasty beer but I could really do without the chunks. The aromas and flavors are great. The can is less than a month old and has been kept refrigerated but even with a relatively gentle pour a lot of sediment made it into the glass.

Jan 03, 2020
4.6 by George2744 from Pennsylvania on Nov 08, 2019
4.59 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania on Nov 06, 2019
4.01 by Sammy from Canada (ON) on Nov 04, 2019
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3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by SmashAdams from New Jersey

It's a really good beer but I swear when I had this years ago on tap it was not the overly hazy NE style IPA it is now. It's listed as 100 IBU and it probably used to be but I really don't think so anymore. A good, very hoppy, double IPA but not in my wheelhouse. nb

Oct 07, 2019
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4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by farrago from New Jersey

Dense off-white head, fantastic retention, offers long and thin lacing streaks. Fully cloudy liquid with a dark yellow to orange hue, opaque with scattered and slowly moving bubbles visible. A piercing, tarry dankness sets the stage in the nose, marijuana and tea leaf notes, conversely it’s floral with substantial apricot, peach, pineapple fruit scents, juicy and longlasting, fresh and powerful. Full-bodied, a touch too foamy which destabilizes the mouth entry. However, the creaminess adds to the weight, which is both impressive and perhaps muting. Minty and piney here, a lot more orange citrus as well. Nothing quite bitter but that dankness lends an undercurrent of sourness. Bodacious papaya, mango, pineapple to peach fruit, as if dusted with fine powdered sugar. Breadier towards the finish. Alcohol hidden quite well. Shows more definition colder, flavors dull some when getting close to room temps. Crushable.

Oct 05, 2019
4.23 by DC118 from New Jersey on Sep 20, 2019
4.49 by Nunya from Ohio on Sep 12, 2019
4.33 by Latarnik from New Jersey on Sep 05, 2019
4.29 by Husky-Topper from New Jersey on Aug 18, 2019
4 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Aug 15, 2019
4.08 by SFC21 from Florida on Aug 03, 2019
4.27 by 7irondave from Massachusetts on Aug 01, 2019
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4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by deleted_user_995920

Pours a semi opaque, deep golden yellow with a healthy creamy/foamy off white head. Smell pine cones,mild clove,pineapple, abundant hop smell. Also picking up a wet grass scent. Taste is amazing. A blend of juicy,fruity ,spicy hops, rounded out by a near perfect malt bill. Feels medium bodied with a juicy finish.Overall a delicious DIPA that stands out among thousands

Jul 21, 2019
4.25 by DMcGirr from Massachusetts on May 23, 2019
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