Overhead | Kane Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kane Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
kanebrewing.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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+

BEER STATS
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
586
pDev:
7.42%
 
 
Wants:
87
Gots:
135
Trade:
3
 
User Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 98 | Ratings: 586
Photo of nbrady37
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can dated 4/18/19. Poured into Belgian tulip.
Look is medium dense bright orange haze with a white head. Nose is nice bright orangey citrus and a bit of grapefruit, a bit of west coast dank and earthiness in the back keeping it from being a true NEIPA. Taste is the same citrus through the middle with the finish adding in the little bit of dank and earthiness leading into a medium bitter finish, lingering citrus though. Mouthfeel is medium thin. Overall really nice east coast IPA, a great utilization of hops without muddling flavors that also has a nice balance of bitterness. Good stuff.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a foggy light orange with two fingers of white foam. Transparency drops to heavy haze when the final few ounces are poured into the glass. Head retention is good, with dense rings of lacing left behind. Aroma is juicy, featuring notes of tangerine, mango, melon dew, orange, and lemon zest. It's as if the citrus has been rung out and left in a bowl in front of you. Light bodied notes of bready, earthy, toasty malts come and go as afterthoughts to the hops in the spotlight. Flavor profile is melon dew, melon, orange, tangerine, papaya, grapefruit and lemon zest. Tropical fruits and citrus are still dense in the flavor profile, but pale compared with the brightness of the nose. Earthy, bready and nutty malts hold down the hops from running free and untamed, but get little recognition or air time in the flavor profile. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with light bursts of effervescence and graininess to form a little gritty texture. Overall, hops are abundant, but are well tamed and work together with malts to form a 75/25 balance between the two.

Served in a 15.5oz Speigalau tulip from a 16oz can.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pouring from a 16 oz. can into a Willi Becher glass, this beer pours out golden straw in color and forms a dense and creamy two finger width crown. Not hazy, but very small sediment floating throughout. Leaves some lacing.

The nose brings a dankness of burnt pine, resin and citrus as a background. Love the pine though.

The taste comes in the pine mixing with a juicy citrus. Grapefruit, slight oranges. Sweetness like Honey. Maybe slight crystal malt showing but not much.

Mouthfeel is wet, sticky, silky, syrupy and oily. Medium carbonation. Alcohol hidden pretty well.

Overall, this has been my favorite of the core IPAs by Kane so far. I like the dankness it brings along with the sweetness. However, while this is balanced and enjoyable, I still feel like it could bring a little more to the table. But it’s an easy drinker.

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Photo of colts9016
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Several of Kane Brewing beers have been very tasty. The beer is 46 degrees and served in a tulip glass. A gentle pour produced a two finger head with fair retention. The head is billowy and airy and white. The head dissipates at a faster rate than I wanted but it left some lacing on the glass. The color of the beer is SRM 5 a pale gold color with amber hues. Yeast in the beer gives the beer a haziness.

The aromas in the beer are pine, grapefruit, tropical, herbal, grassy, toasted malts, lemons, oranges, yeast, honey, and earthiness.

The flavors in the beer are tropical, herbal, grassy, a touch of pine, lemons, oranges, honey, toasted malts, and yeasty.

The mouthfeel of the beer is crisp and astringent.

The body of the beer is medium, medium-high carbonation, and full finish.

The DIPA is good with a strong malt backbone. I would lean more toward a NEIPA than a WCIPA. Solid beer a must try for any hop head.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This looks EXACTLY like Head High, which I just reviewed, and that’s not surprising - this has the same malt bill as that magnificent beer.

The nose is a bit different, though - there’s a significant pine note, to accompany the citrus, and that pine brings along a resiny note as well.

The pine/resin collab are more forward on the taste, and then the dank citrus notes barge in and demand a seat at the table, which they’re granted, along with the Pilsner and crystal malts.

This is two months old. It has literally not dropped off a millimeter. And if it has, I shudder to think how good it would be fresher, because it is world-class, IMHO.

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Photo of Act25
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a) Pours hazy/cloudy amber/yellow color with a 2 finger dense, rocky, white head with lots of lace and retention. Fantastic appearance.
s) Aromas run large gamut of fruit, more tropical that orange, and there's honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness.
t) Taste follows tropical direction but adds more citrus ( tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, pineapple) with complex tingling bitters in the finale of white pepper, pine, and grassy earthiness.
f) MId-body and carb, with a smooth, creamy and sticky, resinous feel. Hidden ABV.
o) One notch about flagship High.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Kane Brewing Co. "Overhead"
$7.99 / 32 oz. crowler @ Roger Wilco, Pennsauken, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: It's poured a cloudy amber colored body beneath a two-finger thick head of creamy off-white foam. The aroma is citrusy and tropical fruity with passionfruit and a hint of apricot, and lightly piney and "woodsy" over top of a sweetish malt base. It's not the boldest of aromas but it's not unclear, and double IPAs generally don't have that "smack you in the face" hop aroma anyway. On to the flavor... it's very much as the aroma suggests it will be, the malt is lush and full but not too sweet, and the hops follow with a little bit of additional orange/tangerine. It starts fruity, then becomes sweetish with the malt, and finally piney and then dry and bitter with a spritz of alcohol in the finish. It's got a solid bitterness but it doesn't seem like the 100 IBUs they list, that must include some of the dry hopping. In the mouth it's medium bodied with a dextrinous and creamy feel that's at least due in part to its fine-bubbled, median carbonation. Overall it's quite nice, a solid choice that's sure to deliver. Well worth trying.
Review# 6,164

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Photo of VoxRationis
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Decanted from a 16 oz (473 ml) can into a conical pint glass; canned 04/03/18.
A: Pours a cloudy, golden brown color with a one and a half inch, foamy, chiffon colored head with solid retention and substantial lacing.
S: Aromas of tropical fruit (mango >> pineapple), pitted fruit (nectarine > peach), and maybe some orange citrus. Slightly resiny. Malts hard to appreciate under all that fruit.
T: Semisweet. Flavors favor pitted fruit, particularly nectarine, and orange, although other components of bouquet clearly present. Complex with pine, resin, and barley grain/malt flavor strong with no more than medium bitterness to ameliorate excess sweetness.
M: Medium bodied with excellent carbonation Creamy, substantial mouthfeel.
O: Over Head is a delicious, well constructed DIPA on a par with any of the best I have had.

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Photo of thebeers
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy light orange-gold with just shy of two fingers of antique white head. Thick lacing.

Fruity aroma with grapefruit, mandarin orange, pineapple, pine needles and white pepper.

Pineapple, pine and light citrus, with a touch of alcohol. White pepper and moderate bitterness lingers in the aftertaste. Tastes like a double.

Full bodied with solid, prickly carbonation.

Very enjoyable and to style all-around DIPA. 2/21/18 canned on date.

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Photo of superspak
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got in a BIF from MacMalt. 16 ounce can into signature tulip glass, canned on 2/21/2018. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden amber/light orange color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with amazing retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, berry, citrus peel/zest, light pepper, pine, wheat, biscuit dough, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, berry, citrus peel/zest, light pepper, pine, wheat, biscuit dough, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel, herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, berry, citrus peel/zest, pepper, pine, wheat, biscuit dough, light honey, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/sticky, and slightly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Minimal warming alcohol for 8.2%. Overall this is an amazing DIPA! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth and extremely easy to drink for the ABV with the modestly bitter/drying finish, never aggressive. Perfectly balanced juicy/dank hop complexity; nice bready malt backbone, not overly sweet for the ABV. Loved the classic hop profile as expected. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of larryi86
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can, dated 2/21/18, poured into a tulip

A- A slightly hazy golden copper with a two finger white head.

S- Tons of grapefruit, piney, some melons, touch of pineapple.

T- Citrus, melons, grapefruit, touch of tropical fruits, piney, touch of malt sweetness.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A well made IIPA, might not be a hazy IPA everyone is rushing to buy but it is worth seeking out.

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Photo of beergoot
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mildly hazy yellow body; thick, sticky, chunky white head; rings and sheets of foam clinging to the glass. Huge aroma of pine, citrus and tropical fruit; pineapple and orange the primary scents. Big bitterness throughout the taste while a mild, bready malt base lurks in the background. Heavy body; velvety with a bitter hop bite; primarily dry finish.

I acquired this through a beer trade with @tzieser. The beer was canned 1-05-18 and packs quite the hop smell and flavor. The malt base does a fine job of adding some balance to the hop presence. An extremely tasty IIPA.

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Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

canned 10/12/17

L-The beer pours a cloudy orange with a towering off white head. Lacing is copious and lasting.
S- Grapefruit up front with some lingering piney undertones.
T- The nose translates directly to the palate. Slightly sweet grapefruit up front. Lingering piney/pithy bitterness is balancing, but not overwhelming.
F- Mouthfeel is on the higher side of medium and despite the towering head formation the carbonation is on the lighter side. Not really a beer your gonna want to drink the whole four pack of, but at 8.2% that's probably a good thing.
O- A really good Imperial/DIPA from Kane. One I would drink regularly if I had access.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazy orange, nice off white head, light lacing. Smells fruity, piney, floral with a lot of citrus. Tastes like orange, and pine with a lot of grapefruit. This is a really damn tasty beer.

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Photo of mkh012
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 9 days ago.

Medium-hazy dark orange with impressive head retention.

The nose is orange pith, pineapple, pine, and some cattiness.

The taste is orange rind and green melon, with a nice level of balancing malt. The malt profile is almost as pronounced as the hops but isn't sweet or overbearing. Some spicy, resinous hops, and vague suggestions of kiwi mid-palate. Medium bitterness lingers. The mouthfeel is medium as well. Smooth.

Overall, well-balanced. Fruity, malty, and dank in equal parts.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Acquired via trade from tzieser so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 16oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains strong fruity citrus, floral hops and light caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a nice burst of floral hops bitterness that is quickly followed by a strong fruity citrus sweetness. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Very crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, strong kick, very good representation of style, this is a very solid 2IPA to drink for a long time.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy yellow gold with very thick head and lacing. Very strong notes of hops, pine, grapefruit, orange, and floral. The taste is a hoppy bitter blast with a mix of sweetness from the citrus and floral and a nice dryness to follow. This is a full medium beer but outstanding flavor balance. This is a heavy hitter and hits the mark for style.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.33/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

16 oz. can. Clear pale orange. Smells of orange, grapefruit, some sweetness and a little alcohol. Tastes of bready malt and sweetness. Grapefruit and orange hops. Moderate bitterness. Medium heavy body. Decent.

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Photo of anteatr23
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a translucently hazed dark orange with a one finger creamy head. Smells of guava and pineapple, mega citrus aroma, sweet juicy hops. Taste is a balanced wave of citrus and bitter. Delicate and refined. Some grainy malt, fairly high bitterness and tropical juice. Nice DIPA.

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Photo of Tucquan
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2016-09-08 at the brewery (from tasting notes). Had this again on 2017-06-27 in Columbia, PA from a growler filled at the brewery 3 days ago.

A - Hazy golden-orange with a 1.5 finger white head and nice lace.

S - Mango, overly-ripe pineapple, orange, pine, biscuit, honey, moderately dank.

T - All the tropical fruits noted in the smell plus nice Pilsner and biscuit malt flavors; more so than Head High. Piney and mildly dank. Not as bitter as Head High in the finish and aftertaste although still plenty on-hand to get your attention.

M - Medium body and light-medium carbonation. Smooth, creamy and light-moderately resinous.

O - Dangerously easy to drink as the alcohol is well-veiled. Another winner.

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Photo of jlindros
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tall-boy can, with no date, but looks fun.

Pours a huge lush creamy fluffy almost 2 finger head that fades at a med pace, a bit of whispy lacing, semi hazy golden tan color.

Nose big hops, lots of orange rind, grapefruit pith, grassy and a little herbal, lots of citrus, orange juice, grapefruit, tropical notes with a little pineapple passion fruit mango blend, tangerine, some pine and little oily pine sap, incredibly juicy hop presence, with a sweet floral cracker malt base underneath.

Taste brings pine sap, quite resinous and dank, grassy chewy spicy hops like chewing on hop pellets, a little sweet floral candy malt, cracker notes, and a bit toasty, smooth creamy oats I think, then into juicy hops again, big rind, orange rind, grapefruit, some tropical notes, pineapple skin, mango skin, and some pith, tangerine as well, a little briny spicy on the finish, drier finish with a hint of warming booze, chewy hops lingering, incredibly bitter like palate destroying.

Mouth is fuller bod, creamy thicker side and big fluffy carb, a hint of warming booze.

Overall pretty interesting beer, started great but the overpowering dank resin spicy and piney hops and especially the overwhelming bitterness are hard to get through.

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Photo of richj1970
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from undated 16 oz can. Thanks to @sammyjaxxx for the can!

A: Rich golden orange with 1-2 finger white head. Lasting retention and nice lacing.

S: Orange juice, grapefruit, fresh pine, and big time resinous hops.

T: Grapefruit, oranges, tangerines, and piney resinous hops. Touch of honey lingering.

M: Medium body with average carbonation. Alcohol somewhat noticeable but appropriate.

O: Excellent DIPA that hits all of the notes I enjoy. A winner for sure.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

**
03/24/17

Can to wine glass...byob with dinner at Joeys.

LOOK: Gold, medium haze, small lasting white head.
AROMA: mildly hopy, citrus,
TASTE: more complex than the aroma hints; apricot, wood, grapefruit, pine.
FEEL: medium body, creamy, some astringent I'm the finish.

Good ipa, better than head high, not as good as sneakbox.

**

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Photo of hiphops
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

growler into a tulip
yellow with some brown haze good head
smells like orange papaya cat piss moss onion chips and salsa
taste nice bitter with some bite a little earthy little pharmaceutical
feels right dry bracing with the right amount of sweet fullness kind of numbing medium carbed
ALL DAY

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Photo of Greyvtrayn
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16 oz glass transferred aggressively into a pint glass. About an inch and a half head forms over the hazy, orange juice/iced tea colored beer leaving a beautiful ring of lacing along the edges of the glass as it dissipates. Getting grapefruit, orange, lemon zest, lime, tangerines on the nose with a very slight pine finish. Taste is strong with grapefruit and orange zest with a lasting dry hop finish. Not exactly a juice bomb but even with the bitterness this is so easy to drink especially for 8.2%. Glad to have this brewery close to me as they have a pretty deep lineup of tasty IPAs and stouts. Looking forward to getting my hands on more in the near future!

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Overhead from Kane Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 586 ratings