Kane Brewing Company

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Kane Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #183
Ranked #1,204
4.31 | pDev: 7.19%
Friday at 02:13 AM
Mar 30, 2012
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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Rated: 4.35 by Guinnsslvr from Illinois

Friday at 02:13 AM
Rated: 4.51 by jeffmck09 from Connecticut

Jan 17, 2023
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Hazy amber/orange appearance
Medium carbonation with about a medium body.
Aroma is a nice mix of different citrus as well as other fruit,malt,earthy and floral.
Taste is very similar to aroma.
Dec 29, 2022
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Reviewed by Blogjackets from Ohio

4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a pint can, the beer is an attractive one with a hazy yellow-orange body, fluffy initial head and very good lacing.

Aroma is citrus, pine and lemon notes. Taste follows nose adding a more assertive citrus-grapefruit flavor along with a nice bitterness.

Mouthfeel is excellent with solid carbonation and a creamy feel. Finish dries things up nicely.
Nov 13, 2022
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Reviewed by NiceTaps from New Jersey

4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pint can in a long stemmed tulip IPA glass.

Unfiltered haze looking orange colored brew. Foamy white cap, 1-plus F, sticky lacing.

Aromas are subtle and clean; toasty wheat, dank pine, lemon, white peach, and mild alcohol note.

Flavors are light malt, citrus blend, pine, and more stone fruit.

Medium-plus bodied with a touch of 8.2% alcohol abv. Not sweet. Mild bitterness at 100 plus IBU is Heady-esque.

Amped up Head High that works.
Oct 28, 2022
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Reviewed by lordofthewiens from New Mexico

4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A hazy orange color. Modest white head with plenty of lace.
Aroma of citrus and pine.
Taste of grapefruit, grapefruit rind, and pine.
Good bitter mouthfeel.
Oct 15, 2022
Rated: 4.22 by iounothing from Pennsylvania

Aug 04, 2022
Rated: 4.6 by hopley from Massachusetts

Jun 01, 2022
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Reviewed by irs from New Jersey

4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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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Reviewed by ScruffySouthpaw from New York

4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 3.98 by CreightonSM from New York

Mar 26, 2022
Rated: 4.19 by dexterk1 from Illinois

Oct 29, 2021
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.24 by let8it8grow from Pennsylvania

Sep 03, 2021
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Reviewed by Beers-es from Virginia

4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4.17 by dalevins10 from New Jersey

Feb 21, 2021
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Reviewed by gooddaydiablo from Texas

4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4.59 by Wesmaze from New York

Oct 30, 2020
Rated: 4.73 by Shan-man from New Jersey

Sep 12, 2020
Rated: 4.39 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

Sep 09, 2020
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