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Overhead | Kane Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / 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+

Added by Naugros on 03-30-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#628
Reviews:
84
Ratings:
549
pDev:
7.42%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
87
Gots:
116
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 549 |  Reviews: 84
Photo of Brendanjames
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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. New school but not quite NE-style. Fruity, malty, and dank in equal parts. 8.5/10

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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 nyr94cup
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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 pprichar
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Holly1215
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 Jsalz21
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jps715
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mpc175
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of PDinunzi
4.98/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

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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4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MTKATL
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of buzzy
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yancey82
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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3.63/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SomethingClever
3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Overhead from Kane Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 549 ratings
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