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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

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Added by Naugros on 03-30-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
65
Ratings:
468
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
7.62%
 
 
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91
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84
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Reviews: 65 | Ratings: 468
Reviews by MadCat:
Photo of MadCat
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: A nice orangey golden color, good white head, leaves lacing

Smell: Nice punch of hops up front, citrusy and piney, some malt notes in the background

Taste: A reasonable amount of bitterness up front, citrus and pine hops up next, followed by some bready malts in the background

Mouthfeel: Medium body, good carbonation

Overall: An excellent DIPA, I enjoy a little more than Head High, though I could drink less in a sitting.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of beerthulhu
4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

- Draft.

A: Dark tangering orange in a goblet with no head covering. No lacing.

S: Aroma was lighter then expected, some lightly dry tropical notes, orange and citrus, entry level pale levels, gentle, yet still very nice.

T: Dry tropical fruit and dry grassy hop bittering. Bready malts and alcohol. Abv tastes lower then expected, dry bittering pine with dry orange and grapefruit peel. Big bittering finish, dry citrus peel.

M: Medium bodied, low carbonation, smooth, silky texture. Prefer a tighter crisp feel for an ipa but this is soothing and relaxing for its abv.

O: Can't argue here, a nice 4.0 smoothly brewed and delivery says it all. This can be considered the 90 min ipa to thier headhigh for comparsion purpose. Beautiful deep flowery hopping, soothing higher abv%, gently warming.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Growler shared by Curran tonight.

Pours a slightly hazy light orange yellow, with a one inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells wonderful, like candied grapefruit and pineapple, with some pine and grass.

This is exactly the type of IPA that I dig most. Hazy and full bodied- with tons of candied, not too sweet citrus and tropical fruit flavors- I pick up mostly grapefruit, pineapple, and orange, with some pine resin near the end. It's got a fairly bitter and lingering finish. The bitterness builds a bit with each sip. This is a really well crafted IPA. Kane knows how to f around with hops.

This is medium bodied, with a full and pillowy mouthfee, along with a moderate, appropriate level of carbonation.

My first IPA from Kane. It was bangin'.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Served on tap at Cork City Pub in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a very lightly hazy golden orange in color with light amounts of visible carbonation and just a touch of deeper orange highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall thin white head that slowly reduces to a a small to medium patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: There are light to moderate amounts of caramel malt sweetness with stronger aromas of tropical/pineapple, grapefruit/citrus, and pine hops.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate amounts of malts with some caramel sweetness. On top of the malts, there is a strong flavor of hops - citrus/orange zest,

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly sticky with just a touch of dryness in the finish.

O: This is an enjoyable beer but just a bit too sweet for my tastes in the DIPA style - I would definitely get another of these if I came across it again.

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Photo of Rifugium
4.05/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First had: on tap at Brickwall Tavern, Asbury Park, NJ

Well this was a pleasant surprise. Very nice IPA here! Slightly hazy golden-amber color with a well-retaining white head that left layers of lacing on the glass. Nice aroma of fresh hops, citrus and tropical fruit, underlying biscuity malt sweetness. More of the same in the taste, fresh and crisp with citrus hops, tropical fruits, pine needles, good balance of bitterness and biscuity malt sweetness, higher ABV was well-hidden. Medium body, and quite enjoyable, enough for me to go back for seconds. My first beer from Kane, and hopefully not my last.

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Photo of Gavage
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: pours an orange color with a 1/2" head that slowly falls.

Smell: mild tropical fruit and some citrus rises from the glass.

Taste: caramel, mango, grapefruit, and some floral hop bitterness create a well balanced and flavorful DIPA.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy in body. Light crispness from start to finish. Long lasting aftertaste.

Overall: this is one of my new favorite DIPAs that i have whenever I find it on draft.

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Photo of WesMantooth
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a growler, it pours a deep, bright gold into a tulip glass. Pretty hazy. Snow white head made of tiny bubbles disappeared pretty quickly. Left a little bit of a ring. Not any lacing.

Smells very pungent. A dank, green/medicinal and floral aroma dominates. Semi sweet fruits.

Some tropical fruits up front. Pineapple, orange, and mango (maybe peach). Then some light bready malts, followed by some seriously fresh grassy/herbal hops. Nice intense bitterness that fades into some citrus and pine aftertaste.

Lots of resin slickness. Not as full bodied as I would have guessed by looking at it. Lower carbonation.

This beer strikes me as a much better version of Captain's Daughter. Outstanding, bordering on world class. The balance between the juicy fruits and the medicinal flavors. Could use just a touch more malt I think.

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Photo of DudMan
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft 12/23/15. Pours a slightly cloudy copper color w a 2 finger head and great lacing! Grapefruit and citrus hops dominate the smell. The taste is grapefruit and pineapple. Very well balanced w a nice malt backbone. Mouthfeel is smooth. Great beer!

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Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Deep golden with a sizable off white head.

S: Musky tropical and spicy florals. Light, crackery malt.

M: Pretty soft underbody and mod carbonation. Hard minerality on edges.

T: A good amount of wild onion, pine, lychee. Grapefruit bitterness at end but earthier orange still pronounced. Tropical slurry of passionfruit, kiwi, pineapple.

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Photo of MacMalt
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draught at a restaurant. The color is a hazy yellow-orange with a snow-white head and lacing that did not dissipate. The smell was a classic dank IPA: strong grapefruit and pine with some sweet fruit, as well. The taste included some tropical fruit and caramel, as well as the grapefruit and floral hops. It is a very easy-drinking IPA and it hides the 8.2% ABV exceptionally well. Overall, it is an excellent East Coast IPA: it has sufficient bitter hoppiness but also has some nice tropical fruity sweetness. Kane is an excellent NJ brewery and this is a fine offering.

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Photo of corby112
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ.

Pours a slightly hazy, burnt golden orange color with tangerine edges and a one finger, frothy off-white head that quickly settles into a thick, lasting ring.  Streaks of soapy lacing left behind.

Floral, citrus hop aroma with resinous oil and earthy pine along with tropical/citrus fruit notes and a cracker-y pale malt backbone. Earthy and grassy with pine needle and spruce tip followed by blood orange, mango, pineapple and grapefruit.  Pale biscuit malt backbone wih subtle toffee, caramel and cracker character.  Smells pretty good.

Medium bodied with a blast dank hop bitterness that is immediately countered by sweet tropical/citrus fruit notes and a decent malt backbone.   Dry, bitter and earthy with resinous oils, pine needle, spruce tip and kind bud followed by mango, orange peel and grapefruit.  The latter gives this beer some much needed sweetness which is a perfect compliment to the earhy bitterness.  Underneath, there is a decent malt backbone with hints of caramel, toffee and cracker, providing balance without interfering or hindering the hop flavor.  Subtle boozy sweetness toward the end of the palate but the ABV is very well masked with little to no heat.  The sweeter flavors linger throughout but it still has a crisp, dry finish.  This is a very flavorful beer that has great balance making it extremely drinkable.  It's the first beer I've tried from Kane and I'm very impressed .  

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap the other night up at the Cloverleaf as this was left over from Kane's Tap Takeover on Thursday. I wasn't expecting anything to be available when I came in and thankfully, this was what I had right at last call. Just like the Head High, this was insanely addicting with a hidden amount of alcohol and a great range of flavors that all meshed well together.

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Photo of reds2harleys
4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this while at the brewery. I had heard good things about Kane before and was not disappointed - I tried many brews and several were outstanding including this one. A classic IPA, very smooth to drink even with a high ABV. Fruity and loaded with flavor. Kane is quickly becoming one of my favorite and most trusted breweries. Cheers

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

32oz Crowler into a Tulip

Nice pop of bitterness up front (expected @ 100 IBUs) followed by wonderful tropical notes. You get mango....you get pineapple....you get grapefruit....you get some citrus. Everything I want to taste in a DIPA. It also has a very nice, semi creamy, mouthfeel. Dangerously drinkable @ 8.2%. Absolutely no hint of alcohol what so ever. No reason why this, Head High and 077XX are not in the top 250! Show these amazing New Jersey brews some love please....

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Photo of HopBomb515
4.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tinged deep orange, light haze, with a big off white head and spotty lacing. Notes of red grapefruit, pine, light pineapple, under ripe mango and stone fruit grip the senses in aroma and taste. Alcohol is nicely hidden. Mouthfeel manages to be slightly creamy with lower carbonation, yet lighter side of medium in heft making it dangerously drinkable. Overall a world class DIPA, if they gave it a touch more heft and softened the bitterness on the back end it would be nearly perfect.

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Photo of SkiBum22
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of lateralundertow
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thetommo
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Afroman
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Derrick_D
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Guden
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of megamass
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
4.68/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoy by when?

This beer is awesome. The bouquet used in this concoction is so well blended, each sip brings a different wave of unorganized flavor you don't need to bother sort out. This beer ultimately rivals Stone's Enjoy By and Maine Beer Co.'s Another One (which tops Lunch). This is a full- bodied, uber floral IPA with balls- a.k.a. a firm malty backbone many critically acclaimed IPAs lack.

Ever experience the outcome of Simoce and Columbus hops getting gang-banged by Amarillo and Centennial? This beer has.

Welcome to New Jersey. Drink this. Then get the fuck out.

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Photo of Mangbus
4.81/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of virinow
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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Overhead from Kane Brewing Company
4.33 out of 5 based on 468 ratings.
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