Overhead | Kane Brewing Company

OverheadOverhead
BA SCORE
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544 Ratings
OverheadOverhead
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:
81
Ratings:
544
pDev:
7.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
89
Gots:
114
Trade:
3
HISTOGRAM
 
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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
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | 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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Photo of MDDMD
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

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 Srecko
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of q33jeff
3.87/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | 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 jhartley
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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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Overhead from Kane Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 544 ratings
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