Overhead | Kane Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Kane Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States

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

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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
3.87/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


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

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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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Photo of bhotz76
3.7/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from can into glass, a hazy golden color with not much head retention. Some lacing is present with this IPA. A definite pine and citrus smell is present. Taste is pleasing, actually a bit peppery with a slightly bitter after taste. A good feel though, not overly carbonated. Very light as well. Enjoyed this one and I'm not a huge IPA drinker, but the overall quality of this was good enough that I would definitely have another glass or two in the future!

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Photo of Buck89
4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass. A slightly hazy amber-orange color with a generous off white head. Bright aromas of oranges, grapefruit, some earthy tones. The taste was bitter up front with orange and citrus pith, pine, earth, resin, the usual. The malt is there - slightly sweet but restrained. Well-balanced and great.

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Photo of SDavis108
4.83/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is one of my favorite beers from NJ well even out of all IPA's on the east coast.
Bright orange in color great head, great smell and taste...

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Photo of gopens44
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I force poured a bit in order to create a bit of head, and what resulted was about a half inch of foamy white head over a nearly opaque dirty orange beer, with wet and slippery legs providing spotty at best lacing.

Nose has a pleasant lemon zest before the spicy citrusy hop profile makes its presence known. Before the smelling experience is over, a sweet melon finish comes out.

First swig brings about a massive blast of bitter grapefruit and olive leaning earthiness. A bit of maltiness shows up in the form of a barely discernible amount of caramel sweetness. Not a bit of heat, except for maybe a certain amount of dryness that usually is telltale of an elevated ABV.

As I mentioned, this is dry but mostly on the finish. Otherwise, it starts out very wet, thin to medium bodied and of decent carbonation.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.44/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy amber with a large white froth that recedes to a thick collar.

Smell is peach, orange, mango at first, then metallic astringent pine following.

Taste is more traditional, with cracker, pine and grapefruit.

Exceedingly frothy with a dry finish.

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Photo of JLK7299
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up about eight cans on my trip over Thanksgiving weekend. SO glad I did! This can compete with anything around these days. Easy to drink, great smell, look, taste and feel for an overall great beer experience!

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours semi transparent golden color nice white head great lacing.

Aroma - Fresh pine and grapefruit, little bit of orange and sweet pineapple, malts and fresh hops.

Taste - Oh yeah, fresh hops and spicy pine. Grapefruit and orange peel the flavors really hit and explode on your tongue. No sign of the 8.2% alcohol great flavors.

Feel - Medium body, slightly dry finish well carbonated.

Overall - Nice aroma flavors of hops and grapefruit and strong great beer.

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

Opaque golden yellow poured into a tap glass, thin white foam cap

Aroma of pine

Taste of pine hops , grapefruit

Slight bite , dry finish

Slight sudsing

Alcohol well hidden

Good beer

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Photo of Damian
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 750 ml growler purchased at Kane Brewing Company, Ocean, NJ
SEP 11 2016
Served in a snifter

Solid appearance. A super tight and creamy, two-finger tall cap of white froth topped the hazy, medium amber liquid. The haze eventually cleared up and revealed a nearly clear body. Terrific head retention. A lasting film of bubbles floated above the liquid. Craggily sheets of soapy lacing stuck along the glass.

The aroma was very typical of a West Coast style double IPA. Bright and piney. Slightly sweet. Fairly malty. There was a noticeable yeasty quality that disappeared in time. Some citrus came forth as well. Juicy orange notes were apparent and they intensified as the beer warmed.

The flavor was very similar to the aroma. Lots of bright citrus notes and pineyness. Juicy orange and spruce tips were quite noticeable. The beer was anchored by a fairly stiff malty backbone. Caramel and biscuity malts. Moderately sweet overall. More citrus on the back end. Citrus rind perhaps. Pine sap and rind-like notes appeared in the finish. Slightly bitter but appropriate for the style.

Really creamy and smooth mouthfeel. Medium bodied. Soft and supple on the palate. The liquid contained a fine, zippier than average carbonation that frothed up nicely.

I typically like my hoppy beers to be tropical fruit forward with a minimal malt presence, but this moderately sweet and citrusy, West Coast-style DIPA really impressed me. The folks at Kane figured out how to push the hops and the malts without making this beer overly bitter or too sweet. All in all, nicely done.

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Photo of justintcoons
3.83/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

32 oz Crowler poured into a stemmed tulip.
Purchased at Roger Wilco in Pennsauken, NJ.

Deep golden with 1+ fingers of loose white head. Slight haze with moderate carbonation.

Pine needle, grapefruit zest, lemon zest, orange citrus, dank, bright florals, and honey.

Grapefruit and lemon zest. Some orange citrus. Pine needles and bright zesty florals. Light honey maltiness with hints of dried biscuit. Finishes dry with touches of onion.

Medium-plus bodied, sticky, oily, dry, and moderately bitter.

Bitter and dry. Grapefruit and pine. Extremely West Coast style DIPA.

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Photo of Antg8989
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great tasting beer. Right next to head high on beers you have to try by Kane. The maltier sweeter backbone is very present with those juicy hops. Must try.

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Photo of dsa7783
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Shepard and the Knucklehead. Very piney, dank, citrus aroma and taste. Strong and full-bodied. The alcohol is well-masked behind a strong backbone of hops. Very refreshing and an excellent adaptation of the style. Recommended.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Just great balance here. Modern without being about gimmicks. The kind of IPA you could drink a couple of day after day and not get burnt out. Not overly malty, not sweet, balancing bitterness. Wish I had a few more.

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy light copper color with a huge fluffy off-white head. Leaves some sticky lacing as the head dissipates.

The aroma has loads of grapefruit right off the bat, followed by some pineapple and sugary sweet orange. The back end has a touch of onion and spice as well as some sweet caramel malt. Very complex aroma.

The flavor has a good amount of pineapple on the front, followed by some grapefruit and pine. Finishes with sweet bread and caramel.

The feel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A bit sticky. Leaves a nice coating around the mouth after each sip. Alcohol is extremely well hidden. Goes down very crisp.

Overall, a very good DIPA that is nicely balanced and easily drinkable despite the high ABV. Would love to see this in cans.

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Photo of HopBomb515
4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
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 hardysf
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good beer here. Poured out of a growler. Nice color, nice head. Aroma was of very nice and strong. Lots of citrus and pineapple. Taste was a little lackluster, and dominated by malts. Bitter resiney finish.

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Photo of DudMan
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
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 MacMalt
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
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 njcraftguy
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
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 Roguer
3.89/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Orange and hazy brew; looks like pureed peach. Off-white head with OK retention.

Massive hop nose: grapefruit pulp and peel, apricots, wildflowers, pineapple, pale malt sweetness and biscuit.

Flavor follows: it's juicy, favoring pineapple and stone fruit, with a touch of ruby red grapefruit. Finish is dank and herbal, along with orange peel.

Mouthfeel is where this brew suffers the most: it's relatively light and watery. Very drinkable for 8.2%, but I typically prefer quite a bit more heft with a DIPA.

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