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Overhead | Kane Brewing Company

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4.31/5
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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:
#632
Reviews:
86
Ratings:
550
pDev:
7.42%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
85
Gots:
115
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 550 |  Reviews: 86
Photo of beerthulhu
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
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 saxclar123
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of iJyuken
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NonicPanic
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of skinsfan
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tvghost
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Michael-IPA-Dog
4.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

My favorite IPA, hands down! Linen it to Stone, Sierra Nevada Torpedo and Lagunitas.

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Photo of FJMARCH
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of siege06nd
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lucoli
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of dmb987
4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eawolff99
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dar482
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer offers grapefruit, a touch of pineapple, lots of citrus zest, with a clean finish. Floral hits on the back end as the beer is full bitterness, similar to its brother in Head High. It is clearly maltier as well. The hops are different between the two, which explains why their differences, despite the IPA and DIPA difference.

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Photo of captainkrad
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Antc2382
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Like a bouquet in yo mouth

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

Photo of TheGent
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drinking this on tap right now at Saison, Terminal C, Newark Airport. God bless the shift toward good beer bars that is taking over US airports. Going full circle to write a review for this beer that I first had back in May while in the exact same seat. Poured into a standard pint glass this time instead of a snifter.


A: Pours translucent amber with a beige head that clings onto the glass as I drink. Head subsides. No visible carbonation.

S: Bright lemony citrus and earthy tea. Sweet breadiness that reminds me Greek Easter or challah bread.

T: Grapefruit citrus/pith, unsweetened iced tea, lemon rind, dried apricot.

M: Smooth and moderately carbonated. The finish is aggressive and leaves the palate feeling like you just turned a grapefruit half inside out and sucked that mother dry.

D: Highky drinkable especially at over 8%. After about four months between the two times I've had this beer I'm dropping the smell from a 4.25 to 4 and upping the flavor to 4.25 from 4. This is a solid double IPA that has a good deal of complexity to it.

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4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OGShotzy
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PG2G
4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mikepcarney
4.86/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beer4B
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of morrowd3
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overhead from Kane Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 550 ratings
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