Overhead | Kane Brewing Company

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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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Photo of Kwak
4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

nice golden color small but thick head nice and fluffy
good citrus smell not to piney
nice taste little hops little citrus abv is hidden very sneekey
this is a allday drinker

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Photo of Neorebel
4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tasted on tap at Free Bridge Wine & Spirits. Beautiful golden appearance with excellent clarity. Citrus and pineapple in the aroma, and as for the taste, I'm getting a huge burst of that 'resinous' sort of hop flavor. There is a grapefruit aspect to the profile here as well. Dry mouth feel, with the rather high ABV masked extremely well. An amazing IPA out of my home state!

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Nice pour to this as the beer had a hazy apricot hue to it with plenty of head and a good ring of lacing left at the top of my glass. Plenty of grass, tropical fruit, resinous hops, and a hint of urine (yeah, I said it) in the nose with all of those present in the taste as well. Pine, sap, tangerine, and dank hops all came in once I took a sip and amazingly, everything worked well with each other. Sticky without sap and hoppy without burn, this was a nice combination of a dank and hazy beer from here and something a bit more potent from the opposite coast. A bit of onion and scallion-like spice tied everything in together which paired with a basic and minimal amount of malt detectable in the taste. The end result was a beer with lots going on that never felt terribly complicated and was easy to quaff.

The moderate amount of alcohol was nicely hidden though I could feel a slight buzz once I finished this off. Like the Head High, this deserves to be a staple of their brewery and is easily one of the better beers brewed in my home state. A must-try for any Garden State resident or hophead, as this beer had a footprint good enough to put Jersey on the map. Always wonderful to have to tap in my backyard!

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Photo of Gavage
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
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 Tonyjenlasc
4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
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 WesMantooth
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a growler, and a second time from a 16 oz can.
It pours a deep, dark gold into a tulip glass. Cloudy enough you can't see through it. Off white, thick, foamy head made of soapy bubbles disappeared pretty quickly, but leaves some lacing.

Smells very pungent. Definitely some body odor going on. A dank, green/medicinal and floral aroma dominates. Semi sweet fruits.

Some tropical fruits up front. A bunch of mango, some pineapple, orange, and maybe some apricot. Then some chewy bready malts, followed by some seriously fresh grassy/herbal hops. Nice intense bitterness that fades into a piney and aspirin 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.

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Photo of JeffTheJuice
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a medium copper with a slight veil. Good mix of tropical, citric and earthy notes. Very nice pineapple, grapefuit and mango notes with some sticky resin flavors.

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Photo of Devman171
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Draft at the brewery. Pour is clear amber with nice head. big dank pine and tropical aroma. Taste is fruity with a medium malt backbone, no caramel, but a big of alcohol on the finish

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Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4/5  rDev -7.2%
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 hopsputin
4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: semi-clear golden amber color. White head. Had on draught so thin white head

S: pineapple, orange zest, crackers, sweet caramel, a hint of the onion/garlic notes

T: flavor leads off with pineapple, onions, hint of that garlic notes, big punch of grapefruit bitterness and some pine resin as well

M: medium, not much carbonation. Slightly sticky

O: a real nice blend of juicy hops and malts. Neither over powers the other. This is dangerously drinkable at 8%. Definite recommend

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Photo of gaulsandman
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark orange with little to no head. Smells of strong citrus and grapefruit. I really like the way it taste, bitter but not a hard bit. Easy to drink ... easier to order a 2nd.

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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 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 antott0523
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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Photo of beerbully
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into Heady glass from growler

L-Light copper, clear some visible carbonation, modest head with minimal retention but leaves a small white cap on top thick lacing that quickly slides down the side of the glass

S-Hop forward, grapefruit, slight pine, tropical fruits, peach, pineapple, mango, sweet caramel malts

T-grapefruit hops start the show........some tropical notes appear as it warms, picking up some of the flavors that appear in the nose, peach, mango, orange........ piney, lemon rind bitterness towards the finish...........some lingering sweetness from the caramel malts

F-leaves a slick, oily coating on the roof of the mouth, creamy with some carbonation

O-very drinkable DIPA, flavor profile is to my liking with a good amount of tropical fruitiness to balance some of the citrus and pine. Alcohol is present but not in the way. Bitterness is more present in the middle and towards the finish. Enjoyable brew that I would not hesitate to get again

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Photo of PGD120
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 1L growler into a snifter

Appearance: light copper/ amber color. Very hazy. 1 finger white head. Nice lacing and some visible carbonation.

Smell: tropical fruit, peach, pink grapfruit juice. Some light pine and fresh cut grass

Taste: sweet tropical fruit and grapfruit. Some lemon peel And a little pine sap Nice bitterness with a slight malt backbone that just balances it perfect

Feel: medium bodied, a little creamy at first. Nice bright lingering carbination

Overall: just a very very good imperial ipa. One of my favorite beers ever. Go visit the brewery and try some of this stuff out.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
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 leantom
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had it at the brewery. Good. Here goes:

A: Hazy orange. Nice head that leaves a little lacing. Just average for a DIPA, though.

S: Very good, but I think my cold might be getting the better of me. Lots of oranges, tangerines, flowers, herbs, tropical fruit, and mango. Big + on the oranges, tropical fruit, and mango, however (rather nice). Also sweet caramel malt.

T: Very well-balanced. Initial taste one of flowers and herbs from the Amarillo hops followed by more robust grapefruit, papaya, tangerines, lemon, and mango at the back of the palate. Also a fair amount of malt.

F: Good - nice and thick.

O: Solid brew, filled up a growler with it after the initial sample.

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Photo of benloho
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%

Drank from a Kane growler received in a trade. 5 days old.

A: Beautiful bright golden orange with a nice creamy one finger of head. Slightly hazy. Looks awesome in the glass. Great sticky lacing throughout.
S: Big grapefruit, candied tropical fruits, pine needle, grassy and herbal notes. Caramel malt sweetness. Absolutely delicious on the nose.
T: Spectacular! Huge grapefruit juice and bitter grapefruit peel. Strong pine and earthy character. Sweet tropical fruits like pineapple, mango and guava. Sweetness in the middle of the mouth that finishes big bitter, but not overwhelming. 100+ IBUs for sure! Hop head dream!
MF: Very nice and smooth, No burning alcohol feel. Lower carb, probably from sitting in the growler a few days. Really nice over all.
O: This is a world class Imperial IPA. This is up there with the greats, just not as well known. Put this beer in cans!

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Photo of Tobes181
4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorite go-to beers. You'll find this beer all over NJ. Its super juicy and hoppy. Very bitter as well I believe 100+ IBUS. Extremely drinkable beer.

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Photo of MikeWard
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Buffalo Wild Wings at the Monmouth Mall, NJ

"Regular or tall" sez the waitress. "Tall I think"sez me. What a good decision. The only worthy craft otpion among the 20 or so taps at BWW.

Arrived in said tall glass looking just terrific. slightly hazy darker yellow, good carbonation and a white slightly creamy head, leaving excellent lacing.

Getting the citrusy hops on the nose already, starting to salivate.

What a great beer! luscious, fruity, nice sharp tang form the hops. Goes down a treat.

Mouth was a bit over medium.

Overall, a really, really outstanding and enjoyable IPA. Lucked out a bit with this, because it wasn't actually on the menu, I found it while perusing the taps waiting for our table. When I asked the waitress what Kane beer it was, she only knew it as "Over-something". But she kept them coming, and I enjoyed 3 tall ones watching the USA/Portugal game.

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Photo of gniv
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery, then from a growler at home.

The smell of this beer is really great. While a lot of DIPAs are citrus-y or pine-y, this is mostly mango and pineapple. A nice change.

Taste is balanced and... clean, for lack of a better word.

Bitterness lingers on the palate, quite pleasant.

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Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4.92/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured from a half growler into a Sierra Nevada IPA glass.

Appearance: Beautiful golden yellow Two finger head, and great lacing. A steady stream of carbonation can be seen up the middle.
Smell: Hoppy goodness. Plenty of Grapefruit, pineapple and, in the background, pine.
Taste: Just like the aroma. Grapefruit and pineapple up front. A subtle pine follows up the fruit.
Mouthfeel: Great carbonation. The flavors linger with the fruit fading first and the pine staying through the finish.
Overall: This is a top tier DIPA. It is beautifully constructed and can more than hang with any of the big boys. If you get a chance to try this, do not pass it up.

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Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
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 hoagzzz
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this beer most recently at Dinosaur BBQ in Newark. This is a perfect DIPA. I have had heady, hop slam, and sucks in large quantities recently and this beer is every bit their equal. Only complaint is why can the good folks at Kane not bottle this stuff??? Absolutely world class!

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