Overhead | Kane Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
538
Reviews:
80
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
7.42%
 
 
Wants:
88
Gots:
110
For Trade:
2
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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 Hopznbuds
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sludgegnome
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of waiting4lunch
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HeartofMiami
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Duffman79
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of wonothesane42
4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of junaman
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PhillyBoy23
4.17/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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 Timtac
3.74/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbaker67
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of RichieRich1812
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mmorris15
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of smcel371
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overhead from Kane Brewing Company
4.31 out of 5 based on 538 ratings.
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