Overhead | Kane Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
96.9%
Liked This Beer
4.31 w/ 541 Ratings
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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:
#626
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
541
Liked:
524
Avg:
4.31/5
pDev:
7.42%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
87
Gots:
112
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 541 |  Reviews: 80
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

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

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

Photo of clake
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of dwagner003
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 2beerdogs
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thebooyakid
4.14/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

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 PVMT
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Overhead from Kane Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96.9% out of 100 with 541 ratings
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