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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Overhead is an American-style Imperial IPA. This beer is loaded with our favorite hops; Amarillo, Columbus, Centennial and Simcoe. Its 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 Simoce. 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.

Style: American Imperial India Pale Ale (IIPA)
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
ABV: 8.2%
Color: 6.8
IBUs: 100+

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (12247) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2016
This beer is a clear bright orange color with a medium bone white head that dissipates gradually to an outer ring. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of piney hops, citrus and malt. Medium body with flavors of melon, resiny hops and biscuit malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a fruity hop aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (4021) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - DEC 11, 2016
On tap at the Dinosaur BBQ in Newark. It poured a golden color with a white head. The aroma was of tropical fruits, some caramel and malts. The taste was similar to the aroma with more tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, caramel and malts. It had a dry, bitter hoppy finish. Really good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leafs93 (2205) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2016
Pours golden amber with a medium white head. Aroma is earthy, caramel, floral and citrus. Taste is bitter with some sweetness coming through. Medium bodied with a slick texture, somewhat lighter then expected. Nice Double IPA but no where near as good as their regular IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
odinstyr (761) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2016
Pours a hazy gold with decent white head. Smells of spruce, resin, citrus. Taste is bitter, moderately sweet - citrus and resin.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
redtechnj (315) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Appearance- Short lasting white frothy head, hazy straw yellow. Aroma- piney hops, funky barnyard hay, some honey sweetness with some bready biscuit. Flavor- Very silky mouthfeel with a nice hoppy bite, tropical fruits, pineapple, grapefruit, malty biscuit.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Deadpool37 (129) - - JUL 7, 2016
Pours a gold with slight haze aromas of hop and citrus grapefruit and other citrus flavors

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (6090) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 29, 2016
Draught at Dino BBQ, Newark, 6/12/16.
Lightly hazy, muted gold body is topped by a moderately well-retained white head.
Candied pineapple, lime and mango in the nose give a strong juicy component, but theres a spicy, pine-like character as well that throws off a fair amount of resin. Bare biscuit and cracker malts behind it add only a touch of sweetness but do give enough of a palette upon which the hops can work. As it warms and breathes, there is more grain, light honey and some interesting guava and grape notes emerge, with drier pineapple, but a strong white grapefruit component still rears its ugly head. A bit of sharpness from the alcohol but nothing too crazy.
Bitter up front, though not of the sour/hugely resinous variety; not too much anyways. Grapefruit, white grape, lime, lemon and light honey and biscuit to balance with a dextrinous texture and mostly tight carbonation. Good attenuation and theres some fun here between the amarillo and simcoe fruitiness and light juiciness, but theres also a fair amount of heavy, heavy citrus and bitterness from the columbus, centennial and simcoe. Why bother boiling simcoe anymore....? That hops way more fun in the whirl and dry phases. I guess theyre going for a more West Coast approach here, which is fine and I do like that its "only" 8.2 abv, which seems pretty low for a DIPA these days, but they still need to take it easier on all this resin. Alcohol still shows a bit, as well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (4381) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Golden colored body, medium to large white head, soapy lacing. Grapefruit, pine needle, orange rind, light bready/caramel malt, a little boozy sweetness (but not heat). Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, assertive bitterness, light sweetness throughout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy, burnt golden orange color with tangerine edges and a one finger, frothy off-white head that quickly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Floral, citrus hop aroma with resinous oil and earthy pine along with tropical/citrus fruit notes and a cracker-y pale malt backbone. Earthy and grassy with pine needle and spruce tip followed by blood orange, mango, pineapple and grapefruit. Pale biscuit malt backbone wih subtle toffee, caramel and cracker character. Smells pretty good. Medium bodied with a blast dank hop bitterness that is immediately countered by sweet tropical/citrus fruit notes and a decent malt backbone. Dry, bitter and earthy with resinous oils, pine needle, spruce tip and kind bud followed by mango, orange peel and grapefruit. The latter gives this beer some much needed sweetness which is a perfect compliment to the earhy bitterness. Underneath, there is a decent malt backbone with hints of caramel, toffee and cracker, providing balance without interfering or hindering the hop flavor. Subtle boozy sweetness toward the end of the palate but the ABV is very well masked with little to no heat. The sweeter flavors linger throughout but it still has a crisp, dry finish. This is a very flavorful beer that has great balance making it extremely drinkable. Its the first beer Ive tried from Kane and Im very impressed .

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (7861) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Draft at the Irish mile with Linh and Vinny. Pours. A deep Amber with thin white lacing. Aroma is fruity hop, light booze and caramel. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of bitter fruity hop and light caramel. Not too much alcohol. Not too much malt.


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