Kane Parhelion

Kane is one of my favorite breweries in New Jersey, but it’s a good hour from the house, so we don’t get to go all that much. I sampled this beer when we went to pick up some bombers.

ABV: 9.4%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Parhelion is a bourbon barrel-aged Imperial IPA. Using Overhead as our inspiration, we added higher levels of caramel malts and modified our hop schedule of Simcoe and Amarillo. We aged this beer for six months in bourbon barrels that previously held A Night To End All Dawns. The influence of both the barrels and the previous beer impart subtle roasted, vanilla and bourbon flavors to this Imperial IPA. 9.4% ABV.”

Random: A rainy day is the best day to update the blog.

The beer poured with a huge, three finger, off white head. It took awhile to go away and left lots of lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy, dark brown color with no visible carbonation due to the cloudiness of the beer. The nose was filled with oak, toasted oak, booze and bourbon. It took awhile for some hops to come through, but when they did, it was Simcoe all the way. The taste started with lemon and pine and then went into notes of bourbon barrel. There was toasted oak and vanilla as well. I was shocked at how the alcohol was hidden in the beer. It had a thick and chewy body with moderate carbonation. The finish took forever and had lots of bourbon and oak. This beer was simply outstanding, especially if you like bourbon barrels.

Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0

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