Pale Ale - Kind Beers Brewing
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Reviews by Chadpaq:
3.53/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
There's some sort of discretion about who actually brews these Kind beers. Apparently, they are brewed by Thomas Creek and merely marketed under the name "Kind." I guess this is an attempt to appeal to the yuppie, organic-loving crowd that swarms around the Greater Charlotte area, and I think it's working. This stuff seems to be flying off the shelves of local grocery stores.
At any rate, I had a bottle of this at Zada Jane's tonight in Charlotte. The beer itself wasn't that great, but let me tell you, if you ever get a chance, check out this restaurant. The food's killer.
Seemed to me like a really weak Double IPA. More on the malty side than hoppy, but not much kick in any department really. I almost question the 7.3%abv, but hey, who am I to question a label?
Taste was average. Smell was average. I have to give it points in the drinkability department though because it certainly wasn't hard to drink. All in all though, I think "Kind" (Thomas Creek) could have done a little better job with this beer, or at least kept it more along the parameters of an APA. I was expecting SNPA and got a watered-down 90 Minute.
Serving type: bottle
01-07-2011 05:28:19 | More by Chadpaq
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3.45/5 rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Picked this up in Totowa yesterday, having never heard of this before and knowing nothing about Kind Beers at all. Even though this was listed as 7.30% ABV on here, the package said that this was at 6.0% and in addition, the label wasn't anything like the one pictured on here. A check of the website revealed that it's currently not up and running as well, so this still remained a mystery to me. With so many APA's out there, I was hoping that this would have stood out a bit more. If they were going for a muted, woodsy take on this style, then they hit the nail on the head with this one!
The pour to this was relatively basic, with a copper hue, moderate head, and lacing that could only be seen after the first few sips that I took of this. Not much of a hop presence to this and what was detectable had a somewhat earthy feel to it. The consistency was closer to one of the Innis and Gunn beers, as this was smooth, hardly carbonated, and felt like pine. Quite a bit of oil as well as this went down with a considerable amount of slickness, and it was only once this settled on my tongue that I could feel a slight hop burn, before it faded away toward a slightly more resinous feel.
I could hardly feel the booze in here either and the only lingering notes that stuck with me were those of leather and a slight earthy hoppiness. This wouldn't win any awards with anyone but for a slightly different take on a common style, this would suffice if you were stuck out in the woods and needed something to help out with getting away from it all!
Serving type: bottle
08-18-2013 19:27:45 | More by JerzDevl2000
1.63/5 rDev -52.5%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1
Part of a mix-a-six I grabbed last week in South Carolina...
Bottle into nonic.
So a 7.3% ABV pale ale?! I can't wait. Pours a ruddy, rusty, and unappealing brown color. Thin film of tannish bubbles. Spotty lacing.
Smells piney. Perhaps some European hops used here providing a little dry spicy character? Some toffee and caramel with a dry toasty and roasty malt.
Mild bitterness, but a sticky sweet toffee-like finish is not working me.
Feels ok-- in fact, the feel is the best aspect of this beer; medium-light body with fair carbonation.
Overall-- meh. This is a pass. It isn't the word thing I've ever drank, but it's pretty low on the list when the category is pale ale (or even ipa due to the high ABV!).
Serving type: bottle
10-02-2012 02:14:32 | More by AleWatcher
2.98/5 rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Poured into a standard pint glass, color is copper, head is off white.
Smell is pretty neutral, light pale malt and muted bitterness from hops
Taste is mild caramel malt, light biscuit. Overcome. By the bitterness
Mouthfeel is a little harsh, hard to distinguish the strength. Is this really 7%?
Overall, odd brew, starts a little muted and harsh from the bitterness, would like more aromatic hops or additional malt sweetness
Serving type: on-tap
04-14-2012 21:51:15 | More by mvanaskie13
Pale Ale from Kind Beers Brewing
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