Pale Ale - Kind Beers Brewing
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Reviews by airheadmtrcycle:
4.03/5 rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle to a Sierra Nevada pint glass. I love the appearance, with its opaque orange-ish color. The smell is foretelling of the excellent hoppy flavor with grapefruit and pine. The malts are minimal in effect and I think those that like hoppy beers that might seem unbalanced to a Brit would like these. To my inexperienced palate this ale is very west coast in its qualities. A very nice alternative to more conventional pale ales like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. It drinks more like an IPA to me. The carbonation and bitter aftertaste are right up my alley. Very drinkable; I could have 2 or 3 given the right situation. The 7% alcohol is absolutely unnoticeable. It drinks more like a session beer so be careful. Unfortunately, my personal ethics don't allow me to support the economy of South Carolina so this will be my last 6-pack. I was so disappointed to see it is brewed in Greenville, but I give kudos to the men and women that produced this fine ale.
Serving type: bottle
09-25-2010 18:14:59 | More by airheadmtrcycle
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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
79 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.