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Pale Ale - Kind Beers Brewing

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71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kind Beers Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mikesgroove on 04-11-2010)
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

lupercmda, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of JerzDevl2000
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!

JerzDevl2000, Aug 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

RedneckBeerz, Jul 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

bushwack, Jun 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Zimm, May 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

InspectorBob, May 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

Mantooth, Mar 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

Bin33chef, Jan 15, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

sendbeer, Nov 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

jbenson8774, Oct 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

jaswilson2, Oct 04, 2012
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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!).

AleWatcher, Oct 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

grumpygerman, Sep 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

redfox405, Sep 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

NCbeerpirate, Aug 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

jpmajors, Aug 20, 2012
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gregu2, Jun 21, 2012
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TheNightwatchman, May 15, 2012
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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

mvanaskie13, Apr 14, 2012
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Pale Ale from Kind Beers Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.