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The Kind IPA - Three Heads Brewing

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The Kind IPAThe Kind IPA

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BA SCORE
84
good

425 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 425
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.14%
Wants: 15
Gots: 52 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Three Heads Brewing visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: John on 12-05-2010

Voraciously hoppy and not overly bitter. The Kind brings enormous aroma and maximum flavor. It's like taking a walk through a pine forest and ending up at a citrus farm. This beer brings joy to the world, one sip at a time.
6.8% Alc/vol. 76 IBUs.
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Ratings: 425 | Reviews: 135 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of HarpuaCritz
4.28/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Light golden with two finger white head. Nice lacing. Scent is subtle with tropical and citrus notes. Some floral hop aroma. Piney, resinous front end that evolves to citrus and earthy hop notes. Seems more carbonated than some IPAs, giving it a full mouth feel, almost tannic on the finish. Medium-full bodied. Really tasty brew.

Photo of Arch578
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of blameo
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GFM
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into Spiegelau IPA glass. Pours a golden hue with two fingers of head and nice lacing. Scent is subtle; I pick up a faint tropical scent. Sandpaper texture feel. Taste is bitter from start to finish and a bit empty. Advertised as a journey from pine to citrus. The citrus finish didn't materialize for me. Just ok. (8.0)

Photo of hophugger
3.02/5  rDev -19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Nice, light golden color. A little darker than a Hefe with great foamy head and clingy lacing. Aroma hits first with assorted citrus. Taste is ok......First hit has a touch of a metallic flavor, then it proceeds to some hops, a citrus. Overall, this beer tastes somewhat stale, not bad, but maybe like it is at the end of it's time. Overall, I can sense some balance and flavors that are pleasing, but just not fresh and hoppy like I would have expected. Carbonation is nice and this is a refreshing beer, though

Photo of vincap521
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothmanscott
3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an opaque, bordering on clear, gold producing 2 fingers of frothy, white, moderately lasting head that leaves clumpy, frost like sheets & webs of lace. Aroma is thin for the style: delicate caramel malt, dough with likewise delicate pineapple, grapefruit, lemon & floral hop hints. Taste is more robust than the nose & less balanced being more sweet & malt forward & less hoppy even though it becomes nicely bitter in the finish. Sweet caramel malt forward backed by tropical fruit & citrus hops with floral hints in the background. Finishes bittersweet but transitions into a resinous bitter hop bite, with only a little peppery prickle becoming mostly dry, bitter & astringent in the aftertaste. Off balance of hop bitterness & malt sweetness for the style. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, slightly slick, dry & drawing aftertaste.

Photo of mbratt93
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lindsay_Reifsyder
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tyler6
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GNH3
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beergod50
4.62/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I receive this as a periodic holiday gift and enjoy it's piney taste and smell. I always sit and savor a pint of this. My only disappointment might be the color; but it certainly doesn't impact the great taste.

Photo of Grand-Raggedy
4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mcknight_mcknight
2.53/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Live within an hour of Honeoye Falls where this stuff is brewed. Grabbed it at a local grocery store. I had one so far and am not so sure what to do with rest of my 6 pack. Please just stop rating beers 4 out of 5 stars because the letters IPA are on the bottle. Sorry if im being too harsh. Theres definitely better choices out there than this.

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.16/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of juicebox
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Furley80
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of rfritton
4.04/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of Dwkasper
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Cool artwork on bottle...hear a lot of good things about 3HB but haven't visited yet

A: urine color, finger of white head with good retention poured from bottle

S: dank and piney with a bright flash of citrusy hops

T: pine washed over with citrus. Big hop taste without any unwanted bitterness.

M: smooth, balanced for a big IPA with good carbonation and no lingering flavors

O: I've passed this beer over so many times for absolutely no reason. So glad I finally tried it. Solid IPA. Really digging all the 3HB stuff I've tried lately

Photo of mountainzen
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of LarryMyers
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Mikedg13
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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The Kind IPA from Three Heads Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 425 ratings.