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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

374 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 374
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.67%
Wants: 13
Gots: 34 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: John on 12-05-2010)
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GRACER

New York

1/5  rDev -73.2%

01-06-2013 00:17:15 | More by GRACER
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djmichaelk

Florida

1.5/5  rDev -59.8%

06-22-2014 22:21:40 | More by djmichaelk
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Cresant

Kentucky

2.05/5  rDev -45%

Served this 22 oz. bottle in a Sam Adams glass. No date. The body was a clear, deep straw color with a huge off white head. It took four pours to empty the bottle into the glass. The head was soapy, frothy and off white. Some solid lacing remained.

The smell was earthy with a hint of plastic. Muted pine. A disappointment. Too phenolic.

The taste was sharp and husky. There was a gentle lingering grassy bitterness. Probably past its prime and maybe infected too? Not sure what the problem is but it is not good.

The mouthfeel was thinner than expected and very effervescent. Overcarbonated. This is not one I would look for unless I knew it was fresh.

12-07-2012 01:18:08 | More by Cresant
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billshmeinke

California

2.17/5  rDev -41.8%

Review from old notes.

Golden orangeish half a finger white head dies down to nothing quickly.

Smells of wort and bitter resinous scents. Perhaps a touch of lemony citrus.

Yuck, metallic, a touch of lemony citrus, even some oxidation. Way too malty as well.

Whatever.

Under-attenuated, and just off. Not sure how old this was because I got it in a trade, but drank it quite soon after receiving. Unless it was a year old or something, which I doubt, it should not have been this bad.

06-29-2011 22:02:45 | More by billshmeinke
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -39.7%

01-04-2014 05:46:22 | More by TheBigBoy
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projectflam86

Ohio

2.45/5  rDev -34.3%

22oz bomber.

A- Pours a hazy orange/gold color with a thin white head (even after a vigorous pour) that leaves just a wisp of lace.

S- The nose is nice and hoppy but a little subdued. Mostly pine and grapefruit.

T- Light bitterness upfront with some hop flavor. Metallic and cloyingly sweet in the finish. Kind of tastes like an underattenuated homebrew. I don't see a bottled on date so I can't be sure if this is the typical flavor or if its just an older bottle. Either way, fairly disappointing.

M- Soapy feel with low carbonation.

O- I was hoping for a bit more out of this one. Really wish they had bottled on dates.

10-05-2011 23:03:35 | More by projectflam86
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PeerlessMark

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -33%

02-21-2013 00:47:09 | More by PeerlessMark
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mwz5021

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -33%

06-06-2013 18:01:32 | More by mwz5021
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Pencible

Virginia

2.53/5  rDev -32.2%

A: This poured a clear gold with a little white head.
S: It smelled like faint copper hops and earthy bread crust malt.
T: It tasted like copper and bitter resin hops, with some earthy bread crust malt. It had a building bitter aftertaste that was somewhat clean.
M: It was watery with moderate carbonation. Ok body.
D: This wasn't a great IPA, probably below average in today's market. The scent was barely there, the taste wasn't very enjoyable, the body was fairly weak, and the finish was a little harsh. So all in all, not very easy to drink, and not recommended.

05-31-2013 15:23:10 | More by Pencible
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russpowell

Oklahoma

2.59/5  rDev -30.6%

No freshness dating

Pours a semi-hazed honey color with crazy pearl colored head ( 5 fingers+ ). Haze never clears, crazy head retention & lacing

S: Straw, hay, doughyness, hints of infection

T: Pears, grassiness, lemons & green appleskins up front. Lemons, hay & pears as this warms, a little pineapple as well. Finishes slightly citrusy & acidic with some grassiness, just got messier & ended up being a drainpour

MF: Overcarbonated, coarse with medium body. Gets thinner as this warms, okay balance, turns a little acidic

A disappointment. I will probably not buy any more from these guys. May not be fresh, but presents more as a possible infection or just plain old mediocre beer. No freshness dating, ugh. Looking at other reviews, I got to think maybe this beer is just too far from its point of origin...

04-13-2014 05:38:19 | More by russpowell
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.63/5  rDev -29.5%

On tap at the Chapter House in Ithaca this past weekend. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a very cloudy light orange color with a thick white head that stood around for quite awhile before falling into a thin cap. Nice spotty lacing on the sides of the glass. The nose brought a pretty strong dose of citrus, but as it warmed there was a strong tannic grain character that was not pleasing. The flavor suffered the same fate, starting out with a nice citrus hop profile, but folding in to taste like raw grain and stale crackers. Very unfortunate as I enjoyed what was done with the hops. Body was dry and tannic. Unfortunate.

06-04-2011 13:44:53 | More by Thorpe429
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stonermouse

Massachusetts

2.7/5  rDev -27.6%

Poured into a snifter.

Pours roughly amber, with just a touch of cloudiness, and a thin head. Minor lacing throughout.

The aroma is fairly generic, and smells somewhat bready. There's a touch of hop, but when it all comes together is smells a bit like a musty old pub.

The flavor is average at best for an IPA. The flavors are mostly mild. The label advertises that the beer is "like taking a walk through a pine forest and ending up at a citrus farm." Too bad this one is mostly melony and boozy, with just enough onion in the finish to wipe away any lingering pleasantness. There is very little sweetness to accompany, which one might think implies over-the-top bitterness. But this beer leaves that door open and never goes in.

The beer finishes oniony and leaves a bit of bitterness on the tongue. Mild, but not necessarily overly pleasant.

This brew reminds me of a homebrew version of another Northeast IPA, Stowaway. But Stowaway brings some malt for sweetness, has a much better body, brings cleaner flavors, and comes in a handy can to boot. Skip this chump and get Baxter's Stowaway if they're side-by-side, and you can enjoy this particular flavor profile in style.

08-24-2012 01:10:04 | More by stonermouse
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mdaschaf

Washington

2.73/5  rDev -26.8%

Review form notes.

A: Poured a cloudy orange with a small white head with little retention and only a little bit of lacing as well.

S: Not much going on in the way of hops. There is a little bit of pine, but there is mostly a pretty off-putting aroma that was very hard to place, unpleasant though.

T: Better than the nose, but still not very hoppy. A little bit of pine and a hint of orange peel, but mostly some bready malt that dominates the flavor profile.

M: Medium bodied and medium carbonation. Very sticky finish, which was surprisingly bitter considering that lack of hop flavor.

O: Have had hoppier APAs than this one. The smell was the only really offensive part, but the rest was just average for me.

07-08-2011 20:16:11 | More by mdaschaf
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

06-14-2014 22:48:25 | More by TTripp725
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Cisco619

California

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

22 oz bottle poured into Weyerbacher tulip. Thanks to DaveHack for the beer & glass.

A: Hazy amber with a denser, brownish core. 1 finger of off white head after a vigorous pour. Dissipates to a bubbly cover that clings to the sides of the glass & leaves strands of white as you tilt the glass.

S: Pleasant mix of a light tropical fruit scent with an overarching malt sweetness that both greets the nose & carries through to the end. Not a very pungent aroma, but enjoyable.

T: Bitter citrus notes, think grapefruit rind, with a hint orange. Has a woody/sweet finish that ends dry & tingles the tounge.

M: Light & zesty. Can definitely feel the carbonation but hop oils seem to be absent.

O: Decent attempt at the style. A tad lighter mouthfeel than I prefer & it doesn't really pack that hop punch. A tad overly bitter for the lack of hop oil presence. Solid, but definitely room for improvement.

10-09-2011 01:39:53 | More by Cisco619
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

05-21-2013 15:04:57 | More by ejimhof
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Bfantus

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

03-10-2014 22:30:49 | More by Bfantus
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clfrost

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

10-23-2013 00:38:42 | More by clfrost
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samie85

Illinois

2.85/5  rDev -23.6%

Pours clear orange color with two fingers of white head.

Not a huge aroma which I was kind of expecting from the name; maybe a bit of pine and some grain.

Bitter pine and citrus with some graininess.

Thin and dry with moderate carbonation.

A bit of a letdown given the name of this one, I expected a dank nose, but there wasn't much in the way of aroma at all.

04-06-2012 02:09:04 | More by samie85
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jmarsh123

Indiana

2.95/5  rDev -20.9%

Pours cloudy light orange with a finger of head and spotty lacing.

Smells of piney hops with a little bit of booze weird with such a low ABV.

Same flavors. Piney hops with some citrus on the back end along with a strong metallic flavor in the finish and a bit of booze.

Medium mouthfeel and carb. Carbonation seemed to die off quicker than normal.

Not a horrible beer, but it perplexes me how something that's only 6.8% shows any booze flavor. The metallic aftertaste is very off putting as well.

05-10-2012 01:09:31 | More by jmarsh123
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woodchipper

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -19.6%

06-20-2014 23:47:38 | More by woodchipper
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gr8zehaman

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -19.6%

10-23-2013 00:44:01 | More by gr8zehaman
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bccocx

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.6%

07-08-2014 15:19:07 | More by bccocx
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dgeebs07

New York

3/5  rDev -19.6%

06-28-2012 22:42:35 | More by dgeebs07
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jtyson

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.6%

02-18-2013 00:32:57 | More by jtyson
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The Kind IPA from Three Heads Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 374 ratings.