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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

388 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 388
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 14
Gots: 37 | 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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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.2/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Lux Lounge in Rochester, NY.

Pours a clear golden amber. Good visible mobile carbonation. 2 inches of head, good sticky lacing down the glass.

Smells quite hoppy and delightful- dank herbal hop aromas, plus pine, and bit of citrus.

The taste is similar. The hoppiness runs more herbal, grassy, and piney than citrusy, but there is still some nice fruit hop flavors in there. An actual good malt backbone, that provides some dry unsweetened caramel and toffee flavors, some breadiness.

Medium body, crisp mouthfeel with good carbonation.

A great sessionable hop bomb from some great local brewers. Love it!

GreesyFizeek, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

rolltide8425, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev -19.6%

t0rin0, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of BEERMILER12
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a golden yellow color with slightly less than a fingers worth of head that reduces to a thin cap

S: Citrus and pine hops come through, along with a good helping of slightly spicy malts

T: Follows the nose. Refreshing citrus fruitiness and pine come through for the hops, followed by some bready malts and a hint of spiciness. Finishes lightly bitter

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A hint of oiliness and stickiness from the hops

O: A nice, simple IPA that isn't in your face or overwhelmingly hoppy but still has a good hop kick flavor and aroma-wise. Worth a purchase

BEERMILER12, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of mattbk
3.49/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

LOOK: Copper colored, very clear, decent lasting head, appears fairly well carbonated, appears fairly thick.
SMELL: Strong grapefruit. A bit of dank. A bit piney, a bit lemony,
TASTE: Fairly typical IPA, bitter grapefruit, again a bit of dankness, catty, pine. A lot like the aroma. The malt playing a bit of a role, just a bit of sweetness at the end tempers the bitterness a little bit. I don't find this particularly complex or unique, not bad, just nothing great.
FEEL: Fairly heavy mouthfeel for an IPA, a little slick, maybe from alcohol? A bit prickly. Dry from hops, but everything else is a bit too heavy.
OVERALL: Again, not bad, nothing special, a little drier would have been nicer, some more flavor to balance bitterness and more interesting hop flavor other than grapefruit would have been nice as well.

mattbk, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of Stinkypuss
4.14/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Three Heads Brewing : The Kind IPA

LOOK: Pale golden color, with a white foam collar and good lacing. Has a chill haze and appears to be unfiltered.

SMELL: Grapefruit juice, floral and pine. Just a hint of malt sweetness.

TASTE: A well rounded beer, with pale and crystal malts giving the balancing sweetness to accompany the bitter hop onslaught. Notes of grapefruit zest, lemon juice, and wet grassy herbal character make for a uniquely satisfying hop profile.

FEEL: Light to medium bodied, ample carbonation. Not much of a hop bite and certainly not dry. This beer is even a bit juicy.

OVERALL: An impressive IpA. I wish I could get this beer more often. Cool bottle art as well and a pretty apt name.

Stinkypuss, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of hoppymcgee
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

hoppymcgee, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of PeerlessMark
2.5/5  rDev -33%

PeerlessMark, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of jtyson
3/5  rDev -19.6%

jtyson, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of BeerLover99
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

BeerLover99, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of Jwale73
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in a standard pint. Pours a golden-orange with a hazy clarity and a loose, quarter inch, bright white head. Nose expresses citrus rind and grapefruit seeds. Taste follows nose - bitter rind comprises most of the flavor profile; however, there is a hint of sweetness as well. Mouthfeel is light in body with a lively carbonation. Overall, a decent and quaffable American IPA, but not much complexity here.

Jwale73, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of GrindFatherBob
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

GrindFatherBob, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of Jae9979
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Jae9979, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of ChitownEddy
4/5  rDev +7.2%

ChitownEddy, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of mds1101
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

mds1101, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of Brad007
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice, bright blonde color with a super thin head into my glass. Another IPA that fits the definition of PALE perfectly.

Lots of grassy hops with a mild bitterness that tickles the nose in a subtle manner. Maybe a bit of buttery malt too.

Grassy hops with a touch of citrus. Juicy. Chewy. Bitter. Wow. Flavor crystal explosion in mouth!!

Lingering buttery malt and grassy hop bitterness comprise the mouthfeel. Very clean for the style.

A very good IPA. You won't be shocked at the bitterness.

Brad007, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of superspak
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly cloudy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of orange zest, tangerine, grapefruit, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, bread, and light herbal. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of hop notes. Taste of orange zest, grapefruit, pine, floral, citrus rind, grass, bread, and herbal earthiness. Good amount of grassy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus rind, pine, floral, grass, bread, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance of hop flavors with decent complexity; good malt/hop balance; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good IPA. Nice balance of hop flavors with good complexity; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

superspak, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of Dirtinabottle
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Dirtinabottle, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of GRACER
1/5  rDev -73.2%

GRACER, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of jtierney89
3.3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pale semi hazed golden color. had to force a sticky bubbly head with a vigorous pour. sweet sugared fruit nose with a lot of pine as well.

off the bat bitter citrus rinds and burnt toast rolls into big piney dryness which then goes into an herbal and fruity juicyness. pine bitterness lingers drying the mouth. a very complex ipa. the flavors get a little lost amongst each other here and there but mostly its a fun complex layered brew.

jtierney89, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of xnicknj
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on tap at revolution house - served in pint

Pours a clouded golden orange color with a one-finger topping of white head. Retains nicely while leaving rings of sticky lacing streaked around the glass.

Bursting citrusy hops with orange and grapefruit. Hints of tropical fruit, toasted biscuit and soft caramel. Light sweetness.

Juicy citrus hops, grapefruit, orange and nectarine. Hint of pineapple and nice bitterness, soft sweetness. Caramel and biscuit malts, decent balance. Finishes dry and bitter.

Medium body, well carbonated, bubbly and sticky on the tongue. Solid citrusy IPA - I'd definitely have this again, although it helps that this was clearly super fresh.

xnicknj, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of TheRuss9585
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

TheRuss9585, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of Cresant
2.05/5  rDev -45%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Cresant, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of ppoitras
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle purchased as a single from Savemore Discount Beverage, Clifton Park, NY.

Poured into am imperial pint, formed a 1/4" eggshell head over the cloudy orangey amber brew. Head promptly down to a skim, with average lacing. Aroma is juicy citrus.

Taste sweet to start, orange citrus in the middle, pine bitter taking over the close. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, with good drinkability. Good brew.

ppoitras, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of jminch
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

jminch, Dec 05, 2012
The Kind IPA from Three Heads Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 388 ratings.