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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
85
very good

405 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 405
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.14%
Wants: 13
Gots: 42 | 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 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
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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
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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
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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
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

jminch, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of TMoney2591
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Thanks to Vav for this bottle!

Also, sorry about that other bottle, my man... On to business: This stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-cream-white foam. The nose comprises orange rind, fluffy toffee, earthy greens, and a touch of lemongrass. The taste brings in more of the same, but with brighter orange and a hint of oak bark. The additions really help to round things out. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a generally fluid feel. Overall, a pretty nice IPA, one I could easily see having again, though not necessarily with any intense enthusiasm.

TMoney2591, Dec 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

theGlasstronaut, Nov 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

csmartin6, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of OWSLEY069
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a lightly hazy orange-ish to yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, mellow citrus hops. In the taste, a dry orange citrus hop, and somewhat gritty malt. A pleasant hop bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry hop and small orange citrus presence in the aftertaste. Just decent across the board, nothing bad, but nothing spectacular either.

OWSLEY069, Nov 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Dizzy242, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of Flounder57
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle was poured into an imperial pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a minimal head that has reduced to a thin layer. It is yellow orange color with good clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Caramel and bready malts, followed by some citrus, grapefruit, and pine aromas.

Taste: All the above mentioned flavors balanced well together with some lingering bitterness. I was kind of expecting more of a hop profile and sweetness to the beer. Interesting, but a bit light on the flavors and the bitterness lingers for a while.

Mouthfeel: smooth, medium bodied, low to medium carbonation, some lingering bitterness, a quite enjoyable.

Overall: A good IPA in my opinion. Enjoyed more on draft than in a bottle. Still a very enjoyable beer though

Flounder57, Nov 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

mbs11, Nov 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

durlta, Oct 29, 2012
The Kind IPA from Three Heads Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 405 ratings.