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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

396 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 396
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 13
Gots: 40 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

zberger, Sep 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

mattparsons, Sep 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

bdoggboston, Sep 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

HopsintheSack, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of infi
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

infi, Aug 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

illini4x4, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of luvbier
4/5  rDev +7.2%

luvbier, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a bright, crystal clear, golden yellow coloring with a thin, foamy, white head. Aromas of evergreen and pine, with a strong citrus highlight. Smells superfresh. Flavors are light, and the resiny bitter hits the forward tongue instantly. A quick transition brings more tropical fruit flavors, including pineapple and grapefruit. Very well balanced, the beer slightly leans towards bitter and tart at the end of the palate. The aftertaste is bitter, but also sugary sweet at the same time. Light and crisp bodied with a sparse cling on the glass, the beer has a slightly dry, crisp finish. Very hoppy and very tasty despite being slightly unbalanced.

GarthDanielson, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of 3FloydsZombie
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

3FloydsZombie, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of stonermouse
2.7/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

stonermouse, Aug 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Bdel34, Aug 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

JottaGibboo, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle with no date
A - golden amber with small particulate matter floating around. A three finger head of foam that lasts with heavy lacing.
S - earthy pine resins and dull grapefruit overtones. Nothing is sharp and biting but you know there is a glass full of wet hops under your nose.
T - resinous hops dominate throughout from start to finish. Earthy and heavy hops without any crisp biting character.
M - oily, resinous, and mildly carbonated yielding a heavy feeling slow moving stickiness.
D - a bit one dimensional but if you want pine tar hops then this one is for you.

Beer4Baltimore, Aug 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

skullsplitter, Aug 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

TheMaimed, Aug 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

redfox405, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of JohnK17
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

JohnK17, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of GuisseppeFranco
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

GuisseppeFranco, Aug 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

3Hops, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle (purchased at County Wide in Valley Stream for $5.99) served in a standard pint glass.

L - slightly hazed golden yellow with a white head that thinned out leaving trails of lacing.

S - mix of pine and citrus with a bready malt background.

T - same as the smell with a hint of alcohol showing up towards the bitter finish.

F - medium bodied with good carbonation and a crisp, dry feel making you want another sip.

O - a decent example of the style.

JoeyBeerBelly, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of spinrsx
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz Bottle from the Sunoco Colton NY for 7.99+tax

Appearance - Clear amber/copper colour with an average size fizzy beige coloured head. There is a high amount of carbonation and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for around 2-3 minutes.

Smell - Malts, caramel, hops, grapefruit

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste hops, malts, pine, and caramel. There is also some pineapple mixed with guava and some grapefruit. It ends with a malty sweet aftertaste with a bit of of a lingering hop bitterness.

Overall - Good.. not great.. The mouthfeel seems off and the beer tastes a little artificial. For the price I expected more.. Still worth a try - just not a re-buy for me. It did get better as it approached room temperature..

spinrsx, Jul 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

bonbini26, Jul 26, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

ABokononist, Jul 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

DrunkinYogi, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured an amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrus and piney notes is quite dominant with some semi-sweet caramel malt notes also distinguishable. Taste is also a balanced mix between some citrus and piney notes with some residual sugar and caramelized malt also noticeable. Body is quite full with good carbonation. More floral hoppy notes would have helped provided further enjoyment of this beer.

Phyl21ca, Jul 11, 2012
The Kind IPA from Three Heads Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 396 ratings.