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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

397 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 397
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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Photo of NJBeer265
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

NJBeer265, Jun 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Durandal_777, May 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Patricksmith88, May 25, 2014
Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a golden amber with a one-finger foamy white head. Heavy sticky lacing.

S - Nice aroma of sweet malts, floral hops, and citrus.

T - Starts with a nice blend of sweet caramel malts and citrus ( orange & grapefruit). Mid-palate is when the piney hops take over. Finish has more earthy and piney hops leaving a lingering bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Smooth creamy mouthfeel.

O - A pretty good IPA. Definetly for fans of aggressive IPAs.

TreyIsWilson, May 24, 2014
Photo of russwilliam
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

russwilliam, May 18, 2014
Photo of AdamGazdalski
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

An overly hopped IPA, however not too bitter and has a wonderful citrus note, almost fruity. The carbonation is just right for such a strong IPA.

The percentage at 6.8 and 76 IBUs is just enough for my personal taste. It is wonderful on tap, you really get the full body of fruity aromas and when poured out of a bottle it retains it's body just as well as on tap.

I have personally met the brewers and yes, they do look just like the picture on the bottle and are just as cool in person. Great IPA

AdamGazdalski, May 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

BamfBacon, May 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

swimfire, May 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

MSL94, May 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Ultimate, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of kegnation
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Great easy drinking beer. Has the hop aroma I look for in a good IPA, nice citrus fruit on the front leading into a very nice mouthfeel of malt with a final kick of hops on the back end. Bought this from my bottle shop for $3.29 a 12oz, Going back to pick up a four pack now. Definitely a repeat purchase!

kegnation, Apr 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

markgugs, Apr 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

StrangerTides, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of farrago
3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Fairly thin head, no more than half a finger which does not have much retention, in turn the lacing is weak with minimal stick. Filmy liquid, translucent, traps light inside to create a glow to the base yellow color, touch deeper orange at the core, you can see a tiny bit of bubbles, no noticeable particulate inside. The nose is kind of arch, bitter and grassy, very hops dominated, pepper, sour bread crust, dried grapefruit rinds, conjures up sufficient honey, pine sap and caramel to take a lot of sting out of it, more grainy than fruity, moderate dash of apricot, peach, pear fruit, on the whole it covers what it needs to, could be cleaner/fresher as well as separate out the scents better. Full-bodied, getting on heavy, the carbonation has a grinding, slow churn and it basically clings to the mouth pores rather than scrub. More sweetness here in the pineapple, peach, nectarine fruit as well as grapefruit, orange citrus. However, its dry mouth feel is complete. Plenty of grassy hops, the pepper, oil, and bread crust keep the malt, cocoa submerged. It is not unbalanced, simply too dense to refresh. Has flavor, not hot, and what’s there finishes long. No real complaints, maybe gets lost in the pack.

farrago, Apr 13, 2014
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2.59/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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...

russpowell, Apr 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Mikexw, Apr 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Tegman, Apr 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

dcisco44, Apr 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

buzzy, Mar 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

REY_CORTEZ, Mar 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

OnryAndMean, Mar 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

erialbill, Mar 11, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Bfantus, Mar 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Shakydog68, Mar 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

AngusOg, Feb 26, 2014
The Kind IPA from Three Heads Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 397 ratings.