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The Kind IPA - Three Heads Brewing

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The Kind IPAThe Kind IPA

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388 Ratings
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 StonedTrippin
4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I am admittedly a full on hop head, so I am partial to beers like this, but I see this as a brew everyone can get into, not just those addicted to hops. its approachably light in color, more golden than anything else, with a smallish white head, good clarity. the nose is approachable too, not real bitter or aggressively oily or high alpha, just straight fresh cut citrus fruit, glorious aromatics here. the flavor too is citrus heavy, like founders all day ipa on steroids, its got that familiar yet fresh squeezed juicy refreshing deliciousness, these are the hops I love, and hops I can see others not yet accustomed to big west coast ipas getting into. its so fresh and good, yum! best ive had from three heads for sure. a real joy to drink this light in feel big in taste ipa. well carbonated and really fruity in the finish with minimal bitterness. an excellent citrus side ipa that could potentially be a gateway brew into the style. you would also never know this was pushing 7% abv, it drinks a whole lot lighter.

StonedTrippin, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of 80x2HopHead
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

80x2HopHead, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of BrewtalHonesty
3/5  rDev -19.6%

BrewtalHonesty, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of Yeroc
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Yeroc, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of Zach136
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle - no date - poured into DFH IPA glass.

Pours light straw with a pitch white head, solid lacing. Nose is assorted citrus and pine spice. The taste has a solid balanced hop profile of pine/floral. Though there is a lingering astringency. Moderate body. Definitely a solid option for the hop heads.

Zach136, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of NooseJustice
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

NooseJustice, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of mikefuski17
4/5  rDev +7.2%

mikefuski17, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

BillRoth, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of Guitars_and_beer
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Guitars_and_beer, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of Amalak
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Amalak, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of plaid75
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a light brass hue with a two finger frothy white head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell featured moderate tones of pine and grass with a rather heavy caramel.

The taste consisted a suprisingly full (and dull) cereal malt with waning piney and herbal hops.

The mouthfeel was toward the thinner side of the style, with a soft carbonation and residual hop spice.

Overall a tasty, albeit shallow, IPA.

plaid75, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of George1799
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

George1799, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of jak
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

jak, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of Evarigan
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Evarigan, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of jgammoniv
4/5  rDev +7.2%

jgammoniv, Nov 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

firedwarftj, Nov 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

carbin14, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of Glennlawless
3.03/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a Stone Arrogant Bastard specialty glass. Probably around 20 oz or so.

A - really good head retention. three finger white frothy creamy head. still holding more then two inches in the head after ten min of being poured. hazy light orange, yellow like in color.

S - Smells like plastic or something, really weird... some mild pine mixed with citrus.

T - pretty balanced. mild lingering bitterness...getting a lot of pine...maybe im mistaking that plastic like smell as that. some mild citris here and there...and sweet malt to balance it. decent. nothing to rave about in my opinion. Slightly earthy and soiley. if your into citrus hop bombs do not get this.

M - slightly creamy and medium mouthfeel.

Overall. a decent beer, not great, not bad. average.

Glennlawless, Oct 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

gr8zehaman, Oct 23, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

clfrost, Oct 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

sachie23, Oct 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

FrankHammer, Oct 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

dmorgan310, Oct 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

hemorhoidzz, Oct 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

ncstateplaya, Oct 14, 2013
The Kind IPA from Three Heads Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 388 ratings.