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The Kind IPA - Three Heads Brewing

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The Kind IPAThe Kind IPA

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very good

405 Ratings

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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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4/5  rDev +7.2%

chefduff2, Sep 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

MrBeige, Feb 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

pgrenvicz, Feb 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

electtodefer, Feb 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap in a pint glass.

A-Light golen color, slight haze, minimal white head on this pour that faded to a thin film and left heavy rings of lacing. It comes in as a lighter looking brew than a typical IPA, but holds up with great lacing and an inviting 'drink-up' look.

S- Big strong hop aroma, thick pine and lots of citrus hops. Grapefruit and lemon.

T- Lots of citrus hops, grapefruit and lemmony. The citrus hop flavors lead the way followed by some maltiness and the pine.

M- Good body and carbonation, oily and resinous. There's plenty of hop zip and bitterness on the finish.

O- I wish that I had more than two of these. I'm sure it'll be a while before I can get it again.

NiceTaps, Mar 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Whisner, Feb 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

SheLaLa, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A tasty IPA that has the heightened malt profile that's more common in Imerpial IPA's. But the citrus and pine hop flavors are undenyably classic IPA.

Starting with a medium copper color and medium haze, the beecr releases a dense froath of off white foam that retains well after reducing to heavy pockets of foam and an otherwise even sheet across the surface. Leaving intermitten patterns of lace along the glass gives a lasting impression of a well made IPA.

Citrus and pine note fill the nose with a sharp and crisp scent. A background of caramel and sweet breads back the hops while giving a vibrant sweet scent that keeps the hops from seeming overly vegetal or grassy, also while bringing out a fruity ester note that complements the fruity hop aromas well.

Stronger than usual malt flavors give a robust flavor of caramel, fresh baked breads, and malty sweetness that act as a great counterpart for hops. Citrusy notes of white grapefruit pulp and orange zest while resiny notes of pine and freshly cut herbs and grasses blend for a zesty and refreshing fruit flavor early and gripping bitterness late. With no real flaw in flavor, the only hiccup is a balance toward malts that prevent the hops from becomming the showcase that they need to be. Sweetness of malts though, help to bring a life to the yeasty esters of appricot and peach while bridging them with the hop flavors early in taste.

Robust in mouthfeel, the beer accompanies more malty textures along with the bolder malt flavor. This causes more creaminess early and and extended viscocity into mid palate and even a late linger in finish rather than becomming drier earlier and allowing for ultimate crispness late. Finishing malty-dry with a hop bite and alcohol warmth, the beer seems to share ground with Imperial IPAs.

A very good IPA that seems more of an East Coast style or Midwest style with a malt flavor and body that offers substantial balance for the hops. If you favor these more balanced IPAs over the drier and more hop balanced versions then this one is very favorable.

BEERchitect, Aug 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

scootsmal, Oct 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

ChitownEddy, Jan 21, 2013
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Ultimate, Apr 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

delia0027, Oct 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

druptight, Feb 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Jonflstf, Sep 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Fantalek, Sep 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Lawnboy33, May 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Christopherfox, Sep 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

steamboatbrewer, Aug 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

mrchrisray, Sep 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

GennyCreamAle, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

gkob, Oct 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

IPx, May 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received this bottle as an extra in my first BA trade. I love IPA's. This one was a real nice change of pace. The hops didn't sock you in the nose, but it was a very nice, smooth, mellow brew. I split this with a buddy of mine who's a hophead, and even he appreciated the subtle reigning in of the hops. This had a very piney and citrus laden nose and taste. Wish we got this around here, as I'd definitely appropriate a few bottles for frequent consumption.

Retail1LO, Aug 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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

ktblue22, May 06, 2013
The Kind IPA from Three Heads Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 405 ratings.