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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

362 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 362
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.44%
Wants: 13
Gots: 26 | 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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Ratings: 362 | Reviews: 126 | Display Reviews Only:
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-23-2014 15:27:43 | More by sendbeer
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bdoggboston

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

09-03-2012 12:30:44 | More by bdoggboston
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HopsintheSack

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

09-01-2012 16:37:36 | More by HopsintheSack
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PapiMagnum

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

05-19-2013 18:25:34 | More by PapiMagnum
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markgugs

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

04-20-2014 17:26:48 | More by markgugs
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redfox405

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-09-2012 02:50:08 | More by redfox405
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LostHighway

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

10-03-2012 20:50:10 | More by LostHighway
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-10-2013 19:43:46 | More by bacher468
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-18-2014 22:25:13 | More by Lehighace06
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illini4x4


3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-27-2012 03:23:51 | More by illini4x4
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duff247

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12-19-2011 04:46:09 | More by duff247
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Zuidman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-05-2014 01:27:15 | More by Zuidman
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Gww1864

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

05-13-2013 16:20:19 | More by Gww1864
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jaymo18

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

02-25-2014 03:51:00 | More by jaymo18
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anaids

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

06-29-2013 21:24:57 | More by anaids
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-17-2013 04:15:18 | More by ZEB89
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mbs11

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

11-04-2012 22:45:46 | More by mbs11
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

09-07-2012 02:44:17 | More by mattparsons
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mds1101

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-20-2013 17:03:30 | More by mds1101
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: hazy orange in color with a one finger head. Light lace develops during the session.

Smell: orange and caramel with some hop bitterness.

Taste: caramel, oranges, pears, and a nice bitterness. Straight forward IPA here.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp from start to finish. Aftertaste is short lived.

Overall: a decent west coast styled IPA that can be consumed quickly. Worthy of a try.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 21:29:40 | More by Gavage
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 22:09:55 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
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

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2012 07:07:20 | More by Flounder57
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emerge077

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint at Big Bricks. Got lucky and scored a sample bottle.

Bomber dated "270 11" on the bottom, meaning it's 139 days old/4.6 months old. Boo, an old sample? They aren't even in the market yet, and the cards are stacked against them… is the local distributor to blame?

The bottle has a cotton candy aroma about it before it's poured. I t pours with a frothy and creamy surface texture, lots of sticky lace all around, and long lasting head retention on display. Bright clarity orange gold, slow rising carb trails.

Hop elements come through as mildly catty and citrusy, with a sweet caramel malt backbone. Seems a bit faded after a few months in the bottle sadly.

Caramel malt sweetness, indistinct citrus rind, slightly floral. Pretty drinkable after all is said and done. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Overall i'd try it again if it shows up fresh.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2012 13:49:30 | More by emerge077
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
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..

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 00:18:43 | More by spinrsx
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2012 18:49:11 | More by Phyl21ca
The Kind IPA from Three Heads Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 362 ratings.