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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
85
very good

410 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 410
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.14%
Wants: 13
Gots: 43 | 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 sendbeer
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of avalon07
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a bright yellow color and a clear consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Good lacing.

S: A solid aroma of hops, malt, and pine as well.

T: Tasted of hops - a lot of hops - along with pine, malt, and a hint of citrus. The hoppiness takes a little getting used to, but it becomes likeable after a while. A good flavor.

M: A fair amount of carbonation with an overly bitter and oily finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: This beer has its rough spots, but in the end is pretty drinkable.

Photo of Lehighace06
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of DennisDullea
5/5  rDev +34%

Photo of tabhill
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of DFlynn
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of BradT
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Nice IPA to start the day off with. I'm very impressed with the consistency of this beer. The more you let it settle, it kinda finishes like a nitro. Not too thick, but definitely substantial, lower end of syrupy. Taste is good, very smooth grassy hop. Much, much, much better taste and consistency than a beer ranked as low as this on BA.

Color is a yellow orange with just a tad of red in the right light. Not a lot of nose, but that may just be me.

Honestly, I think the pot theme may turn some folks off. I'm not into that, but could care less about it when it comes to this beer. I'd definitely buy this again, and again. Love it.

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.25/5  rDev -39.7%

Photo of FUwolfpacker
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of soroka24
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of jackrodgers77
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of st9647v3
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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.

Photo of 80x2HopHead
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of BrewtalHonesty
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Yeroc
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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.

Photo of NooseJustice
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of mikefuski17
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Guitars_and_beer
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Amalak
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

Photo of George1799
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

The Kind IPA from Three Heads Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 410 ratings.