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Too Kind Double IPA - Three Heads Brewing

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Too Kind Double IPAToo Kind Double IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

193 Ratings
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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Three Heads Brewing visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CloudStrife on 01-16-2013)
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Reviews by Bauzen:
Photo of Bauzen
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%

Clear copper color. Very minimal lingering head.

Nose has a slight bitterness, but it's floral and light. feels like there's some dried fruit and apricot in there, but there aren't any punchy notes in the aroma.

Flat, smooth, and simple flavor that offers very little surprises departing from the smell.

Slight hits of sharp flavor develop on the palate after every sip you take, but ultimately, the ABV does nothing to demonstrate its potency throughout the beer.

Probably one of the mildest, most underwhelming double-IPAs I've tried, but certainly elegant, flavorful and enjoyable for someone who might not be a huge fan of Imperials.

Bauzen, May 07, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.58/5  rDev -5%

An interesting find here in the triad of NC.,I have had alot of Three Heads brews while in western NY.Poured into a standard pint glass a dull lightly hazed copper color with a thinner white head that was gone pretty quickly.Grapefruit-like hops with a little pine resin mixed with boozy sweetness in the nose.Citric hops on the palate are pretty much even with sugary and alcohol sweetness,the hops are pretty big but so is the sweetness.Par for the course as far as the style goes for alot of brewers,not bad but it's pretty damn sweet.

oberon, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of dogfishandi
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12 oz bottle into a snifter.

Small white head off the pour but retains a nice ring and patchy foam with lot of thick lacing. Fairly clear deep golden light orange color.

Resinous, almost dank aroma. Some pine and a bit floral. Hints of maybe something tropical as it warms.

Pretty good taste, but nothing grounding breakingly new in terms of hop flavor. Quite resinous and bitter. Floral, piney, and some bitter grapefruit citrus. Some alcohol noticeable but in no way overpowering. Slight tropical fruit towards the end of the glass.

Good mouthfeel for the style. Medium bodied.

Pretty good dipa, but with all the amazing ones out there I probably wouldn't buy this again.

dogfishandi, May 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

acknight, Jul 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

acurtis, Mar 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

squinlan131, Aug 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

JMS1512, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of CloudStrife
4.29/5  rDev +13.8%

16oz pour into a clear plastic cup. From notes at HomeGrown II @ Lovin Cup. Official release of the beer.

A: This brew pours a clear slighty dark golden orange with a .5 finger white head. Lots of carbonation. Head dissipates in a few minutes leaving a thin covering for the remainder of the session. Tough glass for lacing.

S: First thing that hit my nose was a great bouquet of hops. It came through as a piney citrus blend with good earthiness. Light malting in the background that becomes more pronounced as it warms.

T:Floral fruitiness with a thorough overall hoppy taste. High bitterness levels which is appreciated in this style. Mild sweetness from the malts adds some drinkability. Lingering pine, earthiness and citrus on the aftertaste.

M: Fairly thick mouthfeel, sticky nectar like quality yet still dry. A fair amount of carbonation keeps it crisp. Booze is present but not overwhelming, which is great considering the ABV.

Overall an amped up "The Kind" with very impressive hops notes. A must try for any hophead. Can compete with some of the best Double IPA's.

CloudStrife, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of tdm168
4.29/5  rDev +13.8%

Thanks to Hoyt for bringing this one to me from NY

A - clear orange with a big, frothy, white head that has great retention

S - herbal, faintly piney, some faint malt

T - malt, faint sweetness like cake batter, herbal hop character, some pine, bitter finish

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

This is a really nice beer. I would like a slightly bigger malt backbone to balance the immense hop character, but this has balance nonetheless. The hops are pleasant and not overpowering. Despite the ABV this beer also has great drinkability. This is definitely worth a try.

tdm168, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Wow....probably the best IPA I have had from a NY brewer!! Kudos to Three Heads. The beer poured a clear orangish color with thin white head that is leaving some lace. The smell has fresh hops that is more heavy on the pine than citrus. The taste has a decent sweet malt throughout the drink, with fresh hops present. The mouthfeel is full body with smooth carbonation. Overall this is a tasty beer and I must thank my bro in law!!!!

WoodBrew, Jul 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

tclipse, Apr 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Snooprobirob, Jan 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

ChrisL24481, Mar 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

sonofliberty2, May 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

JSBILK, Feb 05, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

Swift989, Jun 21, 2013
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5/5  rDev +32.6%

WolfmanzBro, Jul 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

swills, Aug 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

pat_usher, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of Stocean1
4.3/5  rDev +14.1%

copper straw color semi clear thick sticky lace good retention nose is mango and grapefruit and sweet bread taste follows with some pine and passion fruit mouth is nice smooth and slick oily full body not very bitter for a dipa just a well made brew seems to be a big easy going ipa definitely not getting the love it deserves on this site

Stocean1, May 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Beejay, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of jfmorey
4.09/5  rDev +8.5%

Poured into a pint glass (on tap at Whole Foods in Vienna,VA)

Very clear yellow-amber with a generous pale head and good lacing

Smell is not pronounced, average

The taste is mainly piney, but with a very good bitterness in the aftertaste. Some alcohol taste, but not unpleasant.

Overall a well-balanced DIPA.

jfmorey, Feb 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

GrantBrennan, Jul 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

MarkJBurch, Feb 23, 2013
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Too Kind Double IPA from Three Heads Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.