Too Kind Double IPA - Three Heads Brewing
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Reviews by TheBrewo:
3.69/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
We pop the top and pour a brew of dark golden orange. It holds a one and a half finger head of crisp, tight, soapy white bubbles. This retains nicely, leaving chunky sheets of lacing as it goes. There is a chill haze, but no sediment otherwise. Carbonation appears active. The nose is sweet, giving big nectary hops, bright orange and grapefruit citrus, fresh red apples, liquid honeys, and light boozy buzz. Contrasting and blending are notes of pale malts, tinny metallics, baker’s yeast, light plastics, and faint molasses. Our first impression is that there is nice fruity refreshment, backed by solidly bitter hop pine. As we sip, the flavoring opens with pale malts, bright citric and piney hops, and juicy nectarine sugars. Tin enhances to the peak, where light yeasty bite, earthy hops, peppery booziness, and lemon seed and pulp take center stage. The finish washes with a nice variety of bittering grapefruit and raw pine cone hoppiness. To cut here we get more metallics, adding to the pucker, along with apple sweetness, lemon zestiness, pale malts, light chalkiness, and raw yeastiness. The aftertaste breathes of fusel booze, bitter metallic yeastiness, piney, citric, and earthy hops, softly toasted pale malts, and lemon seeds. The body is medium, and carbonation is medium to high. The feel is even throughout the sip, with nice frothy coating all around the mouth and palate. This gives way to eventual pucker, and only light astringent dryness. There is nice slurp, froth, cream, and pop. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks easily.
Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was the freshness of flavoring, and all of the fruitiness and hoppiness therein. The nose was a bit muted at first, as much of the nice hoppy thickness was met by equal strength of metallics and chalky pale maltiness. The sip, however, is refreshing. The flavors blend nicely together, with a surprisingly bitter, puckered finish by the end. The feel is something that Three Heads is typically one-dimensional on, but they did seem to bolster it here, with a slightly thicker pop than any of their other beers. This is a nice, easy, and simple drink, and a good addition to their lineup.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2013 01:29:39 | More by TheBrewo
More User Reviews:
3.8/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Had this beer on tap at the brewery.
This is a good example of a hoppy Double IPA. It has a strong citrusy hop aroma with a light to moderate level of maltiness. This was not an exceptional Double IPA, but it was very drinkable and very solid.
Good Double IPA and worth a try.
Serving type: on-tap
02-24-2014 00:24:35 | More by T-34-85
3.75/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a brownish color and a clear consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Decent lacing.
S: A good amount of hops, some citrus, and malt as well. Pretty standard.
T: Tasted of a high amount of hops, citrus (grapefruit, in particular), and a bit of malt as well. A bit too hops-centric (even for a DIPA), but still not a bad flavor.
M: A fairly well-carbonated beer with a bitter finish. Medium-bodied.
O: This is another beer that while competently made, it doesn't necessarily separate itself from the sea of DIPAs out there. Still, worth a look.
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2014 00:12:48 | More by avalon07
3.66/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Nice honey color,semi cloudy,half finger of off white head, spotty lacing.
While appearance is the high point, the aroma is the low point for me, sweet malt & candied grapefruit/orange peel.
Taste is of caramel, then candied fruit, some decent bitterness in the finish.
Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.
Too many other great IIPAa in the price range for it to stand out for me, but a decent effort that belongs in the "balanced" IIPA category which isn't really my style as I prefer a more hop forward aroma and flavor.
Serving type: bottle
12-09-2013 05:07:45 | More by Hendry
Too Kind Double IPA from Three Heads Brewing
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