Too Kind Double IPA - Three Heads Brewing
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3.38/5 rDev -10.3%
Live, from Chez Woody's Kitchen, the Great Bottle Purge of 2014 continues! I do not know where this one came from, but it has enough age on it that floaties are visible in the punt.
I employed a VERY gentle pour so as not to rouse whatever lees had fallen out. This left me with bare wisps on the surface of the beer. I then agitated it just enough to generate some tawny head that fell right back down. Nose was very faint, pine and resiny, but incredibly muted. This one may not have held up as well as Zack's did. Color was a hazy gold (SRM = 5) and I might have attributed it to chill haze but for its age. Warming, I also began to get honey-like notes from the nose. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was sharp, with the fusel alcohol really taking the lead and then followed by a pine-like tang. This may have been up against its shelf life, but it must have been brutal fresh. Do not misunderstand me - I love hops and I think that AIPAs are da bomb, yo!, but DIPAs are just too much. Fresh, they are big and boozy and aged, they begin to lose their hops luster but not the alcohol. It just does not seem like a winning combination to me. Here the finish was dry, sharp, more boozy than hops.
07-26-2014 16:21:25 | More by woodychandler
3.79/5 rDev +0.5%
Pours hazy yellow color with a 2 finger foamy off white head that faded slowly and left very good foamy lacing and rings as it went down. Foamy layers hung around on top for a while.
Smells of grapefruit, orange peel, caramel, graham cracker, lemon zest, herbs, pineapple and citrus fruit of all flavors. Nice and fruity, but not much malt balance.
Tastes like it smells, with grapefruit, orange peel, pineapple, mango, caramel, graham cracker, toasted grains, herbs, citrus hops, tea leaf, pepper, mild spices like cinnamon, brown sugar and coriander. Nice and fruity with plenty of citrus flavor, this has better malt balance than the nose and hides the ABV completely.
The hop flavor is good but for a DIPA on the lighter side, but still a good IPA that is creamy and smooth, with light carbonation, a medium chewy body and a slightly bitter finish. Overall a solid beer that I stumbled upon up in Buffalo, NY.
07-25-2014 02:31:30 | More by CHickman
3.98/5 rDev +5.6%
appearance: hazy peach. decent size fluffy white head on the pour. Maybe i'm just thirsty but this looks like i wanna drink it.
smell: Nice, piney, citrusy nose though not particularly deep. Pleasant but subdued.
taste: a little more depth in the taste. some sweetness and citrus but a quickly drying, bitter finish.
overall: Not sure i understand why (and not sure i care) but this is better than the sum of it's parts. Not blown away but really enjoying drinking this.
07-22-2014 22:56:17 | More by cindyjeffsmith
4/5 rDev +6.1%
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. No indication of any date on the bottle.
A - A cloudy golden orange. Little to no head, moves a thin lace.
S - This is the strength of this beer. Mango, pineapple, citrus, biscuit malt.
T - Tropical fruit, hop resin, pine, and some touches of pale malts. The abv is well hidden. The finish is grassy.
M - A touch watery, but very refreshing. Carbonation is average for the style.
O - A solid DIPA, one that I am glad I tried. Would have liked some indication of freshness (though it seemed fresh). If the taste can catch up to the smell, this one takes a step up.
07-13-2014 20:13:48 | More by Apellonious
Too Kind Double IPA from Three Heads Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.