Too Kind Double IPA - Three Heads Brewing
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3.86/5 rDev +2.4%
Pours clear blonde with a few bubbles rising from the bottom. Decadent head on this one with great retention and splotchy thick lace. Nose is bountiful with hops , orange and tangerine citrus, caramel and toffee malt, a little pine and a little bread. As it warms the malt deepens adding a nice honey quality. Really friendly nose on this beer, almost courteous. Taste is earthy with hops, caramel and toffee. Hops are graceful and sweet on the palate and the bitter is just a touch. Finishes with oily pine, floral, grass and plenty of bread. This one has a smooth and silky mouthfeel, exceptional balance and is heavenly to drink with just the right amount of dryness and bitter. Subtle aftertaste that is juicy and fruity with melon and engaging with smooth malt.
06-12-2013 10:15:08 | More by utopiajane
3.89/5 rDev +3.2%
A-A lightly tarnished orange with a thin cap of head.
S-The nose is attractive. Piney, grapefruits, bubblegum. A bit hempy and the citrus seems sweetly candied. Heavy on the hops.
T-I enjoyed the nose more. It seems to unravel a bit here. All the hop aromas in the nose don't really mix as well with one another. The malt is more noticeable here. There is a hefty dose of syrupy caramel and bread.
M-Full with sneakily strong bitterness. Hints of alcohol. Prickly carbonation.
O/D-Has its high points. Like its non-imperial brother, The Kind, Too Kind has some really neat pieces within its entirety. I was happy to try it despite its shortcomings in some areas.
06-11-2013 00:33:11 | More by VelvetExtract
3.95/5 rDev +4.8%
A: This poured a clear gold with moderate white head.
S: It smelled like bitter citrus zest and copper hops, with some candied apricot.
T: It tasted like bitter citrus zest and candied apricot, with a little honey malt and copper hops. It had a fairly clean bitter aftertaste.
M: It was moderately thick with a decent amount of carbonation. Good body.
D: This was a decent double IPA. Nothing special, but the scent and taste and body were all enjoyable. The finish was fairly smooth, and the alcohol was well hidden, so it was easy to drink. Not a bad brew, and considerably better than their standard IPA.
05-31-2013 15:26:51 | More by Pencible
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
05-27-2013 00:39:59 | More by Stocean1
4.11/5 rDev +9%
Bottle from Binghamton Beer Depot. From notes.
A - Poured bright and slightly dark golden. Two fingers of white head on top with good carbonation coming up. Great drapes of lace and a film of retention.
S - Big citrus, peach, orange, grapefruit, pine. All hops. Nice stuff.
T - Orange, citrus, peach, grapefruit, pineapple. Not much malt to speak of. Good hop complexity though, and quite tasty. Mild alcoholic note.
M - Nice carbonation. Full body is quite nice. Bitterness isn't gripping but present.
O/D - Well put together DIPA. No flaws to speak of really. Not flashy, just well made.
05-15-2013 19:08:08 | More by tbeckett
3.81/5 rDev +1.1%
Straight pour from a 22oz pry-off bottle to my DFH IPA glass; no bottle dating, but I picked this up after a week of first sighting it in this area, so it’s not unreasonable to assume that it’s more or less as fresh as it’s going to get.
Appearance (4.5): Coming off the pour are four solid fingers of cream-colored foam, dying down slowly to a thick little puck with a raised surface on the surface of the beer, capping a bright golden body that’s nearly crystal clear. Coarse bubbles streaming to the surface here and there. The head leaves fat, wide splotches of foam and lace all around the glass as it goes down.
Smell (4.0): Veeery nice notes of papaya and dank resin, some warm caramel tones, and freshly toasted wheat bread. There is also some really nice, dusty hay aroma that comes out of the glass, mixing with some floral, somewhat grassy tones.
Taste (3.75): Interesting mix of candied orange peel, some nicely bitter pine resin, sweet but not cloying mango nectar, and toasted, bready malt. The pine resin comes through to the finish with a dank bitterness, which comes off as moderate at best, but still respectable. The malt is moderately restrained but keeps the mix of caramel and toasted, multigrain bread from the nose. No alcohol or yeast notes detected.
Mouthfeel (3.5): Carbonation is restrained, leaving a modest foaming character with no prickling or tingling anywhere. There’s some booze and hop oil drying out that goes on, helping to keep it relatively light-feeling. Nothing syrupy, nothing dynamic either. Not bad, somewhat above average for the style. Three Heads has that tendency of so-so-ish for the mouthfeel in their other beers, too.
Overall (3.75): Tasty, for sure. But, it’s not quite on the level I was hoping. To be honest, it tastes like a pretty decent IPA—not quite as bombastic or punchy as a good DIPA, but still pretty solid. Sure is a looker, though. Glad to have tried. Always good to know that the locals are making decent beer and trying new stuff.
05-09-2013 03:28:23 | More by fmccormi
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.
05-07-2013 16:58:03 | More by Bauzen
Too Kind Double IPA from Three Heads Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.