Pale Ale | Kind Beers Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kind Beers Brewing
North Carolina, United States
kindbeers.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by mikesgroove on 04-11-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
73
Reviews:
47
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
13.95%
 
 
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1
Gots:
3
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3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up in Totowa yesterday, having never heard of this before and knowing nothing about Kind Beers at all. Even though this was listed as 7.30% ABV on here, the package said that this was at 6.0% and in addition, the label wasn't anything like the one pictured on here. A check of the website revealed that it's currently not up and running as well, so this still remained a mystery to me. With so many APA's out there, I was hoping that this would have stood out a bit more. If they were going for a muted, woodsy take on this style, then they hit the nail on the head with this one!

The pour to this was relatively basic, with a copper hue, moderate head, and lacing that could only be seen after the first few sips that I took of this. Not much of a hop presence to this and what was detectable had a somewhat earthy feel to it. The consistency was closer to one of the Innis and Gunn beers, as this was smooth, hardly carbonated, and felt like pine. Quite a bit of oil as well as this went down with a considerable amount of slickness, and it was only once this settled on my tongue that I could feel a slight hop burn, before it faded away toward a slightly more resinous feel.

I could hardly feel the booze in here either and the only lingering notes that stuck with me were those of leather and a slight earthy hoppiness. This wouldn't win any awards with anyone but for a slightly different take on a common style, this would suffice if you were stuck out in the woods and needed something to help out with getting away from it all!

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of AleWatcher
1.64/5  rDev -52.3%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Part of a mix-a-six I grabbed last week in South Carolina...
Bottle into nonic.

So a 7.3% ABV pale ale?! I can't wait. Pours a ruddy, rusty, and unappealing brown color. Thin film of tannish bubbles. Spotty lacing.

Smells piney. Perhaps some European hops used here providing a little dry spicy character? Some toffee and caramel with a dry toasty and roasty malt.
Mild bitterness, but a sticky sweet toffee-like finish is not working me.

Feels ok-- in fact, the feel is the best aspect of this beer; medium-light body with fair carbonation.

Overall-- meh. This is a pass. It isn't the word thing I've ever drank, but it's pretty low on the list when the category is pale ale (or even ipa due to the high ABV!).

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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Pale Ale from Kind Beers Brewing
3.44 out of 5 based on 73 ratings.
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