Tré Kind | Three Heads Brewing

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Brewed by:
Three Heads Brewing
New York, United States

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Triple IPA

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 22 | Ratings: 108
Photo of JBowenGeorgia
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark golden orange with two fingers of white head.
Lots of malt on the nose, some generic citrus.
Taste follows with malts being dominant, some lingering pithy citrus on the end.
Medium body with good carb levels.
Overall just too malt forward for my personal preference.

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Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A thanks to the commander of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a hazy dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is dank, some melons. Taste is of melons, alcohol, light pine, moderate bitterness. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall, a bit boozy, but still a pretty good beer.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

At last! With this monster, I am now current with my Tavour CANs! What about the bottles?, you ask. I will now ChANnel Robert DeNiro: F**K the bottles! I'll get to them when I get to them! I am buying fewer & fewer anyway. The CANQuest (tm) has become a runaway train rolling down a steep incline into oblivion!

From the CAN: "!01 IBUs" + a snazzy portrait of @cavedave in action (or izzit in inaction?).

Beer for breakfast is the only way to go when I get up for a non-existent job assignment! I began with a Crack! of the vent & followed that up with a slow, steady Glug until I realized that it was just another hazebro, bro. At that juncture, it was fair game for a hard, solid Glug that raised just over a finger of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny with decent retention that left nice lacing in its wake. Nose had an all-too-familiar tropical fruit sweetness. C'mon, man! I am a hops junkie! I need a fix & this was not gonna be it! Mouthfeel was medium, but a little thin for this style. The taste was moderately better than the nose with a bit of pine and grapefruit thrown into the mix, but it was not quite enough to offset the inherent sweetness of the tropical hops. Sigh. It was really too bad since a) I generally like this brewery & their beers + b) I have had some recent iterations where the tropical & PNW hops were commingled to my liking. I will also say that as it warmed, the bitterness became a bit more evident. I still was not entirely satiated, but I was happier & hoppier than I had been. Finish was semi-dry to dry & I CANnot decide whether it was due to the alcohol heat, the hops or just my fervid/fervent imagination. Whyncha try one & get back to me? Onward!

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Photo of snaotheus
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16oz can served in a big snifter. 3-14-18.

Pours a hazy amber with a biggish head and a lot of carbonation. Smell is juicy and resinous.

Taste is overpoweringly bitter. There is a tiny bit of juicy sweetness in the background. It's not bad, but it's too much.

Mouthfeel is dry and resinous. Overall, not bad, just unbalanced. A little surprisingly they were able to cram in enough hops to overpower 10% abv.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 16oz tall can into a tulip. Can is stamped 3/14/18, so I'm assuming that's the canning date -- pi day!

Appearance: moderately hazy orange hue with two fingers of frothy ivory foam atop. Head has decent retention and leaves a nice lace on the glass.

Smell: very earthy and dank hop aroma; it's good, but it's rather one-note in my opinion.

Taste: a little brightness and sweetness in the flavor give life to the dank hop character present in the aroma; perhaps just a little bit too piquant overall, but still a darn good beer.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and creaminess for the style. I like it.

Overall: an interesting beer. I like it overall, though the extra shot of something (I'm calling it "piquant" but whatever it is, it's some kind of imbalance) could be toned down.

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Photo of EMV
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a Dogfish Head tulip. Goofy hippie artwork, par for the course with Three Heads 'Kind' series (multi-armed hippie on a bigwheel? why not?).

L: Murky medium golden copper pour. Two fingers of foamy off-white head. Great lacing.

S: Tropical fruit... juicy... pineapple and citrus.

T/F: Bready and caramel malts mixed with juicy sweetness. More tropical notes with pineapple, grapefruit, and hibiscus. Resinous and sticky on the tongue. Well carbonated... finish is tropical and bitter. Masked by the warming EtOH.

O: A big warming Triple IPA. Not bad, and a lot of good flavors here.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a small chalice: color is hazy, thick looking gold color, off white dense head, fairly bright white head; head lingers very well with thick lacing on the glass.

Smell is floral at first then quick transition to fruit with a blend of mango/pineapple/citrus rind finished with a sharper bitter pine and some moderate boozy estery notes.

Taste is juicy and full, floral and bitter, fruity and piney; big beer, big flavor and fairly well executed and still drinkable on the bottom end of the bomber.

Mouthfeel is bitter, tongue numbingly bitter, but moderate mouthfeel from the carbonation and softening from the hazy/biscuit/wheat that could be present.

Overall a big, hoppy beer with great blend of hop flavors, strong bitterness. Great beer to let warm but prepare to sip as the bitter mouthfeel is strong.

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Photo of SawDog505
4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 16 oz Flying Dog tulip glass not sure when it was bottled, but I trust @jzeilinger and know it is fresh. Pours a dark hazy orange with a massive 3 finger stickywhite head that clings tothe glass leaving a ton of patches of lace behind.

Smell is apricot, hard candy, over ripened mellon, peach, pine, tangerine, and grapefruit rind.

Taste follows apricot, hard candy, ripe honey dew, peach, tangerine, pine, and a heavy dose of grapefruit and kind bud's.

Mouthfeel is on the big side, sticky as hell from loads of hops, enough carbonation, and drinks easier than it should, but really lingers after each sip.

Overall this is a very nice beer, not for everyone, but a hop head like me enjoys a huge dank beer like this. Really enjoyed it.

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Photo of Jason
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz brown bomber, sample from the brewery.

Mildly hazed rich golden hued brew with lots of lacing action on top. Smells like an orange tree punched me in the nose, some suggestions of pineapple, green tea, and melon rind in there as well. Semi-chewy body, clean and juicy. Some malt in there, mild toast and a hint of caramel. Hop bitterness is just aggressive enough, pineapple, grapefruit, pith and rind, tea, dried grass, and a dull earthiness. Very warming with more tropical fruit within the esters. Finishes quite bitter with lots of citrus rind flavors lingering in the aftertaste.

Loving this brew, very well put together.

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy dark orange pour with a massively thick, creamy, sticky pure white head.

S - A tropical fruit aroma that's almost candy-like in character: tangerine, apricot, and mango. Nose is mostly tropical fruit aroma with some sweet caramel malt. Some green herbal/hemp-like aroma.

T - Spicy tropical fruit coming mainly from juicy mango and tangerine citrus rind from start to finish. Green and vinous ending with some tropical tang, slight malt sweetness, peppery spice, and lingering orange/tangerine piney bitter sweetness.

M - Full bodied and smooth texture with not much carbonation tickling the tongue.

O - Really dig the lingering spicy tangerine and for 10%, nicely hidden.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

on draft, into glass

light yellow golden in color, thin white head. strong pine hop aroma, earthy. taste is quite bitter, completely hop dominated. thinner bodied.

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Photo of outdoor7or24
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle picked up at quick stop at Bottles in search of triple ipa.
A: pours a nice deep golden orange, +1 finger thick foamy head, heavy stringy lacing, carbonation
S: citrus fruits, sweet tropical fruit, apricot, slight grainy aroma, hops, pine, nothing to over the top with hops for a triple
M: medium creamy body, coats the tongue
T: grapefruit, citrus, tropical fruits, cracker, maltiness from grain, a little bit of mineral taste, slight pine resin, some bitterness in the finish, a little hint of booziness as it warms. Not a hop bomb but rather what I would call a high hopped ipa. I split the 22oz bottle and would do so again.
O: good brew and tasty, not on the level of Moylan's hopsickle or green flash pallet wrecker, but tasty if a hop head. Bottle says 100 ibus and 10%abv

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Photo of W_Des
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice burnt orange. The nose reminds me of a piney hoppy sweet. The body is malt forward and can get a little too sweet with a restrained bitterness on the finish.

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Photo of metsfan1
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nothing special here, typical southern IPA, dark orangish coloring with a strong malt forward taste. Not bad but definitely not something I'd go searching for.

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Photo of chinchill
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared 22 oz bottle.
Unfiltered cloudy amber.
Large durable head
Smooth with a slight harshness, but quite mild for 10% ABV and the heavy hop load.
Herbal citrus hops. Hints of honey. Slightly boozy.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Thanks Dave!

The beer is light golden with only a slight Haines. Thick white head with lasting retention. Aromas of a big malt bill, grapefruit, pine. Earthy tones amid floral hops and fruity esters, finishing with a mix of boozy sweetness and hop bitterness. A decent DIPA.

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Photo of StraightNoChaser
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: hazy orange peach. nice white head with messy lacing.
smell: juicy fruit and some piney hops.
taste: Drier than expected. a little sweet fruit but mostly dry. Bitter, shallow finish.
overall: Nice excess. Loads of hops as advertised. Not a top tier DIPA (or TIPA, whatever) but nice enough.

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Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Had this beer on-tap at Gene's Haufbrau, poured into a pint glass. Had a golden yellow color and a clear texture. There was a small amount of foamy, long-lasting head. Great lacing.

S: A very strong smell of light fruit and a good shot of hops.

T: Tasted of hops, a bit of malt, fruit (a little grapefruit perhaps), a hint of pine, and something slightly astringent. Given its name, I expected this beer to be overhopped, but that wasn't the case. It is quite hoppy, but it's balanced out by the fruit and other elements.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a somewhat syrupy finish. Medium-bodied.

O: On the whole, a solid beer. It has a big flavor and lots of character. Drinkable.

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Photo of fx20736
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Given as a gift, April 2014. Poured into a large glass tumbler at fridge temp.

appearance: apple juice pale amber with a thick white head, nice lacing.

smell: peaches in syrup, papaya.

taste: juicy fruit, lychee maybe? very simple. Bitterness takes a long while to build.

mouthfeel: yes.

overall: not sure what is going on here. A minimalist IPA. Simple to the extreme.

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Photo of ThickNStout
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle from Green's (Atlanta, GA). 6.49. No dicernable bottling date. Served in a goblet.

Pours a cloudy, opaque, muted orange with a finger and a half of cream head. The froth lingers with an attractive layer that laces quite well.

Dank aromas of mild garlic, onion, citrus pulp, grapefruit rind and wet hay. Not bad at all but overall it comes across as fairly subdued for an IPA with triple the hops.

Flavors follow the nose but less dank and a little more earthy/ floral. Earthy flower petals, citrus pulp, soft but notable garlic, damp grass, green onion, hay, cracker, faint peppery spice, vague hint of mint and a decent dollop of alcohol. Pretty good albeit different mix of hop flavors but it doesn't really "pop".

Oily, slick, resinous feel that gives the body significant heft as it settles on the tongue. Long, softly bitter aftertaste of dank hops, damp hay, lemon zest and traces of bready malt.

Overall this is a decent imperial IPA. Without a bottling date I can't be sure if this is truly what the brewer intended but it seems to lack a certain brightness that I'd prefer. I don't lament the purchase at all and didn't have difficulty downing the bomber on my own but this isn't an IPA experience that I'll be looking to repeat or be recommending to friends.

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Photo of CloudStrife
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled Jan 7th 2014.

A: Pours a hazy amber with a mild white head on top. A bit too opaque to see any visible carbonation. Leaves some spots of lacing on the glass.

S: Very nice hop aroma on this one, pleasant citrus and piney notes

T: As with the aroma this one hits you with a wall of hops. Real nice fruity aspect to them that takes front stage over the bitterness.

M: Medium body with mild carbonation. Has a good nectar like quality that I appreciate in IPA's. Very easy drinking for the ABV.

Overall this is a tasty triple IPA where the fruitiness and flavor of the hop outweighs the bitterness in the flavor. Dont get me wrong there is still a good dose of bitters, just a great flavor that keeps up with it.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.57/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Homegrown Tre at Lovin' Cup in Rochester, NY, then later a full bottle bought at AJ's Beer Warehouse. The ratings concern the bottle.

Pours a hazy, cloudy, amber color, almost opaque actually. 2 inches of head, and good lacing sticks to the glass.

A piney, grapefruity hop blast in the aroma. Just a big ol' 747 of hops here.

The taste is great, but not quite as good as the appearance or aroma. The aforementioned citrusy grapefruit and dank pine is there, but there is also some oniony flavors that I don't love. Astoundingly bitter, as I'd expect from a Triple IPA, with fairly noticeable alcohol. This one is turned up to 11. As I near the 22 oz mark on this solo bomber journey, it becomes a bit of a struggle.

Medium bodied, sticky, resinous mouthfeel. Drinkable for the first 12 oz or so, then the bitterness and the alcohol slow you the hell down and make this a bit of a chore.

The Kind and Too Kind are definitely better than this one. The most extreme beer Three Heads has produced- tastes good, but is a bit too much.

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Tré Kind from Three Heads Brewing
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 108 ratings