The Kind IPA | Three Heads Brewing

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The Kind IPAThe Kind IPA

Brewed by:
Three Heads Brewing
New York, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Voraciously hoppy and not overly bitter. The Kind brings enormous aroma and maximum flavor. It's like taking a walk through a pine forest and ending up at a citrus farm. This beer brings joy to the world, one sip at a time.
6.8% Alc/vol. 76 IBUs.

Added by John on 12-05-2010

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4.88/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had a buddy bring it down to philly from up north.

A- Pours hazy orange. Good lacing, almost a 2 finger head

S - total piney hops with a little bit of citrus

T - this thing is a total Pine bomb. Really is more of a west coast IPA. It finishes pretty clean w/ a bit of citrus.

M - medium bodied with lower carbonation (huge plus for me).

O - This IPA gives FlowerPower and (NEBco) Gandhi-bot a run for it's money, as far as a Best east coast IPA. I'll definitely be "placing an order" next time my buddy comes down.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Three Heads "The Kind" IPA is a hazy amber ale with a fluffy, bubbly white head that fades to a bubbly film and leaves excellent lacing on the glass. It has a huge, hoppy aroma that's resiny and fruity. There are candy like notes of orange, tangerine and mandarin and a touch of fresh cut pine. It's medium bodied and smooth-- almost flat, with a clean, dry finish. It's very hoppy, but not super bitter. It tastes a lot like the aroma: notes of orange, resiny with almost a touch of sweetness. The crackery malt holds it together and gives it great balance. It's easy to make one of these bombers vanish.

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4.62/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I receive this as a periodic holiday gift and enjoy it's piney taste and smell. I always sit and savor a pint of this. My only disappointment might be the color; but it certainly doesn't impact the great taste.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - a cloudy golden-orange with a little bit of soap-bubbly white head that leaves only touches of lace
S - wow...haven't gotten a nose this nice in a while. an explosion of grapefruit citrus hops dominates with a bit of straight up stankiness and then maybe a touch of pine
T - so good. so good. up there with my favorite IPAs. Grapefruit citrus and tangerine peel flavors, pine - more specifically sprucey - flavors. It's like sucking nectar out of a perfectly fresh hop.
M - Light to medium body, tingles all over the tongue, finish is perfectly in between dry and wet
D - I would keep going back for more just for the flavor. Well done

My only criticism of this beer is that with a tiny bit more malt it would be perrrfect, but to each his own. Many west coast ipa fans would disagree and be even more impressed with this brew than I was.

EDIT: Had this beer when it first came out, and it wasn't the same even after just afew weeks. Still a great IPA without a doubt, but I guess nothing compares to that super-fresh hop flavor when it comes to these beers.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A great pour from the tap (admittedly poured by yours truly). Yields a great 1" head of frothy white foam that hangs around just long enough and leaves a nice lacing in the pint glass. Beer is a real pretty yellow-orange-gold and provides a nice malty backbone to the pine/grapefruit nose.

First sip is totally worth all the local hype and attention these guys are getting. This is a true American-style IPA. Unlike any other IPA brewed in Rochester (IMHO). Great carbonation hides the alcohol. Be careful with this one, definitely does not taste like 6.8%. The hops shine through beautifully but don't burn your taste buds. Almost perfectly balanced. A great beer from the tap.

I honestly can't find anything I don't like about this beer, other than they are not bottling 12oz bottles yet. Keep an eye out for this brewery as they add more accounts and gain a wider distribution, they are going to make some great beers.

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The Kind IPA from Three Heads Brewing
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 501 ratings