The Kind IPA | Three Heads Brewing

BA SCORE
85
very good
491 Ratings
The Kind IPAThe Kind IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Three Heads Brewing
New York, United States
threeheadsbrewing.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
491
Reviews:
150
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
12.77%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
85
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 491 |  Reviews: 150
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Kind IPA has been floating around Pittsburgh for over a year or two know, this elusive beast was tracked down today in bottle format at the Sharp Edge Creekhouse. No bottle dating let's go with our primal senses to determine the age of this beer. Pours with a rock textured white head light copper golden color, earthy resinous hop layers arise on the nose. Citric notes with loads of dankness, I get it...the Kind IPA...wink, wink. Anyways what we have here is a nice solid IPA brewed in NY state dammit, it doesn't have to bow down to any one hop trend or style...it's from NY. The hippie on the label is adorned with four arms a tie-dyed shirt, hoisting the earth, a guitar, and over head with the almighty hop. It's like blending the Indian god Shiva with a middle aged hippie, I like it. Ample bitterness throughout never peaks but keeps the malts bready, biscuit like...no caramelization going on. Hops are rugged hard to pin down but keep it citric, dank, earthy, kind bud esque. Easy to consume not enlightening an Eureka moments in the history of the IPA, but it's damn solid and refreshing. I am a fan slightly resinous with hop oils on the palate, easy going natural carbonation medium bodied at best. This is an anytime IPA, to be enjoyed with or without smoke.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.2/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a shaker pint. No date visible date on bottle.
Golden yellow body, really clear obviously filtered. Nice egg shell white head.
Tons of pine and citrus aromas. Grapefruit, tropical fruits. Can smell it from a distance, really strong smell coming out of the glass.
Very easy drinking beer, great flavor, can very easily down several of these in one sitting.
Will definitely be looking forward to purchasing some more of these in the future.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.19/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Amber colored, nice white head. Ripe mango aroma on top of caramel malt, sweet with hints of lemon and orange. Good firm bitterness up front with an earthy flavor to it, more caramel malt cuts through the aftertaste bogging the hop flavor down just a bit. Hop bitterness is well balanced.

Thick body on the palate, lots of chewy malt holding up the strong hop bittering. Some interesting hop flavors going on, swinging from ripe tropical fruit over to dank resin

Cleans up nicely though, dry finish with lingering hop bitterness and a touch of sweetness from the malt. Very good ipa if you don't mind a touch of malt.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

The Kind IPA from Three Heads Brewing
3.76 out of 5 based on 491 ratings.
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