The Kind IPA | Three Heads Brewing

BA SCORE
85
very good
487 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:
487
Reviews:
148
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
12.77%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
82
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 487 |  Reviews: 148
Photo of matjack85
2.5/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

Poured a nice cloudy apricot color with a big 2½-finger white head, but the head looked like dish soap and was very unappealing. The head dissipated quickly but left some decent lacing.

Very weak nose with a hint of pine and some orange peel.

So much for their claim that the bitterness is mild. It's so pine heavy that I thought I was drinking a bottle of Pinesol and the bitterness is off the charts.. If you can get past the total pine domination there are a few other fruits underneath and a minimal malt presence. Their label says that this is like walking into a pine forest and ending up in a citrus field. What it should have said is it's like walking into a pine forest and getting lost in it because the pine is so thick.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Sorry, but I'm not partial to beers that taste like cleaning fluid. I will say the closer this got to room temperature the better it tasted, so let it warm up a bit to kill some of the bitterness.

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Photo of Skycologist
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rydev24
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wander4
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JeffKowalek
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jms3564
4.58/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Casey3236
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SRBush1974
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chefhatt
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of caahare
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wainzilla
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ralphs66
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a plastic cup. Bottle date unknown.

LOOK: Hazy gold with a thin white head that leaves sheets of lacing.

SMELL: Grapefruit juice, orange zest, and flowers.

TASTE: Grapefruit juice, orange pith, toasty biscuits, faint pine needles. Lightly bitter resinous finish.

FEEL: Medium-bodied, well-carnbonated, slightly dry sticky finish.

Overall: A nice local IPA. For fans of very grapefruity IPAs.

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Photo of MikeM417
4.22/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

I received The Kind IPA as an extra in a trade. I went in with rather low expectations and was pleasantly surprised. This is a very solid IPA and if I lived up in the area it was brewed, I could see it being my go-to shelf beer (IE, Sea Hag)

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Photo of Cooker_stp
4.11/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrunEngr
3.21/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Baab200
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mattycasey
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tim007007
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of let8it8grow
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigRedDog
3.76/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light golden color with a chalk white head. No haze, not much lacing.

Smell is pine, resin, citrus, and and slight herbal/floral note.

Taste is crisp grapefruit, maybe some orange, fading into a nice lingering pine bitterness. Nice malt backbone accentuates the hops, but plays backseat to the nice crisp hops.

Mouthfeel is very nice. The malt gives it just enough body.

Overall, a good IPA. In a world of IPAs only a few can stand out unfortunately, and this one I feel like falls into the pack of great, but not extremely memorable IPAs.

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Photo of DuffMan23
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeffrey-Pulver
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Surprisingly weak. The hop is weak, flavor wasn't horrible but nothing special. Tasted like a cheap IPA to me. Three Heads has done better, but this beer was just weak in my opinion

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The Kind IPA from Three Heads Brewing
3.76 out of 5 based on 487 ratings.
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