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The Kind IPA | Three Heads Brewing

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The Kind IPAThe Kind IPA
BA SCORE
3.73/5
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497 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
Ranking:
#25,006
Reviews:
152
Ratings:
497
pDev:
12.87%
Bros Score:
3.97
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
89
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 497 |  Reviews: 152
Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly cloudy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of orange zest, tangerine, grapefruit, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, bread, and light herbal. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of hop notes. Taste of orange zest, grapefruit, pine, floral, citrus rind, grass, bread, and herbal earthiness. Good amount of grassy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus rind, pine, floral, grass, bread, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance of hop flavors with decent complexity; good malt/hop balance; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good IPA. Nice balance of hop flavors with good complexity; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Dirtinabottle
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of GRACER
1/5  rDev -73.2%

Photo of jtierney89
3.3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pale semi hazed golden color. had to force a sticky bubbly head with a vigorous pour. sweet sugared fruit nose with a lot of pine as well.

off the bat bitter citrus rinds and burnt toast rolls into big piney dryness which then goes into an herbal and fruity juicyness. pine bitterness lingers drying the mouth. a very complex ipa. the flavors get a little lost amongst each other here and there but mostly its a fun complex layered brew.

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Photo of xnicknj
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on tap at revolution house - served in pint

Pours a clouded golden orange color with a one-finger topping of white head. Retains nicely while leaving rings of sticky lacing streaked around the glass.

Bursting citrusy hops with orange and grapefruit. Hints of tropical fruit, toasted biscuit and soft caramel. Light sweetness.

Juicy citrus hops, grapefruit, orange and nectarine. Hint of pineapple and nice bitterness, soft sweetness. Caramel and biscuit malts, decent balance. Finishes dry and bitter.

Medium body, well carbonated, bubbly and sticky on the tongue. Solid citrusy IPA - I'd definitely have this again, although it helps that this was clearly super fresh.

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Photo of TheRuss9585
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Cresant
2.06/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Served this 22 oz. bottle in a Sam Adams glass. No date. The body was a clear, deep straw color with a huge off white head. It took four pours to empty the bottle into the glass. The head was soapy, frothy and off white. Some solid lacing remained.

The smell was earthy with a hint of plastic. Muted pine. A disappointment. Too phenolic.

The taste was sharp and husky. There was a gentle lingering grassy bitterness. Probably past its prime and maybe infected too? Not sure what the problem is but it is not good.

The mouthfeel was thinner than expected and very effervescent. Overcarbonated. This is not one I would look for unless I knew it was fresh.

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Photo of ppoitras
3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle purchased as a single from Savemore Discount Beverage, Clifton Park, NY.

Poured into am imperial pint, formed a 1/4" eggshell head over the cloudy orangey amber brew. Head promptly down to a skim, with average lacing. Aroma is juicy citrus.

Taste sweet to start, orange citrus in the middle, pine bitter taking over the close. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, with good drinkability. Good brew.

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Photo of jminch
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Thanks to Vav for this bottle!

Also, sorry about that other bottle, my man... On to business: This stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-cream-white foam. The nose comprises orange rind, fluffy toffee, earthy greens, and a touch of lemongrass. The taste brings in more of the same, but with brighter orange and a hint of oak bark. The additions really help to round things out. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a generally fluid feel. Overall, a pretty nice IPA, one I could easily see having again, though not necessarily with any intense enthusiasm.

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Photo of theGlasstronaut
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of csmartin6
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a lightly hazy orange-ish to yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, mellow citrus hops. In the taste, a dry orange citrus hop, and somewhat gritty malt. A pleasant hop bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry hop and small orange citrus presence in the aftertaste. Just decent across the board, nothing bad, but nothing spectacular either.

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Photo of Dizzy242
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Flounder57
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle was poured into an imperial pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a minimal head that has reduced to a thin layer. It is yellow orange color with good clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Caramel and bready malts, followed by some citrus, grapefruit, and pine aromas.

Taste: All the above mentioned flavors balanced well together with some lingering bitterness. I was kind of expecting more of a hop profile and sweetness to the beer. Interesting, but a bit light on the flavors and the bitterness lingers for a while.

Mouthfeel: smooth, medium bodied, low to medium carbonation, some lingering bitterness, a quite enjoyable.

Overall: A good IPA in my opinion. Enjoyed more on draft than in a bottle. Still a very enjoyable beer though

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Photo of mbs11
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of durlta
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of scootsmal
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Twifiter
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of RonfromJersey
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$8.25 bomber from Abe's.

Somewhat hazy golden body with orange highlights. Two level fingers of snow white foam.

Enticing pine and citrus aroma. Very inviting.

Quick burst of sweetness at the beginning. A little too sweet, could use a bit more depth to semi- sweet. Then big juicy fruit, plenty of citrus fills the mouth.good dose of pine too. Bitter bite at the swallow. Pine carries on in the afterglow.

Sturdy medium mouthfeel.

A solid IPA. Good first experience with this brewery.

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Photo of GratefulNole
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of gkob
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of LostHighway
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of chefduff2
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of GuyIncognito
4.32/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer a couple of months ago when it had just been bottled, and it was super piney, fresh, and resiny. Really enjoyed it. Had a bottle from the same batch last night, and the orange and citrus came out a lot more. The pine had really mellowed out. I enjoyed it even more the second time around. A little extra time in the bottle helped balance out the flavors nicely. Well made beer.

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The Kind IPA from Three Heads Brewing
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 497 ratings
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