The Kind IPA | Three Heads Brewing

BA SCORE
85
very good
490 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:
490
Reviews:
150
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
12.77%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
85
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 490 |  Reviews: 150
Photo of jmarsh123
3.01/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours cloudy light orange with a finger of head and spotty lacing.

Smells of piney hops with a little bit of booze weird with such a low ABV.

Same flavors. Piney hops with some citrus on the back end along with a strong metallic flavor in the finish and a bit of booze.

Medium mouthfeel and carb. Carbonation seemed to die off quicker than normal.

Not a horrible beer, but it perplexes me how something that's only 6.8% shows any booze flavor. The metallic aftertaste is very off putting as well.

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Photo of hophugger
3.02/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Nice, light golden color. A little darker than a Hefe with great foamy head and clingy lacing. Aroma hits first with assorted citrus. Taste is ok......First hit has a touch of a metallic flavor, then it proceeds to some hops, a citrus. Overall, this beer tastes somewhat stale, not bad, but maybe like it is at the end of it's time. Overall, I can sense some balance and flavors that are pleasing, but just not fresh and hoppy like I would have expected. Carbonation is nice and this is a refreshing beer, though

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Photo of Glennlawless
3.03/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a Stone Arrogant Bastard specialty glass. Probably around 20 oz or so.

A - really good head retention. three finger white frothy creamy head. still holding more then two inches in the head after ten min of being poured. hazy light orange, yellow like in color.

S - Smells like plastic or something, really weird... some mild pine mixed with citrus.

T - pretty balanced. mild lingering bitterness...getting a lot of pine...maybe im mistaking that plastic like smell as that. some mild citris here and there...and sweet malt to balance it. decent. nothing to rave about in my opinion. Slightly earthy and soiley. if your into citrus hop bombs do not get this.

M - slightly creamy and medium mouthfeel.

Overall. a decent beer, not great, not bad. average.

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Photo of ArtZan
3.1/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.16/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of aerozeppl
3.23/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Just arrived in Albany.

A: Super clear golden color in my Sam Adam's perfect pint glass. A thin covering of white head with some lacing.

S: The nose was kind of a letdown. This just arrived and I was told it was quite fresh. Little bit of earthy citrus. The malt smells crisp. This is a tight nose and am surprised considering the reviews for this beer.

T: The taste is a pick up from the nose but it has a heavy bready quality to it and the malt is outshining the hops. Truth be told it kind of tastes like an ESB I recently brewed. The hops are there but you only get a touch of orange peel. Decent but nothing keeping me coming back.

M: Light on the body. The carbonation feel off quit quickly as well.

D: It was ok but not nearly what I was expecting based on the reviews. Maybe this one just does not travel well. For the $6 for the bomber this is not something I would seek out again.

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Photo of hoppyhoppy
3.24/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CrusinforaBrewsin
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of st9647v3
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of 1424IpA
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of amc2341
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Syracuse12
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of DrMindbender
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Stockfan42
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of ncstateplaya
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of malfunxion
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of CB_Crowe
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of funkel81
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of skullsplitter
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of scruffwhor
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear light bronze color. Good head and great bubbling.

Citric orange hop aroma with a little bite. Maybe a little toasted cracker malt aroma, but mostly hops.

Sharp, orange and grapefruit zest. Tinny palate from the "voracious" hops. Good bitterness overall, but hard to pcik out much malt flavors. Maybe some Wonderbread crust, thats about it. The finish feels watery and tinny.

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Photo of Pwbres
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of marshmeli
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

The Kind IPA from Three Heads Brewing
3.76 out of 5 based on 490 ratings.
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