Too Kind Double IPA | Three Heads Brewing

Too Kind Double IPAToo Kind Double IPA
BA SCORE
67.5%
Liked This Beer
3.78 w/ 265 ratings
Too Kind Double IPAToo Kind Double IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by CloudStrife on 01-16-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,501
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
265
Liked:
179
Avg:
3.78/5
pDev:
11.38%
Alströms:
3.73
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
40
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 265 |  Reviews: 56
Reviews by neophilus:
Photo of neophilus
3.57/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Copper colored, very clear for a DIPA, obligatory white head.

Sweet, rich malty aroma up front. Some pineapple and mint? on the nose.

Very faint malt at the first sip, was expecting to be dominated by malt at first but pleasantly got a rush of more pineapple tropical fruit mixed with minty herbal hoppy flavor. Thick sweet body is just barely restrained by the hops although the malt continues to threaten domination. In the end though it cleans up nicely and holds that thick malt back just enough to enjoy my first glass and beckon another. Dial up the hops just a bit and this is a real winner.

 600 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

An interesting find here in the triad of NC.,I have had alot of Three Heads brews while in western NY.Poured into a standard pint glass a dull lightly hazed copper color with a thinner white head that was gone pretty quickly.Grapefruit-like hops with a little pine resin mixed with boozy sweetness in the nose.Citric hops on the palate are pretty much even with sugary and alcohol sweetness,the hops are pretty big but so is the sweetness.Par for the course as far as the style goes for alot of brewers,not bad but it's pretty damn sweet.

 538 characters

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #79 (Aug 2013):

Nothing earth shattering here, just an all around good DIPA. Mellow but very flavorful. The 8.5% ABV is pretty well hidden. We were wondering if The Kind IPA had a big brother—this one will appease the hopheads.

STYLE: Double IPA
ABV: 8.5%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Bright golden hue, good frothing

SMELL: Dank hop resin, pineapple, orange rind, peppery alcohol, rose water, apricots, bready maltiness

TASTE: Smooth, mild crispness, bitty, ripe fruit, pronounced bitterness, soft dank hop flavor, orange pulp, citrus zest, kiss of caramel, toasted grain, leafy, yeast, warming, semidry finish with a long, lingering hoppiness

 681 characters

Photo of Fcip78
2/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of petewheeler
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dogfishandi
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into a snifter.

Small white head off the pour but retains a nice ring and patchy foam with lot of thick lacing. Fairly clear deep golden light orange color.

Resinous, almost dank aroma. Some pine and a bit floral. Hints of maybe something tropical as it warms.

Pretty good taste, but nothing grounding breakingly new in terms of hop flavor. Quite resinous and bitter. Floral, piney, and some bitter grapefruit citrus. Some alcohol noticeable but in no way overpowering. Slight tropical fruit towards the end of the glass.

Good mouthfeel for the style. Medium bodied.

Pretty good dipa, but with all the amazing ones out there I probably wouldn't buy this again.

 683 characters

Photo of butters_mcgee
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of acknight
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of squinlan131
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of JMS1512
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of CloudStrife
4.3/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz pour into a clear plastic cup. From notes at HomeGrown II @ Lovin Cup. Official release of the beer.

A: This brew pours a clear slighty dark golden orange with a .5 finger white head. Lots of carbonation. Head dissipates in a few minutes leaving a thin covering for the remainder of the session. Tough glass for lacing.

S: First thing that hit my nose was a great bouquet of hops. It came through as a piney citrus blend with good earthiness. Light malting in the background that becomes more pronounced as it warms.

T:Floral fruitiness with a thorough overall hoppy taste. High bitterness levels which is appreciated in this style. Mild sweetness from the malts adds some drinkability. Lingering pine, earthiness and citrus on the aftertaste.

M: Fairly thick mouthfeel, sticky nectar like quality yet still dry. A fair amount of carbonation keeps it crisp. Booze is present but not overwhelming, which is great considering the ABV.

Overall an amped up "The Kind" with very impressive hops notes. A must try for any hophead. Can compete with some of the best Double IPA's.

 1,084 characters

Photo of alotofcoffee
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of whatname
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
4.29/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Hoyt for bringing this one to me from NY

A - clear orange with a big, frothy, white head that has great retention

S - herbal, faintly piney, some faint malt

T - malt, faint sweetness like cake batter, herbal hop character, some pine, bitter finish

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

This is a really nice beer. I would like a slightly bigger malt backbone to balance the immense hop character, but this has balance nonetheless. The hops are pleasant and not overpowering. Despite the ABV this beer also has great drinkability. This is definitely worth a try.

 573 characters

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Three Heads Brewing "Too Kind Double IPA"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle without freshness dating
$2 @ Giant, Havertown, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: Hazy amber body beneath a finger-thick head of frothy off-white. Dank, earthy, piney, somewhat floral, and berry-like and grapefruit/citrusy in the aroma with some gently caramelish malt behind it. The flavor follows, dank and earthy, maybe a little resinous, and dusty, floral, and piney. Ah, there's some golden caramel to the grainy malt as well. It doesn't seem particularly bitter but I guess that's because of all the malt - the bitterness in their standard "The Kind IPA" is sharper and that's just 76 IBUs. The head has now dropped but it still maintains a thin surface covering and has left broken walls of lace behind. Oddly, I feel the head retention and lacing is better in their standard IPA as well, although it might have to do with the alcohol content. .. how strong is it? 8.5% ABV... hmmm, that shouldn't have much effect. I should also note that I see it's listed at 87 IBUs, which is not a lot more than their regular's 76 so that all makes sense, they're going for a softer double IPA, which I like. I can sense the alcohol though, which is a bit odd if it is indeed just 8.5%. It feels higher. I get it at the back of the throat. As it warms a bit the malt and hops fuse somewhat and it becomes much more pleasurable as "one" rather than separate components. The lower end of medium-full in body with a gentle caress from a fine-bubbled, median carbonation. Not a bad double IPA, a little unique, and pleasant, but also a little non-congruent.

 1,624 characters

Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow....probably the best IPA I have had from a NY brewer!! Kudos to Three Heads. The beer poured a clear orangish color with thin white head that is leaving some lace. The smell has fresh hops that is more heavy on the pine than citrus. The taste has a decent sweet malt throughout the drink, with fresh hops present. The mouthfeel is full body with smooth carbonation. Overall this is a tasty beer and I must thank my bro in law!!!!

 433 characters

Photo of let8it8grow
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tclipse
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Snooprobirob
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of AFCPar-tie-ers
4.4/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

you can never be too kind

25 characters

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a plastic cup. Date unknown, but it seems pretty fresh.

LOOK: Hazy copper gold with a thin fizzy head and rings of lacing.

SMELL: Grapefruit, oranges, cracker, and a bit of pineapple.

TASTE: Grapefruit, honey, toasted biscuits, and faint notes of pineapple and apricot. Medium bitterness.

OVERALL: Decent double IPA, though I think I prefer their regular IPA.

Medium body, approaching heavy. Medium carbonation. Lightly sticky finish.

 470 characters

Photo of ChrisL24481
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of hophugger
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice semi-cloudy orange-amber. Head looks nice at first, but packs it's bags early and hightails it out of there rapidly, leaving minimal lacing. Aroma is great with hints of tropical citrus, lots of mango and orange. Also a slight bit of hop aroma(floral). Taste is bold up front with citrus peel, sweet citrus and piney resin. Rapid flavor decrease as it goes down, leaving a slight bitter, sweet citrus aftertaste. Alcohol is hidden very well and this beer is very drinkable. I just wish that the flavors were a little more bolder and lasted longer. Doesn't quite have the oomph of a DIPA.

 600 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Too Kind Double IPA from Three Heads Brewing
Beer rating: 67.5% out of 100 with 265 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.