Too Kind Double IPA | Three Heads Brewing

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85
very good
261 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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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
Ratings:
261
Reviews:
55
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
11.38%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
37
For Trade:
0
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Photo of StrangerTides
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Zekenyce
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmaskell33
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EMV
3.64/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish tulip. Artwork is unappealing at best. Sort of like you crossed a hippie with Ganesh and tried to have it play hackeysack.

L: Cloudy medium golden pour. Thick off-white head leaves great lacing.

S: Lots of tropical fruit and citrus. Tangerine and pineapple.

T/F: Bready and malty to open... a little bit of caramel which leads into a reasonably fruity hop profile. Tropical fruits are present but not as robust as I'd expected. Some definite citrus and peppercorn.. a bit of mango. Moderately bitter. Medium body. Finish is sticky citrus which lingers a bit on the tongue.

O: A reasonably good DIPA. Not spectacular but solid enough to have again.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.28/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a custom shaped pint glass: color is gold to copper, head is off white, color is a little hazy, some lacing on the glass.

Smell is a little muddled between hops and malt: hop aroma is citrus and some pineapple like notes, malt is biscuity, light toast.

Taste is similar to the aroma: hop/malt blend that is hard to decipher - flavors not too strong or clean for either; hops are citrus and earthy, malt has a biscuit like note; some strong fusel alcohol presence.

Mouthfeel just seems off to me - very sharp and biting on the tongue, but not in the form of dry/hoppy bitterness.

Overall an ok DIPA with some off presence and flavors.

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Photo of ClavisAurea
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atr2605
3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a straw yellow, slightly golden color with a white head with decent retention and lacing
S-lots of orange citrus, some pine, wheat/bready aroma
T-some citrus followed by tons of pine and resiny bitterness, long lingering bitterness on the palate
M-medium bodied with average carbonation, slightly dry finish
O-wish there was more citrus and fruit in the flavor, as the aroma is a bit misleading. overall not a bad DIPA

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on draft

dark amber golden in color, white head. aroma is mixture of piney and floral hops and caramel malt. balanced flavors in the taste, somewhat bitter. sticky feel.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Artwork: As attractive as a tonsil stone. Not much else I can say about this.

Appearance: Dark amber with about an inch of head that sticks around for a couple of minutes.

Nose: No idea how fresh this was, but the nose doesn't offer much in terms of hops. Pretty malty and you pick up the booze too. Not unpleasant.

Taste: Malts, fairly bitter, some spice, booze.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body. Nice level of carbonation.

Overall: I think it's about time I give up on DIPAs. They just don't do it for me so I should not single this particular beer out. Had a tough time finishing it. Perhaps it's my (admittedly unreasonable) expectation for every beer (regardless of style) to have some thirst-quenching qualities. Or maybe it's that this was an older bottle, but then again how could I tell when there is no bottling date on it?

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Photo of Wizzle32
3.64/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hozersr
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of malprep
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of curlybird
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rpbisaillon
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kliendood
3.38/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mooredmb2011
3.31/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of DaPan
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 Dvand93
4.19/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Solid DIPA although leaves you wanting a little more considering the style

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Photo of djrn2
3.12/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Raime
2.01/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1

Three Heads Too Kind DIPA.

Honestly never even heard of these guys. But I picked up a four pack of this at a discount for $6.50 so I'm assuming it's probably fairly old. Oh well, let's see what we get.

Look - Pours a deep amber with a large, well retained sticky off white head. Cabonation is a bit tough to get a read on due to the high murk levels. No sediment despite it likely being a bit old. Lacing is immaculate and quite a spectacle. About the only good thing in this beer. 5.

Smell - Malty as can be. Smells like straight up malts and simcoe hops with a sweetness factor that cannot be ignored. 3.5.

Taste - Well this is a bit odd...It is very, very sweet and almost honey like with a toasted factor followed by a huge dose of the dankest, most well balanced simcoe hoppyness I have ever encountered. Not entirely sure it's supposed to taste like this, but it really ain't bad. Until the onion after taste kicks in as the beer warms. 2.5.

Feel - Feel is pretty heavy with an extremely high level of carbonation. Coats the mouth in an odd sweetness that sticks around and leaves the palate wrecked. 3.25.

Overall - While this beer isn't bad, it makes use of my personal least favorite hop combination. Combine that with the fact it has likely sat around awhile, and you'll come to your conclusion on this one. I would certainly avoid at the normal price, and likely at the price I bought it at. 3.25.

UPDATE : Couldn't even finish he last bottle a few days later. Took on a TERRIBLE dirty onion root like flavor. Scores shall reflect that

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Too Kind Double IPA from Three Heads Brewing
3.78 out of 5 based on 261 ratings.
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