Too Kind Double IPA | Three Heads Brewing

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85
very good
261 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good
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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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Ratings: 261 |  Reviews: 55
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of avalon07
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a brownish color and a clear consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Decent lacing.

S: A good amount of hops, some citrus, and malt as well. Pretty standard.

T: Tasted of a high amount of hops, citrus (grapefruit, in particular), and a bit of malt as well. A bit too hops-centric (even for a DIPA), but still not a bad flavor.

M: A fairly well-carbonated beer with a bitter finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is another beer that while competently made, it doesn't necessarily separate itself from the sea of DIPAs out there. Still, worth a look.

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Photo of JDizzle
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of kynap55
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of Snooprobirob
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of irish01980
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of tommy5
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of zekeman17
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of soroka24
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of jpd026
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Hendry
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice honey color,semi cloudy,half finger of off white head, spotty lacing.

While appearance is the high point, the aroma is the low point for me, sweet malt & candied grapefruit/orange peel.

Taste is of caramel, then candied fruit, some decent bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Too many other great IIPAa in the price range for it to stand out for me, but a decent effort that belongs in the "balanced" IIPA category which isn't really my style as I prefer a more hop forward aroma and flavor.

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Photo of anaids
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Le_HopHead
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of shirtless_mike
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of HopGrazer
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of lic217
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Evarigan
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of MacQ32
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - pours a light golden copper with 2 fingers of dense near white head. Decent retention, great lacing.

S - Tons of sweet grapefruit and orange. Tons. Slightly peppery/resinous. Sweet but it seems to be more from fruits than malts.

T - Some bitter hops and a wallop of sweet citrus fruits. Dry resinous flavors kick in shortly after and linger through the finish, some sweet caramel malts leak through as well. Aftertaste is relatively tame, somewhat dry resinous bitterness.

M - medium bodied or less. Appropriate carbonation, well done here.

O - somewhat surprised, quite good.

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Photo of kell50
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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

A: Pours a hazy medium golden yellow in color with light to moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the surface of the beer and some faint apricot + burnt orange highlights. The beer has a half finger tall sudsy foamy white head that quickly reduces to a large mottled patch of medium thick film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of tropical/mango and citrus/orange along with some lighter notes of tropical/pineapple hops and caramel malts.

T: Upfront there is a light flavor of caramel malts with a light to moderate amount of sweetness which is quickly followed by the flavors from the hops - moderate amounts of tropical/mango and citrus/orange along with lighter flavors of tropical/pineapple and pine. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness which lingers for a moderate amount of time.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp with some hints of dryness in the finish.

O: The aroma of this beer was great when I first opened the beer though it did start to fade as the beer warmed up - unfortunately the flavor was not quite as intense and delicious as the smell. The alcohol was well hidden and the beer is pretty easy to drink.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of BeerPhan86
3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Always thought The Kind IPA was really tasty on tap, so I was excited to see this. Some of their other big beers have fallen flat for me though (such as the Skunk Black IPA). Poured into a stemless wine style glass.

A - Pours a murky golden orange with only a half finger of off-white head that quickly dissipates. Nice sticky lacing however.

S - Very piney, earthy and sweet. Tropical fruit in there also (mango and grapefruit) but I would say that the piney-ness dominates. Smells a little sweet for the style.

T - Very sweet and earthy. A little syrupy and malty for my taste. I just don't get a hop profile here that screams out to me or is very well balanced, and it just seems a little mild to me. The finish is dry and boozy.

M - Nice carbonation and full bodied. Not as sticky on the lips as you'd expect from the sweetness.

O - Not a bad DIPA but certainly not as good as I was expecting after really enjoying it's younger brother The Kind.

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Photo of bralston345
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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