Too Kind Double IPA | Three Heads Brewing

BA SCORE
85
very good
263 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:
263
Reviews:
56
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
11.38%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
39
For Trade:
0
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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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Photo of AllenCurtis_1
4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very smooth with lots citrus

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Photo of OGShotzy
4.24/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 wisegreensoul
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tim007007
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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

Photo of DuffMan23
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wayneg328
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of deonreds
3.4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of wattersmike90
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aussiebeer
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zuidman
3.29/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of GFM
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a hazy orange amber color. Three fingers of head and blotchy lacing. Sweet caramel scent with some fruitiness. Dense feel with some resiny texture. Taste is sweet initially, then the alcohol is evident and it finishes with a delayed bitter aftertaste. Interesting DIPA. I liked it more than it's The Kind IPA brethren. (8.0)

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Photo of kmos27
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wrigfen
4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 craftaholic
4.23/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Too Kind Double IPA from Three Heads Brewing
3.78 out of 5 based on 263 ratings.
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