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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   IBU: 76   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Voraciously hoppy and not overly bitter. The Kind brings enormous aroma and maximum flavor. Itís 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Golden pour with a white head. Aroma is piny hops. Taste is hops, more than anything else. But not in a good way. It is a little watery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chad9976 (1227) - Albany, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2012
I like beers that define labels or styles (although that makes for a more difficult review to write). Three Heads The Kind IPA is a strong India Pale Ale thatís definitely not a double or imperial, and while it has components of both east and west coast IPAs (i.e. pine and citrus, respectively) it wouldnít be accurate to call it a beer of those styles. It is, however, a flavorful, very drinkable IPA and thatís what matters.

I poured a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Dark gold to orange color; extremely hazy with visible sediment speckles suspended in the body of the beer. Forms a good sized, white, frothy head which laces and retains very well.

Smell: Strong orange notes with an earthy, almost herbal, undertone with a hint of pine needles.

Taste: The bottle describes Three Heads The Kind IPA as "...like taking a walk through a pine forest and ending up at a citrus farm." I think itís actually the opposite as the beer begins with strong dry bitterness, followed by a crisp citrusy flavor (orange mostly), and finishing with rustic, tree bark-like quality with some pine flavor. The beer is 76 IBUs and it certainly shows as the hops are quite relentless here from beginning to end. There is a brief reprieve through the middle of the palate with a moment of orange juice-like refreshing taste and sensation, but then itís back to the bitterness. As it warms, a slight malty caramel sweetness begins to emerge towards the end of the palate and helps to take the end off and make for a tasty flavor.

Drinkability: At 6.8% ABV, Three Heads The Kind IPA is just a regular IPA, but has the bitterness level of something stronger. The mouthfeel is perfectly medium and noticeably crisp and goes down very smooth. Itís even refreshing at certain moments, but not a beer I would consider refreshing per se. A great beer to have with a meal or by itself, but nothing really amazing as far as taste factor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2012

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ chriso [ oh6gdx birthday bash tasting ].

Clear medium yellow orange colour with a average, frothy and open, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange, tangerine, grapefruit, light citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111203]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2012
Pours an orange hazy color with an off white head. Smells of hops and grapefruit! I taste hops! And some hay and grass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2012
(22oz bottle) Pours a hazy orange body with a medium white head. Aroma of weed, grass, caramel, pine, citrus, and grain. Flavor of caramel, herbs, grapefruit, and nuts with a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Very nice hoppy brew. Pours a clear golden hue. Hops aroma fills the room. Not well balanced at all. Just hops, everywhere. Love the name also.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20869) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2011
Bottled@my birthdaybash@Chriso. Golden colour, small creamy white head, that leaves some lace. Aroma is fruity, floral, mild strawberries as well as quite malty. Flavour is similar with some caramel and crystal malts. Mild wooden notes in the finish as well. Long wooden, fruity and floral aftertaste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pezman (16) - - DEC 29, 2011
Porous head, doesnít stick around for too long. Smells of juicy citrus fruits and some pine, maybe a hint of butterscotch. Juicy citrus taste up front, tapers to a somewhat strong bitter but pleasant mouth feel. A pretty refreshing IPA, just nothing to write home about. Iíd drink many more times if offered. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3164) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Pours a hazy gold with a sticky, tall, white head. Hop aroma of pine and citrus. The flavor is a juicy malt base that holds up a resiny, citrus hop flavor and bitterness. They describe it well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19808) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2011
Bottled at oh6gdxís birthday bash at chrisoís. Hazy deep golden, small head. Pear and minty grapefruit aroma. Mid dry with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Dryish and drinkable, dominated by nice pear and citrus-like hops. Long bitterness.

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