RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   IBU: 76   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Voraciously hoppy and not overly bitter. The Kind brings enormous aroma and maximum flavor. It’s 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.

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madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2012
3rd December 2011
ChrisOs Early December Tasting. Light haze on this gold beer. Little off white head. Smooth semi dry palate. Fair bit of pale malt. Nice pine and citrus hops with a good balance between them. Semi dry finish with some bitter linger. Decent.

jgb9348 (6482) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Super hazy, honey coloured copper and bright orange hues with a thinnish creamy tan head. Aroma of fresh hops, curacao, citrus, grapefruit and a bit of sugar. Medium-bodied; Assertive hops up front that fade to a cardboardie malt with very little else - perhaps some citrus and sugars. Aftertaste is very mild with only a little hops at first and then a big vast nothingness. Overall, a good smelling and tasting (at first) beer, but there is absolutely no depth and no complexity at all with this one. Still, nice to try it from Custom Brewcrafters (I used to live up there), but this isn’t really worth searching out. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Oliver’s Beverage in Albany, New York on 18-November-2011 for US$6.99 sampled at home in Washington on 08-March-2012.

adrian910ss (2595) - Doylestown, PA, USA - MAR 8, 2012
22 oz bomber. Pours a clear liquid golden copper with a medium sized frosty off white head. Aroma of east coast pine, malt, citrus and mildly bitter hops. Taste of east coast pine, citrus notes, hops, and toasted malts.

cubs (10714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Tap @ Chapter House, Ithaca. Clear, light golden appearance with a fluffy, off-white head. Lightly resiny, somewhat spicy, slightly piney hoppy, toasted malty aroma. Tangy, tangerine citrusy, bitter hoppy, cracker malty flavor.

FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Bomber. Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma light piney and slightly citrix herbal hops, plenty of caramel and breadiness. Flavor starts sweet and caramel, quickly picking up a sharp piney hop character. Grassy herbal finish, bitter. Medium body and a soft carbonation.

Smeade (80) - Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2012
S: seems unfiltered, golden with a little orange, white head A: citrus peel smell, Meyer lemon, a little sweet, but a little sour T: solid bitter, taste follows the nose, slightly sweet, slightly sour; the bitter comes at the back-end and is lovely O: I really like this beer, great overall smell and taste; I really like this beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

blatchy (2) - USA - FEB 5, 2012 does not count
PLEASE READ: THIS RATING IS FOR ’THE KIND’ ON DRAFT. IF YOU REVIEWED IT FOR 22.OZ BOTTLES, I SUGGEST YOU TRY IN ON DRAFT. IT IS THE SUPERIOR OPTION. Had both the bottle and draft of The Kind. This review is for the draft. The draft pours the same orange amber haze, more a a glow and a definite murk. Nice lacing. The thing that really stands out from the draft version is the initial. On tap, the pallete explodes with the taste of grapefruit, mango, and grass that is somwhat muted in the bottle version. The nose gives off it’s fair share of hops but the citrus is so prevalent here, it almost feels like a different beer. Ends with a nice bitterness, a subtle transition into a hoopy predominately grassy, crisp finsh than the fornt end. I didn’t see it as watery. A bit on the thin side, but oily enough to get a smooth finish. In bottles, it’s a great beer. On tap, it’s amazing. Better than Flower Power.

GranvilleTim (1857) - 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.

ChadPolenz (1847) - Lakeland, Florida, 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 that’s 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 wouldn’t be accurate to call it a beer of those styles. It is, however, a flavorful, very drinkable IPA and that’s 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 it’s 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 it’s 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. It’s 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.

fonefan (51109) - 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]

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