Truebrew69 (19) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2013 Nice aroma of citrusy and piney hops. Golden to copper color with a citrusy feel on the palate. You can taste the crisp smooth flavor of the hops in this one. Excellent overall IPA. maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy orangey gold color with a moderate frothy white head on it. Nose is strongly hoppy and filled with grapefruit and citrus notes. Taste is fairly bitter with the same grapefruit tones coming through, yet manages to be extremely smooth. Very good IPA. Jszetela (9) - - DEC 28, 2013 does not count
I am not a fan of IPA’s or APA’s but this one is something special. The hop bitterness is balanced in the mid-palate by a touch of warm sweetness that rounds out the flavor and makes this the best hoppy beer I’ve had. yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Three Heads "The Kind" IPA is a hazy amber ale with a fluffy, bubbly white head that fades to a bubbly film and leaves excellent lacing on the glass. It has a huge, hoppy aroma that’s resiny and fruity. There are candy like notes of orange, tangerine and mandarin and a touch of fresh cut pine. It’s medium bodied and smooth-- almost flat, with a clean, dry finish. It’s very hoppy, but not super bitter. It tastes a lot like the aroma: notes of orange, resiny with almost a touch of sweetness. The crackery malt holds it together and gives it great balance. It’s easy to make one of these bombers vanish. UnDecaf (106) - Mountain View, California, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Sweet, pine aroma. Light amber color. The first taste matches the aroma with a little citrus as well, then fades into a bitter finish.
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. pezman (20) - - DEC 29, 2011
Porous head, doesn’t 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. I’d drink many more times if offered.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Joscosta (2) - - AUG 20, 2012 does not count
Really great IPA with significant hop character with such a low alcohol percentage. rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1pt. 6oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the ABV at 6.8% and the IBUs at 76. It also has a nice commercial or brewer’s description of the beer.
Appearance: The body has a lightly hazy with a honey amber color. The pour produced a small creamy off white head. As it slowly fades and sides down the glass as I drink, it leaves thick sticky lacing on the glass.
Smell: It has lots of sweet juicy citrus hops with fruity notes of peach and apricots mixed with honey over white bread.
Taste/Palate: There is a thin light bready malt base which showcases the big fruity hops. The hops bring lovely lemon and grapefruit citrus notes with lighter notes of peaches and apricots. The bitterness slowly builds up to the finish which brings out the piney notes of the hops. A firm but not overpowering bitterness lingers nicely on the tongue. The palate feels just a bit light but not watery and the carbonation is smooth.
Notes: This IPA has a defiant West Coast vibe. It’s all about the hops and the hops are about citrus and fruit with a twist of pine.
johnnnniee (4346) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 31, 2011
On tap at the Ale House in Vestal NY.
Pours a slightly hazy golden amber color with a thinnish white head that did have good retention. Smells of pine resin and cirtus with a faint bready malt in the background. Taste is pine and citrus with grapefruit and a slight bready malt in the background. Smooth not harsh bitterness, but a nice hoppy presence. Sticky resinous mouthfeel, medium body and level of carbonation. Great easy drinking ipa with lots of flavor.