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Kuhnhenn Loonie Kuhnie Pale Ale - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

129 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 6
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Gold in color, this American Pale Ale has a light caramel malt flavor and a medium citrus hop aroma. This batch was dry hopped with Cascade hops. Refreshing and satisfying.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-20-2004)
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Reviews by JamnesCameron:
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

JamnesCameron, Mar 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

DanGeo, Jul 08, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Kuhnhenn. Burnt amber with faint orange highlights all around, a mild haze sets in throughout the very middle part of the glass while the rest of the beer retains decent clarity. The small white head was probably more due to the pour than the beer - it's foamy and leaves very little lacing on the way down.

The nose contains a nice, citric hop punch; a borderline tropical bouquet of fruits - pineapples, grapefruits, and other assorted juicy goodness. The fruits are heavier on the sweet and juicy side, and don't contain much of the pith/peel bitterness, somewhat typically for an APA. The hoppy smells remain somewhat low, though there is a light bit of pine and mild hop oil that peak through with slight pungency and hit the nostrils before the aroma is completely gone.

Following right through with the aroma, the taste starts off with a moderated amount of citric flavors and juicy fruits. Seemingly sweet up front, and a touch watery at first. I didn't realize this beer was only 5.6% ABV until I looked at the menu again. Pineapple, tangerine, and grapefruit coat the palate before letting the other side of the hops dig into your tongue - lightly herbal and peppery, leafy and relaxed. The bitterness is relevant, but still pretty low - again, typical for a Pale Ale. It's just enough to balance and coexist successfully with the citrus and fruit, also backed up by a light sweetness from the malt. Getting some more perfume-like and floral notes as this one warms up. Thin-medium bodied, wet and slick with medium carbonation.

Kuhnhenn puts out another winner here; a very tasty and super-drinkable APA sure to please any fan of citrus and hops. The low ABV ensures you could throw back a growler of this and (most likely) keep on kickin'.

tectactoe, Mar 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

VernonKell, Nov 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

mikejonze, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of Shovelbum
4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 1/2 gal growler I picked up at the brew pub this afternoon.

Pours with a full creamy white head over a copper body. A big nosefull of floral hops. Well-balanced flavor. Sweet malt upfront, but it quickly combines with a perfect level of grapefruit-like hop bitterness. Medium to light in body, with moderate carbonation. Smooth finish with a slight hop aftertaste.

I'm not sure of the hops they used here, but I like them. a lot.

This is a well-crafted, well-balanced pale ale that distinguishes itself from most of the other versions of the style that I've tried. The Kuhnhenn Bros. have some rather off the wall beers (not a bad thing), but this beer shows that they also just simply make good beer.

Shovelbum, Nov 06, 2005
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4/5  rDev +5%

king75, Nov 08, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Malty delicious tropical fruit yeasty aroma. Light orange. There is surely banana taste, full medium mouthfeel. Lots of lace.
Good and unique pale, good hop profile, soft carbonation medium body. Nice bitterness comes through in finish. Just right, recommended.

Sammy, Jun 28, 2006
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3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a pint at the Stag's Head in Midtown. This pale ale was pleasantly different for the style, with a very smooth juicy apricot and grapefruit hops character, but there's an earthy, almost vegetal note that didn't quite fit. Worth a try. I certainly appreciate a new take on the style.

tempest, Aug 28, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Vanz, Jan 27, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewpub.

Pours a hazy gold with a finger of creamy brite-white head. Retains well and leaves a nice bit of lace behind. The aroma is floral hops, fresh citrus, spice, and pale malts.

The taste is a nice biting mix of hop bitterness and zesty citrus notes backed by a silky smooth backbone of caramel malts. The mouthfeel is a light medium with a nicely well down overall smooth feel.

This is an all around solid and hugely drinkable APA from Kuhnhenn and at only 5.6%, the definition of a session brew.

Kegatron, May 05, 2008
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

beergorrilla, Jul 03, 2013
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3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a nice hoppy session ale. Nice clear light amber with a healthy white head. Smell has quite a bit of buttered, yeasty, multigrain toast, butterscotch and light sweet malt. Hops are citrusy and bright. Taste is quite nice. Buttered toast and caramel malt. Quite hoppy for a pale ale and I like it. Not overdone but enough to set itself apart. Finish is short and clean with a hop oil signature. Feel is crisp and light with enough meat on the bone to make for a good chew. Goes down with a quenching dryness. A nice session ale indeed.

scootny, Oct 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

ScottRansom, Jul 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

GRG1313, Oct 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

fishmich, Jul 17, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours slightly hazy, golden and light brown colors with thi ring of head that still leaves a ton of lace on the mug.
Aroma has grain, orange and some coriander and caramel notes.
Flavor has grain, pale malt and a slight citrus tang to it.
Mouthfeel is full and somewhat spciy. Very alive, nicely done brew.
Drinkability is high. Solid session beer. Had this after a series of big beers and it stood up proudly.

CRJMellor, Sep 09, 2004
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

robriley, Oct 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

tommy5, Aug 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

LamboBrewpants, Mar 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Valhalla Bar, New York, NY

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellowish amber in color. It poured with a thin white head that has relatively good retention properties and left a thick collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of citrusy hops in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has light flavors of citrusy hops along with hints of caramel malts and a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink, flavorful and can be considered sessionable.

metter98, Nov 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

mikediesel124, Sep 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

bob_d_j, May 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

mendvicdog, Jun 11, 2013
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Kuhnhenn Loonie Kuhnie Pale Ale from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.