Kuhnhenn DRIPA (Double Rice IPA) - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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Reviews by Zach_T:
4.61/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Had on draft at kuhnhenn brewery in warren, mi.
A: tangerine straw yellow, great clarity with a tight solid white head of foam that disappears rather quickly.
A: smells of nice citrusy hops, little to no malt aroma present.
T: hops up front followed by a touch of just enough malt as it transitions back into a hoppy but refreshing finish.
M: medium bodied but its appearance suggests it should be lighter, easy drinking for such a big beer.
F: finishes clean with a solid hop bitterness that lingers.
Overall one of my favorite double ipa's of all time. Cheers
Serving type: on-tap
07-20-2013 13:50:16 | More by Zach_T
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4.14/5 rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appropriately enough, Kuhnhenn DRIPA has a head like a rice cake. It is bigger and more sturdy than I previously thought possible for a rice beer - the first dispelled assumption of many. Indeed, as the ale's deep and radiant daisy yellow colour would indicate, this offering is full of character...
And pretty much all of which comes courtesy of the hops. As one should expect from the style, and as I've simply come to expect from this brewer, the aroma has a vibrant hoppiness that packs a wallop of citrusy punch. Orange and grapefruit lead the way, soft florals follow. It's dynamic enough one only really needs one nostril to appreciate it.
Rice, like corn, is heavily demonized in the craft beer world, and rightly so given that these adjuncts are typically used to dumb down flavour and save on costs. Most commercial beers that use them are, frankly, terrible, low-quality lagers. But this need not be the case necessarily.
In fact, when utilized properly these adjuncts offer substantial advantages. Rice's blandness provides arguably the ideal backdrop for a hop-boasting IPA. Point in case: Kuhnhenn DRIPA. The flavour of the rice is as plain and white as the rice itself; it's a perfect canvas on which to paint bright brushstrokes of lemon yellow, grapefruit pink, tangerine orange, and lawn clippings green.
Indeed, what makes this beer so irresistible is the lack of toasted breadiness or caramel sweetness that customarily detract (or at least distract) from the ambrosial, tropical characteristics of the hops. Here, however,they're given a neutral, relatively light-bodied frame to display their full glory. The stage is theirs, the spotlight fully on them. If you're a hophead, sit back and enjoy the show!
On-tap at Kuhnhenn Brewery in Warren, Michigan.
Serving type: on-tap
03-25-2014 17:51:48 | More by biegaman
Kuhnhenn DRIPA (Double Rice IPA) from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 495 ratings.