Kuhnhenn DRIPA (Double Rice IPA) - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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4.25/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
64oz growler poured into an imperial pint glass (20oz). Growler filled almost exactly one week ago, thanks Brian (brownbrian) for the longtime want.
A- Pours a crystal clear golden color with about three finger white frothy head that has excellent retention coating the glass with a nice layer of foam. Nice carbonation level that has great consistency especially considering it came from a screw-top growler, probably better carbonation then most bottled IPAs I've had.
S- Grapefruit dominates the smell, balanced with malts and a hint of rice that balances nicely with the malt presence, can detect a slight presence of booze but well hidden with the grapefruit. Fairly aromatic and nicely balanced.
T- Big juicy grapefruit lightly bitter presence up front with a hint of lemon, can taste a little bit of the rice which is balanced with the malts, finishes with lightly zesty lemons, more grapefruit, and some oranges. Awesome balance, fairly fruity, rice adds a nice subtle unique aspect to it.
M- Medium bodied, fairly soft on the palate with a nice bitterness and light creaminess, perfect carbonation level for the style, super drinkable for the abv. Probably the best part about this beer.
O- This is easily one of the better DIPA's I've had, especially considering it's 9.5%. It's super drinkable, possibly the one of the most drinkable beers I've had around the 10% range, and quite flavorful combined with the subtle unique aspect that the rice adds to it. With all that being said it's hard to say this is one of the top DIPA's I've ever had with the market being as flooded as it is. This is without a doubt worth trying, however there are a few local New England DIPA's that I prefer slightly over this which prevents me from rating it even higher.
Serving type: growler
03-16-2014 19:08:07 | More by jaasen64
3.43/5 rDev -21.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Draft in a glass at Slows BBQ.
A nice golden hue to the drink, not too opaque, slightly watery yet classy looking.
Not too much I can smell besides hops.
Upon drinking a sharp taste of hops jumps right into the playing field with a small amount of malt before quickly dropping off. I prefer a more full-bodied taste to my beer and this ends too quick to get much flavor.
The rice gives a nice crisp finish though and that is where this beer stands out. No hippy bitterness left on your tongue. The rice gives it a crisp end, refreshing in the same manner as a Sprite would. This is a great thing and a downfall. For the high price of the drink, it can be sipped away quickly. This is a great starter beer and is almost too sippable.
Serving type: on-tap
03-12-2014 00:44:10 | More by importedfromdet
4.3/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Had on tap last week in NYC. Appearance is light yellow and slightly hazy with little head.
Odor was light with hops green being the main component. There were some notes of citrus as well.
Taste was complex. Starting with green hops and continuing with fruity notes. Malt also is present, but only lightly. Tiny bit of tropical fruit.
Mouth feel is smooth and easy drinking. No trace of heaviness and a nice finish with little bitterness. Refreshing.
Overall, a very nice surprise for me personally. Easy drinking and pleasant. Balanced. Leaves you wanting more.
Serving type: on-tap
03-09-2014 18:17:46 | More by dexterk1
4.49/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Growler consumed about 2 hours after fill.
A - Clear gold body, fluffy white head has good retention and lacing. Really looks great in the glass.
S - Hop forward citrus, grapefruit, tangerine. Oat, fresh white bread, doughy sweetness as it warms.
T - Follows the nose, finishing with more pine flavors. Mild caramel/honey sweetness mid-palate. Moderately bitter considering style, staying well balanced and bitter with the sugary sweetness subdued.
M - Medium body, medium carbonation, prickly hops across the palate, finishing mostly dry and moderately bitter for style.
O - This is really a great DIPA, and I'm not sure why I don't hear this mentioned more as one of the best. Well rounded hop character and depth of flavor, unique sweetness, well balanced for the style. A trip to the Detroit area is not complete without getting this.
Serving type: growler
03-05-2014 22:29:25 | More by garuda
Kuhnhenn DRIPA (Double Rice IPA) from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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