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Kuhnhenn DRIPA (Double Rice IPA) - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Kuhnhenn DRIPA (Double Rice IPA)
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587 Ratings
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Ratings: 587
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.68%
Wants: 161
Gots: 26 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This gold colored West Coast style Double India Pale Ale has an intense hop nose, with aromas mainly of citrus. The high hop character dominates this IPA’s flavor profile. Made with American long grain rice, it is quite difficult to make but the rice contributes to this beer’s crisp aftertaste.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-25-2007)
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Virginia

2/5  rDev -54.3%

05-13-2014 17:25:05 | More by pauljunk
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Luk13

Quebec (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -37.2%

09-01-2013 20:31:56 | More by Luk13
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Wufdogger

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -37.2%

07-17-2013 00:25:39 | More by Wufdogger
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

2.83/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Reviewed on 6/19/2010. On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear orange with a thick white head. Aroma of sweat, grassy hops, and citrus. Flavor of hop oils, sweat, and lots of sweet malt and residual sugars. It was very sweet after awhile and some acetone notes came out as well. Hmm, just didn't like this one, much too sweet for me.

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2010 23:12:54 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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virinow

New York

3/5  rDev -31.5%

01-30-2012 21:40:54 | More by virinow
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spycow

Illinois

3/5  rDev -31.5%

01-12-2013 19:23:31 | More by spycow
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whartontallboy

New York

3/5  rDev -31.5%

11-14-2011 17:45:17 | More by whartontallboy
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3/5  rDev -31.5%

12-24-2012 21:21:04 | More by mothman
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BCOO


3.25/5  rDev -25.8%

07-05-2014 00:17:55 | More by BCOO
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ehammond1


3.3/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Growler

Acquired via trade
Thanks, Spartan213!

Clear gold with a creamy near-white head. Proper visible carbonation. Dots and irregular lines of lace left down the glass.

Leafy hop character in the aroma, along with some alcohol bite, and a bit of a banana character.

The flavor is similar to the aroma. Loads of hop bitterness, a bit of an alcohol bite, banana character, a bit of grapefruit, and malt and biscuit sweetness.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Good, but I expected more. San Diego IPAs have simply spoiled me. A long time want crossed off my list, however!

Serving type: growler

03-31-2013 15:10:53 | More by ehammond1
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DIM

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

a: This was a deep, chestnut brown, clear for the most part. I was expecting something lighter in color because of the rice. It was served to me with a thin soapy head.

s: Very appealing balance between sweet elements of caramel and molasses; and bitter, leafy, mildly citric hops.

t: Not nearly as well balanced here. Pleasantly sweet up front, tasting of caramel. The finish is quite harsh though. Lots of characterless bitterness and too much heat.

m: Chewy and gently carbonated, very nice.

d: Not at all what I expected. One of the darkest DIPAs I've ever tried and it was made with rice? I'm not sure what affect the rice had on this one. Regardless, it just wasn't for me.

Serving type: cask

03-15-2010 10:44:23 | More by DIM
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importedfromdet

Michigan

3.43/5  rDev -21.7%
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
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farnold

New York

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

07-14-2014 20:41:14 | More by farnold
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

04-30-2013 09:05:48 | More by jhillwastaken
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Redglimmer


3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

03-04-2012 02:56:59 | More by Redglimmer
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Grand-Raggedy

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

07-09-2014 23:05:35 | More by Grand-Raggedy
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CityofBals

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

09-12-2013 02:19:11 | More by CityofBals
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

06-25-2013 21:25:12 | More by DIPAFAN
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KAF

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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sliverX

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3.58/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Steve
Pours a nice light gold good whispy head.
Smell is a nice hope bite with a slight hint of booze.
Taste is hoppy a bit fruity a bit harsh
Mouthfeel is medium but lighter with the rice
Overall not bad but not something is rave or seek out but won't turn it down

Serving type: growler

09-03-2011 23:53:50 | More by sliverX
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a 9 oz. pour at the Stag's Head in Midtown. I enjoyed the lighter body and appreciated the mild rice taste (like a light toast or rice cake). However, the hops character didn't stand out in a crowded DIPA field. There's a balanced grapefruit and pine punch, which while tasty, doesn't have any distinct, stand-out notes. It's more drinkable for the style, but there's are better options for hop heads.

Serving type: on-tap

08-28-2011 03:34:55 | More by tempest
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Alex for picking this up for me; a growler into a Bells tulip...Pours a dark peach that is pretty clear, looks watery. Off white head with good carbonation for a week old growler, good lacing...The aroma is really boozy, distractingly so. Light grass show off some hops but after the alcohol I get tons of rye, this really comes off to me as rye not rice ipa...The taste is very similar to the aroma, way to much rye comes through to make this a really enjoyable ipa to me. A typically boozy Kuhnhenn ipa. Not there best, but passable to drink.

Serving type: growler

09-19-2010 15:32:27 | More by jrallen34
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Joebraggot

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

09-17-2013 13:34:24 | More by Joebraggot
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Itoclown

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

08-12-2013 19:44:12 | More by Itoclown
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aztraz

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

04-20-2013 13:21:26 | More by aztraz
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Kuhnhenn DRIPA (Double Rice IPA) from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 587 ratings.