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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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757 Ratings
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Ratings: 757
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 196
Gots: 47 | FT: 4
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.

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2.83/5  rDev -35.7%
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.

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3.3/5  rDev -25%
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!

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3.33/5  rDev -24.3%
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.

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3.43/5  rDev -22%
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.

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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

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3.68/5  rDev -16.4%
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.

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Kuhnhenn DRIPA (Double Rice IPA) from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
98 out of 100 based on 757 ratings.