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Kuhnhenn DRIPA (Double Rice IPA) - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

Kuhnhenn DRIPA (Double Rice IPA)
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Ratings: 492
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%


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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clayrock81

Virginia

4.05/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a dark golden body with a good head that left lace patches on the glass. Classic balanced aroma that has some sweet caramel malt as well as spicy, bitter leafy citric hops that are strong. Taste is more of same as the hops are everpresent w/ their leafy citric and somewhat spicy notes and there is some sweet malts tastes in there, but the rice helps create a little extra sweet and smoothness that I haven't had in a DIPA before. Medium body and chewey, this beer goes down easy and has a rather smooth finish that still works. Could drink this anytime.

Serving type: cask

07-08-2010 11:36:48 | More by clayrock81
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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on cask on 3/12/10.

A - Hazy amber/orange body with one-finger frothy off-white cap that settled into a patchy veil but yielded a bubbly screen of lacing around the glass.

S - Aroma combines a dry hopped presence with a crisp, sweet caramel malt character. Hop profile is pretty complex, actually, with spicy, piney and herbal notes mingling with a hint of catbox and leafy attributes. A slight waft of alcohol also emerges as the liquid reached room temperature.

T - Lots of hop character with leafy, clingy attributes and a strong pine presence, although the hops are balanced by an equally strong sweet caramel malt backbone. Slight alcohol warmth creeps into the mix in the backend.

M - Medium bodied with a smooth, round texture and nice cask mouthfeel overall. Dry finish with a moderate lingering hop bitterness on the palate.

D - I don't have a lot of Kuhnhenn experience, but I found DRIPA to be a great cask beer with lots of hop character and a pleasant crispness that I wasn't expecting.

Serving type: cask

03-21-2010 16:25:39 | More by ffejherb
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this on cask - served in a ten ounce 1/2 pint tulip. My first real taste of Kuhnhenn so here goes:

A - A dark reddish amber w/ thin pale cap. The clarity is good w/ a tiny bead

S - A ripe fruit scent w/ lots of pungent hop w/ citrus in abundance. The nose has a mild floral ester w/ very intense aroma- lots of juicy citrus odors

M - the feel is smooth w/ fruity sweet edge and moderately bitter tinge w/ slight tartness - The feel has a lingering sweet note -(the rice?) w/ a nice bite in the finish w/ hops lasting

T - The tast is a splendid sweet/juicy combo w/ mild bitterness and bitter orange and lemon notes w/ mild candy flavor and spiced bitter accents intemingling w/ a light alcohol flavor

D - Wow, 10.5% I would not have guessed - A wonderful Imperial IPA w/ great cask treatment - My first taste of the night was a winner. I would certainly try this without a doubt if I saw it on tap again

Serving type: cask

03-18-2010 02:21:59 | More by Slatetank
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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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akorsak

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from a cask at the General Sutter. Wow! The Gotham Imbiber has done well.

A: The IPA is a tea-colored ale, a mild brown hue that retains its clarity. Not much head.

S: The nose is hoppy but very restrained. The nose suggests that the ale was primed, perhaps with turbinado sugars.

T: The ale is a combination of sweetness upfront and hops on the backside. The ale seems to be primed, with a sweetness upfront that screams darker sugars, even molasses. The hoppiness is evident but restrained (especially compared to other Kuhnhenn brews). Citrus flavors are there, but they are restrained, settled down by the cask. Rice, I'm not really sure what to look for there. I do like this ale though, one flavorful brew.

M: Sweetness gradually transitions into smooth hops. The bitterness is relaxed, barely a DIPA on cask. Wickedly good, possibly my favorite for the day.

D: Too heavy too pound, too good to avoid. When I saw this cask my glass was already full. I immediately tracked down a second glass to ensure that I got to try it. Very good!

Serving type: cask

03-14-2010 00:23:46 | More by akorsak
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plaid75

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft at Barcade, Brooklyn, NYC.

Poured a medium copper hue with a half finger frothy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a high octane spicy and orangy hop resin.

The taste was a full blown fruity orange hop with a clean malt.

The mouthfeel was toward the softer side of the style potentially due to the rice.

Overall a very nicely done DIPA.

Serving type: cask

02-20-2010 20:56:12 | More by plaid75
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

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
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3%
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
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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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dexterk1

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
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
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garuda

Pennsylvania

4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
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
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PaulyB83

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the brewery

A- A Deep yellow straw with great clarity and a thin layer of white head.

S- Lots of bright citrus and pine. Grapefruit and tangerine with dank pine.

T- Nice bitterness, seems around 70 or 80 IBUs. Get some of that pine in the aroma and the citrus as well. The 9.5% comes through more as it warms but for most of the drink it is very smooth.

M- Medium with a high degree of drinkability for the ABV, a very dangerous beer.

O- A very easy drinking IPA with great citrus and pine notes. One might be skeptical of a "rice" IPA but the rice really seems to help with the crispness of this beer and really lets the hops shine. Every few months or so I visit friends in metro Detroit and we always make sure to stop by Kuhnhenn and this is always the first beer we get. Can't wait til the brewery expands and bottles of this stuff are easier to obtain.

Serving type: on-tap

02-05-2014 03:49:17 | More by PaulyB83
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Emnmarko

Michigan

4.69/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A- Light yellow, very clear. Little to no head.

S- Citrus dominates, grapefruit, lemon. Clean and fresh.

T- Again citrus throughout. Piney resins come out from underneath. Then a warm hop aftertaste that has staying power. Love it!

M- Smooth crisp and refreshing. Well done.

O- Wonderful hoppy IPA. Easy to drink, for an IPA. Huge citrus notes throughout are favorable to my pallet. Very good/ exceptional beer.

Serving type: on-tap

01-07-2014 17:49:27 | More by Emnmarko
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DaveBar

Ontario (Canada)

4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought at The Beer Baron in Burton MI. $18.00 for a 64oz growler. Poured first rate with a tube and fresh cap and tape.

A- Lovely golden colour. As typical for a growler that has been bounced around a bit there wasn't much crack to the cap nor foam however I am rating it based upon what I tasted in the bar.

S- Hoppy good! So airy and light at the same time, interesting

T- WOW this one is dry and hoppy. So refreshing. Can't even find the 9.5% at the beginning. Extra hops, extra goodness.

M- Dry, dry, dry. The rice dryness just shines through

O- Excellent! Will try again when I see it

Overall an excellent IPA!

Sorry, no food match on this one :(

Thx for reading

Serving type: growler

12-29-2013 00:03:36 | More by DaveBar
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.36/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Growler thanks to rudzud for sharing.
Nice fluffy slight creamy 1 finger head with some bubbles in the middle, nice lacing line, crystal clear golden color.

Nose is great hops, very musty and resinous, dank citrus hops, nice tropical fruit even, passion fruit, lots of pineapple, little mango, tangerine, little grapefruit, hint guava, very dank, and nice citrus. A mild sweet malt base with hint of booze and of candied malt candied orange peel, very aromatic hop character.

Taste brings more hops, lots of bitterness, very bitter with big very earthy hops, little spicy even, and into tons of tropical fruit. That brings musty resin, passion fruit and tons of pineapple, little guava, very little citrus. Mild rice pudding like flavor in the middle, little malt and light sweetness, a bit of mild booze warmth. The finish adds a bit more rice pudding, pretty clean and crisp on the finish, but a nice lingering tropical fruit and musty resin, pineapple, passion fruit, quite bitter.

Mouth is med bod, nice carb for growler, no real booze either, smooth.

Overall quite nice.

Serving type: growler

12-07-2013 19:03:17 | More by jlindros
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared with JLindros. Received as an extra in s trade.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice crystal clear golden hue with a nice one finger head that fades to leave light white lacing and a thin blanket.

S - Aromas of a nice glorious tropical notes, pineapples, passion fruit, light citrus, maybe some mango, tons of pineapple though. Tropical fruit salad.

T - Taste is nicely musty with really nice tropical notes. Not sure if I could say this was rice based, but I know there something unique on the finish. Great tropical hops, wonderful pineapple notes, light malts, not much citrus mostly just pineapple with flashes of passion fruit.

M - Mouthfeel is great, not a lingering bitterness this immediately ends crisp. Awesome!

O - Overall this beer was just awesome, so much pineapple and such a fun crisp finish. Excellent!

Serving type: growler

12-07-2013 00:04:23 | More by rudzud
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to Markinithar and JM03 for making this growler find its way to me. Poured into a 22oz snifter, the brew appears a polished clear golden orange color with a thin firm white head that holds in a film across the top and skant spots and strings of lace.

The aroma is very hoppy with fruity and zesty notes of tropical character. Pineapple and oramge/mandrin zest are on the forefront with some hints of herbal and pine character. Mildly grassy with fruity pulp character and solvent alcohol notes.

Taste is rindy with pulp and zest. Some tropical hop notes get a bit herbal and even more rindy as it warms up. Alcohol blends in with the hops to formulate quite a complex fruit character with seemingly no malt backing.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is a little boozy and excessively tropical and fruity from the hops and alcohol. Despite the big alcohol character this brew drinks very easy and is enjoyable.

Serving type: growler

10-01-2013 22:59:20 | More by stakem
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Zach_T

Michigan

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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Kendo

New York

4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from the growler into a Piraat tulip. Body is light orange/vibrant tangerinw witha small whitish head. Some lace.

S: Very nice - juicy citrus (grapefruit, some pineapple as well) and pine. Also some underlying caramel malt foundation.

T: Excellent. Lots of flavors come to mind, but they gel together nicely: caramel malt/toffee and honey provide the malt foundation; citrus - grapefruit, oranges and grapefruit peel, with a lemony finish that made me think of Sorachi Ace, Nelson Sauvin or Citra hops. Touch of peppery spice at the finish, with warmth from the ABV felt in the belly.

M: Slightly slick in feel. Heft is heavier than expected given the light-colored body and the use of rice.

O: A very drinkable and tasty DIPA. Solid stuff.

Serving type: growler

07-16-2013 22:50:53 | More by Kendo
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SportsandJorts

Michigan

4.11/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: a hazy straw yellow color. small head that fades away

Smell: big bold citrusy hops, more fruitiness. not complex but smells refreshing and tasty

Taste: citrus hops, extremely smooth hops. some sweetness. no hint of alcohol

Mouthfeel: refreshing, probably the most refreshing dipa i have had. a little juicy. almost no bitterness and fairly light for what it is

Overall: an extremely refreshing and smooth 9.5%. i couldn't taste the rice but i think it does work in the mouthfeel.

Serving type: on-tap

07-03-2013 15:01:38 | More by SportsandJorts
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dar482

New York

4.66/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a clear light yellow straw orange color.

The aroma is just huge and amazingly dank. There huge sweet citrus. It's so deep and sweet. Super hoppy and fresh. What a killer aroma.

The flavor follows with huge grapefruit, pine, orange. There's tons of fruitiness of citrus and tropical fruits. Then there's a nice bitterness on the back of resin and pine.

The beer has a light body and a slight booze on the end. I don't really sense the rice other than the lack of big caramel malts and the light body the beer has. Despite the imbalance, it makes the beer actually quite refreshing.

The hop profile on this actually reminds me a lot of Enjoy By. Crazy enough, I actually really prefer this beer. What a fantastic brew. Must try.

Serving type: on-tap

06-18-2013 05:26:23 | More by dar482
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Alextricity

Michigan

4.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Served on-tap at One-Eyed Betty's in Ferndale, Michigan.

I can see why this beer is as popular as it is. I can tell you that right before I even type up my review.

Appearance: A standard yellow color. Really no head to speak of, and some patchy lacing. Looks pretty good. Knowing what it contains is even MORE exciting... >:)

Smell: Mm. Sweet and delicious. No rice in the aroma whatsoever, just a lot of super fruity, bright hops.

Taste: Identical to the smell... but in taste form. 9.5%? Who the hell would guess that. No warmth, no taste, it's not there at all, at least not for me. Fruity hops with floral notes there as well. Surprisingly really not bitter, which I wasn't expecting. Impeccable balance. The feel is great as well ... super refreshing, no harsh carbonation, and dangerously easy drinking.

Basically, I can see why this beer has won so many awards. Of the flight I got, this is definitely my favorite of the six. Outstanding beer ... I'll get a pint next time I see this beer around. Awesome stuff .. a must try.

Serving type: on-tap

04-27-2013 03:30:37 | More by Alextricity
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Justin_Neff

Ohio

4.58/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery.

A: Bright yellow golden body - completely translucent. Small fizzy head, fades into virtually nothing, but leaves a sticky memory of the head as it slides down the glass.

S: Basically all hops and citrus fruits. Grapefruit, tangerine, some lemon, and oranges with a hint of passion fruit. The fruity hop aromas leave a very sweet aroma, but its not malty smelling. Nice.

T: Follows the nose. Very hop forward. Tangerine and mangos seem to be the dominant fruity tastes. Not overly bitter - like the bitterness of a grapefruit, but the not bitterness of grapefruit rind. Very little malt backbone, which is surprising for the ABV.

M: Medium body. Not boozy - actually hidden very well, but becomes a little more evident as it warms. Prickly, sticky, wet.

O: A great first Kuhnhenn experience at the brewery. An awesome DIPA. It's a shame I cant get Kuhnhenn in Cincy, but also makes these trips to the brewery so much sweeter. Growler pours for $17 - cant beat that.

Serving type: on-tap

04-21-2013 14:44:53 | More by Justin_Neff
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joefuzz

New York

4.41/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

32oz growler picked up at beer city

pours super bright gold with a fluffy white head. Smell is like getting hit in the face with a bag of hops, grapefruit and orange come to mind immediately. Taste is very hop heavy, it starts with a very piney hop bite that fades to a sweet orange, tangerine and grapefruit aftertaste that lingers in your mouth. Alcohol is very well hidden. Mouthfeel is where this beer really shines...one of the best drinking IIPAs i have ever had, dangerously drinkable. Overall this is one of my favorite american imperial IPA's and I just cant resist picking it up every time I see it.

Serving type: growler

04-20-2013 04:17:10 | More by joefuzz
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TheBrewo

Michigan

4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer was served from the tap at One-Eyed Betty’s in Ferndale, MI. It arrived in a generic tulip, glowing the bright, straw colored hue of gold bullion. It held a one finger head of tan bubbles, showing decent retention. No haze or sediment was noted, and carbonation appeared light. The aroma was palpably sticky and heavy with grapefruit hops, sweet honeys, and pineapple sugars. To match was chalky rice graininess, stark plastic and chemically phenols that took on polish remover with warmth, huge sting of booze, and crayon waxiness. The hops, too, changed with warmth, giving more bitter herbals and the high pitched scream of perfume-floral hops. Our first impression was that the flavoring was very juicy and sweet, with nice hop bitterness to balance. As we sipped, grapefruit and lemony hops crashed the palate, with a quick shift to musty herbs, honey sweetness, pale and toasty grain, plastic phenols, and vodka booziness to bring us to the peak. Here we met hollow booziness, sweet cherries, and freshly sliced pineapples. The continued herbal hop bitterness actual helped to dull the booziness a bit. We finished with more pale malts, coiny metallics, apricot sweetness, citric and herbal hoppiness, dill, and mashed basil. The aftertaste breathed of musk, peppery booze, burnt pale grain, grapefruit hop resin, fresh grassiness, and hugely spicy phenols. The body was medium, and the carbonation was medium. There was soft pop, nice slurp and smack to each sip. Froth and cream were lesser, but not noticeably negative. The mouth was left bone dry following an oily coating and coolness. The abv was big, but this sipper was easy.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was the insanely bright aroma. This showed such a wild blend between fresh grapefruit-zested hops, strong booze, and phenols. This helped to keep this guy no nonsense. The taste followed nicely, with even balance between the sweets and the bitters. The booze did come out more strongly with warmth, so beware if you’re not all about that. This is a soft, fresh, unique, and highly drinkable beer.

Serving type: on-tap

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