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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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589 Ratings
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Ratings: 589
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.68%
Wants: 162
Gots: 27 | FT: 3
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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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice DIPA, at the 2009 Winter Solstice. The rice gives it an interesting drinkability and sweetness, without having to resort to much malting. There was sweetness, rice, vegatable, citrus all in the nose. Really bitter, really lacey, on a grapefruit body. Above average smooth mouthfeel.

Serving type: on-tap

12-21-2009 15:06:34 | More by Sammy
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -8.7%

10-19-2012 02:33:04 | More by t0rin0
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djrn2

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -3%

10-14-2013 16:45:55 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. On tap at the brewpub.

Pours a nice copper-amber color with an off-white head and a pretty good amount of lacing. The nose is a hop bomb with loads of citrus and pine hops. A bit of light malt in the background, but the hops are the definite showcase in this one. The taste is quite bitter and hoppy. Resinous indeed. Some light malt in the background. Bitter, dry feel with pretty great drinkability. A bit hit--so much so that my mother, who normally sticks nearly-exclusively to Two Hearted, grabbed a growler of this to take home.

Serving type: on-tap

11-12-2010 12:28:35 | More by Thorpe429
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metter98

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3%

05-09-2014 23:54:12 | More by metter98
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -3%

03-03-2013 19:20:30 | More by nmann08
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -8.7%

10-11-2013 17:45:08 | More by acurtis
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spycow

Illinois

3/5  rDev -31.5%

01-12-2013 19:23:31 | More by spycow
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GRG1313

California

4.25/5  rDev -3%

10-24-2012 06:13:10 | More by GRG1313
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The color poured out as a nice looking copper with a thin white head on it that leave a decent lacing down the glass. The Smell of hops flood out of the beer, not as strong as some DIPA's but it's got enough there to stand up against it's opponents. The taste of the beer has a nice pine like citrus hop kick that lingers nicely on the tongue. The mouthfeel is much thinner than expected. Found that to be a little strange, but like other have stated on here it must be from the rice. Overall pretty tasty stuff.

Serving type: on-tap

05-06-2011 17:07:59 | More by Knapp85
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emerge077

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3%

10-08-2013 02:34:45 | More by emerge077
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev -8.7%

02-28-2014 09:43:20 | More by largadeer
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A good DIPA. Pours pretty and the nose is very fragrant and distinct. The flavor profile is very good, but I felt like it was a little bit too sweet at first, though that seems to mellow out as the beer goes on. The sweet tones combine with a bitter spicy hop tone. A bit too citrus toned, but it's still nice. A pretty easy drinking dipa. I was concerned when my growler seemed to be leaking, but this withstood the trip home. Whew. Lucky I am. A pleasure to drink. Are you jealous that I got a growler of this? I think you should be. Be extra jealous that I got a Kuhnhenn tulip.

Serving type: on-tap

08-24-2012 00:23:10 | More by RblWthACoz
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up on my LONG drive from Chicago to Toronto - shared with Viggo, Clockwerk, and others. Served in Unibroue tulip. The growler held up perfectly fine for a week and a half. This batch was in around 10% I think.

A - A finger and a half of off-white foam that dissipates slowly to a thick ring, and leaves generous spotty lacing. Hazed golden orange color with red highlights - somehow gets clearer as the brew warms up.

S - A very unique and delightful nose is marred by some not-so-well-hidden fusel alcohol. Initially starts with a blast of pine and light grapefruit, but notes of wild rice emerge as it warms. Sugary dough malt backbone that is very much in the background.

T - The taste is almost identical, but the booze is better hidden. Again, the rice element is quite mild and in the periphery. Mild-to-moderate bitterness that is sufficient, but not palate shredding.

M - The rice addition gives the body incredibly silky smoothness - similar to rich milk. Lower carbonation and a medium body. Dry finish, with a touch of residual resin character.

D - This went down a little too easy - I refilled my glass a couple times. Other than the slight booziness in the nose this drinks faster than the aforementioned 10% or so. Another plus is that my wife liked this one.

Serving type: growler

12-18-2009 15:14:02 | More by MasterSki
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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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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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SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev -3%

10-11-2013 13:19:42 | More by SocalKicks
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oline73

Maryland

4.03/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at the brewpub. Poured into a sample glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with fluffy white head and good retention.

Smell: Citrus hops with an herbal note in there as well. There is a malt sweetness that carries through the finish.

Taste: Citrus and herbal hops. The taste isn't nearly as sweet as the smell, but the grain does show up.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a good DIPA. A bit light for the style, I'm not sure if that can be contributed to the rice. Really enjoyed the finish.

Serving type: on-tap

11-22-2011 04:35:41 | More by oline73
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mdfb79

New York

4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 09/26/11 notes. Had on tap at The Ginger Man, served side by side with the Kuhnhenn Silly Simcoe.

a - Pours a hazy dark golden color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident. Light lacing left on the glass and little head retention.

s - Smells of citrus hops, tropical fruits, mangoes, and light pine hops. A ton of fruit and hops in the nose, smells amazing.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, tropical fruits, pineapples and mangoes, pine hops, and fruity malts. Again, a ton of hops and fruit, and a little sweet, which is really nice. Light bitterness but not much. Really great.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Super smooth and creamy, and really easy to drink. I can't believe this is 10.5% ABV.

o - Overall I thought this beer was fantastic. It had a ton of fresh fruit and hops in the nose and taste and I was shocked how much tropical fruit came through in the taste. Would love to have this one again.

EDIT: 11/10/12. Not changing any numbers in my review but had this again today at Taproom 307 in NYC and it was just as amazing as last winter. Love this beer; hope they bottle it!

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2011 20:52:23 | More by mdfb79
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -8.7%

02-12-2014 01:21:58 | More by mendvicdog
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -3%

12-09-2013 04:23:11 | More by XmnwildX12
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -3%

12-14-2013 03:13:16 | More by MarkyMOD
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

02-16-2014 15:17:06 | More by yourefragile
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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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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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Kuhnhenn DRIPA (Double Rice IPA) from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 589 ratings.