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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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644 Ratings
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Ratings: 644
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.66%
Wants: 175
Gots: 33 | 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.

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jurbanik

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

09-07-2012 13:44:39 | More by jurbanik
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strohme2

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

09-07-2012 01:36:09 | More by strohme2
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qwe2323

Michigan

4/5  rDev -8.9%

09-05-2012 21:09:57 | More by qwe2323
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Steimie

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

08-30-2012 00:14:01 | More by Steimie
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

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

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

08-19-2012 13:56:32 | More by SirIPAalot
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Gmann

New York

3.98/5  rDev -9.3%

Pours a golden straw color with a slight honey hue. The pure white head was short but dense.

The aroma is of citrus hops, juicy grapefruit. The malt is a non-factor. Nice simple aroma, all hops. The hops aren't crazy but its a nice aroma.

Grapefruit and grapefruit rind in the flavor. This transitions into a slightly pine flavor but not palate wrecking. The malt takes a way back seat as the rice lightens up the brew and lets the hops shine. Nice hoppy flavor without going overboard.

The beer is light with tingly carbonation. The hops are mostly flavorful but add enough bitterness. Its actually nice to see a DIPA that is this drinkable. ABV nowhere to found.

This is a very nice DIPA. Good, not great, hop flavor but is crazy drinkable. Good show.

08-19-2012 03:19:33 | More by Gmann
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mikediesel124

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

08-09-2012 18:18:19 | More by mikediesel124
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vfgccp

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

08-05-2012 14:30:33 | More by vfgccp
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jodan

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

07-30-2012 03:26:55 | More by jodan
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Googs

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

07-29-2012 23:17:51 | More by Googs
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.85/5  rDev -12.3%

Poured at Michigan Brewer's Guild in Ypsi. Light golden color with small white head. Aroma of big citrus fruits and lots of sweet honey, some graininess, and pineapples. Flavor follows with a nice sweet citrus profile, some additional tropical fruits, and a nice crisp bitter finish. Slick mouthfeel but pretty light for a DIPA, medium carbonation. Overall I liked this a lot, but not nearly as much as others seem to. I'll have to revisit this some time.

07-29-2012 18:34:29 | More by BMMillsy
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jeonseh

Indiana

4.08/5  rDev -7.1%

Growler poured into a FFF Teku tulip

A - Light amber color with a slight yellow glow to it. The beer is lightly reflective and rather clean looking. Small white head that slowly dissipates.

S - Smells of lemon, pine, grapefruit and orange waft forward. There is also sweet tangerine that comes forward as part of the malt backbone to this one. Nose is rather fragrant and nice and complex

T - First, there is sweet mango and tangerine to it. Then, a good bitter pine and grapefruit kick comes in that delivers a nice hop presence to it. There are also hints of lemon peel that come through. The hops linger on the finish and it does have a nice crispness to it from the rice.

MF - Medium body with light carbonation and a light stickiness to it. Leaves a nice thick, hoppy resin that sits on the tongue well after th beer is gone.

O - Another solid offering from a brewery that rarely, if ever, disappoints. This is a good DIPA and I found that the rice added a nice crispness to the beer. However, if you didn't tell me it we brewed with rice I don't think I would have noticed.

07-21-2012 02:56:40 | More by jeonseh
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danp14

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

07-18-2012 14:25:21 | More by danp14
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bonez05404

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

07-15-2012 20:51:30 | More by bonez05404
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JRod1969

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

07-07-2012 00:21:43 | More by JRod1969
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bentonquest

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

07-02-2012 16:04:18 | More by bentonquest
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pschul4

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

06-26-2012 23:01:19 | More by pschul4
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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev -7.7%

On tap at Ashley’s in Ann Arbor, poured into a pint glass at cellar temperature.

L - Pale amber color with absolutely no head. After I drank a little, I shook it up a little to generate a little bit of a cream-colored bubbly head. I’m going to chalk the lack of head up to the way it was poured.

S - Tons of hops with grapefruit, peach, and mango notes. I can get a tiny bit of a grainy malt and rice aroma but this is mostly hops.

T - This doesn’t start sweet like most DIPAs I’ve had. It is bitter right off the bat with grapefruit, pineapple, peach, and mango notes. The finish has grapefruit and orange hop flavors and a little bit of a grainy taste, as well.

F - Light-to-medium-bodied with good carbonation, a sticky mouthfeel, and a very bitter and very dry finish. Bitterness lingers for a long time, as does a grainy, rice astringency. There’s a slight warming sensation from the alcohol.

O - This is a bitter bomb of a DIPA. Tons of hops in this one. I’m not really sure what the point of the rice was, though. In my opinion, it makes the mouthfeel suffer as it lightens the body and adds an astringency to the finish due to the rice crispness added on to the warmth from the high ABV. Besides that, the alcohol is hidden very well. Overall, this is a pretty tasty beer, and I’m glad I finally got to try something from Kuhnhenn.

06-24-2012 15:29:57 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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ASUBeer

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

06-18-2012 01:49:28 | More by ASUBeer
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

06-12-2012 02:54:02 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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fiedler84

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

06-03-2012 14:57:07 | More by fiedler84
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Zaphog

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

05-30-2012 16:28:43 | More by Zaphog
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JamnesCameron

Illinois

5/5  rDev +13.9%

05-28-2012 01:22:10 | More by JamnesCameron
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brooklynbrews

Uzbekistan

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

05-22-2012 18:40:29 | More by brooklynbrews
Kuhnhenn DRIPA (Double Rice IPA) from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 644 ratings.