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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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708 Ratings
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Ratings: 708
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.66%
Wants: 177
Gots: 39 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

nmann08, Mar 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

ROBSTARR, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of pmarlowe
4.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Scoot1969 for this one. Growler. Tulip glass.

A: Pours a light pale color with a thin film of carbonation which recedes quickly to a ring. Pretty good retention and some arcs of lacing.

S: Delicate citrus hops are showcased, sweet tangerine and grapefruit.

T: Hop forward but a little caramel shows through, finishing with a mild bitterness.

M: Medium-light body and light carbonation.

O: Extremely drinkable, the alcohol is just not there. I don't know how this got classified as a DIPA, it reminds me of a hoppy pale ale.

pmarlowe, Feb 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

CaptainNomihodai, Feb 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

JohnnieNepal, Feb 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

zonker17, Feb 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Danielr26, Feb 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

jbuddle, Feb 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

rpbuckeye, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of Docrock
4.61/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

at Kuhnhenn served in a 10 oz snifter

A - A pale golden body with a nice white 1/2" head. the head rapidly diminshed to a very thin cap, there was minimal lacing.

S - light citrus a bit of pineapple and a touch of pine but nothing overpowering, actually smells a bit sweet.

T - the taste is opposite of the smell, a nice pine note with just a hint of the citrus and then a nice malty finish.

M - well carbonated and there is a bit of the resinous pine aftertaste, the body actually seemed light I'm guessing that is from the rice but its really smooth and drinkable.

O - This was an excellent beer, too bad they don't bottle it. It was well balanced and availbale in Growlers. Next time will take a Growler home. I think if they actually distrubted this beer it would be pretty sought after.

Docrock, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.16/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a snifter glass. Freshly poured into my growler, less than ten minutes ago.

Appearance: Strong gold with little bubbles on the body. White head settles with very even lacing, initially off a hard pour maybe 1/3".

Smell: Honestly from the beginning it is good, but it is a light light hop scent. I want more, I love DIPAs and this one is light in the category.

Taste: A very beastly taste that is incredibly complex, has a bit of sourness to it with heavy hops that creates strong but smooth biiterness. Grapefruit skin feel that feels a bit heavy, still very very good. Honestly I think that's what helps this beer. It adds a rough sweetness to the brew

Mouth: Medium, with very hoppy and slightly dry after taste. Sticky too, no complaints at all.

Overall: A monster beer, and would love to keep buying it as long as it is around. Easily one of the smoothest but hoppiest beers I have had. I am very particular to Double/Imperial IPAs and try to keep having as much as I can. Unlike most others DIPAs this one, from the begining feels "light", its the second half of the glass is where the appreciation of the brew comes from. Drink and enjoy....trust me, Salud!

BlurryVisi0n, Feb 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

kkohler5, Feb 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

TheSevenDuffs, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of PattyMelt
4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at Kuhnhenn's on tap, than took a growler home to enjoy for a few days.

A- Pretty standard. Nice orange-yellow hue, white head
S- Amazing. So much citrus that I don't even know what is what. Orange, pineapple, grapefruit, and other fruits I don't know.
T- Not as strong as the smell, which was just slightly disappointing to me. But same flavor qualities as taste, a lot of citrus. I also got a strong piney taste, especially on the back, and some small spices notes, coriander, basil maybe?
M- Pretty good. Medium bodied, a little bitter at the end.

O- Pretty great beer. I personally would have liked a bit more spice on the taste to balance out the citrus, but I loved it. Made for a great growler to enjoy at home.

PattyMelt, Feb 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

RWNay, Jan 31, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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Paul3371, Jan 21, 2013
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Kuhnhenn DRIPA (Double Rice IPA) from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 708 ratings.