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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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BA SCORE
97
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662 Ratings
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Ratings: 662
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.66%
Wants: 177
Gots: 37 | 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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FEUO, Nov 11, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

dave122382, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of lovindahops
4.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at j ryans

A- a golden orange body that is very clear with lacing trickling on the edges of the glass

S- big dark pine and citrus is shining through with pineapple. Very vibrant and hoppy

T- massive citric hops are rounded off by a smooth caramel malt flavor. Very flavorful and hides the alcohol well

M- good prickly flavor that stings your tongue

O- DRIPA is a spiky hop hit that clashes on your palate with piney resinous hops and good malty caramel flavor. Enjoyed this

lovindahops, Nov 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

redfacedshooter, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of jacewg
4.95/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Appearance: Deep golden - Just slightly darker than pilsner color. Deep golden yellow. Not much of a head, but incredible lacing.

Aroma: Huge citrus, tangerine and orange in particular, and tropical fruit. The aroma is huge and inviting. A touch of onion with very minimal malt character

Taste: Straight bitter citrus peel and citrus fruit. Hints of tropical fruit, but this is a tangerine/orange driven IPA. I'd be really shocked if the Citra hop wasn't somewhere in the hop bill. Malt is just enough to keep this in check and the rice makes it feel like a 7% beer. Incredibly easily to drink. I'm absolutely in love with this beer.

Mouthfeel: Has the feel of a 7% beer despite being 9.5%. Wonderfully dry and fruity finish. Despite the big flavors, the palate is never fatigued. Medium carbonation and medium bitterness. Maybe the most drinkable 9.5% beer ever. Just wonderful.

Overall: Not sure I've ever had a better imperial ipa. Between the big flavor and the light mouth feel, totally what I'm looking for in the DIPA style.

jacewg, Oct 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

GRG1313, Oct 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

ncaudle, Oct 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

BigTrubble, Oct 07, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - golden with beautiful long lasting lace on the sides of the glass and a thin head remaining throughout.

S - wonderful citrus hops nose

T - well balanced hops bitterness with sweet floral and citrus notes

M - carbonation and alcoholic tingle on the tongue gives way to slightly viscous quality that leaves a pleasant hoppy flavor lingering on the tongue.

O - one of the best IPAs I've had. Balance is so critical in this style and it is well executed here. Great quaff.

smalenberg, Oct 06, 2012
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Holland, Oct 04, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Pat316, Oct 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Steimie, Aug 30, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

RblWthACoz, Aug 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

SirIPAalot, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of Gmann
3.98/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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.

Gmann, Aug 19, 2012
Kuhnhenn DRIPA (Double Rice IPA) from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 662 ratings.