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Kuhnhenn American IPA - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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87
very good

129 Ratings
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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 12
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Amber in color; unfiltered, so it is not crystal clear. Quite bitter with a balance of malty caramel-like sweetness. Aroma is of intense dry hopping; meaning- lots of hops were added late in the beer making process post boiling.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Kuhnhenn American IPA has crispy, golden complexion - it looks like there was a toaster involved at some point. This deeper tone, combined with the fact that it's unfiltered, means that clarity is tempered some. The small amount of head produces a tremendous amount of lacing.

The smell of citrus hits you before you can even say ‘hops' - this wouldn't be an "American" IPA were it otherwise. Dry-hopping ensured there's plenty of lemon, grapefruit and all the other usual suspects though a surprising amount of consideration was also given to the malts; there's an appreciable amount of toasted bread crusts and nuttiness on the nose too.

Indeed, the grain is also responsible for its share of the beer. The flavour features a pretty crispy, caramelly maltiness as well as hints of marzipan, graham crackers, and a dry, plain breadiness. The hops, however, regain the reins in the aftertaste with a mini explosion of earthy spice and a lasting lemony taste suited to a household cleaning product.

That soapy finish, pleasantly citric though it is, is not without considerable bitterness; IBUs aren't listed but you can bet they stack up proportionately to the 6.5% alcohol and generous malt bill. There's nothing out of balance here. This thing was engineered to be satisfying as well as satiating; more than one pint is possible but not mandatory to get a proper hop fix.

Kuhnhenn American IPA is a good example of a great style; like so many of this brewery's offerings it serves as a textbook sample of the genre. Like most other reviewers, I can't say anything extraordinary about it, but it's even more difficult to think of something negative. There's always new, exciting things to try at Kuhnhenn but this classic won't ever disappoint.

On-tap at Kuhnhenn Brewery in Warren, Michigan.

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Kuhnhenn American IPA from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.