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Kuhnhenn Fluffer - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Kuhnhenn Fluffer
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89
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138 Ratings
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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 7.79%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.75% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This West Coast IPA was made to be a session IPA. It is very light gold in color with an intensely hopped nose. It has a high citrus hop flavor with a dry crisp aftertaste. If you like the DRIPA and want to last longer, try the Fluffer...

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 07-06-2012)
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Good citrus American IPA. Very light orange body,a little lace ( though I found it watered down a bit). Cat p aroma in quantity, using lots of citra which imputes a bold taste. Lots of malt, Carmel, and some fruit. Bittersweet finish. Decent drinkability.

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2012 04:16:22 | More by Sammy
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

10-14-2013 17:13:33 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-17-2013 23:51:35 | More by Thorpe429
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metter98

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is crystal clear deep yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that quickly died down, leaving delicate lacing on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of citrusy hops in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but has somewhat stronger flavors of citrus-grapefruit stands out in particular. It has a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied, a little crisp and very dry on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation. The dryness lingers through the finish.
O: This beer reminded me a lot of Lagunitas' DayTime, except that it has stronger hop flavors and lots of lingering dryness. This is a really nice selection if you want something that is packed with hops but is also very sessionable.

Serving type: growler

11-04-2012 20:07:45 | More by metter98
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.48/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Arrives with a pale golden color topped by a modest head; not much in the lacing department

Smell: Grapefruity, with just a hint of bready malt

Taste: Just a hint of bread, up front, and then the flavors are dominated by the grapefruit; slightly herbal on the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Refreshingly light, with a very nice grapefruit character; I always enjoy low ABV beers that pack in the flavor

Serving type: on-tap

09-22-2012 20:28:30 | More by brentk56
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

10-15-2013 14:34:27 | More by nmann08
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

11-16-2013 20:08:55 | More by acurtis
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

10-24-2012 06:14:20 | More by GRG1313
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

03-28-2013 18:05:48 | More by JAHMUR
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

10-10-2013 23:39:51 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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MasterSki

Illinois

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

On-tap at Kuhnenn. Served in a taster glass.

A - Transparent pale golden body, with white foam that settles to a thin cap and splotchy lace.

S - Pine, citrus zest, floral and slightly herbal hops. Not much malt presence behind all those hops.

T - The taste is again hop-forward, with tons of citrus zest, floral notes, and a hint of tropical fruits and pine. Light sugary malt in the background. Fairly low bitterness.

M - Lower carbonation, light body, smooth texture, and no alcohol.

D - Crushable stuff that you could pound all day. I'm guessing this was made from the second runnings of DRIPA? In any case, great session beer and hilarious name. I grabbed a growler, as I knew it'd get consumed pretty quickly by my friends. Perfect beer for a hot summer day.

Serving type: on-tap

07-24-2012 04:28:09 | More by MasterSki
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

10-11-2013 13:18:54 | More by SocalKicks
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mdfb79

New York

4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 11/10/12 notes. Had this on tap at Taproom 307 in NYC down in Gramercy; served in a pint glass. They had several Kuhnhenn beers on tap and had this right after the great DRIPA.

a - Pours a transparent bright yellow color with one inch of white head and low carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citrus hops, grapefruit, apples, some fruity malts, and light floral hops. A nice nose and the hops are there, though not as overpowering as the DRIPA.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange, fruity malts, tropical fruits, apples, floral hops, and some light pine. A ton of hops and fruit, and it gets better as it warms up. A step up from the nose slightly.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Pretty easy to drink and no bitterness at all. Smooth and crisp; maybe the best part of the beer.

o - Overall a really nice beer, though it is no DRIPA. Seeing the name and reading the description, it looks like they made exactly what they set out to make, and it is a very good beer, but DRIPA was unreal right before it. This one is definitely a little easier to drink, and has a good amount of citrus hops to it too. Well worth checking out, and would certainly have again, though I prefer DRIPA.

Serving type: on-tap

11-11-2012 19:11:24 | More by mdfb79
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-09-2013 04:23:33 | More by XmnwildX12
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-06-2014 21:41:30 | More by DrunkinYogi
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duceswild

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-13-2013 15:41:25 | More by duceswild
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Growler filled at Kuhnhenn Brewing Co, in Warren, MI.

Fluffer is an IPA light in both alcohol content and colour, its pallid yellow complexion looks both washed-out and weak (despite blinding golden rays at angles into the light). It is clear but has a haziness that makes it appear almost milky. It's totally flat but then again did spend 24 hours in a growler in the trunk of a car so I'll cut it some slack.

Warren, Michigan - or any part of suburban Detroit for that matter - is about the furthest thing from the beach; it's the exact polar opposite, really. Yet this beer smells explicitly of pineapple, grapefruit, mango and has a sunny, sparkling, exotic tropical fruitiness.

Listed as only 4.2% on my last visit to the brewpub, this is a little light to be considered an IPA. Indeed, that's reflected not only in the colour but also the mouthfeel; there's little in terms of caramel or toast, just white bread and sweet cereal grain (ok, maybe a little apricot spread or marmalade too). It's very light-bodied but allows the soapy citrus qualities to shine.

With malt unable to significantly distort hop flavours, uninterrupted notes of pink grapefruit, tangerine, clementine, pineapple and lychee are appreciated easily and in abundance. Citrus and tropical fruits run the show but yet inflict no bitterness, or any kind of lasting impression really. They exist in the mouth, not in the finish. Possibly the friendliest IPA I've ever tried.

Kuhnhenn's oddly but aptly named Fluffer is a perfect beer for prepping novice drinkers into the world of IPAs. It has all the vividly fruity and citrus flavours hardcore hop-heads love without any of the heavy-handed bitterness that normally accompanies them. It also lacks the rich malt profile that often weighs down craft beer initiates. Works perfect as a "transition" beer.

Serving type: growler

09-02-2013 22:32:13 | More by biegaman
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plaid75

New York

4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draft at Tap and Barrel, Smithtown, NY.

Poured a medium brassy hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was very Goid retention and lacing.

The smell featured resinous piney hops aplenty.

The taste consisted of a full on hop assault with elements of pine, pepper and grass. A nice crackery malt as well.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style with a clean finish.

Overall a tasty balmy session bomb.

Serving type: on-tap

05-03-2013 21:41:41 | More by plaid75
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

04-06-2014 18:55:47 | More by Gonzoillini
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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-21-2014 19:10:57 | More by dmorgan310
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

09-12-2013 04:28:48 | More by TurdFurgison
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-17-2012 20:51:15 | More by rolltide8425
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Zaphog

Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.5%

09-09-2012 16:14:59 | More by Zaphog
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler from the brewery, consumed the night before the 2012 Winter Solstice. Into a Kuhnhenn branded tulip.

Super clear gold, minimal white head and a ring of retention. Only a smidgen of lacing. Nose is full of citrus and fruit notes, not super intense, but fairly bright. A good bit of orange and tangerine with some herbal and pine character. Taste has a lot of hop character up front, more citrus, some tropical notes and even a bit of melon. Pale malt finish, with very modest bitterness. Light feel, and medium low carbonation. Easily split this growler, and could've crushed one solo. Really good stuff.

Serving type: growler

12-21-2012 05:37:37 | More by liamt07
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-21-2014 17:08:09 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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Kuhnhenn Fluffer from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.