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Kuhnhenn Fluffer - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Kuhnhenn Fluffer
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89
very good

162 Ratings
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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 8.04%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | 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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Photo of Sammy
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.

Sammy, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

djrn2, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Thorpe429, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

zestar, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

nmann08, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

acurtis, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of metter98
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.

metter98, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of brentk56
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

brentk56, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

GRG1313, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%

Knapp85, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

westcoastbeerlvr, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of JAHMUR
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

JAHMUR, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

SocalKicks, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
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.

MasterSki, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of mdfb79
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.

mdfb79, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of DrunkinYogi
4/5  rDev +0.5%

DrunkinYogi, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of XmnwildX12
4/5  rDev +0.5%

XmnwildX12, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev +0.5%

duceswild, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of Gonzoillini
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Gonzoillini, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of biegaman
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.

biegaman, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of plaid75
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.

plaid75, May 03, 2013
Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev +0.5%

dmorgan310, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of Zaphog
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Zaphog, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of liamt07
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.

liamt07, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

rolltide8425, Jul 17, 2012
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Kuhnhenn Fluffer from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.