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Kuhnhenn Fluffer - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Kuhnhenn Fluffer
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89
very good

150 Ratings
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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4
pDev: 8%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | 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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klipper

Michigan

4/5  rDev 0%

09-08-2013 01:23:30 | More by klipper
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.84/5  rDev -4%

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.

09-02-2013 22:32:13 | More by biegaman
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kawilliams81

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

08-13-2013 05:16:35 | More by kawilliams81
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egrace84

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

08-13-2013 01:48:25 | More by egrace84
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Duff27

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

08-12-2013 03:18:15 | More by Duff27
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Florida9

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

08-10-2013 18:47:27 | More by Florida9
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ajzy

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev 0%

08-05-2013 21:21:39 | More by ajzy
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SpongeRuiner

Michigan

4/5  rDev 0%

08-03-2013 17:00:32 | More by SpongeRuiner
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I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

4/5  rDev 0%

07-29-2013 20:45:50 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
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dbc5

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-28-2013 21:35:24 | More by dbc5
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BlissJunkie

Michigan

4/5  rDev 0%

07-22-2013 04:38:42 | More by BlissJunkie
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Gtg642

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-21-2013 13:28:05 | More by Gtg642
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virinow

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-15-2013 21:09:26 | More by virinow
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HisBoyElroy

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

07-14-2013 16:24:41 | More by HisBoyElroy
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MMBrew

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-14-2013 03:02:49 | More by MMBrew
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thomseye

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

06-26-2013 04:25:50 | More by thomseye
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pjkelley82

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

06-24-2013 04:45:08 | More by pjkelley82
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dar482

New York

3.85/5  rDev -3.8%

The color is light orange.

The aroma has a decent amount of citrus. Lots of orange.

The flavor has a good malty, but light body, then lemony finish. It's not huge on fruit flavor. The flavors however tasted quite muted for me.

It has a great drying finish.

The beer was a bit small for me. Not that I expect a ton from a 4.75% ABV beer, but the DRIPA was really spectacular, whereas this didn't remind me of the beer too much. I had issues with the carbonation at a bar, but from the reviews, that does not seem to be a problem elsewhere.

If it weren't for that, I could definitely see this has a wonderful hoppy sessionable and wonderful low ABV pale ale/IPA.

06-24-2013 04:26:33 | More by dar482
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duceswild

Maryland

4/5  rDev 0%

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

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

06-02-2013 15:21:15 | More by LambicKing
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Rohkey

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

05-21-2013 23:52:15 | More by Rohkey
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StoutHunter

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

05-21-2013 01:02:08 | More by StoutHunter
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Alextricity

Michigan

3.86/5  rDev -3.5%

Poured on-tap at Frankenmuth's World Expo of Beer.

Appearance: DRIPA. A pale yellow color without much head or lacing.

Smell: DRIPA. ... just less pronounced. Very pleasant fruity hop aroma. Very inviting.

Taste: DRIPA ... just watered down. Even Kuhnhenn's description of this beer says something along the lines of, "if you want the taste of DRIPA to last all day." or something like that. Truthfully, that's what this tastes like. DRIPA's a great beer ... watered down DRIPA is a good beer, but it gives that... excuse me for this... WATER aftertaste. The taste just falls off at the end. The nice little linger that DRIPA has is what makes that beer so great. This is what it is ... DRIPA Light. If anyone wants to tell you it's a different recipe besides less flavor, they're wrong.

Given the ABV, this is a brilliant beer. Somewhat lazy of Kuhnhenn to do what they did with Fluffer, but it's worlds better than many other craft brews that are <5% ABV.

05-19-2013 17:37:48 | More by Alextricity
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

05-16-2013 12:15:04 | More by JohnnieNepal
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HarmonMW

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

05-14-2013 01:27:31 | More by HarmonMW
Kuhnhenn Fluffer from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.