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Kuhnhenn TRIPA - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Kuhnhenn TRIPA
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 11
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  11.25% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
The newest member of the DRIPA family, this is the next step up– a Triple Rice IPA. Brewed as a bigger, more intense version of DRIPA, yet still employing the same proprietary cereal mash method, lending to the dry snap at the finish. The aroma is ALL hops; big sticky, citrusy hops. A nice malt sweetness occurs throughout the taste, with cracker-crumb notes complemented by the same huge hop characters in the aroma. This extremely limited beer has only been brewed once, so get it before it’s gone.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 06-21-2013)
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1.5/5  rDev -63.1%

leadahmer, Dec 07, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

HopsMatt, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
2.9/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - That is an ugly beer. Clear. Gray with a pinkish tint. Strange. Not much of a head.

Smell - Kind of a fruity aroma. Some hops. Some booze. Not much of a malt aroma beyond the fruitiness.

Taste - Hoppier here, but retains the fruitiness. Sweet. Tough to discern the hop flavor. Really strange flavor.

Mouthfeel - Light, but still sweet and boozy. Strange combo.

Overall - Just not digging it. I liked DRIPA, but this is too weird.

Alieniloquium, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
2.98/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Thanks to JS45678 for the bottle.

Appearance: Dark gold. Perfectly clear. Almost non-existent head. Leaves a tiny bright-white collar. Minimal carbonation.

Smell: Sweet caramel malt. Pushes caramel, toffee, and almost brown sugar. Sharp bite of alcohol on the back. Hops are slightly spicy with a solid herbal and citrus component. Floral, slight cracker snap. Surprisingly clean. Grapefruit and pine. Little to no bitterness. Some bread crust.

Taste: Very light maltiness. Snappy cracker and a good punch of alcohol. Some pine bitterness. Caramel, toffee, and a ton of caramelized malt sugar. A touch of citrus and floral. Somehow manages a clean malt profile over a dirty and earthy hop profile. warms to booze and toffee almost exclusively.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body with minimal carbonation. Clean and smooth.

Overall: Maybe three is too many?

Lacking the overall depth and hop presence I expected. Drinks very close to a barleywine with little else going on. Aging a bottle would be interesting.

Goblinmunkey7, Aug 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

garuda, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of Treebs
3.18/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle served in a Firestone Walker mini snifter. Thanks to eorwar for the share.

A: Pours a clear, brownish color with a thin white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring. The color is definitely slightly odd in that it's so clear, but darkly colored at the same time.

S: Lots of sweet peach with a fruity booze backing. Light white rice graininess as well.

T: White rice sweetness with a upfront alcohol sweetness. Very boozy and not well hidden. Fruity brightness in the middle, most a in the form of a sweet white peach. Finish is grainy and sweet.

M: Medium to light bodied with a medium light carbonation. Boozy and hot overall.

O: This one just didn't quite get there. Grain and rice sweetness mixed with the heavily fruited booze wasn't the best combination. The white peach sweetness was nice, but it was far too hot to be enjoyable.

Treebs, Aug 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

sweemzander, Jul 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

isojealous, Mar 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Piddmeista, Jul 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

linnymtu, Jul 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

xnicknj, Dec 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

RebornStussy, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of maximum12
3.6/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to abanton for sending a couple of Kuhnhenn treats my way. 12 oz. bottle with the typical Commodore 64 label. I have a soft spot for that old beige 'computer'.

Poured into my lovely gold-lettered Kuhnhenn goblet, the beer is a nice light golden orange, although I left a fingernail of sludge in the bottom of the bottle. As with most of the brewery's beers, carbonation has taken a vacation. DNose is nigh unto delicate, mostly light, fresh-cut spring flowers in a vase of sugar water. Not bad.

Triple Rice IPA (TRIPA) brings a booming fruity sweetness to the genre. Mango, pineapple, half the Byerly's fruit section is flash-frozen in raw sugar cane & tossed whole into this beer. Apparently. Rich pine & a modicum of bitterness breaks up the sugar bomb before it hits cloying on the Richter scale. The finish is grainy, & sweet, again. Despite my initial ambivalence, I seem to be consuming said twelve ounces quickly.

Fruity & sweet is the name of the game. A good beer & worthy effort at whacked out madness, but really, this is a pretty tame, sugary IIPA.

maximum12, Sep 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Reappropriated, Nov 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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Kuhnhenn TRIPA from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
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