Blueberry DRIPA
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,277
ABV:
8.75%
Score:
90
Ranked #14,454
Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 6.42%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
21
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Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 21
Photo of darktronica
4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed on draft at Kuhnhenn's Clinton Township location. Considerably darker than the base DRIPA, with a hint of blue but mostly brownish, with a half-finger of head. Strong blueberry flavor that stands up to the bitter hop character, balancing the two quite nicely. It comes across as very different, but still very well executed; I think I like it more.

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Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce prowler into tulip glass, filled on 5/19/2018. Pours crystal clear reddish orange color with a 1 finger dense light pink head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big juicy/light tart/tangy blueberries, tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, white bread, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/pine hops, blueberries, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big juicy/light tart/tangy blueberries, tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, white bread, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness; and light fruit tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of blueberries, tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, pine, white bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/pine hops, blueberries, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Light-medium carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, grainy/sticky, fairly resinous/rindy, and lightly acidic/tangy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Mildly increasing warmth of 9.5% after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic fruited DIPA! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/pine hops, blueberries, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to drink for the ABV. Great mix of dank and vibrant hop complexity, with balanced blueberries; and a really lightweight malt body for the ABV from the rice as expected. Just enough malt to balance the fairly aggressive bitterness. A highly enjoyable offering. Not quite as impressive as the base beer, but close.

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Blueberry DRIPA from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 21 ratings