DRIPA (Double Rice IPA)
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

DRIPA (Double Rice IPA)DRIPA (Double Rice IPA)
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Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #73
Ranked #622
4.38 | pDev: 8.45%
Apr 05, 2022
May 25, 2007
DRIPA (Double Rice IPA)DRIPA (Double Rice IPA)
Notes: This gold colored, gold medal winning West Coast style Double India Pale Ale has an intense hop nose, with aromas mainly of citrus. The high hop character dominates this IPA’s flavor profile. Made with American long grain rice, it is quite difficult to make but the rice contributes to this beer’s crisp aftertaste.
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Photo of Sludgeman
4.58/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

A rice ipa. Super clear golden. Looks like a budweiser but with a nice lacing. Smooth slightly sweet. Kuhnhenn call it west coast ipa but the high ABV and sweetness covers up much of the bitterness. Very good but not a classic west coast. Reminds me of a Founders Hopslam. Tender says they get that comparison often but that Kuhnhenn came out with the DRIPA five years before Founders figured it out!

Apr 05, 2022
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4.01/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by stevoj from Idaho

12 oz can from Tavour. Hazy golden pour, fizzy head. Aroma is hoppy and lghtly fruity. Taste brings smooth malts with a huge hoppy bite. Light orange, minimally sweet. Bitterness stays on the palate. Sublime, smooth and strong.

Oct 19, 2021
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4.17/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by RoyalT from Michigan

Appearance – This is a very hazy dull yellow with a nice off-white head that dissipated rather quickly.

Smell – The big lemon stands out in this unsweetened fruit nose. Lots of citrus and a bit of straw.

Taste – More lemon at the taste and a bit of malts that were hard to find at the nose. The hops are resiny with a hint of pine and very little sweetness.

Mouthfeel – This is medium-bodied and extremely dry. The dryness is massive at the finish, probably too much for the uninitiated.

Drinkability – Good thing the bitterness slows you down because at nearly 10% ABV it is a heavy hitter.

Apr 17, 2021
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4.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by jkh15 from Michigan

Fantastic. Nice hope flavor but crisp, clean, refreshing. Great beer.

Apr 11, 2021
3.49 by goleeoh from Michigan on Mar 04, 2021
4.41 by HardyA34 from Michigan on Sep 25, 2020
4.6 by RockyM72 from Florida on Aug 12, 2020
4.29 by Scottsbeer from Florida on Jan 18, 2020
4 by jschott75 from Illinois on Jan 18, 2020
4.25 by rare_bird from Michigan on Dec 02, 2019
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4.98/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by Jpod1768

Hard to top this one. Hits the spot. Kicks you when you get home!

Nov 13, 2019
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4.23/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by oberon from North Carolina

Canned on Jan 17 2019.Pours into a stemmed glass a slight hazed orange tinged sunshine yellow with a full two finger bone white head atop.Mild grapefruit and grass in the nose,not quite as brash as I was thinking it would be.A great mix of citrus and sharpness from the hops on the palate,a mildly sweet biscuit base holds up to the big hops but it never gets sweet,a very nice crisp finish.The beer feels no where near as big as it is,not 'juicy' it actually has some bitterness wich needs to make a come back.All hale left coast style IPA's and all hale Kuhnhenn for making this fantastic beer.

Oct 03, 2019
4.35 by BRLockwood from Florida on Sep 05, 2019
3.23 by Donkster46 from Washington on Jul 19, 2019
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3.23/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

$ 4.85 (Including shipping)/12 oz can ($ 0.404/oz) from Tavour, Seattle, WA. Reviewed 7/11/19.
“MAY 1619” on bottom. Stored upside-down at 42 degrees and served at 42 degrees in a hand-washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 3.5.
First pour – Light yellow, slight haze.
Body – Yellow, murky.
Head – Large (Maximum 5.5 cm, aggressive center pour), off-white, dense, short duration, diminishing to an eight to ten mm lacy crown and a thin complete rocky cap.
Lacing – None.
Aroma – 3 – Weak and slightly grassy with some floral hops.
Flavor – 3.25 – Predominantly grassy with a noticeable floral aftertaste. Slightly bitter leaving a long-hanging pastiness. No alcohol (9.5 % ABV) flavor or aroma although the first swallow produces gastric burn, no dimethylsulfide, no diacetyl. Belches have a distinctly floral taste.
Palate – 3.5 – Medium, approaching creamy, lively carbonation.
Final impression and summation – 3.25 – Overall, basically another DIPA, with perhaps a slightly fuller body than most. Otherwise, unremarkable.

Jul 11, 2019
4.88 by Seal4676 from Michigan on Jul 10, 2019
4.32 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania on Jul 03, 2019
4.3 by hozersr from Pennsylvania on Jul 03, 2019
4.3 by Wheels2532 from Pennsylvania on Jul 03, 2019
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4.26/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by LiquidAmber from Washington

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a fine, three finger white head with great retention and thick lacing. Aroma of pale and biscuit malt, citrus and mildly dank hops, lemon, grapefruit. Flavor is pale, mildly biscuit malt, citrus and piney hops with a bit of dankness, lemon, grapefruit, vague stone fruit. Hop bitterness slowly builds into a nice citrus rind and resinous finish. Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation. Wasn't sure what to expect here (rice is a craft bugaboo) and this starts off deceptively simple, but builds in both hop intensity and bitterness as well as revealing light, not easily identifiable, but interesting fruit flavors. The dominant fruit is citrus, mostly lemon, but there are other wisps of fruit like expected in a hazy. The body is excellent, better than I expected from rice; I'd have guessed a little oats in a blind tasted. Light, crisp IPAs are not my style, but I really like this and always appreciate a beer that starts subtle and then delivers a burst of flavor. Nicely done.

Jun 29, 2019
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4.26/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Cylinsier from Pennsylvania

12 oz can

Pours mostly clear golden, sudsy white head dissipates to lacing.

Aroma is of fresh grassy malts, lemongrass, citrus, and cracker.

Flavor is of rich piney hop, sweet rice malt, cereals, hints of citrus, and some honey.

Medium to full body, mild tingly carbonation.

Really tasty and flavorful IPA. The addition of rice malt to the flavor is a very nice balance to the piney hops. Very easy to like and hope to have this again.

Jun 26, 2019
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3.98/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by snaotheus from Washington

12oz can served in a snifter. May 1519 is on the bottom of the can.

Pours a clear yellow with slight amber tint, smallish head, medium to low carbonation. Smell is lemon, grass, and dough (so, probably yeast).

Taste is quite lemony, it's grainy in an unfamiliar way, which is probably due to the rice. The odd graininess dominates the finish.

Mouthfeel is fairly thick, fairly still. Overall, good beer.

Jun 23, 2019
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4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by dd53grif from Michigan

Pours a cloudly golden color with a foamy head that disappears quickly. Aroma of tropical fruit and grapefruit. Taste mirrors the aroma. Tropical fruit to start and tart grapefruit to finish. Some hoppy bitterness noted. An interesting brew because of the use of rice.

Jun 22, 2019
3.97 by DaveCash from New York on May 14, 2019
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4.23/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by hoptheology from South Dakota

12 oz can sent from superspak, poured into a Stella Artois chalice. Can date is JAN1719 (1/17/19).

Pours a gorgeous slightly juicy, slightly hazy golden glow, with a tall cap resembling shaving cream of 3 fingers. It recedes fairly quickly but not like, before your eyes or anything, to a 1/2 finger. Nice rings and stretches of lace left behind. Alcohol legs, too.

A huge hit of pineapple in the nose, followed by tangerine and sticky resins. With agitation, I get grain alcohol and cantaloupe, the graininess is a different shade than I'm used to, which can easily be attributed to the long grain rice.

Flavor brings herbal and mint notes, with slight lemongrass, a nice hit of pomelo, some tangerine and faint white peach, some black tea, and a good amount of astringent grain and grain alcohol. It's unique but throttles the flavor full blast.

Feel is thick and hot, some moderate to high busy carbonation, a resiny, oily finish with more alcohol heat that settles in the belly like a hive of angry bees.

Overall a very delicious, well-crafted, artisan Double India Pale Ale that doesn't bow to any trend and does its own thing completely. And boy it does it proud. Highly recommend to any beer drinker to try this one AT LEAST once. I'll probably be pawing for more eventually.

May 12, 2019
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3.65/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by 2beerdogs from California

Thanks to @foundersasap
A rice DIPA stamped DEC 1918
Golden to straw in color. Fluffy white head quickly dissipates.
Slight nose of citrus, pine, and a dry earthy bitterness.
Flavor leads with a more pithy grapefruit, then a little pine, then some dank. But finishes mostly dry and bitter.
A slight body feel as expected from rice. Finishes a little slick.

Mar 31, 2019
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5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by gregd777 from Michigan


Mar 28, 2019
4.75 by Jdra from Michigan on Mar 01, 2019
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3.86/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
by dfillius from Iowa

Appearance is practically perfect in every way. Smell is old school IPA ideal: piney, dank, etc. Taste follows smell, first two drinks are heavenly. Third swallow finishes warm and boozy and that’s where this beer falters. Dial down the 9.5% on this one in order to hook me for the long run. Everything else is there and this one is certainly enjoyable, but the booziness and heat are distracting deeper into the pint.

Feb 20, 2019
3.89 by Phoodcritic from Michigan on Feb 12, 2019
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4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by unlikelyspiderperson from California

Pours an amazingly bright straw yellow with an ample white head that is lacy and persistent. Visible carbonation and a slight chill haze.
Smell is bright lemony peachy goodness. Very little maltiness/breadiness, some sweet honey notes play with the peachy ones.
Taste is nicely balanced between a sharp lemon peel bitter and a light melon like sweetness. Grassy/herbal notes mingle in the middle and finishes very clean. Very little malt presence
Mouthfeel is remarkable for it's lightness. The body on this thing is more akin to many a lager as opposed to a double IPA. Hard to rate it fairly because it's not in line with most in the style but i wouldn't call it a flaw. I like it's lightness but just know that it is a very crisp beer that treads very lightly across the palate.
Overall this is a stupendous beer. So glad to see it in cans now and hope I can keep a semisteady supply in my fridge from a distance. Light body, great balance of citrus bitterness, light fruity sweetness, and complex herbals in the flavor. Drink this beer

Feb 05, 2019
4.25 by goblue30 from Michigan on Jan 26, 2019
4.83 by CoolmoJ from Michigan on Jan 25, 2019
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4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by bl00 from Pennsylvania

Pours near transparent straw, copious head of med-large bubbles. Nose is sake, grass, white grape. Taste is grainy but smooth, herbal and white wine notes, along with some yeast notes. Mouthfeel is medium and satisfying with the nice carb. No heat, surprising given the abv. This beer could be dangerous. Overall this is a nice concept that's really well executed.

Jan 19, 2019
4.42 by DruC4 from Michigan on Jan 16, 2019
4 by n2492004 from Michigan on Jan 12, 2019
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4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by darktronica from Indiana

A very bright, crisp take on a classic West coast DIPA. Poured from a can, it presents a light, hazy golden color with a full finger of head. Pomelo and grapefruit pith all over it, with some modest resin and pine notes. The rice provides a balancing sweetness that is very subtle in the mid-palate, lurking underneath the other bolder flavors, but it also produces a sake-like, long finish that is a pleasing intermediary between dry and sweet.

Jan 07, 2019
3.46 by BenHoppy from Michigan on Jan 06, 2019
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4.85/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by D-Zamora from Michigan

Nice clean crisp STRONG brew everyone will enjoy no matter there preference i'd say like Nike just Do it !

Jan 04, 2019
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Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 1043 ratings