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
Imperial IPA
Ranked #69
Ranked #608
4.38 | pDev: 8.45%
Sunday at 01:09 AM
May 25, 2007
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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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
(12 oz can, canned on 07/11/23; purchased cold single from brewery this week... poured into my Chouffe tulip)

L: amber-colored, mostly-clear liquid; ultra-tight, jiggly white foam... head settles into thin collar, lacing in long, thin drip bands

S: blackberry taffy, fruity pancake syrup, apple-berry fruit rollup, hint of lavender... one of the more unique IPA aromas I've ever sniffed... perfumy subtle alcohol highlights... altogether potent, if rather hazy/muddy in expression

T: much of the same on the palate; almost green oniony spice buzzing in the aftertaste... berries, currants, drenched in citrus peel oils... I can't help but suggest this has rather English strong ale hop/malt character/interplay; malt has perhaps a delicate honeyed bran muffin note to it

F: aside from its near bracing bitter sting, amplified by the ethanol and a soft carbonate sizzle, this drinks like a light-medium-bodied white wine... slight singing heat builds on the palate roof over time

O: a lot of their beers have a distinct flavor to them, and this is no exception... a uniquely flavored IPA that drinks like a (hop) resin-ravaged tripel (2190)
Aug 25, 2023
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.06/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Look - bright copper and clear with a nice off white head
Smell and Taste - Classic citrus grain Imperial IPA
Feel - medium body with a lighter crisp carb
OVerall - fairly standard but still nice
May 25, 2023
Rated: 4.19 by Lucnifter from California

May 04, 2023
Rated: 4.42 by not2quick from Missouri

Feb 04, 2023
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Reviewed by BigIronH from Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Big citrus and pine resin notes. Taste follows suit with ripe orange and grapefruit fins hint bitter. Very soft mouthfeel. Overall, well above average.
Jan 21, 2023
Rated: 4.51 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

Dec 18, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by GFK from Michigan

Sep 02, 2022
Rated: 3.53 by ToddBeans from Kentucky

May 27, 2022
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Reviewed by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

4.58/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
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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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4.01/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by RoyalT from Michigan

4.17/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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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Rated by jkh15 from Michigan

4.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Fantastic. Nice hope flavor but crisp, clean, refreshing. Great beer.
Apr 11, 2021
Rated: 3.49 by goleeoh from Michigan

Mar 04, 2021
Rated: 4.41 by HardyA34 from Michigan

Sep 25, 2020
Rated: 4.6 by RockyM72 from Florida

Aug 12, 2020
Rated: 4.96 by zafdingo

Feb 03, 2020
Rated: 4.29 by Scottsbeer from Florida

Jan 18, 2020
Rated: 4 by jschott75 from Illinois

Jan 18, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by rare_bird from Michigan

Dec 02, 2019
DRIPA (Double Rice IPA) from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 1052 ratings