Kuhnhenn DRIPA (Double Rice IPA) | Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Kuhnhenn DRIPA (Double Rice IPA)Kuhnhenn DRIPA (Double Rice IPA)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
kbrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This gold colored 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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-25-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#309
Reviews:
120
Ratings:
993
pDev:
8.2%
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4.08/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Delicious dipa. Foundation hotel, Detroit. July 2018

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Photo of zacky_U
4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of blinding
4.66/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Roguer
4.59/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very modest head production from a strong pour; retention is in a similar category. Body is a lovely bright golden hue, lively and completely transparent.

Bright, juicy hops are apparent from the pour; up close, it's an intensely aromatic brew. This reminds me of some of the best old-school IPA aromas: citrus, flowers, honey, and pine; slightly dank and resinous. Strong and inviting.

Flavor and feel are, in a single word, delightful. Strong bitterness, smooth feel bordering on syrupy. This brew is absolutely swirling with delicious hop tones mingled with sweet honey and brown sugar from the malt base. So many hop tones it' hard to identify them beyond bright and juicy.

Some heat from the ABV, but far less than 9.5% ABV deserves.

Damn near a TIPA in intensity and feel. This is a beer fully deserving of the hype!

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4.58/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cdaniel28
4.81/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Delicious!

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4.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thingsBEER
4.36/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jim67
4.65/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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3.8/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wolvmar
4.11/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Working from memory...
Hazy golden color but not to “pulpy.” Decent head. Lots of pine hops with fresh fruit hint on the nose. Similar taste but very crisp, clean and dry. The clean and dry is what stood out the most to me. Would definitely buy again and think it would go really well with light foods like fish and chicken.

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4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of superspak
4.32/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce prowler into tulip glass, filled on 11/4/2017. Pours fairly crystal clear pale golden yellow color with a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Nice appearance, despite lack of carbonation. Aromas of huge 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. Incredible aromas with fantastic complexity and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/pine hops and moderate pale malt notes; with big strength. Taste of huge 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, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, lemon/orange 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 and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Mild carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, grainy, sticky, and fairly resinous/rind balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is fairly well hidden, a mildly increasing warmth of 9.5% after the finish. Overall this is an amazing DIPA! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/pine hops and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to drink for the ABV. Even with the lack of carbonation in this prowler, this was still a winner. Great mix of dank and vibrant hop complexity; with a really lightweight malt body for the ABV from the rice as expected. Just enough there to balance the fairly aggressive bitterness. A highly enjoyable offering.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.08/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.04/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Buck89
4.42/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured in tap into a snifter. A slightly hazy golden color with a modest white head. Nice retention in the glass. Bright piney aroma with a hint of orange tastes like a well-crafted old-school IPA with heavy pine, bitter orange, and bready malt. A clean, dry finish. ABV is well hidden. Overall a great DIPA especially if you like piney and earthy notes.

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Brenden
4.09/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Bright, deep gold with a clean white head that's almost unnoticeably tinted. A nice cap remains on top and leaves some legs and webbing well down the glass.
S: Smells fairly standard for the style, the intensity more of an IPA but nice and fresh. Mostly earthy with an interesting sweetness and a clean malt bill. There's something a little tough to describe underneath. Sugar cookies, almost? Lots of lemon peel aside to add to the zest and bitterness.
T: The taste kicks it up a few notches, and after a fresh, zippy start the bitterness pounds in the middle. Somehow it's not too harsh, and the bitterness is never astringent. There's lots of balance in here and some citrus into a very clean finish.
M: The feel is nice and clean. It starts bright, juicy and fresh and remains that way into the finish. I'm assuming it's the rice that makes the body fairly light, but it flows very nicely and I can't really emphasize just how clean it is.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.16/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Kuhnhenn DRIPA (Double Rice IPA) from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 993 ratings