Kuhnhenn DRIPA (Double Rice IPA) | Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
964
Reviews:
114
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
8.88%
 
 
Wants:
198
Gots:
90
For Trade:
7
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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chillin
4.04/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rlee1390
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great Citrus, resins, some pine. Great IPA.

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Photo of SFC21
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LAp
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This beer. Absolutely incredible. Tried on tap the first time I ever went to Kuhnhenn and sampled again at their XV Anniversary event last month. Kuhnhenn is a brewing company that, to me, is synonymous with big, malty styles, so it surprised me to find that their rice IPA series was one of the most unique innovations at the brewery. The mouthfeel if this beer is second to none among IPAs. The uncompromisingly crisp mouthfeel perfectly accentuates the bitter bite of the underlying West Cost-inspired hopping. Truly world-class.

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Photo of KevBot89
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Botulizard
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djgustafson
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.84/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in a shaker pint at Art's Tavern in Glen Arbor. Gold in color, slightly hazy, with a thin white cap. Aroma is light pine, citrus, some sweet malt. Feel is amazingly refreshingand crisp , with a flavor that follows the aroma, along with some floral notes.

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Photo of Bammer21
3.65/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gambyt20
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
3.81/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gold amber, with a slow to build large foam head that retains a soft blanket.

This has a unique smell to it. Floral, light pine, green onion. It's a bit of a challenge to identify attributes. There is a faint sake element, and, as it warms, some cooked apple.

Flavor is sweet and mouthfeel is smooth, both right up front. And by smooth, I mean it, just really fluid and slick. Flavor develops into a pungent, slight burn of pine, with rice again giving a slight hint of sake and floral notes. It is faintly dank at times.

All in all this is a very well done, delicately balanced brew that you can tell a lot of work went into.

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Photo of Gemini6
3.87/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Solid look to this beer with an inch and a half of light off white head. Body is bright vibrant gold in color. Nose is just a nice mix of fruity and grassy hop notes. With first sip hops are really the star here with nice sweetness and a gambit of hop variety. Fruit, citrus, pine and woodsy resin all play in the flavor profile. It gels so well together in terms of hops and malts. This is a perfect double IPA.

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Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at CBC 2016. Clear pale yellow with a white head. Citrus and tropical fruit on top of a subtle malt body.

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Photo of Sweffin
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kwjd
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cadaugherty
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dcmchew
3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bluescooter
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of That_Bearded_Guy
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thornburyslasher
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of orangesol
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Kuhnhenn DRIPA (Double Rice IPA) from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
4.28 out of 5 based on 964 ratings.
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