Kuhnhenn DRIPA (Double Rice IPA) | Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
958
Reviews:
114
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
8.88%
 
 
Wants:
198
Gots:
89
For Trade:
7
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Photo of gvhockey
4.93/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of CNoj012
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a crystal clear bright golden color with a 2 finger frothy white head. Retention is excellent and there are some rings of lacing. Smell is grapefruit, orange, pine and some sweet malt. Taste is similar. Some bitterness that is quickly washed away by the sweet caramel malt. Very well balanced. Feel is medium and resinous with good carbonation. Overall this is a very solid offering. Would certainly have this again.

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Photo of jamesod
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JNForsyth
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.79/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Barnoloid
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very interesting IPA. The rice element puts a 'tough to put your finger on it' unique feel to this one. Almost a honey sweetness on the back end and a blend of fruity and floral hops. Complex notes of pineapple and mango with a slight resin note. Excellent. Despite the high abv this goes down nicely

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Photo of Billydoughnuts
4.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at gypsy nickel, got a growler, delish

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Photo of chefduff2
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of detroitpat
4.72/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jkrug5
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The_Beer_Shark
4.81/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MIBeerGeek
4.57/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Outstanding beer from Kuhnenns!!

Look: Slightly hazy but enough to see partly through. Big white head with great lacing!

Smell: Very citrusy, hints of grapefruit and lemon come to mind. A subtle sweetness from malt as well

Taste: The rice seems to mellow this out quite a bit but, hop forward for sure!!

Feel: Very crisp and not overly dry. Smooth drinking beer

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Photo of Rocknskol
4.97/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BLZR
4.61/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AProff
4.89/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dang53 is on point with his review. Opened my first of two growlers that were poured in Grand Rapids on Saturday today in Saint Louis. For a 5 day old draft it was worth the wait. I first had this beer in September of 2013 and haven't had it since. Great balance across the board. I think the rice definitely curbs any sense of bitterness. The alcohol will creep up on you because this high abv beer is so tasty and smooth. Probably my favorite ipa.

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Photo of Dr_Fox
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jason_cs
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BigRizz62
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Their signature beer. Nice balance. A must try

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

Golden beer with a nice big white head drank from a (40oz?) Kuhnhenn mug while wearing a Kuhnhenn shirt. On the sweeter side of standard IPAs, but I'm not crazy about super bitter IPAs. The hop flavor still punches through, dank, citrucy, and sticky (in that order). Glad to dome a 32oz midday on a Monday. Thanks FEUO!

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Photo of KBS
4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rjcoy06
4.91/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Kuhnhenn DRIPA (Double Rice IPA) from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
4.28 out of 5 based on 958 ratings.
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