Kuhnhenn DRIPA (Double Rice IPA) | Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

BA SCORE
4.39/5
978 Ratings
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:
#299
Reviews:
117
Ratings:
978
pDev:
8.43%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
198
Gots:
94
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 978 |  Reviews: 117
Photo of Sabtos
3.81/5  rDev -13.2%
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 -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
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 -8.9%
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 +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of cadaugherty
4.29/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dcmchew
3.9/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.9/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bluescooter
4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of That_Bearded_Guy
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thornburyslasher
4.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of orangesol
4.21/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeZ9654
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

F'yeah

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Photo of WermDog
4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kyle_goochstink
4.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Richter525
4.11/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerSamurai34
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pretty solid. The use of rice makes for an interesting flavor. Lots of hoppy goodness and well balanced with a really nice dark color. Not too bitter and well balanced.

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Photo of Jack74
4.37/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mschrei
4.67/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

From a growler into a snifter. Very clear strong gold color with great reflection, healthy carb and lacing. Mild hop nose, not too strong. Crisp fruity hop taste without lingering bitterness on the back end. Can't tell the high ABV by taste. Very balanced. Tasting it, I just think "man, this is an exceptionally well made beer."

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Photo of gvhockey
4.93/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of CNoj012
4.19/5  rDev -4.6%
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 +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JNForsyth
4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Kuhnhenn DRIPA (Double Rice IPA) from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 978 ratings
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