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:
957
Reviews:
114
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
8.88%
 
 
Wants:
199
Gots:
90
For Trade:
7
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Photo of brentk56
4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: A big, fluffy head over the clear golden liquid; a decent amount of lacing

Smell: Citrusy aromatics, with orange and grapefruit as well as floral undertones

Taste: Hop forward, with the malts providing a neutral background, thanks to the rice; orange, grapefruit and tangerine; very citrusy and quite bitter through the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A delight for those who like their hops clean, with no distractions from the malt; count me in that group

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.88/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32 oz. growler. Clear pale orange. A few bubbles. Citrus hop aroma. Interesting sugar smell. I guess that's the rice. Tastes much hoppier. Bright citrus. Sugar flavor is interesting here too. Light sweetness. Almost no bitterness. Low carbonation. Stupid plastic growler caps. Light body. I get that the rice makes it lighter and, apparently, taste less alcoholic. It's pretty dramatic. Unique flavor from the rice, though.

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Photo of DoctorEvil65
3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Segnem5
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tonytone
4.74/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of onespartan
4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Abk542
4.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of buzzy
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shredder83
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of danh53
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From week old growler. Pours a translucent orange color. I agree with last reviewer. Smells like lemon cheese cake. Also get crisp, biscuity malt and pine. Taste is lemon lime citrus and more subtle than a grapefruit tropical fruit bomb. Malt is crisp delicious like a flaky croissant. The alcohol brings a little edge to the beer but it's not too boozy. The malt offers a vanilla caramel sweetness that brings that lemon cheese cake flavor when combined with the citrus flavors. Mouth feel is excellent. I get all my favorite aspects of an IPA. It is crisp, sticky, fluffy, and dry all at the same time. This is one that doesn't overpower you at any point, but it's a very refined, well-crafted IPA.

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Photo of mcrawford
3.74/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevecharby
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dannycohen62
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mabermud
4.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Growler provided by Kirkfrailey.

Look: Clear amber body. White foamy head, that is sticky and clingy. The head reminds me of sea foam. Nice leg art is left behind as I drink this beer.
Smell: Sweet bread. The aroma is of lemon, lime, and citrus notes. Lemon cheese cake. A touch of caramel and honey. Malt sweetness.
Taste: Complex and deep flavors. Laid back, not so sharp citrus flavors, leaning on the lemon and lime. Lemon cheesecake. Lower level of bitterness. Fresh baked white bread with caramel and honey. Throw in a touch of old ale.
Feel: Smooth medium body. Low to medium level of carbonation. A little tackiness in the mouth. This beer creates a sense of warmth below the neckline. Medium finish.

Overall - Unique. Big malts. English IPA(ish) or IPL(ish). A piece of art. World class in my book.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - From the howler, the beer poured a golden orange color.

Smell - A bright orange aroma was present.

Taste - Spicy orange makes the initial impression. This is followed by grapefruit and a slight hint of lime. Normally, tasting the rice is a bad thing, but not in this case. The taste mellows into a resiny after.

Mouthfeel - There is a wine-like quality to the mouthfeel making this akin to sake. The carbonate is muted, but that is not a bad thing.

Overall - This beer is a bit unusual, but it is certainly worth seeking.

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

From a 3 day old 32 oz growler aquired via trade....pretty high ABV DIPA but drank surprisingly easy! Very nice citrus notes but a dry refreshing finish ! Would seek this one out again !

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

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

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

Photo of ALC82
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of elliott1184
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of indianabeerman
3.83/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Kuhnhenn DRIPA (Double Rice IPA) from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
4.28 out of 5 based on 957 ratings.
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