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:
971
Reviews:
115
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
8.88%
 
 
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198
Gots:
93
For Trade:
7
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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

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

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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Kuhnhenn DRIPA (Double Rice IPA) from Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
4.28 out of 5 based on 971 ratings.
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