Kuhnhenn TRIPA | Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

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Kuhnhenn TRIPAKuhnhenn TRIPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
kbrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.25%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The newest member of the DRIPA family, this is the next step up– a Triple Rice IPA. Brewed as a bigger, more intense version of DRIPA, yet still employing the same proprietary cereal mash method, lending to the dry snap at the finish. The aroma is ALL hops; big sticky, citrusy hops. A nice malt sweetness occurs throughout the taste, with cracker-crumb notes complemented by the same huge hop characters in the aroma. This extremely limited beer has only been brewed once, so get it before it’s gone.

Added by MasterSki on 06-21-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
208
Reviews:
29
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
10.72%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
19
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 208 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of leadahmer
1.5/5  rDev -62.6%

Photo of HopsMatt
2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

Photo of Alieniloquium
2.89/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - That is an ugly beer. Clear. Gray with a pinkish tint. Strange. Not much of a head.

Smell - Kind of a fruity aroma. Some hops. Some booze. Not much of a malt aroma beyond the fruitiness.

Taste - Hoppier here, but retains the fruitiness. Sweet. Tough to discern the hop flavor. Really strange flavor.

Mouthfeel - Light, but still sweet and boozy. Strange combo.

Overall - Just not digging it. I liked DRIPA, but this is too weird.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
2.98/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Thanks to JS45678 for the bottle.

Appearance: Dark gold. Perfectly clear. Almost non-existent head. Leaves a tiny bright-white collar. Minimal carbonation.

Smell: Sweet caramel malt. Pushes caramel, toffee, and almost brown sugar. Sharp bite of alcohol on the back. Hops are slightly spicy with a solid herbal and citrus component. Floral, slight cracker snap. Surprisingly clean. Grapefruit and pine. Little to no bitterness. Some bread crust.

Taste: Very light maltiness. Snappy cracker and a good punch of alcohol. Some pine bitterness. Caramel, toffee, and a ton of caramelized malt sugar. A touch of citrus and floral. Somehow manages a clean malt profile over a dirty and earthy hop profile. warms to booze and toffee almost exclusively.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body with minimal carbonation. Clean and smooth.

Overall: Maybe three is too many?

Lacking the overall depth and hop presence I expected. Drinks very close to a barleywine with little else going on. Aging a bottle would be interesting.

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Photo of garuda
3/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of Treebs
3.2/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle served in a Firestone Walker mini snifter. Thanks to eorwar for the share.

A: Pours a clear, brownish color with a thin white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring. The color is definitely slightly odd in that it's so clear, but darkly colored at the same time.

S: Lots of sweet peach with a fruity booze backing. Light white rice graininess as well.

T: White rice sweetness with a upfront alcohol sweetness. Very boozy and not well hidden. Fruity brightness in the middle, most a in the form of a sweet white peach. Finish is grainy and sweet.

M: Medium to light bodied with a medium light carbonation. Boozy and hot overall.

O: This one just didn't quite get there. Grain and rice sweetness mixed with the heavily fruited booze wasn't the best combination. The white peach sweetness was nice, but it was far too hot to be enjoyable.

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Photo of sweemzander
3.25/5  rDev -19%

Photo of Hutch76
3.45/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gotweid
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of isojealous
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of ninjembro
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

IPAs and IIPAs are usually one of my go-to styles, and was excited to try this... it's a bit hoppy and boozy for my taste (even compared to DFH 120min), but it's far from undrinkable. Wouldn't go out of my way to get it again, and if I happened upon a bottle, it would definitely be shared, don't think I'd be down for an entire bottle to myself again.

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Photo of Piddmeista
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of linnymtu
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of xnicknj
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of ElGordito
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of zofoandrew
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

TRIPA is DRIPA but with a more boozey, horrible taste.

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Photo of RebornStussy
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2013 bottle (not a typo). Still pretty darn good. A little maltier than I remember. Still lots of citrus notes. Poured with plenty of carb still. No where near add boozy as it was. Wouldn't let this one go any longer, if you got one, drink it.

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Photo of maximum12
3.6/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to abanton for sending a couple of Kuhnhenn treats my way. 12 oz. bottle with the typical Commodore 64 label. I have a soft spot for that old beige 'computer'.

Poured into my lovely gold-lettered Kuhnhenn goblet, the beer is a nice light golden orange, although I left a fingernail of sludge in the bottom of the bottle. As with most of the brewery's beers, carbonation has taken a vacation. DNose is nigh unto delicate, mostly light, fresh-cut spring flowers in a vase of sugar water. Not bad.

Triple Rice IPA (TRIPA) brings a booming fruity sweetness to the genre. Mango, pineapple, half the Byerly's fruit section is flash-frozen in raw sugar cane & tossed whole into this beer. Apparently. Rich pine & a modicum of bitterness breaks up the sugar bomb before it hits cloying on the Richter scale. The finish is grainy, & sweet, again. Despite my initial ambivalence, I seem to be consuming said twelve ounces quickly.

Fruity & sweet is the name of the game. A good beer & worthy effort at whacked out madness, but really, this is a pretty tame, sugary IIPA.

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Photo of thebeers
3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2015 bottle. Vibrant orange color, somewhat hazed, with a half finger of off-white head that leaves thin sheets of lacing that quickly subside into a crown.

Big aroma of pineapple, grapefruit, apple juice, alcohol and just straight-up heavy malt sweetness. Tastes similar up front, but the taste is quickly replaced by a nutty, coffee flavor and moderate hop bitterness when cold, with just a touch of malt sweetness lingering in the aftertaste. Reminds me of a chewy coffee candy from the bulk bin of a grocery store at first. As it warms, the coffee and nut characteristics, still there, take a bit more of a back seat to the apple juice, some pine and just a hint of citrus, with the bitterness opening up more, too.

Medium to heavy bodied, with some slight carbonation in the mouthfeel. There's quite a bit of depth to this one, but I'm not sold on the benefits of aging it. Would have preferred to try it fresh.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Super sweet, huge malt character, decent hop punch....................................................................................................

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Photo of Reappropriated
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Hessian257
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Kmlund
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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