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Kuhnhenn Double Rice India Pale Ale (DRIPA)

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RATINGS: 346   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Double Rice India Pale Ale. 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 IPAís flavor pro-file. Made with American long grain rice, it is quite difficult to make but the rice con-tributes to this beerís crisp aftertaste.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
popery (1947) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 2, 2016
Fairly dark in color, medium amber at least. Pretty clear. Off white, sorta creamy head. Lots of caramel malt flavor in the aroma. Fruity, oniony hops. Fairly dank. Orange juice, grapefruit, pine, grass. Some apple cider, mild pineapple. Medium to strong bitterness - havenít seen that in awhile with all of these Vermont-ish DIPAs around now. More onion and deeper, danker hop flavors. Lots of caramel malt with a touch of bubblegum. Fairly heavy on the palate. A touch sticky. Sorta boozy. I would have guessed that this beer was over 10% abv. Bit of a disappointment, though.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sunevdj (3909) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2016
On tap at CBC 2014. Pours a clear yellow with a white head. Heavy sprucy hops aromas. Hints of grain. Medium to full bodied. Soft carbonation. Bitter finish. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Guruhso (363) - Grindsted, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2016
Tap at CBC 2016, yellow session. Hoppy. Aroma of citrus, tropical and pine. Malty backbone. The flavour starts light sweet but finish heavy bitter. Medium and oily.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ClarkVV (5559) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2016
Draught at the newer location, 5/5/16.
Strong clarity in this pale golden beer with ample carbonation and a strong brass tint. White head atop is medium-sized and wispy.
Yellow fruits kick off the nose with pineapple in the lead. Nectarine, apricot and such growing lightly resinous with softly prickly pine and white grapefruit taking over towards the finish. All the while, light honey and plentiful cracker-like malts sit in the background. Notes of cucumber, dill, black pepper and green, grassy vegetation are quite apparent. Alcohol pretty well-concealed, though thereís some minor heat on the end.
Similar to their other beers, thereís good attenuation, but some sticky/syrup character leftover mimicking rich honey. The carbonation is moderate and fairly engaging and bitterness isnít obnoxious. Lots of cracker/biscuit and whitebread-like malts show through, almost outdoing the hop flavors on the finish. Some peach, pineapple, pine and grapefruit linger, with a strong overarching grassy element. Eh. Itís not a bad beer or anything, but I guess Iíve just been ruined/jaded by living in New England.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (2485) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2016
Tap @CBC16. Clear golden, white fluffy head. Fruity aroma, peach and pineapple. Flavour is dry and peachy with good caramel backing. Both juicy and dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1291) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2016
On tap at CBC 2016. Clear pale yellow with a white head. Citrus and tropical fruit on top of a subtle malt body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (5720) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2016
On tap at CBC 2016. Fruity and hoppy smell with pine and grape. Similar taste. Sweet finish. Strong bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (7755) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2016
From tap at CBC 2016. It pours clear golden with a white head. Sweet malty and spicy hoppy aroma. Quite sweet flavor with a nasty sweet spicy hoppy note.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrOrla (2125) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2016
Tap cbc. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, grape, malty, light old, harsh alcohol notes, pine, resin. Taste is heavy bitter, sweet and very boozy.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Humlehode (564) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2016
Tap at CNC. Pours clear golden. Heavy pine, somewhat fruity aroma. Citrus, grapefruit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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