nickd717 (3623) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft pours hazy medium amber with a one-finger white head. The aroma is big on citrusy hops, with a caramel and slightly toasty malt base. Now I thought this was actually a double RYE IPA, not a double RICE IPA, and I must say I listed rye among my tasting notes. Palate fail I guess. Flavor is nice with sweet caramel malt, something I perceived as rye somehow, and citrusy and resinous hops. They say this one should be drier and crisper than a typical DIPA, but I didn’t get that. It was slightly syrupy and medium-full bodied, with low carbonation. Maybe the draft system was off somehow? Decent stuff overall though.
drewbeerme (3896) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours glowing orange white head, nose has rice and grapefruit rind orange peels. fl has orange peels, spicy sweet, grapefruit find, fresh clean and really refreshing.
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft in a pint glass at the pub. Typical amber color with just a bit of lacing. Big floral hop aroma. Big taste but very drinkable. The hops are the typical sharp citrus type. But some type of other sweet fruit is blended in. If I have any complaint it would be that it is a bit too sweet. The alcohol is very present. To sum it up I opted to take home a growler.
zdk (1824) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at Kuhnhenn - yellow body, thick foamy white head and nice lacing. grapefruit and citrus caramelly malts. pretty bitter and smooth spearmint candy, some mint. finishes dry. Whadd’ya know kids? Rice CAN taste good in beer!
fuckbudlight (49) - Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2010
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Similar to the other Kuhnhenn beers, this "IPA" was more sweet than it should be. Not too many hops, weird syrupy sweetness in both taste and nose. Pass this up and opt for the misnomer that is the Lunie Kuhnie!
Petkus331 (334) - Redford, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer had a very fruity nose, it reminded me of "PEZ" candy. The taste too was like PEZ. this beer claims to be a double IPA, but to me it was a very light regular IPA. Where’s the hops? This beer was ok.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Brewpub. Pours a clear, golden color with a foamy off white head. Nose is dry, floral hop notes with a light toasty malt. Palate is dry, with a touch of saki like astringency on the tongue. Flavor is light toasted malts with some dry floral hop notes.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
sampled at MSBF....pours a hazy apricot brown with a medium off-white head...sweet tropical fruit hoppy nose that was assertive and refreshing... flavors were a continuation of the same with an added sticky sweetness white still maintaining the hop presence. smooth mouthfeel.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
old notes. tap at hopcat...golden with white head..huge caramel, resinous hops, heat, bitterness and citrus...massive punch to the nose and mouth. nice, but a bit hot..
mattmc1973 (478) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 5, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2010 Tap at the brewery. Golden/amber with frothy white head that dissipates. Aroma of citrus and grass, with biscuity sweet malt. Taste is bitter and lightly sweet. Lighter in mouthfeel than most DIPA’s, crisp and clean. Nice!
Update 12/11/10: Got a 1/4 barrel for home - delicious mix of sweet caramel malt and grapefruit/mango hops. Smooth and delicious.