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Kuhnhenn Forbidden IPA
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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 292   ABV: 9.75%
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This experimental beer is a double IPA brewed with black rice and a ton of sticky, citrusy hops. Black rice was traditionally forbidden and consumed only by royalty’ each serving contains as many antioxidants as a serving of blueberries.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1254) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 15, 2014
draft that poured orange with white head. the initial nose is a big citrus punch with an underlying malt base. very pleasant to the hop head. the flavor is more a medium malt based with lots of citrus, grapefruit some orange and mango and peach possibly. evenly balanced and a nice bitterness all the way through. solid beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (887) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Really enjoyable and the alcohol was very well-hidden. It had a biting citrus and pine hop aroma with a detection of spice. Metallic copper color with a good white head. The palate was subtle and full with average carbonation that complimented the hops. Bitterness was strong but even and balanced with the caramel malt flavors. Some rye character even though I’m not sure if it was in the recipe. Very easy to drink.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (6260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2014
12 oz. bottle, sent from mista (thanks a lot, Geoff), pours a murky dark orange amber with a small off-white head. Nose is very earthy and yeasty, with dirty hops, earth and a yeast soup. Flavour is very similar, with resinous hops, loads of filthy earthiness, yeast, and some booziness. Pretty rough around the edges - very filthy beer. Not bad, but not my kind of beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1143) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2014
From flandersned-thanks, Steve! Pretty deep orange with some pink/magenta to it. Big citrus and light piney hop nose. Medium body, hop driven but balanced. Not sure the rice brings much here beyond the color, maybe a bit of light earthiness. Regardless a solid DIPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5295) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 2, 2014
Draft at Ginger Man with Brendan, Andrew and Ricky. Pours a deep amber orange body with thin white lacing. Aroma is bright oranges, other citrus fruit and sweet sugary malt syrup. Mouthfeel is slick and medium on the palate with notes of sugary malt, pine resin and oranges. Too boozy, dial this back a bit and we have another fluffer on our hands.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rumproasts (2846) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Tap at Michigan Winter Beer Festival - 22-Feb-2014. Pale golden with small head. Ginormous citrus hops. Outstanding DIPA. I might even prefer this to the DRIPA.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mittenator (1277) - Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Draft sample at MiWBF 14. Copper with a beige head. Strong citrus and spicy hops. Nice and citrusy and super clean just like DRIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle from Rayl101. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a white head. Nice carbonation. Aroma is juicy, sweet citrus and some bready notes. Taste is sweet with some bitterness that ramps up in the finish. Not overbearing though. Medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. Balanced with a nice pleasant finish. Good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alliance100 (636) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Draft at MBG Winter Festival - Pours a medium copper/amber . Citrusy aromas. Flavors are resinous citrus fruit. Very clean body and refreshing . Will look for this one again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7699) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2014
2013-01-29. Dark amber body with a nice beige head. 3+ Aroma of resiny green hops. Moderate bitter, resiny hops and mild citrus throughout. Nice sweet malt core. Medium to full bodied palate with soft carbonation. Decent, enjoyable. Bottle shared by mds


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