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Kuhnhenn Triple Rice India Pale Ale (TRIPA)

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 338   ABV: 11.25%
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Triple Rice India Pale Ale. Deep Gold in color. Strong aroma and flavor of American Hops. Serve at 45-55F.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (2882) - Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Tap @ Kuhnhenn: Rating from the Summer Solstice 2013 release. Deep amber & woody brown body, MUCH darker than DRIPA (& most other DIPAs for that matter) but it does have exceptional clarity. No haze at all. Still retains a fluffy & foamy bone-white head that settles to a skin quickly. Aroma loaded with citric hops; grapefruit, tangerine, lemons, pine, resin, herbal hop oils, & mounds of grassiness. Slightly toasted malts, but not as much as Iíd expect. However the flavor showcases them much more. Burnt bread, caramel sweetness, alcohol warmth, residual sweetness... Much heavier on the palate. Still has a huge hop presence, though; mango, pineapple, grapefruit. Pungently dank & oily mid-palate leading into a mish-mash of sweet toasted toffee malts & bitter citric hops in the finish. Imagine if DRIPA were heavier, sweeter, & less dry. You have TRIPA. But one of the things I love about DRIPA is the dry abruptness & its ability to feign loft. TRIPA is good. Compared to most other "extreme" or "triple" IPAs, itís REALLY good. But it doesnít hold a candle to DRIPA overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner (871) - Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Poured on tap at brewery. Pours a golden wheat color slightly foggy. A white spotty laced head. A sharp aroma of hops. An intense hop tingle right upfront. Very smooth considering the style. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1228) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Overall this is a really good beer upfront. Shared with Nick and Dan at the Pig. Poured a nice cloudy yellow-orange with a thick head that lasted and laced. The aroma was big hops, citrus such as grapefruit and mango, heavy malts. The taste was quite the same with serious heavy fruits, big hop profile, some bitterness, and a big assed malty backbone. Well balanced, interesting flavors. Different from most other big IIPAs.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10037) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Yellow pour, white head. Tropical fruit notes, lychee, mango, light bitterness, caramel. Interesting beer.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
BiiruBierBeer (389) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Smell is fruity tropical. Taste is very hoppy with light tropical fruit. Medium to high carbonation with some foam.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
dfroms (442) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Tap at John Brown. Pours a clear-ish light amber with one finger of dense head. Aroma is super boozy mango and pineapple, plastic, Robutussin, overripe fruit and light pine but not in a good way. Taste is weird medicinal artificial grape and cough syrup, boozy too with some tropical fruit but lingering plastic and medicine. I love the DRIPA and am not sure whatís going on here, maybe some weird yeast? In any case, not great.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Errl (1881) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle..Pour is yellow with a white head..Nose is massive hop, spice, dank, tropical fruits..Taste is hop fruits, spice, massive hop..wow

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (5348) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2014
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Bottle: The aroma consists of big citrus, lighter tropical fruits, grapefruit, and a touch of dankness. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a fine ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate tropical fruits and a touch of honey. The finish has moderate citrus, light grapefruit, and a hint of alcohol. Itís medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, itís pretty solid, but a little too sweet for my IIPA preferences.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
knickskicks (818) - - SEP 14, 2014
Old notes. Golden pour, very little carb. Nose is booze, melon, some pine. Taste is big melon, more tropical fruits, a touch of booze, piney hops. Mouthfeel is a touch watery but doesnít really detract.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9896) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle... Pours clear and dirty orange with rose highlights and a small, creamy, white head. The nose screams Hops! Lots of Citrusy Hops! Medium-bodied with soft carbonation. Bittersweet and bursting with citrusy hop flavor. Lengthy, mostly sweet finish. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!


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