detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2007
Pours a hazy orangey golden amber color, topped with an inch or so of off-white head. Good head retention, good lacing. Excellent citrus hop aroma. Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Wonderfully hoppy without being all that bitter. Soft juicy fresh citrus hops, with tangerine and grapefruit being most prevalent. Also a gentle floral-herbal hop character. The malt lends a toasted, sweet bready flavor. Perfect balance. Maybe medium bodied, full carbonation, fresh, clean and outrageously drinkable.
Had on-tap at Terry’s Terrace in Harrison Township (?), Michigan. I was excited to finally get my first taste of Kuhnhenn. HisBoyElroy (107) - Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Appearance: Well, it looks like a pale ale. There’s a finger or so of head that sticks around awhile. The lacing hangs in there for about the first half of the pint, and then it goes away.
Smell: It’s just... nice. What more is there to say. The most noticeable aroma is the hops, but it’s not a huge burst... just a nice, Fruity Pebble or Fruit Loops-esque smell that pleases the nose.
Taste: Quite honestly one of, if not THEE, best pale ales that I have ever had, as it is perfectly balanced. It has the aroma and flavor of an IPA, but it lacks the bitter bite that most IPAs seem to have. The non-nondescript citrus and cherry aroma comes through in the taste, and it’s just super smooth and tasty. If I go to a bar and want something that’s not as bland as BMC or quite as hoppy as an IPA, I’m going to choose Loonie Kuhnie. The aroma and taste match up nicely, there’s a perfect balance of malts and hops, it’s really not bitter at all (if you happen to dislike bitter beers), and would be a great sessionable choice at about five-and-a-half percent ABV. The mouthfeel is medium, and the finish is clean with a pleasant tea-like aftertaste (think Lagunitas IPA). Would love to have another.
I really liked this beer. It is extremely drinkable. Has a very soft feel that makes you want to swish it around in your mouth. Dextolen (151) - Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2004
I can’t stress how much of a ’drinking beer’ this one is. While sampling the wares at Kuhnhenn’s, the Loonie Kuhnie is one that I could keep coming back to again and again. It has staying power. jtw (1170) - farmington, Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2004
Nice hoppy taste with fruity, piney aftertastes. It goes down smooth even with it’s bitter bite, leaving you wanting another.
a super-dry-hopped APA. tons of caramel malt and a huge centennial/cascade/columbus hops aroma. so intense it almost smells like dogfish head 90 min IPA which is an imperial IPA. much less bitter in the body than in the aroma, in fact it’s suprisingly malty. has a smooth sweet finish that doesn’t quite fit the style (should be a bit drier) but it’s a beer i could easily find myself drinking all night!
Sammy (12845) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2006
On tap at the brewery. Malty delicious tropical fruit yeasty aroma. Light orange. There is surely banana taste, full medium mouthfeel. Lots of lace. polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Good and unique pale, good hop profile, soft carbonation medium body. Nice bitterness
On tap. Aroma is caramel and sweet citrus fruits. Cloudy medium gold hue with a mostly diminishing white head that left good lace. Flavor is very good, just like aroma. Great example of a pale ale. Hoppy and bitter but not over the top. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Where did this come from?! Fantastic! CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Sampled at WBF, Durham NC, draft forming nice size white foamy head, had a nice hazy orange hue. Aroma of hops, orange peels, and ocean water breeze. Flavour was both smooth and bitter, sweet toasted malts with a particular creamy hop bite. Pine, citrus and crisp hop makes this a wonderful and tasty APA. Oakes (19011) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 29, 2003
Cloudy blond. Rich hop aroma - all kinds of citrus and forest. Refreshingly citric. Fruity (lemon) and leafy. Like Firestone Walker's Reserve, it isn't spectacular - just a very well made example of the style.