In honor of Better on Draft’s recent visit to Kuhnhenn Brewery I decided to have one of their flagship beers, DRIPA!
DRIPA has a great golden color. It’s like looking at a regal lion’s mane. There are just a few tiny streams of bubbles around the edge to give it some extra dimension. The smell is a sweet, almost caramelly smell. A bit like a cookie you buy at the bakery.
One of the things I love most about DRIPA is it’s interesting flavors. One second you taste a fuzzy bitterness and the next you are whisked away on citrus, almost floral flavor train and have a beautiful, velvety stop at refreshing finish station. It’s not quite a Better on Draft session (only >10% need apply) but at a respectable 9.5% you will be amazed by it’s light and smooth finish (that’s the “rice” in Double Rice IPA, folks). I love the multifaceted taste of this beer because it just blends so well!
I just have to do it. DRIPA gets a 10 from me. It’s everything I love in a beer. It has a deep and complex flavor that feels rich and delicious, a nice balance of sweetness and bitterness where you can taste both but neither is overpowering, and a smooth and satisfying finish. Have I praised it enough? Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a growler in my fridge to drink.