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Kuhnhenn Fluffer Gone Wild

November 25, 2013

It’s been a while since I’ve talked Kuhnhenn Brewing, a brewery that got its start long ago as a hardware store as described in one of the more interesting brewer histories out there. The other day though, I caught sight of a variant of one of their IPAs on tap and while I’m not the biggest fan of the style, I am always interested to see what people are doing with their variants. The Fluffer Gone Wild, as you can most likely tell from the name, is the Fluffer IPA (a West Coast style IPA) made with Wild Yeast.

The beer pours a hazy pale golden color and a brilliantly bright white head. The nose maintains a strong grassy hop scent with little else present in the scent. In terms of mouthfeel it was fairly light, smooth, and a little crisp making it perfectly drinkable. Something you can sit and session.

The flavor had a surprisingly tart citrus edge that hits you on the very forefront of the beer. This is followed with a mild hop taste that provides a nice grassy flavor to tamp down the citrus intensity of the opening. It comes to a close with slight bready hints before ending on a crisp slightly hopped finish.

All in all, I must wonder if the beer was merely mislabeled and I was actually drinking a Fluffer IPA because this lacked any true Wild Yeast notes that I’ve experienced in other Wild beers. It was still enjoyable and well balanced however, and worth investigating.

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