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He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A. On Rye 2014 - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A. On Rye 2014He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A. On Rye 2014

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BA SCORE
87
very good

19 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
2014 Edition Aged in Redemption Rye Whiskey Barrels Malts: Row, Rye Ale, Torrified Rye, Rye Flakes, Crystal Rye 75, Crystal Malt 80, Wheat, Kiln Amber, CaraMunich 60. Hops: Warrior, Cascade, Simcoe, Crystal, Chinook, Amarillo, Centennial, Saaz Dry Hopped with Simcoe, Amarillo and Crystal

(Beer added by: JShelbyS on 03-15-2014)
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Ratings: 19 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Braz:
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Braz, Apr 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Bottle: Poured a light clear amber color ale with a huge off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry bitter hops and rye whiskey notes actually works well together which is a first for me since I usually don’t dig barrel-aged IPA. Taste is a perfect mix between the dry caramel malt residual sugars with some dry bitter hops notes and the rye whiskey notes which are quite pronounced but do a good job of rounding the rough edges of this beer. Body is about average with good carbonation with light warming alcohol notes. This one drinks more like a barrel-aged barley wine with a touch of hops but very good nonetheless.

Phyl21ca, Aug 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

BGsWo22, Aug 04, 2014
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Docrock, May 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

DrunkinYogi, Mar 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

fuzzbalz, Jul 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

APPEARANCE - Transparent coppery red. 5-finger head that lasts awhile. Some lacing.

SMELL/AROMA/SCENT - Very aromatic. I could smell it from 3 ft. away. Strong piney, just a little sweet. Herbaceous.

TASTE - Piney, herbaceous, cloves, rye bread. ABV very well-hidden.

MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Light and dry, with very good carbonation for a high ABV brew. Well balanced.

OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - This is the Levy's Jewish Rye of IPAs. Magnificent resiny aftertaste that stays with you. A very drinkable ale. You can guzzle this one (if you dare).

Homers_Beer_Odyssey, Aug 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Nick_isthatstillcool, Jul 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

gutbuster, Jul 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

DCLAguy11, Jul 12, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

DISCLAMER! LET THIS ONE WARM QUITE A BIT BEFORE YOU JUDGE!

A: color is a hazy amberish dark brown with thin quickly dissipating off white head.
S: has a great sweet smell to it due to the malt and the bourbon barrel aging, the bourbon gets more and more apparent as it warms, not much here for noticeable hoopiness, considering it's a double ipa.
T: tastes like a bold bourbon beer! has solid sweet - vanilla - caramel - boozy bourbon flavors, the hops are there but not in the forefront, somewhere in the mid-palate into the finish, also has some good malt backbone in the flavors along with some slight nuttiness and low/high booziness. Delish! I'd buy another bottle for the cellar if I didn't have to drive across the border to get it!
O.A. whatever you do don't judge this one before you let it warm up a good 45 minutes or more!!

Beerlover, Apr 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Tafyob41, Mar 24, 2014
He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A. On Rye 2014 from Shmaltz Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.