He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A. - Shmaltz Brewing Company
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Reviews by pmcadamis:
4.43/5 rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
A - This one is the color of sassafras with a splash of grenadine, and is topped with a small but solid cap of dense beige foam that also shows a splash of reddish color (the influence of the rye?) The lace is extremely fine, but doesn't do a whole lot of sticking.
S - Rhubarb, grapefruit, strawberry, ginger, and pineapple. There are traces of cinnamon stick, cherry candy syrup, and black pepper. This one stands out from others of it's ilk in that is smells spicy and extremely fruity.
T - Juicy grapefruit, cherry, pineapple, and a massive amount of mango make this one as fruity as that Carmen Miranda lady's hat. However, that fruitiness is contrasted with an extremely peppery note that appears at midpalate (first sip is all fruit and hops) and crescendos to a something-tickling-the-back-of-the-throat spiciness that almost makes me wanna sneeze.
M - Full bodied. Sugary and slick at first, but then gradually warming, spicy, peppery, and bitter. This one has a nice three step mouthfeel progression (along with the flavor progression) that goes from fruity-sugary to hoppy-bitter to spicy-peppery and super dry.. Extremely interesting.
D - This a nice change from the usuall DIPAs, but it's far from the best. I love rye whisky and the few rye beers that I've tried (both offerings from Founder's are particularly good... especially Red's Rye), and this is a nice adaptation of those spicy and dry rye notes.
Serving type: bottle
08-21-2009 04:46:27 | More by pmcadamis
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4.46/5 rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Had this in an Indian restaurant in Wisconsin of all places. This is a complex beer, both hoppy and malty. It's incredibly full-bodied, but the alcohol is masked well. Not too much citrus, but the IPA presence is well felt. Some similarities with the basic taste of a Scotch Ale. Excellent beer!
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 23:42:49 | More by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A. from Shmaltz Brewing Company
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