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

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He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A.
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,771 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,771
Reviews: 851
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 71
Gots: 107 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Double India Pale Ale with Rye Malt brewed in tribute to Lenny Bruce (Leonard Alfred Schneider 1925-1966).

(Beer added by: mcallister on 06-07-2006)
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Bhoward0698, Jun 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

taste- sweet, alcoholic, malt backbone

color- mahogany

clarity- clear

smell- citrusy hops, roasted malts, caramel

body- big, full, round malty body with a long alcoholic finish

appearance- off-white, creamy head, heavy lace

overall impression- a pretty well balanced, above average tasting beer. great body and finish, alcoholic tasting, big.

notes and comments- malts: 2-row, Rye Ale Malt, Torrified Rye, Crystal Rye 75, Crystal Malt 80, Wheat, Kiln Amber, CaraMunich 60

hops: Warrior, Cascade, Simcoe, Crystal, Chinook, Amarillo, Centennial. Dry Hopped with Simcoe, Amarillo and Crystal

glassware: pint

NorCalYeti, Nov 07, 2010
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Jame515, Oct 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

robieobie1, Mar 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Ted, Apr 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

josephwa, Feb 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

johnnyboy76, Aug 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

lvoutlawjlh, Apr 29, 2012
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JVan, Jul 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

mrob22278, Aug 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

notdriving, Nov 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

RedneckBeerz, Sep 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Jules11788, Aug 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

UltimateLivewire, Apr 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Robdrinx, Dec 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A rich copper looking ale. The head is thick and tan and sticky as it fades back into the beer. It leaves sticky lacing and surfacs foam.

Aroma is thick sticky malts and candied sugar.
Hops are lite and linger towards the back. A slight rye spicyness and alcohol are also noted.

Taste is very malty with not much in way of hop presence. The malts have a candied taste like a dubbel or Beligum. The rye is spicy and sits in the background. The finish has a big boozey alcohol finish.

The mouthfeel is thick and smooth and oily and creamy. A spicy bitter finish with some alcohol warming.

I'm not reaaly sure you can classify this beer in the DIPA catagory because it lacks any real hop presence in smell and taste.
Like others who reported previously this could fall more in line with a strong ale.
To me, there is alot of stuff going on here, it's very busy. And interesting.
The alcohol is well hidden and will definitely knock your socks off if your not careful.
A note to you youngsters watch it!

micromaniac129, Sep 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

fcdepalm, Dec 28, 2011
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sendbeer, Dec 15, 2012
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MacStinson, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

arlingtonjoe, Apr 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

jeffaroo95, Jul 08, 2014
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Loganbrau, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

kemoarps, Dec 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Duff27, Mar 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

BugTownPub, Feb 06, 2013
He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A. from Shmaltz Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,771 ratings.