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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,664 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,664
Reviews: 846
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.82%
Wants: 67
Gots: 85 | FT: 5
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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TheRealThreePhilosophers

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-13-2014 00:04:14 | More by TheRealThreePhilosophers
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Wisconsin_IPA_Lover

North Carolina

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
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ChristianT

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-12-2014 21:39:08 | More by ChristianT
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Nick_isthatstillcool

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-12-2014 04:42:44 | More by Nick_isthatstillcool
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bzzpop

California

5/5  rDev +23.2%

07-11-2014 05:44:46 | More by bzzpop
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atrocity

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -32.3%

07-10-2014 13:14:38 | More by atrocity
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teraflx

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -20%

07-09-2014 13:23:28 | More by teraflx
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Miami66

Nebraska

1/5  rDev -75.4%

07-09-2014 01:52:28 | More by Miami66
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Johncnh

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-08-2014 23:40:44 | More by Johncnh
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jeffaroo95

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-08-2014 17:08:05 | More by jeffaroo95
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Paincane

Georgia

4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Ruby amber body with a pretty tan head, good lace and nice head retention.
S: Rye, grain & caramel malty aromas.
T: Malt forward front end. A melange of hops finish dry, clean and bitter.
M: A very well-balanced brew that is equal parts malt and hops and as a result is bittersweet.
O: A thoroughly enjoyable Multi-faceted complex yet cohesive brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2014 22:52:27 | More by Paincane
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vadimych

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-07-2014 10:55:35 | More by vadimych
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a rusty amber color with a dark red-orange glow. Head sits with coarse composition. Lots of haze.

Sweet caramel meets spicy rye and a heap of pine and pithy citrus hops. Huge malt base comes off like a barleywine. Notes of treacle blend with a hint of papery oxidation.

Might be just a snag past its due date, but it's still a punchy rye DIPA with a bruising hop attack and middle and latent spiciness. Great Simcoe/Amarillo bite with piquant pine, pith, and dank citrus. Rye malts loom large with a sandy spice and depth. Alcohol is also sweet and covered up remarkably.

Oily mouthfeel with a buzzing carbonation. Spicy on the tongue with great weight.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2014 00:17:47 | More by thecheapies
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drinkin-beeers

Montana

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

07-06-2014 06:54:11 | More by drinkin-beeers
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Lightman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-05-2014 00:02:25 | More by Lightman
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-04-2014 14:14:34 | More by sammyg832
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-03-2014 16:46:55 | More by JohnK17
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Marco_Gtz

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-30-2014 17:12:32 | More by Marco_Gtz
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pisano

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-30-2014 16:22:13 | More by pisano
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ggell100

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

06-30-2014 05:03:07 | More by ggell100
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sevreng

Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle purchased at Atlas Bottle Works in Pittsburgh, PA on 6/27/14. Poured into globe glass.

A - Bright. Copper-red color. Minimal head on pour, dissipating slowly.

S - Pineapple and grapefruit dominate the nose, softened by a little maltiness.

T - Citrus hops and malts fight for attention upfront, so well balanced that it is hard to see where the hops end and the malts begin. Dries out very nicely for a double IPA, without becoming overly bitter. Well done.

M - Full yet crisp without getting sticky like a lot of double IPAs. Very nice.

O - The best Rye IPA I've had recently, this is a great all around IPA. Would like to try it on tap or a little fresher.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 21:51:02 | More by sevreng
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ssimpson89

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-29-2014 21:11:27 | More by ssimpson89
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westcott

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-29-2014 04:50:30 | More by westcott
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Brutus627

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

06-27-2014 15:23:02 | More by Brutus627
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JDeming

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

06-27-2014 02:24:13 | More by JDeming
He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A. from Shmaltz Brewing Company
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