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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,746 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,746
Reviews: 850
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 72
Gots: 104 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

hiphopj5, Aug 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

TheBeard89, Aug 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

gpblackgt, Aug 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Sara, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of FosterJM
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1475th Review on BA
Bottle to Spiegelau small tulip
12oz

No bottling date
Purchased at Party House Liquor, Chino Hills, CA. Dont remember the single price.

App- A weird mix of brown, gold, amber. 1/2" off white head. One line of lace at top. Nothing else.

Smell- Missing the Rye on the nose. Large creamy aromas of hops and thick malts. Citrus zest and caramel dominate with a bit of whispy booze on the nose. A bit singular in aromatics.

Taste- A very large DIPA. 10% is semi hidden with some good whispy booze flavors on 1st sip. The caramel is very upfront with big Rye and hops. Very creamy with a bit if pepper and orange zest.

Mouth- A thicker medium with a creamy flavor behind it. Medium carbonation with a residual rye,pepper malty orange zest.

Drink- It's been a very long time since I had this one and didnt remember it at all. Glad I came back to a 12oz vs. 22oz. Probably wont revisit.

FosterJM, Aug 28, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -20%

thegrifter, Aug 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

BeerHunter76, Aug 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

beerpadawan, Aug 27, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

He-Brew Lenny's Rye DIPA
Pours a nice ruby brown with nice bubbles swirling to the finger thick head.
Not much smell here. I guess it's all in the taste. Maybe a hint of tangy metal and rye and fruit.
The taste is of a big but incedibly smooth DIPA. Notes of cherry, rye, malt. Gives way to the massive hops but this somehow doesn't destroy my palette. So smooth. Rich. I can't pick out too many different things, but what's here is very good, and of the very few rye-beers I've tried this would be the best yet.  Thick and great carbonation. Chewy as a Maharaja. I recall trying Founders Devil Dancer a few weeks back (and not liking it greaty), and something about this beer by Lenny's somehow reminded me of DD, only perfected. Overall a fine DIPA.

TBoneJones, Aug 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

jakea, Aug 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Chugs13, Aug 22, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

IanMcCaul, Aug 22, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

JimmytheSaintPSU, Aug 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

ajs4bd, Aug 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

slowdaddy, Aug 19, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Clear amber with a 1 finger cream colored head.

S- Citrusy & malty

T- Very sweet malts, Citrus tang, Hoppy bitter.

M- Smooth & thick

O- A very malty IPA. Thicker than traditional IPA's. I enjoyed it but it's not what i imagine when i think IPA. Well made though.

Might Drink
Wouldn't Buy
Wouldn't Make

Brubaker, Aug 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

joechandler, Aug 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

GMan, Aug 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

adamant1912, Aug 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Schmuckles, Aug 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

BrkfstOfChmpns, Aug 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

danipp, Aug 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle that is an amber colered DIPA. Smells like italian herbas that is sweet but herbal with a nice floral hop essence. It does smell like a floral tomatoe sauce despite me not wanting it too. Very hoppy on the palate with a nice sweet malt. Good format to represent a DIPA. Mouthfeel is syrupy and bold

Always a pleasure Hebrew!!

JDizzle, Aug 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

mikepcarney, Aug 10, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

jhhollier, Aug 09, 2012
He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A. from Shmaltz Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,746 ratings.