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

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1,636 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,636
Reviews: 840
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.82%
Wants: 65
Gots: 80 | 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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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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New York

4.75/5  rDev +17%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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57md

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I like the concept of brewing a beer in honor of a person not necessarily affiliated with beer. An edgy comedian like Lenny Bruce who was decades ahead of his time is a great choice for such an honor.

Pours a deep clear copper with a finger of head. The nose is lightly hoppy, but also possessed a dank quality that was not so pleasant. The rye notes are certainly present in the flavor profile, but they do not stand out. The finish is bitter, but not overly so. There is also an odd floral aftertaste on the tongue.

I really wanted to like this offering. I did to a certain extent, but it is a bit too quirky to be considered exceptional.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 04:19:54 | More by 57md
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RyanCFriedrich

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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Noelito76

New York

2.25/5  rDev -44.6%

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harpus

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

04-09-2014 19:31:44 | More by harpus
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Ohmmygawd

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this because it's almost Passover and although I'm not Jewish I figured I'd support a great brewing company and also a comedy legend.

Lenny Bruce on the Steve Allen Show
http://youtu.be/oCplnUga0hU?t=1m48s

Cheers.

Bottle to snifter glass

A- Deep clear amber. A good amount of tan colored head that laces as you drink.

S- Carmel and that wonderfully spicy rye smell.

T- Carmel and rye followed by a motley of bitter hop textures.

M- Sweet and then bitter with a spicy hit of alcohol. It lingers on the sides of the tongue for a good while.

O- This beer is a little all over the place but as a whole it's a good rye IPA.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 21:28:11 | More by Ohmmygawd
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Mikexw

New York

3.25/5  rDev -20%

04-08-2014 18:42:41 | More by Mikexw
He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A. from Shmaltz Brewing Company
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