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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,722 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,722
Reviews: 849
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.82%
Wants: 73
Gots: 92 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

MattSharpless, Jul 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

DrBier, Jul 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

valkyre65, Jul 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Chikincoop, Jul 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

jl2414, Jul 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

KAF, Jul 13, 2014
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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!

Wisconsin_IPA_Lover, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

ChristianT, Jul 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Nick_isthatstillcool, Jul 12, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -32.3%

atrocity, Jul 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20%

teraflx, Jul 09, 2014
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1/5  rDev -75.4%

Miami66, Jul 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Johncnh, Jul 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

jeffaroo95, Jul 08, 2014
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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.

Paincane, Jul 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

vadimych, Jul 07, 2014
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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.

thecheapies, Jul 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

JohnK17, Jul 03, 2014
He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A. from Shmaltz Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,722 ratings.