He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A. - Shmaltz Brewing Company
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4.91/5 rDev +20.9%
Poured from a bottle into a glass. Appearance is solid with a golden amber color. The smell will give the drinker a nosefull of malt with a slight hint of honey and caramel. The taste is incredibly difficult to beat with the rye infusion. The sensation of the caramel comes through with the initial taste as well with a delayed aftertaste. This is an incredibly flavorful beer that can only be beat by He'Brew's R.I.P.A on Rye which is much more difficult to find on shelves.
08-01-2014 04:21:05 | More by ANiklaus
3.48/5 rDev -14.3%
He'brew's Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A., Rye Double IPA. 10% ABV.
A: Just over a finger of head. Nice, clear red-amber. Clear-y yellow in the dimple. Decent strand of lacing.
S: Hoppiness, reminiscent of pine sap, is noticeable immediately. Very slight lime citrus note. I'm not getting any malt aromas.
T/MF: Thankfully, hops are not quite so abundant on the palate, though they are certainly there! Again, pine. Heavy caramelized sap balances a bit. Lime peel. Dark rye flavors.
Still not my kind of beer, but better than quite a few IPAs I've tried, and certainly better than Sierra Nevada's RIPA.
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.
07-30-2014 06:40:03 | More by TruePerception
4.08/5 rDev +0.5%
good stuff here, for sure. Cream soda and white lemon cake in the nose, with a whole lot of rhy and breadiness. Ok lacing and head on a copper body.
The taste is the definition of what it says on the body, "bittersweet." Nice spicy hops, a whole lot of them with toasted malt. Then we have this undertone and aftertaste of sweet prune juice and rhy bread.
Unique beer, this one. I'd get it again. Very drinkable for the ABV as well.
07-28-2014 02:41:59 | More by cambabeer
4.26/5 rDev +4.9%
This is one interesting IPA - nothing hidden, no "notes" or anything, just an in-your-face rye IIPA.
This brew uses 8 kinds of malts and 8 kinds of hops, and it all works together without anything overpowering anything else. The rye adds a great spicyness, and I'd never guess this was a 10% ABV brew.
Just try it! Not your everyday IPA, but something kind of special, I'll even admit.
07-27-2014 04:40:10 | More by slym
He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A. from Shmaltz Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,705 ratings.