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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,731 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,731
Reviews: 849
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 72
Gots: 94 | 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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Photo of Brubaker
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
Photo of Schmuckles
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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

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

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

FATH3RH0P5, Aug 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

4Socialanxiety, Aug 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

tofuspeedstar, Aug 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

sammo, Aug 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Stumpy29er, Aug 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Thomas_Picton, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of scootny
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A lovely deep reddish amber with a big head a lots of lace. Clear and pretty in the glass . Smell is full of pine and sweet syrupy toffee, roasted grains and burnt caramel . Taste follows with a sweet sticky caramel and toasted malt body that sits beautifully on the tongue with an explosion of pine and punch of grapefruit in the middle to finish. Tropical fruit adds some complexity and lushness to the taste. Rye comes through with an edgy presence that balances the sweeter aspects in a fashion and melds with the hops. The alcohol is present but well integrated with a warmth in the swallow. Feel is thick and chewy with a smooth carbonation and a supple drinkability. A outstanding DIPA. One of the best and it brings a unique take and taste to the table.

scootny, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of keithmurray
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - dark copper color with khaki colored head

Smell - citrus, grapefruit, spice from the rye

Taste - Citrus from the hops, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, spicy kick from the rye, brown sugar, pine

Mouthfeel - Thick, hearty, syrupy, full bodied, very sweet upfront and in the middle, bitter in the back, low carbonation on this as well

overall - strong beer, one that will sneak up on you and hurt you if you aren't careful. solid beer that I'm glad to have tried

Price Point - $12.99/4pk 12 oz bottles

keithmurray, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of Bfarr
4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Dark copper with a moderate tan frothy head with great retention. Spicy sweet and rich malty bread aromas. Rich rye malt sweetness followed by a solid earthy spice hop finish with a light to moderate lingering. Thick chewy feel.

This is like a liquid piece of rye bread with strong hops playing with it. A big beautiful malty beer and I just love all the flavors in it. I would love the opportunity to try this at various stages.

Bfarr, Jul 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

BigJiMo, Jul 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

ScottR, Jul 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

strongaf, Jul 23, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

beerman999999, Jul 23, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

JLapadura, Jul 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

jocain916, Jul 17, 2012
He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A. from Shmaltz Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,731 ratings.