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

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He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A.He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A.

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1,700 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,700
Reviews: 849
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.82%
Wants: 70
Gots: 88 | 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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beer19

Texas

4.15/5  rDev +2.2%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a large tulip

A - dark amber, semi-opaque, with a 1" head which dissipates quickly

S - complex malts, hops are also present, figs, ripe fruits, definitely a unique dipa

T - very balanced, one of the more complex taste profiles for a dipa, following the smell there are more ripe fruits, very quad-like, but with an excellent measure of tasty hops thrown in

M - creamy, lightly carbonated, easy drinker for the abv

O - a well executed and crafted beer, will definitely be in the regular rotation

04-28-2012 02:49:17 | More by beer19
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gtermi

Texas

4.23/5  rDev +4.2%

A: Pours a very dark copper body with a one finger thick white head that slowly fades.

S: A LOT of rye and other malt with a tiny bit of bitter hops.

T: A nice amount of rye and malt, but quickly moves to a nice bitter hoppy flavor. There is a lot of bitter flavor that lingers for a long time, but I find that very awesome.

M: Goes down so smooth without a problem and leaves a dry mouthfeel.

O: Just an amazing beer! I am so glad that we can finally get this here in Texas because I fell in love with this brewery when I was in Chicago.

04-27-2012 05:12:07 | More by gtermi
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-26-2012 17:21:02 | More by UltimateLivewire
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-25-2012 19:20:33 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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CommonRider

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-23-2012 17:47:18 | More by CommonRider
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kirkse

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-22-2012 16:51:13 | More by kirkse
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fisherbray

Florida

1.5/5  rDev -63.1%

04-20-2012 06:03:12 | More by fisherbray
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

04-18-2012 20:02:41 | More by IPAchris
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swaghawk

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-18-2012 05:20:09 | More by swaghawk
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MichaelBurns

Indiana

5/5  rDev +23.2%

04-17-2012 19:05:55 | More by MichaelBurns
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BruceBruce

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-16-2012 17:59:22 | More by BruceBruce
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antoines15

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-16-2012 00:01:03 | More by antoines15
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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-15-2012 20:17:52 | More by DrFunkenstein
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stevegregg

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-15-2012 00:34:26 | More by stevegregg
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bentonquest

New York

5/5  rDev +23.2%

04-14-2012 21:51:19 | More by bentonquest
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kspongeworthy

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +17%

04-14-2012 19:55:58 | More by kspongeworthy
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-13-2012 19:23:10 | More by TheRuss9585
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vbiliyar

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -26.1%

04-13-2012 02:18:50 | More by vbiliyar
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egrace84

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-11-2012 21:12:28 | More by egrace84
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ONUMello

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +6.7%

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: A pretty orange-ish red color with a 1/2 finger tan head that slowly recedes.
S: Citrusy, piney hops with a solid caramel/malt backbone.
T: Full and flavorful yet doesn't punch you in the mouth with hops. They're definitely there, but very well integrated. Pine and rye up front; the backbone is incredibly structured with caramel and whole grain bread.
M: Rich, smooth and full-bodied.
O: I'm really enjoying this. Very well made.Rich and complex.

04-11-2012 21:11:27 | More by ONUMello
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flpiii

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +17%

04-09-2012 01:02:43 | More by flpiii
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Kevlee722

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-04-2012 07:01:32 | More by Kevlee722
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Duke

British Columbia (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +2.2%

(From a tulip)

Appearance: Bittersweet Lenny's IPA pours a misty, saturated sorrel colour, with a moderately sized and slightly tanned white head which collapses quickly into a thin white cap.

Smell: This is certainly bold. I'm getting dark rum and all the dark fruits you'd imagine in a big quadrupel - raisins, prunes and figs. But there's apricot or something light and sugary right at the very front too, and then there's a bit of caramel as the beer warms. The hoppy scent and the malts are there but they're quite light.

Taste: Where did that rye come from? I didn't smell it but I'm tasting it behind what is a bowl of well-boozed, well-sugared fresh fruits. The flavour on the whole is very sweet, and quite funky. The hop profile is light and slightly peppery.

Mouthfeel: The beer feels quite robust, and the carbonation level is on the light side of medium, I'd say. The alcohol hangs around, cutting through the beer right to the end.

Overall: There's a lot going on in this big, bold and boozy beer. It's very sweet, yet I think it manages to be well balanced since the mouthfuls feel good and satisfying.

03-31-2012 07:06:16 | More by Duke
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HardTarget

Texas

3.98/5  rDev -2%

Appearance: Obscenely thick and tight knit tan head, looks like I could float a bottle cap on it. Brown glass glows blood red when back lit and shows good clarity. Wow, what a looker!

Smell: Oh my. Rich rum raisin, plum, heady alcohol, sweet malt extract, leafy hops, complex and powerful, almost too much going on.

Taste: Kicks off like an Old Ale, leathery rich malt with a subdued hop bitter. Tastes aged, the hops aren't really there, just the bitter. Rye gives a little earthy peppery edge to the rich dark fruit compote.

Mouthfeel: Medium body feels too light for the massive taste, think the alcohol thins it out a bit. Dry finish, medium carbonation seems a bit high.

Overall: Wow. Not really an IPA, or a RIPA in my book, I'd stick with an Old Ale. No date on the bottle so I'm going to assume it's fresh and supposed to taste like this. A beast of a beer, I'll enjoy sipping on it.

Cheers to Illudium for the sample!
L'Chaim!

03-30-2012 02:56:39 | More by HardTarget
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-29-2012 01:29:23 | More by DonFrap
He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A. from Shmaltz Brewing Company
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