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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,704 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,704
Reviews: 849
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.82%
Wants: 70
Gots: 89 | 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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howard12

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-30-2012 16:14:17 | More by howard12
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benweinfeld


3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

04-30-2012 05:06:50 | More by benweinfeld
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lvoutlawjlh

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-29-2012 18:02:53 | More by lvoutlawjlh
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev -3.9%

Bottle shared by Steve, 12oz into a tulip.

Reddish-brown body, offwhite head with good lacing and some whisps of retention. Nose has some sweet caramel, rye bread, a bit of spice and citrus hops. Taste is bitter initially, caramel, rye bread, grapefruit and bitter citrus rind in terms of hops. Medium full feel and a strong bitterness that's fairly abrasive for my liking. Substantial malt sweetness is prevalent throughout as well. Solid rye character in this IIPA, but hops aren't in my wheelhouse - still quite a solid example of the style regardless.

04-28-2012 15:08:05 | More by liamt07
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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
He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A. from Shmaltz Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,704 ratings.