He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A. - Shmaltz Brewing Company
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5/5 rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Pours a darkish-copper color with a thick head that fades down to a one-finger head with lacing. Great presentation in my Piraat glass.
Aroma is bursting with spicy rye and floral/grassy hops in the nose. Sweet and hoppy at the same time.
Taste is sweet and spicy upfront with a good kick of grapefruit from the hops in the middle. Very delicious. There's a good balance between hops and rye here.
Rye and hops linger in the mouthfeel. Again, that balance carries over beautifully to cap off a beer that is definitely unique and refreshing.
I'm buying this again. Would love to buy it in Vermont but it's absolutely one of my favorites. Definitely. Only Hop Rod Rye comes close when it comes to beers infused with rye.
I've got to give this one a perfect 5 though. It's hard to find DIPAs that have a defined balance between malt and hops.
Serving type: bottle
05-17-2009 00:37:54 | More by Brad007
He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A. from Shmaltz Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,636 ratings.