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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,697 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,697
Reviews: 849
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.82%
Wants: 69
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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scottyu27

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +17%

05-22-2013 13:15:12 | More by scottyu27
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Thiestru

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +17%

Poured from a 12-oz. bottle into my Terrapin pint glass.

Appearance: Rich, hazy copper color with a three-finger brownish-white head. (The bottle had gotten a little shaken up the night before opening, which I think accounts for that insanely thick head, at least partially.) The color and head are good enough, but the haziness pushes it right up there to 'exceptional'. Not to mention the generous lacing.

Smell: Rye and hops. I can't wait to try it!

Taste: Wow! This is the best IPA I've had in quite some time, and I've had some good ones in the last few months. Whoever first thought of mixing rye and hops was a hero to the human race, and it seems that Schmaltz Brewing Company agrees, because they've taken that idea and made a masterpiece of it. Seriously. This tastes a lot like a Terrapin Rye Pale Ale, but stronger, and just... bigger. And better. And I love Terrapin Rye Pale Ale, too. First you get those rye malts on the front of the tongue, then it gradually gives way to bitter hops as it goes back. I'm having a hard time describing this because it's so overwhelmingly great.

Mouthfeel: Rather full-bodied and creamy, actually. Very, very good.

Drinkability: I could drink these all day! Enough said.

Get this.

04-24-2010 21:37:36 | More by Thiestru
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CWhite

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +17%

03-29-2014 22:30:50 | More by CWhite
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DmouthCaliBrewz

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +17%

05-11-2013 23:21:43 | More by DmouthCaliBrewz
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geexploitation

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +17%

Pours a dark amber, deep mahogany in the middle and bright cherrywood on the outer rim, with a big, whipped-cream head that sticks very well to the sides of the glass. Wonderful nose, full of fruity, doughy goodness (must be the rye) alongside fruity and metallic hops. Very enticing. On the palate, this beer is hugely smooth without having a dextrine feel. Metallic hops, rich caramel hops and yeasty, doughy fruits vye for your attention at the mid-palate. Hop bitterness is big but not acrid or overly acidic; maltiness is substantial but not sweet. Balance is the watchword here, a rare thing in a double IPA. Overall, this beer is great, exactly what a double IPA should be. The rye adds a certain depth to the beer, and every flavor element harmonizes with the others. Excellent.

12-22-2006 04:52:09 | More by geexploitation
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slader

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +17%

08-03-2013 02:35:08 | More by slader
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Jameswoody

Montana

4.75/5  rDev +17%

05-08-2013 06:54:15 | More by Jameswoody
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patrick802

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +17%

05-08-2014 15:57:30 | More by patrick802
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bikesandbeers

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +17%

02-16-2014 01:41:37 | More by bikesandbeers
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calebcabral

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +17%

07-16-2014 22:30:57 | More by calebcabral
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IanMcCaul


4.75/5  rDev +17%

08-22-2012 02:46:33 | More by IanMcCaul
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HeightsEats

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +17%

Pours a nice golden hue, malty aroma with faint hop floral elements. The taste and drinkability are surprising for a 10% ABV beer. Very good balance between sweet and bitter with a full-bodied (but not cloying) mouthfeel and an excellent roasted / rye complexity in both flavor and aftertaste. I only bought one of these, but wished I'd had another after finishing it.

06-01-2010 21:31:05 | More by HeightsEats
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pinebarons

New York

4.75/5  rDev +17%

04-29-2014 20:01:17 | More by pinebarons
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sevenshubby

California

4.75/5  rDev +17%

02-23-2013 22:28:31 | More by sevenshubby
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Soundgyrl

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +17%

04-24-2013 16:08:42 | More by Soundgyrl
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ng85

California

4.75/5  rDev +17%

11-14-2012 12:42:20 | More by ng85
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razorsdescent

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +17%

11-29-2013 19:50:59 | More by razorsdescent
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JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +17%

08-21-2012 01:58:08 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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JLapadura

New York

4.75/5  rDev +17%

07-20-2012 00:16:30 | More by JLapadura
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Joshgonzales79

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +17%

06-04-2012 00:09:47 | More by Joshgonzales79
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EQueezy

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +17%

this beer is amazing. such expert pairing of malt, rye flavor and deep rich hop aroma. rarely seen a malty ipa as good as this.

a - deep, dark brown with med ipa head.

s - hoppy, malty notes.

t - can't beat this combination. rich, thick malty flavor with deep, rich hop aroma mixed in. good sugars, not too sweet of finish. i can't believe how well this high alcohol beer goes down. i think i've drank one in about 2-3 min... oops!

m - great rich malty ipa body.

o - a must buy for any ipa or malty ale lover.

07-24-2013 02:55:21 | More by EQueezy
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PrimScrewhead

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +17%

S: Bottle poured into nonic

A: Pretty copper with a light foamy head

S: Grapefruit & Malt

T: Very sharp/hop bomb first taste. It quickly shifts gears to a medium malt flavor. Booze throughout

M: Medium body. Curvy in the right places

O: A very enjoyable, dry RIPA.

09-14-2013 03:34:09 | More by PrimScrewhead
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kybeerdrinker

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +17%

05-11-2014 17:58:20 | More by kybeerdrinker
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +17%

12-20-2012 08:17:15 | More by grahamboudreaux
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troy138

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +17%

04-28-2013 16:46:18 | More by troy138
He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A. from Shmaltz Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,697 ratings.