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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,688 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,688
Reviews: 848
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.82%
Wants: 68
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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1Nrwyscotch

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

08-13-2014 22:14:11 | More by 1Nrwyscotch
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WoostaBia

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +23.2%

08-13-2014 13:07:36 | More by WoostaBia
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mrob22278


4/5  rDev -1.5%

08-12-2014 02:42:50 | More by mrob22278
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cardinals22

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

08-11-2014 16:30:29 | More by cardinals22
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TechBrew

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

08-11-2014 15:54:57 | More by TechBrew
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juicebox

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.5%

08-11-2014 02:27:43 | More by juicebox
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Halfpintk10


5/5  rDev +23.2%

08-10-2014 07:08:02 | More by Halfpintk10
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rojapa

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

08-09-2014 20:58:45 | More by rojapa
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

08-06-2014 05:51:01 | More by zestar
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Aewachiw

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

08-06-2014 02:39:30 | More by Aewachiw
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Aficionado_Shawn

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

08-05-2014 00:18:37 | More by Aficionado_Shawn
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soulcougher

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

08-04-2014 22:17:29 | More by soulcougher
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jimpyle48

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

08-04-2014 22:05:37 | More by jimpyle48
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Schmitt77

Texas

5/5  rDev +23.2%

08-03-2014 14:15:50 | More by Schmitt77
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ANiklaus

Minnesota

4.91/5  rDev +20.9%

Poured from a bottle into a glass. Appearance is solid with a golden amber color. The smell will give the drinker a nosefull of malt with a slight hint of honey and caramel. The taste is incredibly difficult to beat with the rye infusion. The sensation of the caramel comes through with the initial taste as well with a delayed aftertaste. This is an incredibly flavorful beer that can only be beat by He'Brew's R.I.P.A on Rye which is much more difficult to find on shelves.

08-01-2014 04:21:05 | More by ANiklaus
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-31-2014 03:05:22 | More by Chucker17
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TruePerception

California

3.48/5  rDev -14.3%

He'brew's Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A., Rye Double IPA. 10% ABV.

A: Just over a finger of head. Nice, clear red-amber. Clear-y yellow in the dimple. Decent strand of lacing.

S: Hoppiness, reminiscent of pine sap, is noticeable immediately. Very slight lime citrus note. I'm not getting any malt aromas.

T/MF: Thankfully, hops are not quite so abundant on the palate, though they are certainly there! Again, pine. Heavy caramelized sap balances a bit. Lime peel. Dark rye flavors.

Still not my kind of beer, but better than quite a few IPAs I've tried, and certainly better than Sierra Nevada's RIPA.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

07-30-2014 06:40:03 | More by TruePerception
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Growlerchic

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

07-29-2014 15:39:03 | More by Growlerchic
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Jcpilotak


4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

07-28-2014 22:28:48 | More by Jcpilotak
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cambabeer

Florida

4.08/5  rDev +0.5%

good stuff here, for sure. Cream soda and white lemon cake in the nose, with a whole lot of rhy and breadiness. Ok lacing and head on a copper body.

The taste is the definition of what it says on the body, "bittersweet." Nice spicy hops, a whole lot of them with toasted malt. Then we have this undertone and aftertaste of sweet prune juice and rhy bread.

Unique beer, this one. I'd get it again. Very drinkable for the ABV as well.

07-28-2014 02:41:59 | More by cambabeer
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slym

North Carolina

4.26/5  rDev +4.9%

This is one interesting IPA - nothing hidden, no "notes" or anything, just an in-your-face rye IIPA.

This brew uses 8 kinds of malts and 8 kinds of hops, and it all works together without anything overpowering anything else. The rye adds a great spicyness, and I'd never guess this was a 10% ABV brew.

Just try it! Not your everyday IPA, but something kind of special, I'll even admit.

L'chaim!

07-27-2014 04:40:10 | More by slym
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FederalOC

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

07-26-2014 03:00:20 | More by FederalOC
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Loganbrau

Iowa

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-25-2014 22:06:33 | More by Loganbrau
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Fellysmarts

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -0.7%

A - Poured into an IPA glass. It had about a 1 inch creamy foam head that lasted about 5 minutes. The color. The beer was a wonderful deep amber orange. Fantastic color.
S - Fruit, malt, caramel, rye, spice, maybe even a little pine. The fruit smell lies somewhere between lemon and grapefruit and pineapple.
T - This is where the whole thing changes. At first taste I thought this was going to be the second beer I've dumped (on purpose) in my 20 years of drinking beer (legally). I'm actually very glad I didn't. This beer is a perfect balance of a good IPA and a good barley wine. The hops kind of jump off your tongue while the sweetness brings it back around. The further I got into this glass, the more I loved it.
M - Thick sweet hoppiness that lives up to the bittersweet name.
O - I have a couple more of these thanks to a variety pack and that makes me smile. This is a good beer. I had a great time drinking it and I look forward to the next glass of it.

07-24-2014 02:19:31 | More by Fellysmarts
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bongobeer

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-21-2014 19:54:58 | More by bongobeer
He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A. from Shmaltz Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,688 ratings.