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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,702 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,702
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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JLeet

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-11-2014 21:41:21 | More by JLeet
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ChrisAlbertine

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-11-2014 16:50:12 | More by ChrisAlbertine
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Cory_Brown

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

A- dark bronze hazy color with about an inch of light tan creamy head.
S- the smell is very pleasant. Hops are blended into a sweet rye smell. A little spice is detected as well. Cannot wait to taste this.
T- not as pleasant as the smell. A little too sweet but still very tasty. The rye flavor is too sweet for my palate but I can see why many would love this one. It is exactly what the label implies, a bittersweet rye IPA. Interesting
M- medium carbonation and the hops jump off the tongue
O- this is definitely a solid beer, just not my favorite style. I would recommend for any hop head to give it a try.

06-10-2014 09:10:27 | More by Cory_Brown
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Heady978

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-09-2014 03:44:45 | More by Heady978
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LMH88

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-09-2014 00:45:20 | More by LMH88
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KevMo84

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

06-08-2014 23:24:05 | More by KevMo84
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theandychrist

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-08-2014 17:24:45 | More by theandychrist
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Bhoward0698

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-07-2014 21:56:39 | More by Bhoward0698
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ArsMoriendiOU818

New York

1/5  rDev -75.4%

06-07-2014 20:59:37 | More by ArsMoriendiOU818
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

06-06-2014 15:38:31 | More by jpd7374
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dradair

Missouri

5/5  rDev +23.2%

06-05-2014 18:42:33 | More by dradair
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Soterios

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

06-05-2014 12:33:28 | More by Soterios
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Punisher

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-04-2014 02:35:08 | More by Punisher
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robertjskelton

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-04-2014 00:02:39 | More by robertjskelton
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Walshwi

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-01-2014 19:53:43 | More by Walshwi
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

05-31-2014 19:43:12 | More by Sspeer1
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-31-2014 00:59:38 | More by kylehay2004
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +23.2%

05-28-2014 22:04:56 | More by Durandal_777
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-28-2014 01:34:58 | More by Latarnik
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jklecko2

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-27-2014 22:15:53 | More by jklecko2
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MaddDogg84

Texas

5/5  rDev +23.2%

05-26-2014 19:38:55 | More by MaddDogg84
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alostplot

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-26-2014 08:12:11 | More by alostplot
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raulazzer

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-20-2014 05:17:09 | More by raulazzer
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Domvan

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-20-2014 00:42:28 | More by Domvan
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

4.3/5  rDev +5.9%

Bottle purchased as a single from Zyn wine merchant in Calgary and poured into a tulip glass. I had to Google the malt and hop bill for this one and the recipe is pretty complex across the board, some interesting choices and can I just mention that I continue to enjoy this brewery's labels and just basically their whole schtick? Ahem. This is a formidably dark DIPA, an orange-brown with perhaps an inch or so of creamy, milkshake-like tan head. Looks like a mammoth and sure enough, this one is deep, rich, sweet, spicy, and perhaps above all bitter. The nose conveys dark caramel malts, an almost roasted peppery rye spice, candied citrus (orange and lemon?), and sweet dank pineapple. Overall effect is almost like pomegranate molasses (if you are familiar) spiked with herbal tincture and peppercorns. And the palate? Well, I will start by saying that some of the reviews below are not hyperbole. This really is a world-class rye DIPA that can hang with the Cali "big guns". The malts come off a bit donut-like, with tons of treacle toffee and a cotton candy type sweetness that somehow manages to ride the dark wave. Obviously one is going to taste considerable hop flavor and there's a cornucopia of fruit and spice notes: Orange liqueur, pineapple and a more generic musty tropical vibe, candied lemon, grapefruit, and some pine plus black pepper for days and days. The rye is probably exerting a significant effect here as well. Thick body with a correspondingly protruding chewy mouthfeel. The finish is intensely bitter and spicy despite the malts and no one should accuse this brew of being too sweet. Masterfully executed example of a rye-based beer and packing some serious firepower, yet remains mysteriously drinkable, with the ABV detectable only via a lingering warmth.

05-19-2014 03:43:11 | More by CalgaryFMC
He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A. from Shmaltz Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,702 ratings.