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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,696 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,696
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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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +23.2%

12-07-2012 21:13:03 | More by shockrocker65
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truesolution

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

12-03-2012 03:16:56 | More by truesolution
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kemoarps

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-02-2012 07:28:24 | More by kemoarps
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.88/5  rDev -4.4%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Duvel snu-lip.

A: Very dark amber hue. Pours about a 2 finger, frothy, whit-ish head. Settles very slowly leaving a thick beer ring, and a thick foamy blanket. Thick, persistent, lacing.

S: A little hops, with a little pungency from the rye, and some indistinct Italian spice notes.

T: The hops are strong, and the rye is prevalent. Hoppy, pungent goodness. Woody, with just a touch of indistinct sweetness, and maybe a little basil.

M: Sweet and bitter, hoppy and pungent.... this thing has my palette all confused. Thoughtfully balanced, not overwhelming in any regard. That rye pungency does hang on the palette throughout.

D: Sip and enjoy. The fell will dictate it....

Atmosphere is really nice. Dark hue, thick head, and persistent lacing. Nose combines rye bread with piney hops and a little Italian spice. Strong hoppy pungent flavor. The rye and hops are both very outstanding, but there's a slight balance of indistinct sweet and spice components. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

12-02-2012 05:13:40 | More by bmwats
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rsdaugherty

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

12-01-2012 20:55:08 | More by rsdaugherty
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WoodburyMN

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

12-01-2012 17:38:10 | More by WoodburyMN
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jwat

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

11-30-2012 15:33:13 | More by jwat
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jucifer1818

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

11-30-2012 06:46:55 | More by jucifer1818
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JennieKoeper


4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-28-2012 21:02:24 | More by JennieKoeper
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-27-2012 01:09:43 | More by ChrisMon02
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Tiburon

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

11-27-2012 00:00:11 | More by Tiburon
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Chris_Cali_2o9


3.73/5  rDev -8.1%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Sam Adams cup

A- Clear copper body with a 2" fluffy khaki head

S- Dank hops, sweet malts, alcohol tingles the nose

T- A sweet, spicet, bready, bitter red wine

M- Somewhat thick body, average carbonation

O- Very unique, the smell gives no sign of what's to come. My taste review says it all, it's like a sweet, spicy, bready, bitter red wine. When i lick my lips i taste dark fruit. I wouldn't call it great, just different.

11-25-2012 22:46:06 | More by Chris_Cali_2o9
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Ozzy2004Ironman

Arizona

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-22-2012 20:43:32 | More by Ozzy2004Ironman
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freyguy10

New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

11-22-2012 15:54:30 | More by freyguy10
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.85/5  rDev +19.5%

He'brew Bittersweet Lenny's RIPA has an extremely thick, foamy, beige head, a clear, amber appearance, some tiny streaming bubbles, and a lot of thick lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of pungent, sweet malt and hops, some citrus, hop oil, underlying alcohol, and brown bread. The taste is all that, plus a strong hop bitterness, rye spice, dates, caramel, and candy sugar. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and He'brew Bittersweet Lenny's RIPA finishes semi-dry, pleasant, and surprisingly drinkable. This is simply a perfect beer, if there ever is one, and I recommend it in the most strenuous way! Wow!

RJT

11-22-2012 15:21:33 | More by RonaldTheriot
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jonas

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

11-21-2012 05:13:15 | More by jonas
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lazarogamio


4.75/5  rDev +17%

11-20-2012 04:33:01 | More by lazarogamio
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ZethOfTheNorth

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-20-2012 03:36:49 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.43/5  rDev +9.1%

Poured into a Maudite snifter. Pours a medium to dark reddish amber with a fine one finger light tan head with great retention and lacing. Nice aroma of bready malt, dark and dried stone fruit, caramel and a hint of citrus hops. Similar to a barley wine aroma. Flavor of sweet caramel malt, dark and light fruit, slight spiciness and sourness from the rye and alcohol heat. Finishes with aromatic pine and citrus hops which duke it out with the alcohol, finally winning and leaving a long herbal bitterness. Medium bodied with some creaminess. This is a very nicely made DIPA that has definitely crosses the line with barley wines, although it does have a strong IPA hop presence. Very enjoyable.

11-17-2012 05:10:26 | More by LiquidAmber
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jgreenward

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

11-17-2012 03:53:38 | More by jgreenward
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sneaks2210

New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-16-2012 02:42:25 | More by sneaks2210
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neckbracesub

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

11-14-2012 21:31:13 | More by neckbracesub
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ng85

California

4.75/5  rDev +17%

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

California

3.38/5  rDev -16.7%

I found this to be pretty good, but overall was not impressed.

Dark copper, it has a big pale tan head slowly shrinking to thin foamy top and some lace.

Aroma is sweet port/fortified wine, caramelised and candied grapefruit, caramelised toast.

Taste is raisiny bittersweet jamminess up front, sweet-spicy up front with lingering spicy bitterness behind. Otherwise, it's a bit vague and muddled, overall very sweet and spicy-bitter alcohol with little else. It tastes like a lot of other one-dimensional, run-of-the-mill DIPA types and had no real hop or malt character beyond what I've mentioned.

11-12-2012 00:31:42 | More by Offa
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durlta

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

11-10-2012 16:01:05 | More by durlta
He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A. from Shmaltz Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,696 ratings.