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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: 67
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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TBoneJones

Texas

4.33/5  rDev +6.7%

He-Brew Lenny's Rye DIPA
Pours a nice ruby brown with nice bubbles swirling to the finger thick head.
Not much smell here. I guess it's all in the taste. Maybe a hint of tangy metal and rye and fruit.
The taste is of a big but incedibly smooth DIPA. Notes of cherry, rye, malt. Gives way to the massive hops but this somehow doesn't destroy my palette. So smooth. Rich. I can't pick out too many different things, but what's here is very good, and of the very few rye-beers I've tried this would be the best yet.  Thick and great carbonation. Chewy as a Maharaja. I recall trying Founders Devil Dancer a few weeks back (and not liking it greaty), and something about this beer by Lenny's somehow reminded me of DD, only perfected. Overall a fine DIPA.

08-27-2012 01:08:48 | More by TBoneJones
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jakea

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

08-24-2012 01:11:09 | More by jakea
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

08-22-2012 20:03:43 | More by Chugs13
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IanMcCaul


4.75/5  rDev +17%

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

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +17%

08-21-2012 01:58:08 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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ajs4bd

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

08-20-2012 14:29:51 | More by ajs4bd
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slowdaddy

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

08-19-2012 16:41:40 | More by slowdaddy
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Brubaker

Virginia

3.95/5  rDev -2.7%

A- Clear amber with a 1 finger cream colored head.

S- Citrusy & malty

T- Very sweet malts, Citrus tang, Hoppy bitter.

M- Smooth & thick

O- A very malty IPA. Thicker than traditional IPA's. I enjoyed it but it's not what i imagine when i think IPA. Well made though.

Might Drink
Wouldn't Buy
Wouldn't Make

08-18-2012 18:35:22 | More by Brubaker
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joechandler


4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

08-18-2012 03:41:09 | More by joechandler
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GMan

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -1.5%

08-18-2012 02:28:12 | More by GMan
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adamant1912

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

08-16-2012 03:44:15 | More by adamant1912
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Schmuckles

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

08-16-2012 03:28:30 | More by Schmuckles
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BrkfstOfChmpns

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

08-15-2012 23:21:28 | More by BrkfstOfChmpns
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danipp

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

08-15-2012 17:30:02 | More by danipp
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JDizzle

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle that is an amber colered DIPA. Smells like italian herbas that is sweet but herbal with a nice floral hop essence. It does smell like a floral tomatoe sauce despite me not wanting it too. Very hoppy on the palate with a nice sweet malt. Good format to represent a DIPA. Mouthfeel is syrupy and bold

Always a pleasure Hebrew!!

08-15-2012 04:01:09 | More by JDizzle
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mikepcarney

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +17%

08-09-2012 23:49:22 | More by mikepcarney
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jhhollier

Louisiana

4.75/5  rDev +17%

08-09-2012 13:05:10 | More by jhhollier
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FATH3RH0P5

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +17%

08-08-2012 16:08:13 | More by FATH3RH0P5
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4Socialanxiety

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

08-08-2012 02:21:30 | More by 4Socialanxiety
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tofuspeedstar

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

08-07-2012 18:49:26 | More by tofuspeedstar
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sammo

Kansas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

08-06-2012 19:08:35 | More by sammo
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Stumpy29er

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

08-06-2012 01:18:43 | More by Stumpy29er
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Thomas_Picton

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

08-02-2012 01:11:49 | More by Thomas_Picton
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scootny

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

A lovely deep reddish amber with a big head a lots of lace. Clear and pretty in the glass . Smell is full of pine and sweet syrupy toffee, roasted grains and burnt caramel . Taste follows with a sweet sticky caramel and toasted malt body that sits beautifully on the tongue with an explosion of pine and punch of grapefruit in the middle to finish. Tropical fruit adds some complexity and lushness to the taste. Rye comes through with an edgy presence that balances the sweeter aspects in a fashion and melds with the hops. The alcohol is present but well integrated with a warmth in the swallow. Feel is thick and chewy with a smooth carbonation and a supple drinkability. A outstanding DIPA. One of the best and it brings a unique take and taste to the table.

07-31-2012 02:33:59 | More by scootny
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keithmurray

New York

4.05/5  rDev -0.2%

Appearance - dark copper color with khaki colored head

Smell - citrus, grapefruit, spice from the rye

Taste - Citrus from the hops, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, spicy kick from the rye, brown sugar, pine

Mouthfeel - Thick, hearty, syrupy, full bodied, very sweet upfront and in the middle, bitter in the back, low carbonation on this as well

overall - strong beer, one that will sneak up on you and hurt you if you aren't careful. solid beer that I'm glad to have tried

Price Point - $12.99/4pk 12 oz bottles

07-28-2012 21:20:24 | More by keithmurray
He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A. from Shmaltz Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,688 ratings.