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

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1,663 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,663
Reviews: 845
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.82%
Wants: 67
Gots: 85 | 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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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-04-2012 01:32:14 | More by HoistinBrews
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Joshgonzales79

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +17%

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

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

06-03-2012 23:58:21 | More by sailorastro
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dsuedbeck

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

06-03-2012 22:47:43 | More by dsuedbeck
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Hanzo

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-03-2012 14:06:32 | More by Hanzo
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Bran9999


4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-02-2012 21:53:34 | More by Bran9999
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Hopmodium

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

06-01-2012 17:47:30 | More by Hopmodium
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cdwil

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-31-2012 14:16:48 | More by cdwil
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buckyp

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-30-2012 22:12:56 | More by buckyp
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KevinTK


4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-30-2012 15:39:38 | More by KevinTK
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Zaphog

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-30-2012 05:44:21 | More by Zaphog
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leodarko

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

05-28-2012 02:18:02 | More by leodarko
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-26-2012 03:13:19 | More by bluckbeyes
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DeezGunz14

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-23-2012 00:57:22 | More by DeezGunz14
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PissWarmChango

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

05-22-2012 13:54:55 | More by PissWarmChango
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TimH


3/5  rDev -26.1%

05-19-2012 18:01:36 | More by TimH
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jimmah120

Minnesota

4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into wine glass

Giant off-white head, clear amber-red body with lots of rising bubbles. Smell is warm rye, alcohol, piney hops, citrus, grass. First thing I notice is a very creamy feel, then bitter oily hops. They weren't lying about using a lot of hops and malt. There's a lot of flavor here: piney hop resin, nutty/toasted malt, darker notes of clove and spice, citrus fruit, and lots of warm alcohol. Loses half a point on mouthfeel because of how abrasive the oil and alcohol is.

This is a terrific, stong, flavorful beer. Not something I'd drink all the time, but was excellent to try.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2012 03:20:48 | More by jimmah120
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-16-2012 15:50:54 | More by standardcherry
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Lawnboy33

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

05-12-2012 01:10:43 | More by Lawnboy33
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MeowTom

Washington

4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Dark amber color with a huge fluffy head that will stay around for a while. When I put it up to the light it has a slight red glow to it.

S- Strong malty scent, with a little bit of the hops coming through as you dive your nose in a few times. You can smell the caramelized sugars very well.

T- Very strong bitter to it, with the alcohol coming through a bit. You have to search for the hops but once you found them it is a very well balanced sweet/bitter ratio.

M- Medium carbonation and body that doesn't distract from the flavors.

O- Great beer that really is a wonderful double I.P.A.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2012 19:59:56 | More by MeowTom
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rfbenavi80

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 4 pack just to try it. Looked interesting.
Bottle poured into a Tulip.

A- Wow! Really dark amber for a DIPA. Tan colored head creates a nice "cap" on the top of the beer that hangs around a long time. Looks very tasty.

S- Lots of spicy rye. Solid caramel malts in the back, and some dark fruits. Smell is more like a quad or a dubbel than DIPA. Smells very sweet. Very interesting.

T- Boom! Malt sweetness hits the tongue. The hops are not overpowering, they don't come right out and smack you in the face. It is very sweet compared to other DIPA's. The spicy rye hits you in the back of the mouth.

M- Very thick and creamy. Very light carbonation. An easy drinker for the 10% ABV.

O- Really surprised with this one, it really is an interesting beer. Since this beer is "Imperial" I'm going to put one away for a while. The sweet aroma and the sweet taste like a quad or a dubbel have me tricked. This is one DIPA that might age well. I'm interested to find out.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2012 01:09:42 | More by rfbenavi80
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Willywong1962

Illinois

3/5  rDev -26.1%

05-10-2012 14:51:10 | More by Willywong1962
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JxExM

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

05-09-2012 02:27:41 | More by JxExM
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bluetrevian

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

05-08-2012 16:28:52 | More by bluetrevian
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

05-06-2012 18:44:54 | More by muskiesman
He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A. from Shmaltz Brewing Company
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