He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A. - Shmaltz Brewing Company
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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
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
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.
07-27-2014 04:40:10 | More by slym
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
He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A. from Shmaltz Brewing Company
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