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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,655 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,655
Reviews: 842
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.82%
Wants: 66
Gots: 84 | 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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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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2014 03:43:11 | More by CalgaryFMC
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crowsnest

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-19-2014 01:09:40 | More by crowsnest
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Norseman

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-19-2014 00:23:22 | More by Norseman
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Oliver_Twist

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I love this beer!

Slightly "thick", nice citrus hop balance and some added rye spiciness. This is a smooth, delicious beer! This one of my "top 5" beers.

If I were to be stranded in the mountains for any amount of time and I had to select one of 5 beers to keep me company, I would have to select RIPA! This is in the Sculpin and Pliny category.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2014 22:42:50 | More by Oliver_Twist
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sbangs

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

05-14-2014 22:27:46 | More by sbangs
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neckbeered

Montana

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-12-2014 16:44:01 | More by neckbeered
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kybeerdrinker

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +17%

05-11-2014 17:58:20 | More by kybeerdrinker
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-11-2014 06:00:51 | More by DaftPatrick
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pathead

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

05-10-2014 19:52:43 | More by pathead
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ascags

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-10-2014 16:15:47 | More by ascags
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Bluescooter

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-10-2014 15:54:52 | More by Bluescooter
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

3/5  rDev -26.1%

05-08-2014 23:32:36 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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patrick802

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +17%

05-08-2014 15:57:30 | More by patrick802
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ChrisinRI

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-08-2014 14:22:57 | More by ChrisinRI
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abcdefghijkyle

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

05-08-2014 04:01:55 | More by abcdefghijkyle
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Northtexan

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

05-06-2014 20:30:44 | More by Northtexan
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bleedsblu

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-06-2014 17:14:37 | More by bleedsblu
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-05-2014 22:37:40 | More by MikeWard
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APBT91

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

05-05-2014 17:30:01 | More by APBT91
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IvoryFoxhole

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-03-2014 02:21:21 | More by IvoryFoxhole
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pinebarons

New York

4.75/5  rDev +17%

04-29-2014 20:01:17 | More by pinebarons
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LightnerLiquorKS

Kansas

5/5  rDev +23.2%

04-29-2014 00:03:35 | More by LightnerLiquorKS
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dcbeers

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-28-2014 03:08:33 | More by dcbeers
He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A. from Shmaltz Brewing Company
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