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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,697 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,697
Reviews: 849
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.82%
Wants: 70
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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FosterJM

California

3.78/5  rDev -6.9%

1475th Review on BA
Bottle to Spiegelau small tulip
12oz

No bottling date
Purchased at Party House Liquor, Chino Hills, CA. Dont remember the single price.

App- A weird mix of brown, gold, amber. 1/2" off white head. One line of lace at top. Nothing else.

Smell- Missing the Rye on the nose. Large creamy aromas of hops and thick malts. Citrus zest and caramel dominate with a bit of whispy booze on the nose. A bit singular in aromatics.

Taste- A very large DIPA. 10% is semi hidden with some good whispy booze flavors on 1st sip. The caramel is very upfront with big Rye and hops. Very creamy with a bit if pepper and orange zest.

Mouth- A thicker medium with a creamy flavor behind it. Medium carbonation with a residual rye,pepper malty orange zest.

Drink- It's been a very long time since I had this one and didnt remember it at all. Glad I came back to a 12oz vs. 22oz. Probably wont revisit.

08-28-2012 14:44:58 | More by FosterJM
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thegrifter

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -20%

08-28-2012 00:01:49 | More by thegrifter
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BeerHunter76

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

08-27-2012 19:50:25 | More by BeerHunter76
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beerpadawan

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

08-27-2012 16:38:57 | More by beerpadawan
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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%

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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%

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