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He'Brew / Cathedral Square St. Lenny's - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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He'Brew / Cathedral Square St. Lenny'sHe'Brew / Cathedral Square St. Lenny's

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BA SCORE
88
very good

90 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Belgian Style Double Rye India Pale Ale

(Beer added by: CloudStrife on 08-27-2013)
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A: 4.5 - Poured into a Bernardus chalice, this is a dark copper-amber beer with a substantial head, nearly an inch thick, dense, foamy.
S: 4 - Candy sweetness with lots of spicy phenols, peppery and clove-y.
T: 3.75 - Heavy malt dominates, the last thing I look for in either a Belgian or an IPA, quite sweet, though bitterness is ramped up to offset it. Ripely fruity, with alcohol apparent.
M: 4 - Big bodied, creamy
O: 3.5 - Too heavy for me, with not enough Belgianness in the flavor.

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Serving: On tap at The Hay Merchant, poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Clear, copper brown. Thick, off-white head with nice fine lacing down the glass.

Smell: Malt, caramel a bit of spice and emerging Belgian yeast as it warms.

Taste: Full and malty with some sweet fruit (apples?) and honey. The rye, hops and Belgian yeast combine for an interesting mix of peppery spice. Nice dry, bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Full, smooth mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Neither the rye, hops or Belgian yeast dominate, complementing each other nicely,

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4.63/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Purchased as part of the 2013 gift pack.
Brewed with specialty 2-row, rye ale malt, torrified rye, crystal rye 75, crystal malt 80, wheat, kiln amber, and caramunich 60. Hopped with Warrior, Cascade, Simcoe, Crystal, Chinook and Centennial. Dry hopped with Simcoe, Amarillo and Crystal.
10% ABV.
Pours out to a slightly hazy medium amber, forming a large creamy yellow head with amazing retention and one solid thick sticky sheet of lace. Carbonation is moderate. The nose is immediately very hop fruity...I get tangerines, apricots, pineapple and grapefruit sitting on top of a subtle toast note. Reminds me a bit of a great ESB with that apricot jam on toast nose. Mouthfeel is smooth as silk with a huge sticky body. The taste is fantastic. Very hop forward up front, balanced beautifully with with the tropical notes from the yeast, all sitting on top of the toasty sticky malt body and with a well balanced spicy bitterness which lingers on the tongue long after it goes down the pipe. The yeast is well attenuated, not finishing completely dry, but not syrupy sweet, just perfect. A testament to the brewers craft here, my friends.

Highly recommend, this is fantastic stuff. Not being a big fan of Belgian IPA's, this blows all those out of the water. Yummy. Get some!

Mitchster, Jun 15, 2014
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He'Brew / Cathedral Square St. Lenny's from Shmaltz Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.