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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

105 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | 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:
Beer added by: CloudStrife on 08-27-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Belgian Style Double Rye India Pale Ale
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Ratings: 105 | Reviews: 25 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Hohnbaum
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MDHopster
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Wow, clear orange with translucent head. Aroma of rye, plenty of rye, probably offputting to those who are not rye fans. Tastes heavily of rye, I like rye, thus my score for taste, others may rate well below. Reminds me of Flying Dog's Raging Bitch with a boatload of rye. I see the "Belgian Rye IPA" label as fitting. No subtlety to the mouth feel, this is setup to feel like a double IPA. Appropriate for the type.

Photo of IreRican
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duffman79
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yarnbomb
4.44/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Impressive- complex yet approachable. More please!

Photo of jmbranum
4.6/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bought at Central Market in Fort Worth, Texas. Transported back to Oklahoma via Amtrak.

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber bottle into a large wine glass.

Pours a clear amber-orange clear liquid with smallish head. Gloriously good aroma with some citrus and vodka notes (the latter makes sense since this is 10% ABV).

Flavor is very rich and full. Some wine and liqueur notes. Some grapefruit, dates, raisins, some different grain (maybe some spicy rye), a tiny bit of maple syrup, all followed by a heavy dose of hops.

The best thing I could compare this to would be a meeting between a Belgian Trappist ale and an West coast style Pale Ale.

I really liked this. I want more! Very sad this is a one time offering.

L'chaim!

Photo of ryanpj
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of sirhc3034
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Sammy1987
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of lochef81
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Beernoobie
3.85/5  rDev -2%

Photo of sunsjammer
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of TubaDan
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of clausr
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of frlrv1020
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of BeenTired
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%

Photo of RockinRich
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of rbmjr1
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Aficionado_Shawn
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of ToddGingerich
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of allengarvin
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

Weighting (percentages): 20, 20, 40, 5, 15. Avg: 3.92

Photo of vonnerbeer
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of HipCzech
4/5  rDev +1.8%

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,

Photo of Sheldog
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of JessBrittingham
4.4/5  rDev +12%

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He'Brew / Cathedral Square St. Lenny's from Shmaltz Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.