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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
86
very good

180 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 2
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: CloudStrife on 08-27-2013

Belgian Style Double Rye India Pale Ale
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Ratings: 180 | Reviews: 39 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of srletend
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Trueant1
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great brown color that pours a big head.
Yeast, phenols, and, almost apples in the nose, Yeast and alcoholic taste with a hop bitterness. Very wet, moist big beer. Bravo, I will get another bottle of this as I cook my matzo ball soup with schmaltz for Passover!

Photo of alostplot
3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBuckley73
3.46/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PretzelCity
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.54/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

a belgian rye imperial pale, sort of a weird idea from the get go, the beer comes though more as a belgian strong, or even as a barleywine than anything else. copper to amber in color, mostly clear, and shoring over an inch of white head but it recedes rapidly. the nose is a combination of belgian yeasts (very fruity), mild rye spice, and alcohol, along with plenty of residual malt sweetness. the flavor is similar, with the yeast backing off just a little bit and the booze really cranking up. the sweetness is too much for me, i cant do even my half of a bomber of this, but i get the rye coming through a lot, which i love, and the apple spice yeast is pleasant as a flavor. this would be a better beer at 7% abv, i have no doubt in my mind at all about that. these beers have all been hit or miss for me, and this one is somewhere in between. i definitely wouldnt buy it again, but i cant rip it too hard either, i think they accomplished what they set out to do, its just a strange mission. if you want a curiously sweet booze bomb with some character, this is your horse.

Photo of MDHopster
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
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 rfgetz
3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IreRican
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duffman79
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yarnbomb
4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Impressive- complex yet approachable. More please!

Photo of retry4z
4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of byronic
3.08/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rudedude985
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beersaday
3.19/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of polloenfuego
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmbranum
4.61/5  rDev +19.7%
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 +1.8%

Photo of csrbv
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of drinkin-beeers
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Wayne17
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of sirhc3034
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Sammy1987
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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He'Brew / Cathedral Square St. Lenny's from Shmaltz Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.