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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company
New York, United States
shmaltz.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

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).

Added by mcallister on 06-07-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,287
Reviews:
906
Ratings:
2,018
pDev:
12.07%
 
 
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87
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Photo of Nass
3/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Rye bread is one of my favorite styles of bread, so I do get stoked when I see beers like in my hometown. In addition to, I am a fan of Lenny Bruce's comedy. He pushed the boundaries back in his time for comedians of today to speak more freely in public. The R.I.P.A is just an absolute brilliant name for this beer title.This is a tasty rye IPA but that rye pepperiness is just too much for me to handle it is clashing with the hops & instead of savoring this 12 oz bottle I just feel like rushing things & gulping it down. There is NO DATE anywhere to be read on the bottle. Furthermore, I would love to try the rye barrel aged version of this beer one day. Cheers! B-

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Photo of sweetbrew82
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

At first I got it for the gimmick, the name. Now I drink it for its reliable taste.

IPAs, good IPAs will have a multitude of tastes within it. This has a bitterness but not a piney bitterness. Excellent

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Photo of Griphon
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AdamSteve
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Walleybeer
1.02/5  rDev -74.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of 1971bernat
2/5  rDev -50.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of OhioLimoncello
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Amazing that this has both dominant bitter and sweet characteristics. A wonderful blend of hips and rye malt that's perfectly named!

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aarono
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I got this as part of a beer of the month, and I was really delighted. It has a medium color reminiscent of apple cider. The smell is light and fragrant. The head was not too thick and transformed quickly into a think layer on top. The mouthfeel was slightly creamy, and it had a nice rye flavor. Would drink again.

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4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cameo64
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBeast
3.65/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OriginalWayOut
5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of FrancisM12
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Samlover55
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into goblet
unidentifiable date code
L- pours bronze color, with quickly dissapating off-white head, some lacing
S- rye dominated with some resin
T- peppery rye malt, followed by a mellowed sweetness, with a finish of resin-y hops, booziness, and the peppery rye again
F- medium-bodied, has a syrup-y feel, average carbonation
Overall this is a great representation of the style, I really like how the finish just explodes with flavor

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4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mjgpy3
4.68/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of marker2525
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ladle69
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Casey_L
3.58/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of rsuarez1982
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mikeg67
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle. Pours dark amber with tall, long lasting, fluffy off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of caramel malt, citrusy hops and ripe fruit. Body is full and slightly crisp. Citrusy, herbal hops, caramel malt and tropical fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long, huge, and dry. Outstanding brew.

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Photo of MonkeyboyATL
4.72/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Doesn't look, smell or taste like a DIPA. I understand that there can be a pretty wide range of taste within a particular style, but DIPA? Really? Not just an American strong ale or maybe even a barleywine? Oh well, you should definitely try it because this is one terrific beer. Rich malt flavor with nice bitterness and the rye really sets it off. Beautiful dark tea color. Substantial mouthfeel and just a touch of heat. One of my current favorite beers.

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He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A. from Shmaltz Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 2,018 ratings