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

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He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A.He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A.

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Shmaltz Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: American Double / 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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Killer beer with the combo of a very hoppy IPA crossed with the deep complexity of a barley wine. I loved the thick mouthfeel and the layers of malt and dark fruit that circled under the big hop presence. Sometimes a DIPA tastes like a an IPA that is slightly higher in alcohol but this is a different beast which takes the IPA style to a more complex barley wine zone. I would be interested in how this would cellar

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured on He'brew night with Jeremy Cowan at the Trolley Stop into a traditional pint glass.

Appearance- Red with a grand head of carbonated goodness. Thick lacing coats the glass.

Smell- Amarillo sticky sweet grapefruit hoppiness, oranges, and light malts.

Taste- Malt upfront with hops quickly bringing up the rear. Hops wallop the palate and urge the need for a glass of water to accompany.

Mouthfeel- Sticky and effervescent, well carbonated with a medium full body.

Drinkability- Very high drinkability on this elixer. High warming alcohol that I wasn't told about until after I finished. But I have the distinct feeling that I could drink many and not be too drunk.

Great job on this one He'brew!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
A- dark amber, one finger head that slowly fades into thick lacing
S- hops, grains, subtle spiciness and pine
T- hops, rye, malt, pepper, hops linger along with rye in aftertaste
M- thick for an IPA; carbonation stays throughout, making for an almost creamy feel
O- a wonderful beer. A spicy rye IPA with great body. 

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