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.
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,001
Reviews:
902
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
11.88%
 
 
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87
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a brown amber color with a nice one to one and a half finger head. The smell is of sweet malt and some rye malt as well as some citrusy hops. The taste is of rye malt and sweet malts with some citrusy hops to balance out the flavor and some other fruit notes present. The mouthfeel is smooth and buttery, there is a light carbonation. The drinkability is very high this is a very very good beer.

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

taste- sweet, alcoholic, malt backbone

color- mahogany

clarity- clear

smell- citrusy hops, roasted malts, caramel

body- big, full, round malty body with a long alcoholic finish

appearance- off-white, creamy head, heavy lace

overall impression- a pretty well balanced, above average tasting beer. great body and finish, alcoholic tasting, big.

notes and comments- malts: 2-row, Rye Ale Malt, Torrified Rye, Crystal Rye 75, Crystal Malt 80, Wheat, Kiln Amber, CaraMunich 60

hops: Warrior, Cascade, Simcoe, Crystal, Chinook, Amarillo, Centennial. Dry Hopped with Simcoe, Amarillo and Crystal

glassware: pint

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

Very dark for an IPA with very little head. Tastes like dessert. Like brown sugar and tons of malt. I get how some feel this beer has barleywine qualities. Wish the hops stood out a little more prominently but still for all it is a fantastic brew.

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He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A. from Shmaltz Brewing Company
4.04 out of 5 based on 2,001 ratings.
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