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
Ranking:
#2,835
Reviews:
904
Ratings:
2,015
pDev:
12.07%
Bros Score:
4.46
 
 
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86
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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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Photo of craigbelly
4/5  rDev -1.5%
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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Photo of micromaniac129
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A rich copper looking ale. The head is thick and tan and sticky as it fades back into the beer. It leaves sticky lacing and surfacs foam.

Aroma is thick sticky malts and candied sugar.
Hops are lite and linger towards the back. A slight rye spicyness and alcohol are also noted.

Taste is very malty with not much in way of hop presence. The malts have a candied taste like a dubbel or Beligum. The rye is spicy and sits in the background. The finish has a big boozey alcohol finish.

The mouthfeel is thick and smooth and oily and creamy. A spicy bitter finish with some alcohol warming.

I'm not reaaly sure you can classify this beer in the DIPA catagory because it lacks any real hop presence in smell and taste.
Like others who reported previously this could fall more in line with a strong ale.
To me, there is alot of stuff going on here, it's very busy. And interesting.
The alcohol is well hidden and will definitely knock your socks off if your not careful.
A note to you youngsters watch it!

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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 2,015 ratings