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

He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A.He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A.
BA SCORE
83.7%
Liked This Beer
4.06 w/ 2,005 ratings
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:
#2,515
Reviews:
903
Ratings:
2,005
Liked:
1,679
Avg:
4.06/5
pDev:
11.82%
Alströms:
4.46
 
 
Wants:
88
Gots:
233
Trade:
4
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3.05/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Stezz420
3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark caramel colored with only a thin head and light lacing. It looks syrupy in the glass. Smells heavily of caramel and dark malts/ fruits/figs/raisins and a disappointingly small amount of hops. Sour biting rye has a stronger presence than the hops. Taste follows smell with a big dose of dark fruity flavors, malty sweetness, rye, and just a little hops despite the obvious bitterness. Strong alcohol character.

I wish this had a production date on the bottle.

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Photo of lemmy187
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HamdenHector
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: crystal clear; amber colored; 1 finger ivory head that receded to a thin collar; very nice lacing;

S: tropical fruit - pineapple, grapefruit, mango; a little rye spice;

T: tropical fruit for a moment, then earthy; a little medicinal at mid-palate; rye spice comes on strong at the finish; moderate bitterness at the end;

M: medium to full bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish;

O: flavor begins and ends great; the middle part wasn't very enjoyable;

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

Photo of bluehende
3.02/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had at a tap social with 2 reps present. I thought this was a bit too sweet and lacking in hops. It may have been old, but that is no excuse when two reps are present.

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Photo of jooler
3.17/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look is extremely dark. Smell is very malty. Initial taste is sweet with a butt load of malts, then the taste gets just more alcoholic as I drink. This might be old

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3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of L0ne
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark amber with ruby highlights. Head is fizzy and small. It dissipates quickly and leaves small traces of lacing.

Smell is mostly malts, caramel and dried fruit, with some orangey, herbaly hops kicking around in there. Just a little booziness, especially as it warms.

Taste starts out relatively hop forward. Same hops as in the smell, herbal, bitter, orange. As the beer warms, the malts take center stage. Lots of malty sweetness, caramel, toffee. Just a touch of rye spiciness hangs around throughout the drinking experience.

It all comes together really well. In my opinion, reminiscent of DFH 90 min, with an added layer of spice from the rye.

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

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4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rjp217
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.82/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.49/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into speiglau IPA glass.

Color is copper with think frothy head.

Aroma is light but malty.

Hops are intense. Bitterness is lemon with herbal.

Awesome beer. Do not taste the 10%.

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4.85/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.69/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hozersr
4.44/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours deep bright amber under a 2” fluffy cream colored foam collar that persists and leaves fine lace. S: Spicy rye and hop nose with some alcohol and citrus. T: Malty, spicy palate with traces of cola and alcohol with a grapefruit rind hop bitter finish. F: Exceptionally creamy, warming, medium to medium full body, medium low carbonation O: An exceptional big beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A. from Shmaltz Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83.7% out of 100 with 2,005 ratings
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