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.

Brewed by:
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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3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada IPA glass.

Overall a great beer. Will add a detailed breakdown at a later point. Deep orange, slightly cloudy. About a 1" thick, dense head that took a good while to dissipate.The malts definitely take the lead here, caramel and toffee flavors shine through, mouthfeel is thick, almost syrupy.

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4.26/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dark amber color with a solid head that retains. Great smell. Piney aroma with something else I can't really put my finger on. DEEP taste. Very heavy on the tongue. This is not your average beer. It packs a huge kick. Definitely a sipping beer. Good with dinner or on a cool day.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep cloudy copper color with a finger width foamy head. Head retention is mild. Lacing is decent. Has a very earthy, rye aroma. Also pick up some caramel and grassy hops. Very smooth taste. Very malty and earthy. Perhaps a little on the dank side. This is followed by a big grassy hop and a strong rye aftertaste. Hides the alcohol very well. Moderately astringent. Medium to heavy bodied with moderate carbonation.

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4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Pours a murky light brown color with 1/4 inch of head. Minimal lacing. Smells malty with some brown sugar and earth. Pine and floral hop notes. Tastes as malty as it smelled. Pine and floral hops along with brown sugar and earth. Floral hop bitterness at the finish with some more brown sugar and pine. Rye malts throughout. Oily mouthfeel. This is a really good malty Imperial IPA. Boozy, but I wouldn't have guessed this one was 10%. Overall, I'll be grabbing this again.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark red, semi transparent with a small off white head.

The smell is really malty,sweet and strong. There are dark fruits, plums and rasins, smells great.

The taste is bitter and sweet, malty, dark fruits, very strong. There is a bitter hop precence but it is secondary to the malty dark fruit flavours. The hops are piney.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low to medium carbonation.

Overall this drinks like a red ale, reminds me of bear republics red rocket ale which I really like. The obvious difference is the high alcohol content. This is a dark fruit bomb and I do enjoy it but it doesn't taste like what I'd expect from a dipa.

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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 2,014 ratings