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HeBrew Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A.

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RATINGS: 1080   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the death of Lenny Bruce: A Rye based double IPA. Brewed with an obscene amount of malts and hops. Shocking flavors - Far beyond contemporary community standards. The Most Radical Jewish Tribute Beer ever created. 10% alc. -- Malts: 2-row, Rye Ale Malt, Torrified Rye, Crystal Rye 75, Crystal Malt 65, Wheat, Kiln Amber, Caramel 70 -- Hops: Warrior, Cascade, Simcoe, Crystal, Chinook, Amarillo, Centennial. Dry Hopped with Amarillo and Crystal


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Advocate_Ames (391) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2014
Pours a clear dark reddish amber with an off white creamy head that sticks to my glass. The aroma is hop driven. This double has a nice citrus scent with a sweet malty back drop. In tasting I picked on the rye character with a sugary malt like blend of flavor. It is rather sweet, boozy, and has a pleasant bitter bite. Overall a solid beverage with an interesting rye twist.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerathon (960) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2014
Nice spice from the rye, lovely sweet maltiness, boozy, bitter bit back from the hops. This is a solid beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubblehouse (233) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 13, 2014
Really malty and hoppy which gets cut by a syrup and mollases taste. Pretty good and intense.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
reberiii (263) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2014
Wow. A ton of what I’m attributing to rye, but I suppose I don’t really know. This beer is hugely in your face. Big. Deep amber, persistent almond foam, slightly off funk nose. Opens huge on the palate like a bourbon, finishes bitter like an IPA. It’s like a barleywine wine with an IPA added to it. Sorta. Well crafted and complex.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
iRavali (22) - Delaware, USA - APR 4, 2014
Pours Amber, tastes sweet and bitter as promised. Def worth checking out once. 6/10 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lothore (455) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a deep copper hue with a huge, off white head. S- Huge citrusey hop nose T- Sweet malts, caramel rolling into a big citrusey hop bite with some alcohol cutting through on the back end. M- Thick with ample carbonation. D- Definitely enjoyable and over the top.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
exeter (196) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
Taste is slightly malty upfront which is washed quickly away by a wave of citrus hops and a bitter bite to boot. Finishes quite dry and bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2216) - Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2014
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy deep orange copper color with a 1-2 finger dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, citrus rind, floral, grass, rye, caramel, toast, pine, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of citrus/earthy hops and moderate caramel/rye malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, rye, caramel, toast, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, caramel, rye, toast, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity of big citrus/earthy hops with a good amount of malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth and moderately slick/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent DIPA. All around great complexity of bright citrus/earthy hop and nicely balanced malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (3454) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle: Poured a coppery orange brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is strong sweet floral hops and malt. Taste is strong gritty hops forward that subside to malt balance. Finish is peppery and spice tingle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fcjack1 (105) - Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle from 99 bottles. Pours a reddish amber. Scent of hops and some booze. Taste is malty. Alcohol is right up front. Pretty good beer.


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