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He’Brew Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A.

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Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 1109   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Westchesterco (945) - mclean, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Poured from a bottle it is dark amber with a creamy head. The aroma is rye and the taste is very boozey and remains on the palate strong and burns through

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
gmoney769 (1) - Feura Bush, USA - SEP 13, 2014 does not count
Smooth finish. Was nice that the rye did not over power the flavor. I like a lot of hops so this was a good choice. Smaltz recently opened a brewery near me so I will probably taste them all.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pkbites (688) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle. Gorgeous light cola brown pour with brown head. Caramel and fruity nose. Rye is present but not heavy handed. Creamy, malty, fruity, and caramel palate with only a moderate rye flavor. This is a good thing as rye can overpower sometimes. High alcohol content is not really detected. me like!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mike5326 (907) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Poured from a tap. Clear caramel color, medium off white head. Chalky floral hops nose. Medium body with a strong hops flavor and a medium bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (3174) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 27, 2014
12 oz. bottle, Purchased at Julio’s Liquors and received the Wild Six. Darker copper color with thin head in the snifter. Aroma is a pleasant fruit hop note initially followed by a nice rye and rounded by light caramel malt notes.

Oh YEAH! The flavor shows a nice rye presence through out the sip with a underlying fruit hop that transitions into a pine in the finish. The bitterness is a lingering pine with the fruit there put forward and giving way to the pine. Sweetness from the malts make this still on the balanced side. Overall this is a well balanced as described "bittersweet" piney, fruity with a light toffee/ caramel sweetness. Very nicely done, delightful to drink.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MunBro (354) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
Aroma of rye and hops. Not a huge fan of the rye which is probably why I am not enjoying it as much. Nice malt and hop flavours though.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
closey22 (888) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Amber with lasting thin rimming offwhite head; aroma is slightly hoppy slight malty; Flava is rich blend hops malt and smoke; feels light to medium decent foamy fizz; finishes dry slightly tart and dry

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HomerBeerOdysy (17) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2014
APPEARANCE - Transparent coppery red. 5-finger head that lasts awhile. Some lacing. SMELL/AROMA/SCENT - Very aromatic. I could smell it from 3 ft. away. Strong piney, just a little sweet. Herbaceous. TASTE - Piney, herbaceous, cloves, rye bread. ABV very well-hidden. MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Light and dry, with very good carbonation for a high ABV brew. Well balanced. OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - This is the Levy’s Jewish Rye of IPAs. Magnificent resiny aftertaste that stays with you. A very drinkable ale. You can guzzle this one (if you dare).

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
abcfan (720) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Mmmm. Pours deep red with a small off white head. Aroma is huge amounts of sweet malt. Body is heavy with a full mouthfeel. Finishes smooth with a slight bite.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1075) - Iowa, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Clear amber,short,rich frothy head,light lace. Nice malt and good hop aroma. Caramel vanilla tones. Great malt and hop flavor also. Smooth and creamy,not too dry. Pretty impressive, drinks easier than I would have expected with no offness or much booziness. Little bit on the end but hops and malt dominate. In a way this reminds me some of maharaja almost. Probably the hop combo and possibly some of the malts. Dig this. Ton of good hops and malts.


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