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RATINGS: 1133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - OCT 10, 2006
At the Durham World Beer Festival. Amber with a small white head. Big citrusy nose, some piney resin, solid malt backbone. The flavors are complex - spicy orange, lightly sweet caramel, deeper grapefruit and pine notes. Warming slightly boozy finish. Very good - more than just a hop bomb. Well done.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - OCT 10, 2006
22 oz bottle pours a clear copper body with a generous beige head. Excellent retention and drapes of patchy lace cling to the glass. Lovely aroma is big on both malts and hops. Spicy pumpernickel, orange and tangerine esters, and accents of caramel produce a luscious bouquet. Nearly full bodied in the mouth, certainly substantial, with an ideal medium carbonation. Taste opens with citrusy orange hoppiness atop a caramel malt backbone. Tasty grapefruit hop bitterness is enlivened by the spicy rye malt. The 10% abv is well hidden, and there is a tasty interplay of grapefruit, orange, rye, and caramel all the way through. Remarkably well crafted, excellently balanced, and dangerously drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2006 The best of the HeBrews I’ve had...a huge slap upside the head hop attack. the multi-malt bottom is very substantial, but I thought a bit too sweet. The rye is very prominent, mainly in the spiciness visible in the finish. A strange/interesting, if not altogether successful experiment that I would not mind repeating.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 9, 2006
This Imperial IPA pours a deep orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Large sized white foamy head. Aroma is malty, hoppy (grapefruit and pine) and a touch spicy. A medium to full bodied imperial IPA. Malts are caramel and sweet. Hops are bitter, piney, floral and grapefruity. The big bitter hops are almost balanced by the malt sweetness, the spiciness and sharpness of the rye sort of offsets the malt sweetness a little. Nice very small bubble carbonation. This beer is sort of a train wreck of flavors, but it sort of works in an odd way. The 10% alcohol is noticeable, byt manageable. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - OCT 8, 2006
Pours a mahogany to dark amber with a generous dark offwhite head. The nose is sweet, though strong with spicy rye and some resinous hops. There’s something a bit creamy, perhaps even something wheaty that just dulls the aroma a bit too much. the mouthfeel is really quite nice, creamy and a bit thick in the mouth with appropriate carbonation levels. The flavor is where this beer really shines. The rye and hops explode in the mouth, complementing each other exceptionally well. There’s big malt, perhaps the malt is too sweet, and perhaps, oddly enough, a bit too rounded. I guess there’s more depth of flavor beyond the rye and the hops, which is somewhat distracting, as odd as that sounds. Darker sorts of flavors, caramels and even a bit of toast are there. I’d like more toast, but less caramel. the lingering bitterness is a one two combo of rye and grapefruit hops. The alcohol? Barely noticable. This is a fun beer indeed.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - OCT 8, 2006
Pours a clear reddish-brownish color with a huge fluffy tan colored head. Smells and tastes VERY hoppy, but well balanced. In the aroma I get the rye, and some bread and caramel. The rye really comes out in the flavor, along with some sweetness, maybe some grapes and grapefruit, a tiny bit of caramel, and a huge bitter finish. Very good!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - OCT 8, 2006
1 pt. 6 oz. bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar: Rich dark fruit, hoppy barlywine like aroma. Dark amber/mohogany color with a medium light beige head. Flavor is rich dark fruit and molassas followed by a sturdy citrus back and a lightly dry orangy finish. Full bodied, rich and smooth with medium carbonation. This one is the fine line between barleywine and double IPA. R.I.P. Lenny.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 8, 2006
Pours copper with a thick, lasting head. I can tell this beer is full-bodied just by watching it pour. Aroma is hops and alcohol. Flavor is much the same. The sweetness is a bit cloying. Rye gives it a bit of a rough complexity.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 8, 2006
22oz bottle. Deep ruby red and filtered. Clinging bone white head. Spotty. Malty, fruity, berry, cinnamon aromas. Great Nose. Citrusy grapefruit hop aroma. Medium malt roast with serious caramel and chocolate notes. Bitter rye flavor. Then the alcohol middle. Finish is all bitter hops. Grapefruit and a resinous piney hop note. Hits the bitter taste buds. Rye breadiness mingles with the hop finish to make this beer bitter from start to finish. Malt flavors are sharp and crisp. This beer has some pop! Solid!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - OCT 7, 2006
damn this ipa is hoppy! the rye malt adds the extra impact along with the combination of their ’obscene amount of hops.’ there’s much caramel and almost a chocolate flavour on the tail of the palate. the ’brew remains true to the ipa style, and i would be comfortable comparing it to the j.w.dundee ipa, another (though less ABV) high octane experience. Schmaltz hit the nail on the head with this one, and now i’m off to sample the rest of the line. hope this helps.


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