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RATINGS: 1155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5850) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2006
Had this at GABF2006 but we recently got bottles in the area, so my rating will come from the bottled version. Rich coppery shimmer to the body. Pretty tan silhouette lacing on the glass. Nose is very hoppy and citrus laden. Lots of orange, lemon peel, grapefruit and pineapple. Sort of a sweet caramel to the aroma as well but it’s decidedly hidden. Taste is just as hoppy but a bit more even handed. Lots more of the chewy malts and caramel come forth along with a bit of toffee. There’s more citrus but a spicier hop flavors seems to penetrate the bitterness. Body is creamy to start but gets a bit more astringent and ultimately dry towards the end. The carbonation tickles but is very restrained. Overall this is medium-full. Finishes with more citrus fruits flavors, creamy malts, caramel, light toffee and spicy hops. Delicious!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
imanerd (37) - Novi, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2006
Holy crapballs. Any time i can get my hands on this i have. Its full-bodied and pissed, just like i like it. I’ve introduced many friends to the glory that is this beer, and have only heard good things from all of them. I wish it wasn’t limited edition.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5350) - 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.

   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.

   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!

   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.

   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.

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