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RATINGS: 1149   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 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.

   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!

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (6118) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 6, 2006
Poured a rusty red with a light cloudy head. Warmy hoppy nose; big and citric with a hardy malty undertow. Rich nutty sweetness tops it off. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mephisto (1284) - TAIWAN - OCT 6, 2006
a strong hoppy ipa, the appearance is of cloudy copper. brown head with grassy, hoppy aroma. strong but very drinkable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2006
This offering from He’Brew pours a dark plum delicious and tasty that leaves a thick tan head. The aroma is fantastic rye, caramel, pitted fruit, this is a very complex and enjoyable nose. The taste starts malty upfront, caramel, maybe brown sugar, it then moves to a spicy bitter grapefruit feel on the palate finishing with a plum, date, sweetness rounded out with a bready, nutty feel that I love, the alcohal being at 10% is warming and not overwhelming. This is a great brew and although Mendocino brews their beers great job Shmaltz and keep them coming!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 5, 2006
Bottle. Pours a clear, electric garnet color with a frothy ivory colored head. Sweet wort aroma. Very bitter and malty with a zingy rye kick. The aroma hops seem underdone but the rest of this beer kicks ass. Somewhat sweet, bitter finish.

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