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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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopDevil1979 (117) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2007
A beer to write home about!! Very hoppy, but dosen’t dry you out. One can taste booze in this beer despite the attempted malt cover-up. I’d drink again and again!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2007
Pours a beautiful cherrywood/mahogany color. Reminds me of Talisker 10yr scotch. I couldnt discern much on the nose. Slightly floral but overshadowed by the hops. Not too heavy of a body which surprised me due to the high alcohol content. Starts hoppy with some nutty notes in the middle and then finishes hoppy. Not too complex... jsut a lot of hops. Extra points though for the use of the rye.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2007
22 oz bomber. Bittersweet is a good way of describing this brew. Starts with bitter hop profile that is a bit astringent and is rounded out by a caramel malt sweetness. I give it a plus for having an interesting spicy note to it and a minus for to much malt sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kreepindeth (404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 28, 2006
Aroma is obviously hoppy. Taste is bittersweet, dry, piney and has a pleasant bite. Very enjoyable brew. Alcohol is present in the finish but is not overpowering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 27, 2006
22 oz bottle. Pours an interesting dark amber with a subtle red hue. Nice bold frothy head with huge slow moving bubbles that turns into medium carbonation. Frankly, I was expecting a bigger hop aroma since it was dry hopped, but the malt and rye overpower any hop nose. The taste is wonderfully complex, citrus notes, pine, malt, and of course you can pick out the rye flavor. I like the addition of rye malt, worked out well. Nice smooth bitterness at the end. If I was to say one negative thing about this beer, it would have to be that the hop bitterness was not the focus, which is what I expect for an DIPA, other than that, great brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - DEC 26, 2006
Bottle. Deep garnet colored beer, clear. Nice light beige colored head with great lacing. Aroma is mainly sweetish and malty, if the hops are there they are lost. Medium to full bodied, nice carbonation. Sweetness up front, plenty of IBU’s to balance. Towards the finish a dry peppery tone. A touch sharp with the hop flavor in the finish. Really a pretty decent beer, nice concept with the rye, fairly executed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2006
extremely dark red for a DIPA. great thick head and nice lacing. super bitter, but became balanced and pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
csbosox (1228) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - DEC 25, 2006
In addition to the rye, this beer has a great, complex malty base. The hops are wonderfully abrasive, piney, earthy, and lingering. I can’t decide whether I like the simple malt billed DIPA’s that showcase the hops only, or a complex beer with a large hop aroma, flavor and bitterness (More of an american barleywine, this is 10% ABV). This is one of the of the latter camp. This is one I am glad I tried again after being unimpressed with it at GABF. Maybe it is tough to judge a beers merits in 1-2oz pours and after several beers as opposed to drink a 22 all by one’s self.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2006
Pours dark copper, slightly cloudy with a soft khaki head. The hops in this beer overwhelm the senses, so strong that your next few breaths of fresh air you have to try to remember what things used to smell like without hops. BIg citrus grapefruit, bales of pine needles, the rye is buried under all the hops. Starts sweet, warm caramel, slightly fruity notes, and finally.. oh there is the rye. Herbal and earthy at times, citrus candy at other times, pure pinetree when you least expect it. Very bold beer with a very big character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2006
Great looking pour, a reddish-orange body with a Huge off-white head that coated the glass with thick lacing. This thick DIPA has quite a strong grapefruit and pine aroma with some fruit flavored caramel that works its way out once the head subsides somewhat. The flavor is big but more balanced than the aroma, the caramel becoming almost chewy. There’s still plenty of hop bitterness, but the malt tones it down. Both peppery and bitter on the tongue, the finish is a decent (to a hop-head) amount of grapefruit and earthy bitterness. Not bad at all.

For some reason I think there’s probably very few on the site who know who Lenny Bruce is, let alone remember him at all. Still, a solid tribute to the man.

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