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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 17, 2006
Cold 22oz bottle: Pours a clear dark reddish amber color with a fluffy light tan head, which leaves some nice lacing as it slowly dissipates. Aroma is powerful: first aromatic pine, floral and perfume, then rich roasted malts, and finally sweet molasses and some notes of dark fruits and citrus. Taste is of rich roasted malts, bitterness, pine and perfume with notes of molasses, sourness, and fruit. Well carbonated with a fairly chewy texture. A dry, mostly bitter ending.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 17, 2006
Bomber: Pours a dark orange with a thinning light tan head, aroma is heavy pine and resin, chewy body that leaves a slick feel, powerful carbonation, but in a good way. Starts and ends very bitter with a slight sweet alcohol burn at the end. Yum. Rye makes all beers like this better, if you brew IIPAs, add some rye the next time!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PorterPounder (5882) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2006
Whole Foods, Alexandria, Va. - 22 oz bomber. Pours a dark copper with a creamy, frothy moca colored head that leaves very thick lacing. Fresh, spruce forest aroma with hints of mint. Flavor is decadent with some grapefruity citrus notes, mint, peaches and nectarines. Chewy, stick to your ribs flavor. Very thick, creamy mouthfeel. Pleasantly surprised - especially for a line of beers that I view mainly as a novelty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6474) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2006
Bomber. Deep burnished copper under a thick, moussy, slightly bubbly tannish head. Slightly geysery, actually--little splats of foam emerged without even moving the bottle. Big simcoe/fruity nose mixed with the rye--the rye’s huge, but so’s the simcoe; definitely an inspried combination for the size of the beer. Nice thick chewy body with some bubbly carb that tends to almost a puff of rawness, without ever being unpleasant. Long, lingering bitter finish of resiny c-hop. Subdued sweet malts under all the swirling chaos of rye and hop in the mid-palate. Definitely over the top and fun to drink, made all the better by toasting one to Lenny.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjg74 (2643) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 16, 2006
Tap, Toronado. Sweet syrupy hoppy aroma. Very thick malty flavors with plenty of hoppy spiciness. Tastes like a hoppy barley wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (10554) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2006
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish copper with a creamy lasting amber head. Aromas of rye, citrus, light pine, carmel and a hint of earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, rye, grapefruit and a hint of pine with a lingering dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrBunn (2523) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2006
So I bought this with a smirk, not expecting a whole lot. The pour was one of those annoying ones where you think it is all OK, nice medium sized head, turn around for half a second and find that you now have a floor covered in beer suds. After clean-up, aromas definitely hinted at a strong hops content... pine, grapefruit, caramel. Maybe a bit of rye comes through in the aroma, but it really comes into play in the taste, where it really changes the order of things... the rye malt is the bridge between the intial hops blast and the hops finish, and, in my opinion, does a better job of this than many of the IPA’s that rely on more normal malts, that give off a cloying sweetness. Really different, and really a nice change here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5441) - 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.

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