RATINGS: 1159   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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tennisjoel (1437) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2006
The chosen beer in rememberance of the Jewish stars (#1). We’ll see. Pours a clear dark red with a thin smooth white head. I seem to notice more caramel and fruit notes than heavy hops, which I wouldn’t expect. Kind of barleywinish in that respect. A good aroma nonetheless. Interesting flavor, I do get the rye malts when tasting Lenny; in fact the caramel sweetness just kind of ends and then all of a sudden, you get a somewhat bitter finish. Very interesting palate and unusual to say the least. Overall a better than average beer, although more malty than most in this style, so it seems that it is characterized incorrectly.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 2, 2006
Deep mahogany-amber with golden highlights and a thick tan head. Aroma of caramel malt sweetness, alcohol, some fruitiness, and grain. Mainly alcohol in the flavor with some nutty grain flavors and fruity sweetness. Bitter top notes with dense malt and alcohol underpinnings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2006
Deep auburn, average head pile and retention. Aroma of wet wood, cherry and tobacco. Sharp alcohol hotness asserts itself in aroma as well. Quite sweet, with a creamy chocolate malt flavor and a dosing of nutmeg. Some light fruitiness as well as suggestions of fresh ginger. Formidable, insinuating bitterness at the close, ensconced in some raw earth notes. Reminds me very much of eggnog. A weird, but quite cool beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglefan538 (3042) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 30, 2006
Poured a copper amber-orange color with a nice off-white head, solid lacing. The aroma was resinous, rich malty, some alcohol. The flavor was sharply bitter, pretty good job of getting there in a dIPA with the extra malt, some caramel, some citrus rinds. Mouthfeel was moderate for the style, clean bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DYCSoccer17 (3686) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 30, 2006
Beer #3 at Grant’s Blind IIPA tasting. Single-blind tasting for me. Musty, funky, earthy hop aroma that is kind of woodsy. Very weak citric hoppiness in there as well. Disappointing, funky aroma for an IIPA. Transparent dark amber color with a frothy off-yellowish head. Beautiful appearance. Sweet, spicy, caramelly, nutmeg like flavors to start. Nice body with a pleasant wet, hoppy bitterness present later in the finish. Very flavorful, nice doby. Definitely unique. I wish the aroma was better than it was. Not as overly bitter as the other samples.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2006
Bomber. Poured a clear, lighter shade of copper with a tall, well-retained cap of beige head. The aroma was most certainly heavy... rocking rich, rum-soaked caramel, grapefruit, and something akin to candi sugar. The flavor was even bigger... with lots of sweet malt at the core (caramel, grapefruit meat, and toffee), alcohol laced throughout (became almost oppressive as this neared room temp), and a sharp bitter pine finish. Rye spiciness also came through at the finish. Heavier on the palate. Seemed off-balance... could have been great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
festyzizzle (30) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2006
Off-white thin head. Dark amber body with lots of carbonation. Flavor of bread, almost cookie. After taste of fruit, maybe grapes. Different for an IPA, good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DragonStout (1410) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2006
I am not a big hop head.I did not like this as much as everyone else.I am rating this based on they succeeded at what they were trying to do.Heavy malts and hops are present.Along the same lines of Gonzo.Some citrus and dirt are what was present on the buds.A bit too bitter of an end.For this style great job.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2006
tastes of honey, pepper, hops citrus and dry alcohol, very malty in a good way, deffinitly taste the rye and it changes it a bit. it is a very enjoyable experirence

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - OCT 25, 2006
22oz. bottle. Powerful, virtually intoxicating aroma of pine, grapefruit, lemon, floral sweetness and lightly nutty, toffeeish malts, along with hints of spice, perfume and alcohol. Deep, dark red-amber color, clear, with a fine, mostly lasting off-white head. Hops dominate the flavor profile as befits the style, contributing plenty of sharp, juicy citrus character, and blending with lighter amounts of toasty, nutty, sweet and lightly bready malts, perhaps a hint of spice from the rye and towards the finish, a goodly amount of peppery alcohol makes itself apparent, the bitterness reaching a crescendo at this stage as well. Palate is resinous, slick and moderately effervescent, body is of course full. Highly flavorful take on the style, which crosses some boundaries into Barleywine and/or American Strong territory.

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