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RATINGS: 303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Savor the provocative spirit of R.I.P.A on RYE, our HE’BREW monument to the richness, the bitterness and the sacred sweetness that is life...

Malts: Specialty 2-Row, Rye Ale, Torrified Rye, Rye Flakes, Crystal Rye 75, Crystal Malt 80, Wheat, Kiln Amber, CaraMunich 60

Hops: Warrior, Cascade, Simcoe, Crystal, Chinook, Amarillo, Centennial

Dry Hopped with Simcoe, Amarillo and Crystal

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2.2
aspidites (1271) - manteca, California, USA - NOV 26, 2007
DIACETYL and bourbon nose with an almost caramel apple character. Big rye whisky on the palate with that pesky buttered popcorn. Damned diacetyl killed this beer.

1.8
IrishBoy (4259) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 11, 2007
Draft at the Bistro’s West Coast BA Fest, 11/10/07;Nose of Butter (diacetyl) with some caramel, no hops; Hazy rust with a small ring of beige bubbles; flavor was bourbon and buttery popcorn; absolutely gross! They did something wrong brewing this batch.

3.7
goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2007
Tap @ Falling Rock. Poured a hazy dark amber-brown color with a thin off-white head. The aroma was brown sugar and hops of pine and earth. The flavor was sweet, malty, and fruity. Apple skins and rye whiskey. The rye grew more and more as the beer warmed. Semi-dry finish with good warmth. Medium to full bodied with a smooth mouthfeel.

3.7
kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2010
Name: Lenny’s R.I.P.A, on Rye
Date: October 12, 2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Falling Rock
Appearance: hazy dark amber, wispy beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet pine aroma with a light woody character that grows as it warms
Flavor: lots of woody rye flavor with the sweet caramel and pine, the wood blends into a nice long bitter finish

Name: BSP’s BA Lenny’s
Date: October 10, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: muddy burnt orange, creamy beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: big tart oak aroma back by caramel sweetness
Flavor: flavor has a lot of lactic tartness balanced by the caramel sweetness, big oak presence, nice spicyness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

Name: Lenny’s R.I.P.A, on Rye
Date: July 10, 2010
Mode: bottle
Source: hop city
Aroma: dark caramel aroma with lots of spicy oak
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, lots of spicy rye, lots of big oak

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

Name: Lenny’s R.I.P.A, on Rye
Date: January 10, 2009
Mode: hand bottle
Source: GMoT Tasting
Vintage: 2007
oak is strong and really nice with lots of woody tannens, long bitter finish, no pine or caramel,

3.9
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Tap at CityBeer. I am usually not a Hebrew fan but this beer is fantastic. Pours with a copper color. Aromas of whiskey and wood and some malts but not much hops. Very complex flavors where not a single component does stand out. There is some graininess, malts, a distinct woodsiness and whiskey in the background. Hops are very subtle so I would not call this a DIPA. Very smooth.

3.8
theviolet (186) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2007
Tap at Blind Tiger in NYC out of a snifter. Aroma stands out with hops and some spices to me. I really like the deep reddish brown color, head goes away pretty quickly though. Lots of hops in the flavor, I can’t really taste whisky that much. Nothing really in the mouthfeel, not too carbonated. Good beer, I’m glad to have tasted it.

3.9
JoeMcPhee (10187) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2007
Tap at Blind Tiger. Deep ruby/copper colour with a thin tight white head. Initial impression shows loads of spiciness in the nose. Rye malt character blends very nicely with the vanilla/oak and spicy rye whiskey. Hops show a soft but insistent fruitiness and hints of light pine. Initial flavour is very similar to the regular Lennys but with a rich vanilla sweetness mid-palate. Spiciness kicks in along with a soft oakiness. It shows a lightly herbal component as well. As the beer warms the barrel really starts to become noticable. The bitterness here is just as assertive as it is in the regular RIPA. The barrel adds a lovely complexity to the beer, leaving the essential character of the base beer untouched. Finishes with a long caramelly sweet/rye whiskey spicey flavour. A bit of peppery alcohol retronasally. I like it.


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