436. He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A

436. He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A

I picked this up at Downtown Wine & Spirits along with a bottle of He'Brew Genesis 10:10. I served it in one of my Duvel Tulip glasses at around 45ยบ F.

This beer is a tribute to Lenny Bruce, and is apparently the first in a series called "The Tribute to Jewish Stars." The label says "Brewed with and obscene amount of malts and hops", as well as "Shocking flavors - far beyond contemporary community standards."

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Shmaltz Brewing Company
Alcohol: 10.00%
Serving: Bottle, 22 oz.
Style: American Double IPA, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance (4.5): Pours a brilliantly clear ruby with a fluffy beige head that's fed by a steady stream of bubbles from the etched 'D' at the bottom of my tulip. The head thins to a persistent half-inch layer, leaving thick lace.

Smell (3.5): The aroma is fairly subdued, with caramel malts and a light hoppiness. The caramel aromas really emerge upon swirling, along with hints of fruitiness.

Taste (3.5): The taste is similar to the aroma, but much stronger. There are fruity and caramel malts upfront, followed by a very strong tart bitterness with an alcoholic spiciness.

Mouthfeel (4.5): Thick and full-bodied, with low carbonation.

Drinkability (3.5): The high hops and high alcohol make this

Overall (3.8): A pretty good DIPA, malty and hoppy with a nice balance towards hops.

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