Beer of the Week: He’Brew Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A.

Lenny_bottleThe beer of the week is He’Brew Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A. by Shmaltz Brewing. This beer is a double IPA made with rye malt. Rye is one of my favorite ingredients that is being used a lot more theseLenny_bottle days. This beer is aggressively hoped and comes in at 10% abv. The RIPA pours a deep red almost caramel color with a large frothy head the dissipates down to a very thin layer. The aroma from this beer is sweet with a noticeable hop and rye with just a hint of alcohol. The first thing that you notice about the beer is it has a very strong malt character. Then you get that nice spicy rye flavor and the finish is all hops. There is just the slightest of of alcohol flavor. The beer is sweet and biter at the same time as the name would lead you to believe. The beer has a very smooth and creamy mouthfeel with just a little carbonation to offset it. I really like this beer but I wish they would also make an IPA version of this beer that could bring out the great rye and hop flavors of this beer. This beer is availible in 22oz bottles and on tap if you can find it. This is a great summer night cap beer.

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3 responses to “Beer of the Week: He’Brew Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A.

  1. Hey there. This is Zak Davis from Shmaltz Brewing Company. Thanks so much for writing up the Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A. I’m really glad you appreciate it. If you want to get it on tap, your best bet is probably Amnesia on Valencia St. in San Francisco. If you’re looking for another fun brew, check out our newest version of Rejewvenator; brewed with date juice this year! L’Chaim!!

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