He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A. on Rye (Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged)

He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A. on Rye (Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged)

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Brewed by Shmaltz Brewing Company

Troy, NY, United States

Style:  Imperial IPA

10% Alcohol by Volume

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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 Editor's note: This beer is brewed/bottled by Mendocino Brewing @ Olde Saratoga Brewing, NY.

ID: 40406 Last updated 9 years ago Added to database 10 years ago

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Overall Rank1995
Overall Percentile95.7
Style Rank165 of 1703
Style Percentile90.3
Lowest Score3.6
Highest Score4.3
Average Score3.940
Weighted Score3.588
Standard Deviation0.329

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  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.3 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    LONG time wish lister: Definitely more barleywine than IPA after time in the barrels, but DAMN do the Redemption Rye barrels compliment this beer well! Luscious feel, full aroma and flavor, bitterweet, heavy on the rye, very very smooth. Opened up and just kept getting better.

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 4.2 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    I only had the R.I.P.A once, and have been meaning to sample again. This is an entire different twist with the aging on rye whiskey barrels. The DIPA traits are masked somewhat by the sweet bourbon flavors, but they work well together and balanced quite well. I have found some whiskey aging brews to be overly sweet. This one is close....not quite though. A great beer, just may prefer the regular standard R.I.P.A. since you can taste more of the malty flavors in that one.

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 4.0 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Time has done this bottle well, the spicy rye and whiskey have mellowed along with the cereal malt body to create a smoothed out treat. Copper brown, hazy body with a foamy khaki colored head and thick lacing. Some floral hops remain, but the caramel and bran malt characteristics are in full force coupled with the subdued spicy rye. Big time vanilla and wood along with a faint hint of whiskey. Incredible mouthfeel, very soft and rich.

  • ORVALPLEASE 351 reviews
    rated 3.6 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Bottling date of 8/3/2010. Also has a Batch/Cases listing on the bottle of 002/304. Beautiful deep amber coloring with a tawny head - nice thick foam. Heavy malt aroma died out quickly. Flavor is all about the hops - bitter from the start through the finish. There is definitely some chewy malt beneath, but you have to try to focus on it. Mouthfeel is syrupy and a bit sticky/sweet. I love Rye beers and was disappointed that the rye flavors were muted at best in this one. A nice hoppy IPA, just wish it'd been better.

  • DOULOS31 1349 reviews
    rated 3.6 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    May 2010 - Dark chestnut pour with ruby highlights, absolutely beautiful color. The frothy head quickly dissipates to nothing. Funky sweet aroma with skunk notes. The flavor was predominantly sweet due to the whisky barrel. Bordering on too much from the barrel aging, not as badly as many of these things, but still. Caramel malts add somewhat to the sweetness, witrh very little hop sweetness. I could taste the hops, simcoe mostly, but other herbal, resinous hops, too. All in all, I still enjoyed it, for some reason.

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