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He'Brew Hop Manna Test Batch #1 - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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He'Brew Hop Manna Test Batch #1
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Reviews: 2
Hads: 2
rAvg: 2.39
pDev: n/a
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Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Shmaltz Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: TheGordianKnot on 06-04-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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2.64/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear straw gold with a one finger bright white head that fades slowly into a nice cap with moderate lacing.

Aroma was very weak, slight citrus and a very slight hint of floral hops.

Taste starts slightly sweet and then quickly turns bitter, very similar top a nice ripe sweet grapefruit. Couldn't taste the hops.

Mouth fell was light body moderate carbonation, smooth with a very bitter after taste.

Over all not an impressive IPA, lacks the crispness and hop flavor that you expect with an IPA. (508 characters)

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2.13/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Shared by sgsmfdoom who got it from someone that received this in a beer club pack recently.. no clear dating on bottle

A- Pours a very nice light golden/straw color. Extremely clear and clean looking. About an inch head sits atop the beer that is very white and really coats the glass well as it settles...

S- Almost no hops. Very light aroma overall and I don't get a single hop characteristic one would find in any beer let alone an IPA. The most aroma comes from a sweetness that lends itself towards DMS.

T/M- Sweet as soon as it hits the tongue, then a harsh bitterness follows with no flavor from the hops to back it up. There really isn't much too this beer that is pleasing. I will say the bitterness level is spot on for a nice East Coast IPA, but without anything else, it still misses the mark quite a bit. Light body, fairly conservative carbonation.. meh

O- sgsmfdoom said it best - "I just don't need a full glass of this". It is overall a very lackluster beer, especially for an IPA. It claims its dry hopped with 3 different varietals, but there was nothing there. I can't get behind this at all and would only give another go if I knew it was extremely fresh... (1,183 characters)

He'Brew Hop Manna Test Batch #1 from Shmaltz Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.