He'Brew Hop Manna Test Batch #1 - Shmaltz Brewing Company
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2.63/5 rDev +10.5%
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2011 18:42:39 | More by dtivp
2.13/5 rDev -10.5%
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...
Serving type: bottle
06-04-2011 19:24:51 | More by TheGordianKnot
He'Brew Hop Manna Test Batch #1 from Shmaltz Brewing Company
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