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He'Brew Hop Manna Test Batch #4 - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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He'Brew Hop Manna Test Batch #4He'Brew Hop Manna Test Batch #4

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BA SCORE
84
good

110 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-13-2011)
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Ratings: 110 | Reviews: 29 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of dreichus
4/5  rDev +7.5%

dreichus, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of KevMo84
4/5  rDev +7.5%

KevMo84, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of Mrpickles
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Mrpickles, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of Dilbert65
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Dilbert65, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of jaswilson2
4/5  rDev +7.5%

jaswilson2, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a clear texture. There was an inch and a half of foamy, long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A good amount of hops in the aroma, along with some mild citrus notes, too.

T: Tasted of hops (as you might expect), with a hint of malt, and citrus (grapefruit) as well. Not exactly a groundbreaking flavor, but focused and easy to drink.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Shmaltz didn't try to break the mold with this one, but it did make a drinkable beer.

avalon07, May 08, 2012
Photo of stevec32
4/5  rDev +7.5%

stevec32, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of tlb975
4/5  rDev +7.5%

tlb975, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of chambeam
4/5  rDev +7.5%

chambeam, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of ChrisKuhns
4/5  rDev +7.5%

ChrisKuhns, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - clear copper color with a white head that left a nice sheet of lacing.

S - juicy fruit gum and earthy malt.

T - a quick shot of tropical fruit before getting somewhat earthy and then turning grapefruit rind bitter for the finish.

F - medium bodied, crisp and refreshing.

O - good beer that I'll buy again for $5 a bomber.

JoeyBeerBelly, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of HamGlade10
4/5  rDev +7.5%

HamGlade10, May 02, 2012
Photo of luvbier
4/5  rDev +7.5%

luvbier, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev +7.5%

dmorgan310, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of Skramer
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Skramer, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +7.5%

paulish, May 10, 2014
Photo of Lorihall1
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Lorihall1, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of ortie
4/5  rDev +7.5%

ortie, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of scvance
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy honey color, leaving a thin white head that stays around a while, no lacing though. Smell is nice, citrus and pine hope aromas as well as some caramel notes. Taste is good, starts a little sweet and finishes with a nice lingering bitterness. Taste definitely has a lot of citrus character as well as pine and earth notes. Medium carbonation and body, mouthfeel is slightly resin like. Overall a fine example of an IPA, hard to knock it down for much and even harder to compare since there are so many differences within the style. But it is a very good, easily drinkable IPA, will definitely remember it for the future.

scvance, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of beerthulhu
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Coppery-tea color with a good clarity shows a light visible touch of effervesce. Chalky white creamy head sits a finger high with a good show of retention and lace coverage.

S: Sweet sugary grapefruit and pine with some lime. Sweet fresh caramel with a bit of fresh underlying tones of tropical fruitiness pineapple-mango. Some fresh lemon rounds things out.

T: The flavor is freshly toasted caramel grains, a bit dry, that balances well against the sweet grapefruit and pine hops that are fresh. Sweet underlying notes of tropical fruitiness, again pineapple-mangos while the citra provides a fresh and fruity lemon lime character. Upon warming some noticeable traces of oaky alcohol.

M: Some tightness upfront, creamy medium bodied malt base with a fruity and citrus leave off the tongue.

O: Fresh and fruity upfront and finishes out with a nice hop bitterness and dry toasted palate. Good hop complexity especially with the amount of hops utilized is not always easy to get a smooth flow of flavor. This is nicely harmonic with no hop clash, smooth and rounded hop flavors blend well together balanced nicely with a dry toasted munich and specialty grain background. The more you drink the more you appreciate the smooth and rounded hop character bitterness.

beerthulhu, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of Kendo
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served just before Easter dinner. Hey, why not?

A: Poured from the bomber into a pint glass. Body is clear orangey-amber witha half-finger, bubbly, off-white head. Good lace.

S: Citrusy - sweet oranges and orange peel. Juicy, with some sweetness underneath the hops. Also a touch of pine resin. Nice nose.

T: Toasted malt foundation, then some spice followed by citrus fruit hops. Finishes with pine and pine resin, plus some earthy hops. It somehow manages to be slightly juicy, but semi-dry at the same time. Reminds me more of an APA than an American IPA, to be honest, but it's good.

M: Medium in heft, slightly resiny feel in the aftertaste.

O: Good stuff, though I knocked the overall down a touch because this doesn't remind me of an IPA as much as it reminds me of an APA. . ..

Kendo, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of OWSLEY069
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange-ish to yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, a nice pine to small citrus hop. In the taste, citrus to a sweeter pine like hops. A small hop bite, but mainly smooth and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a faintly dry citrus hop in the aftertaste. Nice hops, a bit faint and a bit watery, but nice nonetheless.

OWSLEY069, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of PrendUnVerreDeBiere
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%

PrendUnVerreDeBiere, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of jimmah120
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

old review from notes. accidently reviewed this test batch under the actual brew at first.

Red-orange color with a great, creamy off-white head. Smell is delicious hops of all types, earthy, citrus, pine all represented. Great bubbly but full mouthfeel, but the taste is a little lacking. It's almost all earthy bitter, with a little roasted malt background. Kinda one-dimensional.

Glad I tried it, but probably won't get it again.

jimmah120, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Griffith, Sep 21, 2014
He'Brew Hop Manna Test Batch #4 from Shmaltz Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.