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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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104 Ratings
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 14.52%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-13-2011)
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Photo of Glennlawless
3.18/5  rDev -14.5%

Poured into a chilled pint glass

A - dark copper with an off white head- awesome lacing left throughout.

S - not too much hops off the nose just a lot of Carmel.

T- pretty malty and sweet with an undertone of pine like hops. Usually not a fan of the hoppy AND malty type beers but this ones actually balanced incredibly well. Starts with sweet Carmel malts that go through out and at the end you get a small hop presence that's silenced with more sweet malts.

M - somewhat creamy, decently carbonated.

Overall, the flavor isn't awesome on this beer per say- but it's the perfect balance that makes this beer so drinkable. I will say with a name like Hop Manna , do NOT expect a hop bomb because this beer is far from it. Anyway, not my preferred ipa type but I'd drink it again.

Glennlawless, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of Kaveman
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Kaveman, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of RandyBoBandy
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

RandyBoBandy, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of jaswilson2
4/5  rDev +7.5%

jaswilson2, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of Segelstrom
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Segelstrom, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of AApparel
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

AApparel, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of lic217
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

lic217, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of Mphis
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Mphis, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of Hendry
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%

Foam gushed out of the 22 oz bomber upon opening. Deep amber orange with soapy khaki head that was two fingers,nice lacing.Aggresive carbonation.

Sweet malt,faint whiff of hops,plain and simple.

Taste=nose. This is a malt bomb, English style sweet malt.

Mouthfeel is medium,prickly carbonation,sweet aftertaste is overbearing,nowhere near enough hop bitterness to counter.


Hendry, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of dailyminefield
3/5  rDev -19.4%

dailyminefield, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of jimmah120
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%

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 sethmcconkey
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

sethmcconkey, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of DasBoot2112
4.5/5  rDev +21%

DasBoot2112, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of BrockGibson31
3/5  rDev -19.4%

BrockGibson31, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of jaimenavarrog
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

jaimenavarrog, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of tjdrewry
2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

tjdrewry, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of Skramer
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Skramer, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of kendrahayes
3/5  rDev -19.4%

kendrahayes, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of nikbullet
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

nikbullet, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of Holland
3.08/5  rDev -17.2%

A: cloudy orange color with a small, fine head on a cold pour.

S: piney, citrus, melon, and sweet malt.

T: doesn't follow the nose much. Lot of bitterness, less flavor than expected, and a bit of off flavor, too.

M: medium body with just enough pop in the carbonation

O: great up until I tasted it...then even the smell changed for me. Still, it's interesting and available.

Holland, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of sneaks2210
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

sneaks2210, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev +7.5%

dmorgan310, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of scvance
3.98/5  rDev +7%

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 CoryR
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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

chambeam, Oct 22, 2012
He'Brew Hop Manna Test Batch #4 from Shmaltz Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.