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He'brew Hop Manna IPA - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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He'brew Hop Manna IPAHe'brew Hop Manna IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

205 Reviews
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Reviews: 205
Hads: 941
Avg: 3.79
pDev: 23.22%
Wants: 12
Gots: 135 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company
New York, United States | website

Style | ABV
American IPA | 6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: parris on 02-25-2012

Hop Manna is the answer to hop heads' prayers for a delicious IPA bearing floral and citrus goodness. At 65 IBUs and 6.8% Alcohol, HOP MANNA IPA is crafted to provide session after session of hop nourishment, from our Tribe to yours
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Photo of snaotheus
3.06/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

2016-02-07
12oz bottle served in a snifter. 1335A5 is stamped near the neck. This may be a very old beer, if that's a julian date.

Pours clear amber with a smallish head and not much carbonation. Smell is old hops -- musty hay.

Taste is better -- a little brighter citrus and pine, moderate malt. Slight lemony twist.

Mouthfeel is smooth and slick. Overall, not a bad beer.

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Photo of Shippy
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle. Pours an orangey gold with a misshapen foamy head. The smell is not strong, but I get notes of pine and lemon. I really enjoyed the taste of this beer. Starts off with bready malt notes, followed by some pine and lemon from the hops. Only a little lingering bitterness, well balanced by the malt flavors. Feel is medium - starts off feeling pretty full bodied with the malt flavors, then feels lighter when the hop flavors come in. Overall, I found this beer very enjoyable. Was expecting a happier beer, but happy to find it more balanced.

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Photo of oldn00b
3.22/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Looks great - poured from a 12oz bottle to a spiegelau IPA glass. Slightly opaque amber - frothy white head forms and has very nice retention. Some moderate lacing too - looks really nice.

Nose is okay - some tropical and pine notes, citrus and bittering hops all come through. Seems nice.

Flavor is a big letdown. None of the characteristics apparent in the nose are there on the palate. It's a fine, medium bodied IPA, but aside from some piney/resiny flavors there is nothing else going on. Really a letdown.

Feel is fine. Nothing really wrong, decent body, nice drying finish but it's a very underwhelming profile. It was free but I wouldn't seek it out again.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.83/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Looks like that malt heavy appearance (plus thats how this brewery always rolls, so expectations + appearance = conclusion). Dark orange. Aroma sure enough was lacking hops.

They should have called this brown malt manna because the hops sure enough aren't here. Still bitter though. This is a joke for a hoppy ipa. I guess if you're into brown/English ipas, you might dig it. At least there are no off flavors.

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Photo of lisamsalmon
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Earthy, piney, good hoppy flavor. Originally bought because I like the funny label, but this is a good beer. Medium bitterness and smells like the woods

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Photo of breardon1776
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Funny name...great beer.
Caramel and toffee notes along with citrus and pine. Drinks smooth.
Not one i would drink all the time or put on my favs list, but a good brew none the less.

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Medium orange/gold color with a super thin white lacing ring.

S - Spicy citrus and crackery malt. Nose is weak.

T - Citrus and spicy - lemon, apricot, and a resiny lingering finish.

M - Medium body with a very gentle carbonation texture.

O - This is a very solid IPA. Thumbs up!

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Photo of FBGordon
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured on draft in to an Irish pint glass.

A: Pours a full amber with a frothy off-white head that maintains and laces well.

S: Grassy and resinous with a little grapefruit on the end.

T: Bright, grassy hops with a pleasant bitterness. Light notes of dry apricot and a pleasant hop bitterness settles on the palate.

M: Medium body with light carbonation that scrubs the palate well.

O: An enjoyable IPA, even for a non-IPA drinker such as myself. This one is very pleasant and not too bitter.

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Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty awesomely aggressive IPA. This is all about the hops, several different varieties dancing on the tongue. Floral, fruity, piney, with just enough malt to back it up and still let the hops shine. There is so much hop goodness here it almost tingles your tongue a little bit with all the aggressive flavors.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: Yes

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: slight haze; bronze colored; 2 finger light khaki head that receded slowly to a thin cap; nice lacing;

S: earthy, with citrus and caramel behind it;

T: floral up front; mixed with citrus at mid-palate; floral and earthy with moderate bitterness on the finish; bitterness builds in the aftertaste;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: nice complexity in the flavor;

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Photo of barczar
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very toasty malt, and caramel notes in aroma. This may be aged a lot. Hint of fruity hops.

Flavor is very malty, with herbal and earthy hop notes. Pretty sure this is old. Bitter finish. Too bitter for my liking.

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Photo of HattedClassic
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a nice head that last quite a long while. The head is a foamy white and leaves quite a bit of lacing. The beer itself is a clear medium amber that looks pretty nice. The overall appearance is that of a good looking IPA.

The beer smell is extremely hoppy and pretty good. The hop notes consist of a very strong dry hopped pine note. The hop note also seems to have a strong leafy note cutting right through it. The smell also has a nice medium sweet malt backbone.

The taste is overall good but the malt taste comes off as a little weird. The hop notes are dominate, especially the dry hopping pine note. The taste seems to have a weird bitter note to it that detracts a bit from the beer but not too much.

The Mouthfeel is a bit light but still pretty good. The beer has a nice smooth feel to it and the carbonation is pretty nice.

Overall, a pretty good beer and worth getting. This one should definitely please hopheads everywhere.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle, no dating on the bottle that I could find. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a hazy golden/orange color with about an inch off-white head that stayed around for a long time. There's also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells mostly like pine and citrusy (orange peel, grapefruit) hops, along with some bready malt. I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some wheatiness noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's coating and a bit creamy with a good amount of carbonation. I liked it OK, but I didn't think it was one of the better IPA's I've had. Since this bottle was given to me from one of my friends, I really have no idea how old it is. I'd like to try this again in the future.

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Photo of bgold86
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Surprised about the low score on BA, no this isn't a must drink IPA, but it's pretty solid and tasty for a 6.8% brew. So many other IPA's fall short in this alcohol range but this one does not.

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Photo of galwayjoyce
4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours a bright and clear golden hue. looks more like a golden lager than an IPA. Big carbonation bubbles. Nice head, dissipates and leaves a thick lace.
Nose is impressive--toasted hops and a piney and wheated-citrus bouquet is almost overwhelming. He'Brew is not effing around.
Mouthfeel is superb--light, but with a slight viscosity--a weighted and silky oil quality that gives way to a crisp finish.
Taste...man...I don't want to say I am disappointed, but after all I was led to believe through it's other qualities...I am a little let down. Starts off really good--hop explosion. But then it just goes away--after the initial punch, the finish is nonexistent -- really flat.
Good beer--definitely puts the brewery on my radar. He'Brew is more than schtick. But the lack of balance hurts this offering a good deal.

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Photo of obrike
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A good, not mind blowing IPA. Would be a decent gateway brew for those wishing to dip their toes in the IPA pool for the first time. I'll probably stick to their Lenny's RIPA.

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Photo of KM_Seahawk
3.47/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle
A - Cloudy golden-orange, 1 finger white head
S - Citrus, mango, floral hop, very nice, some light malt notes
T - Little citrus, pine but mostly hop bitterness, some balance from the malt
M - Medium body, low carbonation
O - Ok IPA, I would drink again but would not seek out

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a speiglau IPA glass.

Color is a dark amber with gold highlights.

Head is thin but lingers.

Bubble gum candy sweet with the bubble gum smell probably coming from the hops.

I can't shake the taste of bubblegum but like bitter. Not entirely pleasant but certainly not bad.

Interesting drinker.

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Photo of Hergestridge
4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This Beer is excellent. It proves that you do NOT have to have Big ABV to have and Excellent IPA.
The Smell .. sublime.. Fruity/Citrus overtones, crisp and bittersweet ( more Sweet than Bitter)... The colour is gold and burnt orange, the head is full and lacing is muted but not understated.
Shmaltz.. You've a winner with this beer.. Awesome... Found this Gem at Whole Foods....
~Carry On Citizens!!!~ (c)
sMc

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Photo of hophugger
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Semi-cloudy gold color. Head is nice and frothy and quickly dissappates to a film with decent, clingy lacing. Aroma is full of citrus, with orange and grapefruit being the leaders. Taste is beautifully hopped, piney, with lots of grapefruit(slightly bitter) and some orange and pine. Maybe a touch of bready malt in the background. Good carbonation and full flavored. Nice balance, should bode well for the hop lover. IBU's are perfect at 65 !!

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Photo of zeronumber
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

holy Moses! what a brew! yes its the "chosen brew" not without merit or a bad choice. got a taste at a promotion and could not resist the compulsion to get some.
its that goood ! the taste, while not familiarly IPA, is hopped mightly. the malt and wheat are sweet flavors that per!mate the frothy feel.

thou shalt love the beer. i mean its better than a chocalate egg cream on sunday!

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber hued with vibrant carbonation bubbles. Excellent clarity. A quarter inch of off white head is present. Aroma is predominantly citrus hops,but I also detect light malt. The flavor is again citrus hop forward on the front of the palate. The light malt quickly balances the taste. The mouth is heavily carbonated and a bit chalky.

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Photo of samtrillo
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden orange with some pretty lacing.

The nose is huge with floral, pine and tropical fruit notes.

Big caramel and cracker malt presence on this one. Hops kind of play second fiddle, but they are very much there. Floral and pine and some citrus/tropical fruits.

Feel is very smooth and oily. Lo lo carbonation.
Overall it's a good American IPA. I'm not exactly gonna seek it out but would enjoy drinking it again.

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Photo of ColdOneKev
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

A - Clear gold, 1 finger white head, fades and leaves little lacing.
S - Citrus, floral hops, very light hope profile. Light caramel from the malt.
T - More malty than the nose led me to believe. Cut off by hop bitterness. The flavors work well together, but they both seem very light.
M - Light body, medium/high carb.
O - A good American IPA, but not something I would rush out to revisit. Definitely give it a try. I Love the marketing for this one too.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a very good ipa, relying on tropical southern hemisphere hops to make this distinct, and it works. its not the juiciest and brightest illustration of some of these varietals, but its really good for what it is, and honestly these guys have been getting better and better with their beer lately, especially the hoppy stuff. looks like an american ipa, slightly rust tinted golden beer heady and patiently carbonated. aroma of oranges and melon from the hops, a touch of pink bubblegum, and basically no yeast profile at all. the beer isnt real bitter, resinous and sweet like some of the west coast style ipas instead, which i think flatters the already fruity hop complexion in this one. i could use just a touch more carbonation, it settles after it comes out of the tap pretty fast, and is just a little slow for me. i like the medium body though and the finish is long lasting and delicious, making my mouth water for more. very solid ipa here, cool use of distinctive hop varietals for sure.

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He'brew Hop Manna IPA from Shmaltz Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.