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Hop Manna - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

569 Ratings
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Ratings: 569
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.35%


Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: parris on 02-25-2012)
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threeviews

New Jersey

4.88/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 1L growler (tasting room person said that is was kegged on 3/18/14...so, very fresh!) into a Saxo branded, 12oz, high-stemmed tulip glass.

A- Pours an absolutely clear, bronze with nothing more than a 1/2-finger's worth of head (perhaps, poured too cold)...really easy on the eyes, but a bit darker (i.e. too much crystal malt) than I like my IPAs...but whatever, aroma/flavor and mouthfeel are king!

S- Outstanding and complex...oily, resinous, piney hops followed by citrus (grapefruit, lemon/lime zest, tangerine), and then some tropical (pineapple, mango).

T- An absolute explosion of hop flavor! There is just enough malt backbone to support those very piney/resiny/tropical notes from the nose to make this beer coat the palate and demanding another sip.

M- Although the carbonation from a growler can be lighter than to be found in a bottle, there is enough to excite the palate so all of the flavors land on the palate with precision.

O- Although I take umbridge with the fact that they do not date-code the bottles (especially, their hoppier offerings), Shmaltz is turning out some exceptional, hoppy beers: Hop Manna, Death Of A Contract Brewer Black IPA and their DIPA - Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A.

Note: If you can find it, the Case Boxes have a bottled on date: 13C14 (Day, Month, Year) = March 13, 2014

Perhaps being spoiled by its freshness, I do not know why this beer doesn't score higher?

Serving type: growler

03-19-2014 20:30:14 | More by threeviews
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

To stand out in today's IPA culture, brewers have a lot of tricks at their disposal. They can use odd grains or unorthodox hops. They can add fruits, spice or even aged them on wood. Or- they can just make them better! That's the route that Shmaltz takes.

Pouring with a hazy golden-peach color, the beer comes alive with a softly diffused glow. Its haze is a testament to its unadulterated character to come. As its creamy off-white head separates from its body below, the froth is a dense blanket that skirts the glass evenly across the glass and deeply into the session, lacing with well defined concentric rings as the beer fades.

Its juicy and tangy fruit flavors are a testament of not-so-timid hop additions. Red grapefruit, nectarine, passion fruit, mango, pineapple and even a pep of lemon and white grape decorate the peripheries while its supportive malt structure seems to give the fruit impressions a riper and more plump character. Its simply mouth-watering.

Similarly in taste, the beer's early sweetness is with caramel, honey and with a charming note of angel food cake. Its hoppy rise comes on fast as the ale lands on the middle palate. The onslaught of tangy citrus, sweet tropical, and racy orchard fruit culminate in a way to suggest "cream sickle" or "Hawaiian punch". Its light acidity evokes a nearly teeth churning effect. Yet as Hop Manna trended bitter and dry, it does so with such supple smoothness and delicacy until it arrives at a softly resinous taste of torn pine needles and citrus pith.

Its medium-light body is creamy-dry early and often. Deeply embedded carbonation gives a lightness to its texture and chases the taste into a tangy acidity, resinous dryness and calming warmth.

Hop Manna is truly like a miracle taste, coming from the heavens and gracing the whimsy of hop heads everywhere. Guilty as charged!

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 17:51:49 | More by BEERchitect
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This poured with a very clean caramel color with tiny bubbles streaming through its light hue. The head was bright white with an impressive density and decent retention.

The nose holds very soft or faint aromas of lemon, pithy rinds, spruce, caramel malt and buttery cracker.

The taste is less lemony an more to the rind, pine, spruce and cracker malt. Small bites of citrus, maybe orange can be discerned.

The feel is quite dry but not particularly astringent. There is a thinness but it helps achieve an easy drinkability.

This is a tame but tasty IPA, easy enough for the beginner, and maybe too tame for the Hop Head.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 22:22:03 | More by KYGunner
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Tone

Missouri

3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, golden/maize color. One inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of hops, sweet malt, sugar, hint of caramel malt, hint of earthy malt, and a hint of biscuit. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is very sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of hops, sweet malt, hint of caramel malt, and a hint of pale malt. Overall, overly simplistic, too sharp in the mouth feel, and almost gritty.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 15:43:32 | More by Tone
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BierJager89

California

4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Deep honey golden with a foamy white head. Beautiful.

S: Nectary orange, tangerine and citrus peel in a delicious nose.

T: Tastes like hop juice. Orange, lemon, tangerine and bitter citrus peel. Dry.

M: Medium bodied and smooth enough.

O: Pretty good. Flavor could have been better, more akin to the nose. I love tangerine, and rarely see enough of it in the flavor of some of the beers that I've had that have it in the nose.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2014 00:33:44 | More by BierJager89
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Pintofbrown

Iowa

3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served in a snifter. Certified Kosher.

The body has the look of a Werther's original toffee candy, with an ecru head building to two-finger's. A bubbly cap slowly deflates and leaves a modern art-esque lattice work of plastic lace behind.

A bouquet leaps from the glass that reminds one of tropical drinks: notes of pineapple, grapefruit, guava all here. A soapiness and honeyed malt also swirl around with the citrus aromas. Very sweet and syrupy.

First impression of the palate is a watered down expression of the nose. Grapefruit and fruit snacks slowly devolve into a resin bitterness with some earthy herbal character. Malts are very light and have that sweet white bread flavor, subtle.

A little more dry with a creamy froth that builds on the tongue, Hop Manna is more on the light side and watery.

A let down is experienced between the aromas promised on the nose, to the delivery of flavors to the palate. This He'Brew offering certainly has its moments. They are just few and far between. And missing where it counts, the flavor department.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 06:07:01 | More by Pintofbrown
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Hops4Pops

Texas

3.33/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

22 oz bomber
A: Agressive pour into a pint glass. Think white head. Quickly receding. No lacing. Cloudy amber color with particles visible.
S: HOPS! Grapefruit, citrusy, pine. No detectable malt.
T: This beer is really all hops and pine. Very little detectable malt. Caramel. Bitterness in the finish.
M: Crisp and refreshing. Bite of bitterness. ABV not detectable. Nicely carbonated.
O: It is not a hop blaster. Not very well balanced. Other than that nothing really bad about this beer. Could be better constructed.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 23:51:36 | More by Hops4Pops
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: dirty golden, significant bubbly edge lacing, some lacing
S: noted pine forest, maybe a little earthiness, orange or pineapple citrus notes chime in quietly
T/M: the taste is not as "Christmas tree" as the smell, and the pineapple-orange notes play on a woody-earthy backbone. The draw of a dry pine feel does make its presence felt early, mid-taste, and slowly takes over
O: initial impression seemed bolder on the pine-wood dryness. Further investigation noted the undertone of fruit.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 05:02:37 | More by cjgiant
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metter98

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy amber orange in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that died down, leaving a large patch of lacing in the center of the glass, a collar around the edge and some bubbles running down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrus hops are present in the nose—grapefruit stands out in particular—along with notes of tropical fruit hops and hints of floral hops.
T: The taste mostly mimics the smell, except that the tropical fruit flavors are a tad stronger and there are also hints of caramel malts. There is a moderate amount of bitterness that stands out the most and lingers in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA isn't a hop bomb, but the mixture of Cascade, Centennial and Citra hops adds some complexities to the smell and taste.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2013 23:56:11 | More by metter98
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Obtained a 22 oz. bottle from decent-sized bottle shop in south Calgary. I find this brewery's whole schtick quite amusing. Pours a rather dark cloudy orange with a hell of a lot of white fizz, although the carbonation in the beer itself was more low-key than this explosive start would suggest. Never observed my cat to try beer off the desktop before. Anyhow, I was immediately struck by the massive citrus and spice aroma, which also included some tropical pineapple and black current notes. The taste was even more aggressive, this thing is a dry, piney east coast hop bomb that tastes like the lovechild of a coniferous forest and a flower shop. Quite a dose of grapefruit and mandarin citrus fruitiness to start, with a few lime wedges for good measure, but this quickly takes a back seat to bitter citrus rind, fresh grass, pine resin, and strong flower essential oils ... Whoa. There is some caramel malt flavor but you have to look for it, at least initially. I did notice some burnt sugar and toast emerging once the bitter receptors became exhausted. Obviously the hops trump the malt and this one is weighted towards the pine and floral elements rather than the fresh citrus or tropical fruits you typically get on the other coast. Oily, semi-chewy body with some dextrins and sweet residual sugars mulling about. Still, aggressive hopping with an added black pepper spice that makes this one stand out a bit from the rest of the pack (six different hops in total, and they hit some of the noble spicy side of hops as well as the pungent citrus and pine). Some may want more sweetness to balance things out.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2013 02:27:56 | More by CalgaryFMC
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MikeyBadnews

Massachusetts

3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured cold from a 22 oz bottle into a frosted pint glass. Poured heavy with a three finger head to a copper color (probably a pour error on muy behalf, likely a two finger if poured correctly) Pine beats the everliving shit out of citrus in this battle. This beer strikes like being forcefully shoved face first into a christmas tree and left for dead. Theres a scant note of grapefruit but it's barely an afterthought. I've read other reviews of this beer and seems on tap to be much more heavy handed with the citrus notes, but theres none on this end. All said, it's enjoyable. I'm more of a pine fan myself so this is right up ally and I'll be back for more. So IPA fans rejoice, L'chaim and mazel tov from the self described maven of IPAs. Oy vey, too crazy with the yiddish, I'm bupkes... peace

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 02:53:39 | More by MikeyBadnews
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hagbergl

Maryland

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

I thoroughly enjoyed a pint of Hop Manna at the Rockville, MD Matchbox recently.

Appearance (4/5): Pint glass with a decent pour yielded a large two finger white head. The body of the beer is very pretty–a hazy golden orange beauty. A fair amount of lacing sticks to the sides of the glass.

Aroma (4/5): This is a citrus bomb: lemon zest and orange dominate, while a piney, almost spicy hop aroma lurks in the background. Extremely fresh smelling. If the flavor is anything like the nose, this'll surely be a winner!

Taste (4/5): ...And it does. Foretaste is fruity and floral: orange, lemon zest, pine and cedar. The aftertaste is notably spicy–clove, pepper–and bittersweetly resinous. The lemon zest note obvious in the nose really comes through in the taste, though the notes of pine (probably from dry-hopping with Centennial) are more prevalent here than in the nose. Taste is not complex at all; it's all hops all the time, and a bit one dimensional. This doesn't take much away from the beer–it's still high quality stuff–but it does prevent me from going above "4" for taste.

Mouthfeel (4/5): Medium body. Good spritely carbonation. Satisfyingly resinous, the beer's aftertaste lingers for a little while without overstaying its welcome. Quite drinkable.

Overall (4/5): He'Brew Hop Manna is an outstanding American IPA and is the very definition of a beer that should get straight 4's. It nails the West Coast-style IPA flavor profile near-perfectly, but doesn't do much to distinguish itself. I almost feel like I've had this beer before. That being said, Hop Manna is still a very good IPA and I would definitely buy it again. Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2013 20:28:50 | More by hagbergl
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found this at Carl's Meat Market in Kittery. I didn't know Shmaltz distributed in Maine. This was a pleasant surprise.

In a pint glass the beer was a dark orange color. There was a thick off-white head that left a good deal of sticky lace.

Piney, earthy aroma. Some citrus. Then sweet bread.

Piney hops taste up front, followed by grapefruit. A biscuit-like background.

A nice hoppy, but not excessively hoppy, beer. Enjoyed it a lot.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 22:41:31 | More by lordofthewiens
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Zorro

California

3.26/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear copper colored ale with a smallish tan colored head. The color is decidedly "IPA Orange."

Smells hoppy and earth with a scent of mostly pine and strong tea. Malt is not much here.

Starts out mildly sweet with a strong tea flavor. Mildly bitter with and earthy flavor that is strong on the tea flavor. Aftertaste is woody.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall just an OK IPA.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 02:00:16 | More by Zorro
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

4.29/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Into a pint glass:

A: copper/bronze colored body, half finger white foamy head slowly dies within a half minute, nice sticky spider web lacing clings tightly to the pint glass

S: pine/citrus hops up front, slight maltiness comes forward as the beer warms

T: bittersweet just as an AIPA should be, pine/citrus hops begin bitter and gradually allow the malts to intricate themselves within the flavoring, nice bitter piney aftertaste; dry sticky finish

M: light to medium, fairly sessionable, carbonation is spot on for the style and for me as the sharpness is there but there is an aspect of smoothness that is more than enjoyable, big wow from me

O: AIPA - outa the park Schmaltz, holey moley, I can't believe I had to move to Alaska to find this, I most certainly would have this again

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 04:24:44 | More by BeerKangaroo
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TheAlamoWrocker

Texas

3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on November 1, 2013. Poured a 22oz bottle into a pint glass (1.5x).

A: 1/2 fingered creamy head. It is so cloudy through this beer's copper body that one cannot see their hand pass it. Head dissipates quickly. Remnants of a head sticks around, but lacing is decent.

S: Beautiful pine and citrus emanating. Decent malt aromas as well. This is a nice standard IPA profile. Nothing out of the ordinary, but I enjoy a solid IPA nose.

T: The taste initially starts with a nice soft malt quality, but then a strong grapefruit bites throughout while even lingering. While continuing to drink the malt becomes slightly more present and memorable oddly enough.

M: The dry hopped qualities are quite remnant on the tongue. Slightly sticky oils, but with a nice crisp.

O: I really enjoyed this drink's taste at first, but it almost felt like the hops and malts were switching backwards and forwards. The qualities of a solid IPA are there, but just not properly balanced.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 02:09:12 | More by TheAlamoWrocker
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DelMontiac

Oklahoma

4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A friend in craft, music, and overall good times brought this back from a trip to Missouri. Poured from a 22oz bottle into Crown and Rose custom English nonics, this beer yields a nice copper-orange color topped by two fingers of white foam that sticks well. Vapors tell a story of sweet sticky caramel malts and aromatic floral hoppy goodness. Monster bisquit sweet malty backbone and big (but not overpowering) herbal hops providing grapefruit and orange-like zest. Very nice slightly oily body and smooth carb. Very good beer. Would buy it, no question.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 14:58:23 | More by DelMontiac
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brurevu

Texas

3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This IPA was very dry and hop forward in the West Coast style of IPAs. The hop aromas hit me as soon as I opened the bottle and the strong piney and citrus hops lingered in the initial taste. The hops had a very fresh punch at the front end that left with a clean and bright follow through. All in all a very bright and fresh West Coast style IPA from a Jewish brewery from New York that consistently held up its profile during the entire session. Well done and it definitely put them on my radar to try other beers in their line-up in the future.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 17:40:16 | More by brurevu
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a mildly hazy copper color. The head is off-white in color, and about a finger high, maybe more. I like how well it retains in the glass, and the impressive lacing left behind.

S: Along with an undeniable presence of piny, herbal hop notes, there's also a slightly sugary tone to the malts. Traces of grapefruit appear, but this is mostly pine-forward. Allowing it to warm up gives it a slightly bolder aroma; at a lower temp, it's simply too mild. Otherwise, it smells perfectly decent if unspectacular.

T: It's not as bitter as I might have anticipated. Rather, it's surprisingly sweet, with lots of caramel malts providing an initial surge of sweetness, and the hops coming across like grapefruit juice with little (if any) pine. There's also some back end nuttiness to go along with the mild finishing bitterness. This is pretty damn good, actually.

M: While it's sweet, the crisp and clean finish helps to scrub away any excess sugar, leading to a pleasantly semi-dry finish. I'd even call it thirst quenching. Carbonation isn't significantly strong, either. Regardless, it's pretty easy to drink.

O: This was a bit better than I anticipated. It has that juiciness I like in my IPAs, but is perhaps too sweet at times. Still, I'd buy this again, no problem.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 21:50:46 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Amalak

New York

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

A. It has a dark copper color. Kind of see-through, though hazy. A big foamy white head and excellent lacing. Lots of very tiny bubbles coming up throughout.

S. Very nice, sweet hoppy scent.

T/M. It is quite hoppy. There is a sweetness there. A bit of caramel, perhaps. A dark fruit flavor, on the grape side. A bit tart and medium bodied.

O. It's nice if unspectacular. Good all around and a true IPA.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 21:22:25 | More by Amalak
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pours a hazy copper colour with a respectable off-white head that has good retention.

Although purchased two weeks ago, I wish I could figure out when this was bottled, as I have no idea whether any of the other characteristics are impacted by age... Aroma has a backdrop of faded hops or caramelized malts, yet with a strong mango and citrus presence. Still pleasant, but not typical APA (fresh or faded). Flavour does not carry through as much on that hop presence except for an abrupt and simple "bitterness" in the finish. Starts with caramel and malt-forward before transitioning through an alcohol heat to the bitterness. Little in the way of citrus or other "c" hop notes that I'd expected. Again that may be a question of age, although it does not have many of the other elements i know from APAs beyond their prime.

I'm glad to have tried it, but also glad to have only bought one bottle. Will try again after brewing date clarified...

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 00:25:51 | More by hopsolutely
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jasonjlewis

Texas

3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky orange color with two fingers of head. The head lingers and the lacing is superb.

Smell is of of C-hops. Citrus and pungent. There is a good punch of orange and actually some toasty malt profile

Taste is pretty bitter. Surprisingly not as much grapefruit and citrus on the palate as I would expect. The malt profile is a bit toasty. I do get grapefruit and citrus, but the flavoring hops aren't as there as I want.

Adequate carbonation. I do want a bit more body from the malts.

Overall this is a good example of the style, but there are better IPAs out there.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 00:43:37 | More by jasonjlewis
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Paynebr21

Texas

3.18/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A - pours an amber color with a decent head and good lacing
S - nice pine nose with a solid malt backbone
T - pine up front with a bit of resin. Malt and Carmel on the back
M - mild carbonation and very smooth. Dry finish
O - as a big fan of hop bomb style beers this was a bit lacking in the hops department. Is still a very smooth IPA with a dry finish. Decent beer but not one of my favorite IPAs

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 03:08:37 | More by Paynebr21
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.51/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a clear caramel color. Good head. Frothy and dense. Solid lacing too.

S-Heavy of the malt. Caramel malt sweetness is heavy handed. Behind the malt blanket is a generic display of citrus and pine.

T-The sweetness makes this a balanced IPA. Caramel malt like it going out of style. Pine, grass and grapefruit hops. Slight metallic flavor in the back.

M-Medium bodied. Standard bitterness. Booze is well hidden.

O/D-Failed to impress. The metallic flavor was very slight which I am thankful for. Just another ordinary IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

08-18-2013 22:53:21 | More by VelvetExtract
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KFBR392

Illinois

3.26/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance: Burnt orange with accents of light brown. Pours with about a half a finger of head. Low amount of carbonation active while drinking.

Smell: Chewy malt and cascade hops jump out right away. The Centennial and Citra hops add some sweet and sour accents to the aroma. Caramelized malt is very potent.

Taste: A smooth lightly hopped front greets the palate. Again, Cascade hops are the biggest player here but in this brew the hops seem to block each other out. Light finish, some hop sweetness but overall a forgettable end.

Mouthfeel: Very light, subdued hop bitterness.

Overall: A decent IPA. Aroma was more complex and interesting then the taste. This is a middle of the road brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 17:52:28 | More by KFBR392
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Hop Manna from Shmaltz Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 569 ratings.