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Hop Manna - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

570 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 570
Reviews: 168
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: parris on 02-25-2012)
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TheHoppiest

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-29-2012 01:38:28 | More by TheHoppiest
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delta490

Virginia

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

Came out a lighter amber with a creamy white head lasting a while and leaving some good lacing. There is a nice hops aroma (not too strong, though) with solid grapefruit notes. A nice malt backbone holds up the great hops flavor throughout. A nice weight to the body with a slight bite on the finish. Overall a very good IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

04-17-2014 16:06:24 | More by delta490
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-09-2014 17:33:02 | More by BRYeleJR
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

04-08-2014 21:31:03 | More by Carpentiere
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

04-08-2014 18:41:35 | More by Mikexw
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-06-2014 22:51:48 | More by erialbill
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Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

04-03-2014 18:54:24 | More by AlaskanYoung
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-03-2014 01:44:25 | More by TLA
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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

03-28-2014 03:16:39 | More by Hoggo
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GMan

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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Kentucky

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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slimpickens101

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

03-24-2014 21:20:49 | More by slimpickens101
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vfgccp

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

03-23-2014 18:53:30 | More by vfgccp
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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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yuenglingade

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

03-18-2014 03:27:38 | More by yuenglingade
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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Missouri

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Vermont

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New Jersey

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Virginia

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Hop Manna from Shmaltz Brewing Company
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