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Hop Manna - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

635 Ratings
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Ratings: 635
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 6
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
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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chodinheaven

Maryland

4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy amber in color with some light shining through. The white head, though smallish, sticks around for a long time in a bubbly sheet on top. Thick lacing is left by it. The malts make their selves known in the aroma, bready and caramelly laying down a great base for the hops to shine. These hops are earthy, resiny and a bit piney, and even a touch catty. Nice full aroma here, both hops and malts coming out to play.

The malts and hops fight for first place in this flavorful brew. The malts put up their caramelly, but almost rye-like breadiness and spiciness in the ring, putting up a great showing. They aren't sweet at all, just hearty, adding a very strong backbone to a big flavored beer. The hops come in between the middle and back of the palate with a balanced hop attack, not insanely bitter and overpowering, but instead pleasantly flavorful and a solidly bitter. The hops are earthy and resiny, pretty much mimicking the aroma. They are also a bit piney and even catty, but again: not overpoweringly so. The combination of hops is great with adding that big balanced balancing factor to the beer, but the malts are actually what make this beer pretty darn good as far as flavor goes. They add a dimension to the IPA that is hearty and actually ends up balancing out some of the resiny hops with a touch of sweetness instead of the other way around. The body is light enough not to be bogged down, but heavy enough to support the bountiful flavors. The only complaint I have with this beer at all is that right smack dab in the middle is a slight wateriness that throws the mouthfeel a bit out of whack. It comes back around shortly and finishes somewhat dry.

Pretty damn good beer here, balanced but on the darker spectrum of balanced. I.e., there is a lot of heavy malt flavors, but there are plenty of heavy resins from the hops to balance them out. Overall, very good and worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 04:21:07 | More by chodinheaven
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Poured from bomber into glasses and shared with friends. Slight chill haze in a reddish copper with a thin white head. Aroma is of dank, piney, resinous hops and slight biscuit malt. Taste is very good, the hops really shine through. Nice dank resin quality but with a fair amount of malty sweetness to balance. Fairly dry but with adequate body and good lingering carbonation. Overall a very enjoyable IPA.

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Hop Manna from Shmaltz Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 635 ratings.