Hop Manna - Shmaltz Brewing Company
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Reviews by hackmann:
3.98/5 rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: hazy amber with light caramel highlights; finger and a half off white head that leaves plenty of lacing on the glass.
Aroma: light nose; citrus spice
Flavors: solid citrus notes with grapefruit salad coming to mind – white grapefruit leading the way with a little pink and red grapefruit in the mix, spicy citrus-pepper and pine, nice hoppy bitterness, dry dust earthy tone, very light on the sweet, malts must be doing their job to keep the bitterness in check for it is not overly bitter.
Mouthfeel: medium citrus bitterness, moderate carbonation, medium body, sticky oily hops, lingering citrus twang
To the Point: a nice dry hopped ale, if you like citrus/pine this is for you, I would buy this again.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2013 03:24:22 | More by hackmann
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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
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
Hop Manna from Shmaltz Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 574 ratings.