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Hop Manna - Shmaltz Brewing Company

Hop MannaHop Manna

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BA SCORE
85
very good

575 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 575
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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hreb

Washington

4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber served in pint glass. Beer pours a deep orange color, almost red, but crystal clear. Giant foamy head. Big, grassy-hop aroma. Very "green" as opposed to piney or citrusy.

Flavors are straight down the middle between West coast IPA (big C hops) and more, erm, conventional (?) AIPA. The tough about a West coast IPA is the way Cascade totally dominates the palate. This manages to keep West coast flavors dominant while keeping the other hops present, if subdued. Pretty substantial grain bill too, leaving the beer just dry without being too dry. Label says 6.8% ABV and 65 IBUs.

If you're going to do a high gravity IPA this is a great way to go.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 04:10:53 | More by hreb
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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?

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Hop Manna from Shmaltz Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 575 ratings.