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Hop Manna - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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85
very good

671 Ratings
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Ratings: 671
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 7
Gots: 28 | 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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5/5  rDev +32.3%

MaddDogg84, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of threeviews
4.88/5  rDev +29.1%
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?

threeviews, Mar 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Gandhified, Aug 13, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

cmbeddoe7997, Jul 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

sevenshubby, Apr 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Huffaroma, Sep 06, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

WBMiller, Jun 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Techichi, Jun 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

ZachT, Jun 01, 2014
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4.7/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Been enjoying this for the last few weeks and finally got around to reviewing it

Poured from a bomber into a Stone Nonic Pint Glass:

A-orange, copper, transluscent, decent head and great lacing

S-really good floral IPA, very nice, mellow and not over-powering

T-this is where it really stands out, the taste is just off the charts. I love really fresh IPA's and this is just right in my wheelhouse, with a wonderful sweet finish

M-also very good

O-currently my favorite new beer, l'chaim (said the Irish boy)

aranheaney, Nov 03, 2012
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4.58/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The 2012 Edition- poured from a 22 oz bottle into a nonic tumbler; pours a relatively clear golden copper color with 2.5 fingers of off-white head, decent retention, a few spots of lacing.

Smell is wonderful- hops of all varieties. Pine, some mint, floral, grassy, and a little bit of grapefruit. Fantastic smell. Thank you for dry-hopping people.

Taste is great also- a good amount of bitterness, however (that's my thing, you'll have to decide if it's yours). Slight bitterness plus a nice floral/herbal hop taste up front, followed briefly by some nice malt sweetness, then some grapefruit, then a lot more bitterness, finishing out with some pine and a hint of mint.

Mouthfeel is very nice also- light to medium bodied, moderately carbonated, a nice dose of resin. This is a fantastic single IPA- couldn't recommend it more if you want hops but not a headache.

Hopdaemon39, Oct 09, 2012
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4.58/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to XicanoBeerRun for this.

This pours with an amber-gold color. It has a wonderfully complex hop aroma. I get a sense the citrus zest and pine essential oils are like siblings competing for attention. The flavor is more of the brotherly rivalry, along with a citrus peel middle-child that holds it own and some chewiness rounding things out.

elNopalero, Apr 23, 2012
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4.55/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Coastal Crossing Grill in Alvin, Texas.

I'm not a big IPA fan, but this one really won me over. I saw this on tap on the way out of the restaurant and quickly asked about it. The bartender gave me a quick taste. We were leaving so I couldn't get a pint right then, but I returned the next day to have one.

Really glad I did! Lots of grapefruit and citrus taste. Probably the grapefruitiest I've ever had. Being a big fan of that flavor profile it's not wonder I loved it.

Looks great in the glass. I'm hoping they keep this one on tap regularly. I can't wait to have it again.

Ford, Sep 08, 2012
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4.53/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

$5.99 for a 220z bomber at Bevco.
Brewed with 2-row, wheat, Munich, Vienna, and CaraMunich 40. Hopped with Warrior, Cascade, Citra, Amarillo, Crystal and Centennial. Dry hopped with Cascade, Centennial and Citra.
65 IBUs, 6.8% ABV.
Pours out to a sparkingly clear beautiful orange golden, forming a tall whipped and creamy light yellow head with amazing retention and one solid sheet of sticky lace. Nice carbonation, about 2.5 carbs. The aroma is quite nice, full of mango and pineapple from the cascade and centennial. I'm not getting much of the lemon that I associate with Citra. I wish it were a bit more pungent and piney, but it's still awesome. Mouthfeel is smooth, soft with a medium body. Considering all the hops, I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't syrupy like most DIPA's. The taste is a recap of the aroma. Lots of mango, pineapple, some grapefruit, and a little underlying pine. Medium bitterness is well balanced and quite pleasant. Enough to prevent it from being cloying. I don't like overly bitter IPA's, and this is really nice. Nice dry finish with a little grain husk character. Cleanly fermented, no perceptible off-flavors or aromas.

A great, but not outstanding, very solid IPA. I wish there were a bit more pine..a hefty dose of Chinook would be awesome for this beer. This really should be a flagship beer for them. I hope they brew it year round. Highly recommended.

Mitchster, Aug 05, 2012
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4.53/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy honey-golden with a thick, fine-bubbled, pale tan head. Aroma is seriously hoppy with an evergreen overtone and woody, grapefruit and malty hints. Strongly hoppy flavor is rather bitter, yet has a nice undertone of honey plus notes of malt and grapefruit. Firm-bodied texture has plenty of sass and fizz, leaving a hoppy and tingly finish. This is the third great IPA I have had in the last couple days.

Cyberkedi, Aug 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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Hop Manna from Shmaltz Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 671 ratings.