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He'brew Hop Manna IPA | Shmaltz Brewing Company

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He'brew Hop Manna IPAHe'brew Hop Manna IPA

Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company
New York, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hop Manna is the answer to hop heads' prayers for a delicious IPA bearing floral and citrus goodness. At 65 IBUs and 6.8% Alcohol, HOP MANNA IPA is crafted to provide session after session of hop nourishment, from our Tribe to yours

Added by parris on 02-25-2012

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Photo of donspublic
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into New Belgium chalice from bottle. Nice 2 finger creamy head, nice lacing. Hazy dark golden in the glass. Smells of caramel and dank hops. Taste is a little sweet malt on the front, followed up by a muted hop bitterness. As for hop presence, hard to discern, I am picking up floral and grassy notes. Finishes with a semi sweet caramel finish, with a mild bitterness.

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Photo of Samlover55
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

No date (don't think it's fresh)
12 oz bttle into pint
L- hazy honey colored with barely discernible white head
S- sweet citrus fruit
T- sweet malt lemony citrus with a bitter finish
F-medium bodied smooth
O- the wheat gives an interesting character, refreshing brew, would like to try fresh and update

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Photo of bsp77
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Strong citrus in the aroma and taste, with very noticeable hop oils. The malt body is a little sweeter than preferred, giving an English IPA balance but with American hops. Quite enjoyable overall.

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Photo of Radome
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From 12 oz bottle.

L - Deep golden color; thick, creamy persistent head is off-white.

S - Great fresh hop aromas of citrus and mango. Some bready malt in background.

T - Flavors are fresh and crisp: orange and grapefruit fade into lemongrass, bready malt way in the background.

F - Medium to thick body. Creamy, moderate carbonation. Strong hops bitterness and low alcohol burn. Finish is somewhat sweet.

O - A crisp, fresh , citrusy IPA. A bit thick on body and slightly cloying finish are only drawbacks for me.

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Photo of jmbranum
4.79/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Glorious layers of hops upon hops. Manna from heaven indeed. Certainly within IPA range but also very well-balanced. This one is worth going after. Call me a fan. L'chaim!

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Photo of snaotheus
3.06/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle served in a snifter. 1335A5 is stamped near the neck. This may be a very old beer, if that's a julian date.

Pours clear amber with a smallish head and not much carbonation. Smell is old hops -- musty hay.

Taste is better -- a little brighter citrus and pine, moderate malt. Slight lemony twist.

Mouthfeel is smooth and slick. Overall, not a bad beer.

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Photo of Shippy
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle. Pours an orangey gold with a misshapen foamy head. The smell is not strong, but I get notes of pine and lemon. I really enjoyed the taste of this beer. Starts off with bready malt notes, followed by some pine and lemon from the hops. Only a little lingering bitterness, well balanced by the malt flavors. Feel is medium - starts off feeling pretty full bodied with the malt flavors, then feels lighter when the hop flavors come in. Overall, I found this beer very enjoyable. Was expecting a happier beer, but happy to find it more balanced.

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Photo of oldn00b
3.22/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Looks great - poured from a 12oz bottle to a spiegelau IPA glass. Slightly opaque amber - frothy white head forms and has very nice retention. Some moderate lacing too - looks really nice.

Nose is okay - some tropical and pine notes, citrus and bittering hops all come through. Seems nice.

Flavor is a big letdown. None of the characteristics apparent in the nose are there on the palate. It's a fine, medium bodied IPA, but aside from some piney/resiny flavors there is nothing else going on. Really a letdown.

Feel is fine. Nothing really wrong, decent body, nice drying finish but it's a very underwhelming profile. It was free but I wouldn't seek it out again.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.83/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Looks like that malt heavy appearance (plus thats how this brewery always rolls, so expectations + appearance = conclusion). Dark orange. Aroma sure enough was lacking hops.

They should have called this brown malt manna because the hops sure enough aren't here. Still bitter though. This is a joke for a hoppy ipa. I guess if you're into brown/English ipas, you might dig it. At least there are no off flavors.

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Photo of lisamsalmon
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Earthy, piney, good hoppy flavor. Originally bought because I like the funny label, but this is a good beer. Medium bitterness and smells like the woods

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Photo of breardon1776
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Funny name...great beer.
Caramel and toffee notes along with citrus and pine. Drinks smooth.
Not one i would drink all the time or put on my favs list, but a good brew none the less.

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Medium orange/gold color with a super thin white lacing ring.

S - Spicy citrus and crackery malt. Nose is weak.

T - Citrus and spicy - lemon, apricot, and a resiny lingering finish.

M - Medium body with a very gentle carbonation texture.

O - This is a very solid IPA. Thumbs up!

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Photo of FBGordon
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured on draft in to an Irish pint glass.

A: Pours a full amber with a frothy off-white head that maintains and laces well.

S: Grassy and resinous with a little grapefruit on the end.

T: Bright, grassy hops with a pleasant bitterness. Light notes of dry apricot and a pleasant hop bitterness settles on the palate.

M: Medium body with light carbonation that scrubs the palate well.

O: An enjoyable IPA, even for a non-IPA drinker such as myself. This one is very pleasant and not too bitter.

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Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty awesomely aggressive IPA. This is all about the hops, several different varieties dancing on the tongue. Floral, fruity, piney, with just enough malt to back it up and still let the hops shine. There is so much hop goodness here it almost tingles your tongue a little bit with all the aggressive flavors.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: Yes

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: slight haze; bronze colored; 2 finger light khaki head that receded slowly to a thin cap; nice lacing;

S: earthy, with citrus and caramel behind it;

T: floral up front; mixed with citrus at mid-palate; floral and earthy with moderate bitterness on the finish; bitterness builds in the aftertaste;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: nice complexity in the flavor;

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Photo of barczar
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very toasty malt, and caramel notes in aroma. This may be aged a lot. Hint of fruity hops.

Flavor is very malty, with herbal and earthy hop notes. Pretty sure this is old. Bitter finish. Too bitter for my liking.

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Photo of HattedClassic
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a nice head that last quite a long while. The head is a foamy white and leaves quite a bit of lacing. The beer itself is a clear medium amber that looks pretty nice. The overall appearance is that of a good looking IPA.

The beer smell is extremely hoppy and pretty good. The hop notes consist of a very strong dry hopped pine note. The hop note also seems to have a strong leafy note cutting right through it. The smell also has a nice medium sweet malt backbone.

The taste is overall good but the malt taste comes off as a little weird. The hop notes are dominate, especially the dry hopping pine note. The taste seems to have a weird bitter note to it that detracts a bit from the beer but not too much.

The Mouthfeel is a bit light but still pretty good. The beer has a nice smooth feel to it and the carbonation is pretty nice.

Overall, a pretty good beer and worth getting. This one should definitely please hopheads everywhere.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle, no dating on the bottle that I could find. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a hazy golden/orange color with about an inch off-white head that stayed around for a long time. There's also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells mostly like pine and citrusy (orange peel, grapefruit) hops, along with some bready malt. I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some wheatiness noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's coating and a bit creamy with a good amount of carbonation. I liked it OK, but I didn't think it was one of the better IPA's I've had. Since this bottle was given to me from one of my friends, I really have no idea how old it is. I'd like to try this again in the future.

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Photo of bgold86
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Surprised about the low score on BA, no this isn't a must drink IPA, but it's pretty solid and tasty for a 6.8% brew. So many other IPA's fall short in this alcohol range but this one does not.

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Photo of galwayjoyce
4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours a bright and clear golden hue. looks more like a golden lager than an IPA. Big carbonation bubbles. Nice head, dissipates and leaves a thick lace.
Nose is impressive--toasted hops and a piney and wheated-citrus bouquet is almost overwhelming. He'Brew is not effing around.
Mouthfeel is superb--light, but with a slight viscosity--a weighted and silky oil quality that gives way to a crisp finish.
Taste...man...I don't want to say I am disappointed, but after all I was led to believe through it's other qualities...I am a little let down. Starts off really good--hop explosion. But then it just goes away--after the initial punch, the finish is nonexistent -- really flat.
Good beer--definitely puts the brewery on my radar. He'Brew is more than schtick. But the lack of balance hurts this offering a good deal.

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Photo of obrike
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A good, not mind blowing IPA. Would be a decent gateway brew for those wishing to dip their toes in the IPA pool for the first time. I'll probably stick to their Lenny's RIPA.

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Photo of KM_Seahawk
3.47/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle
A - Cloudy golden-orange, 1 finger white head
S - Citrus, mango, floral hop, very nice, some light malt notes
T - Little citrus, pine but mostly hop bitterness, some balance from the malt
M - Medium body, low carbonation
O - Ok IPA, I would drink again but would not seek out

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a speiglau IPA glass.

Color is a dark amber with gold highlights.

Head is thin but lingers.

Bubble gum candy sweet with the bubble gum smell probably coming from the hops.

I can't shake the taste of bubblegum but like bitter. Not entirely pleasant but certainly not bad.

Interesting drinker.

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Photo of Hergestridge
4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This Beer is excellent. It proves that you do NOT have to have Big ABV to have and Excellent IPA.
The Smell .. sublime.. Fruity/Citrus overtones, crisp and bittersweet ( more Sweet than Bitter)... The colour is gold and burnt orange, the head is full and lacing is muted but not understated.
Shmaltz.. You've a winner with this beer.. Awesome... Found this Gem at Whole Foods....
~Carry On Citizens!!!~ (c)

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Photo of hophugger
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Semi-cloudy gold color. Head is nice and frothy and quickly dissappates to a film with decent, clingy lacing. Aroma is full of citrus, with orange and grapefruit being the leaders. Taste is beautifully hopped, piney, with lots of grapefruit(slightly bitter) and some orange and pine. Maybe a touch of bready malt in the background. Good carbonation and full flavored. Nice balance, should bode well for the hop lover. IBU's are perfect at 65 !!

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He'brew Hop Manna IPA from Shmaltz Brewing Company
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