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Hop Manna - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

652 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 652
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 6
Gots: 25 | 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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Sheesh101

New York

1/5  rDev -73.5%

02-27-2014 14:55:04 | More by Sheesh101
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SjConroy

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -60.3%

02-24-2014 21:34:40 | More by SjConroy
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Chucker17

South Dakota

2/5  rDev -47.1%

07-30-2014 22:02:10 | More by Chucker17
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B33R501

Pennsylvania

2.18/5  rDev -42.3%

4 test batches to get to this? completely forgetable IPA. Just because certain flavors work in one beer, why would the brewer think they would work in another beer? I'm referring to the butterscotch and toffee that work so well in the exceptional RIPA, that are very misplaced here.

Average color, pale orange. Dull. Smells floral hops, caramel malts. Taste too much caramel malt with butterscotch, not enough hops and or bitterness combine to make a below average boring beer. I could have done this review with one word, lousy. Waste of money.

05-06-2012 00:51:34 | More by B33R501
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Clayton1220


2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

06-06-2012 02:08:50 | More by Clayton1220
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NeverSettle

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

06-07-2012 03:46:26 | More by NeverSettle
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zeff80

Missouri

2.6/5  rDev -31.2%

A - Poured out a clear, fairly dark amber color with a two-finger head of off-white foam. It left thin rings of sticky lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of citrus and pine with touches of grapefruit.

T - Wow, it was a like an off English IPA. Very soapy and astringent. Some nice pine and caramel flavors are buried underneath the soapy taste.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This didn't work at all for me. Too soapy and astringent.

03-14-2012 16:37:36 | More by zeff80
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Devistator16

Texas

2.64/5  rDev -30.2%

Picked this up at my local HEB to try something new. On first taste the beer was your average IPA, upon further consumption the beer was very dry. I poured into a proper glass to see the color and get the aroma.... The color was average but the smell was disturbing. Would not buy again. Too many others to try.

06-18-2014 18:52:56 | More by Devistator16
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drewone

California

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

08-25-2012 02:57:52 | More by drewone
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nzerbe

New York

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

07-14-2013 20:31:01 | More by nzerbe
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Brutus627

Maine

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

06-27-2014 15:23:10 | More by Brutus627
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t0rin0

California

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

01-05-2013 03:11:45 | More by t0rin0
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Le_HopHead

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

12-03-2013 13:43:24 | More by Le_HopHead
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vinny21bal

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

12-23-2013 00:50:34 | More by vinny21bal
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VaTechHopHead


2.95/5  rDev -22%

No test batch identification, 22oz bomber

A - Apple cider-like in color with an okay eggshell white head. Slightly hazy and deposits good lace.

S - Fairly aromatic but with cascade, centennial and citra dry hopping I was hoping for something more pungent. The hops are sticky and have subtle earth tones as well as a residual sweetness in the background. Nothing too crazy.

T - A little on the bland side for me, the hops are bursting through with flavor nor is the malt backbone too strong. A light citrus flavor from the hops is noticeable and have an aftertaste of lemon, grass and alpha acids. Too light in flavor for me IMO.

M/O - Medium to light body just under carbonated to me. The palate is left semi-dry but cleanses pretty easily. Nothing to warrant another bottle being opened. Kind of disappointed because of the hop combination used in this one. Needs to be a little bolder in flavor for me.

03-21-2012 17:11:28 | More by VaTechHopHead
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lordofstarside

Nevada

2.98/5  rDev -21.2%

Bomber to a snifter, no clear freshness date. The bottle does say "new for 2012" for the label, so if that's any indication this is probably been on the shelf for a while

Pours a deep gold with a hue leaning more towards an orange. I poured it a bit aggressively on purpose, really didn't expect to get two and a half fingers of foam. After a few minutes it dies down to a finger and a half, little carbonation and good even lacing

Aroma of spicy hops, a very robust malty backbone, some pine and citrus. A lot more malt than most ipas, I wonder how this would smell fresh

Taste of a handful of hops and strong malt. This beer is way past it's prime

Feel is sticky and dry. Drink easy, hides it alcohol well

Overall this beer wasn't great. I'll give shmaltz the benefit of the doubt and be sure to rereview once I get a fresher bottle. Gotta say though, having the word 'malt' in their name isn't helping their case

02-05-2013 01:53:41 | More by lordofstarside
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Beerontwowheels

Maryland

3/5  rDev -20.6%

05-08-2013 09:48:00 | More by Beerontwowheels
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dertyd

California

3/5  rDev -20.6%

09-22-2013 15:26:23 | More by dertyd
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GRG1313

California

3/5  rDev -20.6%

05-28-2012 00:20:28 | More by GRG1313
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UncleJamby

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.6%

08-22-2013 00:34:42 | More by UncleJamby
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Spinach937

Ohio

3/5  rDev -20.6%

05-01-2014 20:58:41 | More by Spinach937
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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.6%

07-16-2012 17:24:14 | More by VikeMan
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jaidenjb

Ohio

3/5  rDev -20.6%

07-01-2012 18:30:26 | More by jaidenjb
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Benvarine

Missouri

3/5  rDev -20.6%

05-03-2014 03:41:50 | More by Benvarine
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SWMeyer4141

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.6%

06-06-2012 22:54:39 | More by SWMeyer4141
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Hop Manna from Shmaltz Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 652 ratings.