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Hop Manna - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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719 Ratings
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Ratings: 719
Reviews: 183
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 6
Gots: 38 | FT: 1
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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1/5  rDev -73.6%

Sheesh101, Feb 27, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -60.4%

SjConroy, Feb 24, 2014
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2/5  rDev -47.2%

Chucker17, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of B33R501
2.18/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

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.

B33R501, May 06, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -34%

Clayton1220, Jun 06, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -34%

NeverSettle, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of zeff80
2.6/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

zeff80, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of Devistator16
2.64/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

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.

Devistator16, Jun 18, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

drewone, Aug 25, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

TheBigBoy, Sep 28, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

nzerbe, Jul 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Brutus627, Jun 27, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

t0rin0, Jan 05, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Le_HopHead, Dec 03, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

vinny21bal, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of VaTechHopHead
2.95/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

VaTechHopHead, Mar 21, 2012
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2.98/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

lordofstarside, Feb 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

acurtis, Nov 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Beerontwowheels, May 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

dertyd, Sep 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

GRG1313, May 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

UncleJamby, Aug 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Spinach937, May 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

VikeMan, Jul 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

jaidenjb, Jul 01, 2012
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Hop Manna from Shmaltz Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 719 ratings.