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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

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790 Ratings
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Ratings: 790
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 8
Gots: 69 | 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:
Beer added by: parris on 02-25-2012

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
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Ratings: 790 | Reviews: 196
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served in a snifter. Certified Kosher.

The body has the look of a Werther's original toffee candy, with an ecru head building to two-finger's. A bubbly cap slowly deflates and leaves a modern art-esque lattice work of plastic lace behind.

A bouquet leaps from the glass that reminds one of tropical drinks: notes of pineapple, grapefruit, guava all here. A soapiness and honeyed malt also swirl around with the citrus aromas. Very sweet and syrupy.

First impression of the palate is a watered down expression of the nose. Grapefruit and fruit snacks slowly devolve into a resin bitterness with some earthy herbal character. Malts are very light and have that sweet white bread flavor, subtle.

A little more dry with a creamy froth that builds on the tongue, Hop Manna is more on the light side and watery.

A let down is experienced between the aromas promised on the nose, to the delivery of flavors to the palate. This He'Brew offering certainly has its moments. They are just few and far between. And missing where it counts, the flavor department.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

22 oz bomber
A: Agressive pour into a pint glass. Think white head. Quickly receding. No lacing. Cloudy amber color with particles visible.
S: HOPS! Grapefruit, citrusy, pine. No detectable malt.
T: This beer is really all hops and pine. Very little detectable malt. Caramel. Bitterness in the finish.
M: Crisp and refreshing. Bite of bitterness. ABV not detectable. Nicely carbonated.
O: It is not a hop blaster. Not very well balanced. Other than that nothing really bad about this beer. Could be better constructed.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: dirty golden, significant bubbly edge lacing, some lacing
S: noted pine forest, maybe a little earthiness, orange or pineapple citrus notes chime in quietly
T/M: the taste is not as "Christmas tree" as the smell, and the pineapple-orange notes play on a woody-earthy backbone. The draw of a dry pine feel does make its presence felt early, mid-taste, and slowly takes over
O: initial impression seemed bolder on the pine-wood dryness. Further investigation noted the undertone of fruit.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy amber orange in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that died down, leaving a large patch of lacing in the center of the glass, a collar around the edge and some bubbles running down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrus hops are present in the nose—grapefruit stands out in particular—along with notes of tropical fruit hops and hints of floral hops.
T: The taste mostly mimics the smell, except that the tropical fruit flavors are a tad stronger and there are also hints of caramel malts. There is a moderate amount of bitterness that stands out the most and lingers in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA isn't a hop bomb, but the mixture of Cascade, Centennial and Citra hops adds some complexities to the smell and taste.

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3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Obtained a 22 oz. bottle from decent-sized bottle shop in south Calgary. I find this brewery's whole schtick quite amusing. Pours a rather dark cloudy orange with a hell of a lot of white fizz, although the carbonation in the beer itself was more low-key than this explosive start would suggest. Never observed my cat to try beer off the desktop before. Anyhow, I was immediately struck by the massive citrus and spice aroma, which also included some tropical pineapple and black current notes. The taste was even more aggressive, this thing is a dry, piney east coast hop bomb that tastes like the lovechild of a coniferous forest and a flower shop. Quite a dose of grapefruit and mandarin citrus fruitiness to start, with a few lime wedges for good measure, but this quickly takes a back seat to bitter citrus rind, fresh grass, pine resin, and strong flower essential oils ... Whoa. There is some caramel malt flavor but you have to look for it, at least initially. I did notice some burnt sugar and toast emerging once the bitter receptors became exhausted. Obviously the hops trump the malt and this one is weighted towards the pine and floral elements rather than the fresh citrus or tropical fruits you typically get on the other coast. Oily, semi-chewy body with some dextrins and sweet residual sugars mulling about. Still, aggressive hopping with an added black pepper spice that makes this one stand out a bit from the rest of the pack (six different hops in total, and they hit some of the noble spicy side of hops as well as the pungent citrus and pine). Some may want more sweetness to balance things out.

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He'brew Hop Manna IPA from Shmaltz Brewing Company
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