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Hop Manna - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

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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Photo of hopsolutely
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pours a hazy copper colour with a respectable off-white head that has good retention.

Although purchased two weeks ago, I wish I could figure out when this was bottled, as I have no idea whether any of the other characteristics are impacted by age... Aroma has a backdrop of faded hops or caramelized malts, yet with a strong mango and citrus presence. Still pleasant, but not typical APA (fresh or faded). Flavour does not carry through as much on that hop presence except for an abrupt and simple "bitterness" in the finish. Starts with caramel and malt-forward before transitioning through an alcohol heat to the bitterness. Little in the way of citrus or other "c" hop notes that I'd expected. Again that may be a question of age, although it does not have many of the other elements i know from APAs beyond their prime.

I'm glad to have tried it, but also glad to have only bought one bottle. Will try again after brewing date clarified...

hopsolutely, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of jonas
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

jonas, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of AdamElb
4/5  rDev +5.5%

AdamElb, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of leedorham
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

leedorham, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

jaydoc, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of Rollzroyce21
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Rollzroyce21, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of guttervan
4/5  rDev +5.5%

guttervan, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of Tucquan
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Tucquan, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of jasonjlewis
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky orange color with two fingers of head. The head lingers and the lacing is superb.

Smell is of of C-hops. Citrus and pungent. There is a good punch of orange and actually some toasty malt profile

Taste is pretty bitter. Surprisingly not as much grapefruit and citrus on the palate as I would expect. The malt profile is a bit toasty. I do get grapefruit and citrus, but the flavoring hops aren't as there as I want.

Adequate carbonation. I do want a bit more body from the malts.

Overall this is a good example of the style, but there are better IPAs out there.

jasonjlewis, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of Drknight
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Drknight, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of guytyping
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

guytyping, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of BJasny
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

BJasny, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of twenty5
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

twenty5, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of larryarms847
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

larryarms847, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of UncleJamby
3/5  rDev -20.8%

UncleJamby, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of Paynebr21
3.18/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A - pours an amber color with a decent head and good lacing
S - nice pine nose with a solid malt backbone
T - pine up front with a bit of resin. Malt and Carmel on the back
M - mild carbonation and very smooth. Dry finish
O - as a big fan of hop bomb style beers this was a bit lacking in the hops department. Is still a very smooth IPA with a dry finish. Decent beer but not one of my favorite IPAs

Paynebr21, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.51/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a clear caramel color. Good head. Frothy and dense. Solid lacing too.

S-Heavy of the malt. Caramel malt sweetness is heavy handed. Behind the malt blanket is a generic display of citrus and pine.

T-The sweetness makes this a balanced IPA. Caramel malt like it going out of style. Pine, grass and grapefruit hops. Slight metallic flavor in the back.

M-Medium bodied. Standard bitterness. Booze is well hidden.

O/D-Failed to impress. The metallic flavor was very slight which I am thankful for. Just another ordinary IPA.

VelvetExtract, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of Chrixsus
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Chrixsus, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of ADTaber
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

ADTaber, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of grittybrews
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

grittybrews, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of GFD400
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

GFD400, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Whiskeydeez, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of KevinGordon
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

KevinGordon, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of StlHopHead77
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

StlHopHead77, Aug 12, 2013
Hop Manna from Shmaltz Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 719 ratings.