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Hop Manna - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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86
very good

729 Ratings
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Ratings: 729
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 8
Gots: 41 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of brurevu
3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This IPA was very dry and hop forward in the West Coast style of IPAs. The hop aromas hit me as soon as I opened the bottle and the strong piney and citrus hops lingered in the initial taste. The hops had a very fresh punch at the front end that left with a clean and bright follow through. All in all a very bright and fresh West Coast style IPA from a Jewish brewery from New York that consistently held up its profile during the entire session. Well done and it definitely put them on my radar to try other beers in their line-up in the future.

Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a mildly hazy copper color. The head is off-white in color, and about a finger high, maybe more. I like how well it retains in the glass, and the impressive lacing left behind.

S: Along with an undeniable presence of piny, herbal hop notes, there's also a slightly sugary tone to the malts. Traces of grapefruit appear, but this is mostly pine-forward. Allowing it to warm up gives it a slightly bolder aroma; at a lower temp, it's simply too mild. Otherwise, it smells perfectly decent if unspectacular.

T: It's not as bitter as I might have anticipated. Rather, it's surprisingly sweet, with lots of caramel malts providing an initial surge of sweetness, and the hops coming across like grapefruit juice with little (if any) pine. There's also some back end nuttiness to go along with the mild finishing bitterness. This is pretty damn good, actually.

M: While it's sweet, the crisp and clean finish helps to scrub away any excess sugar, leading to a pleasantly semi-dry finish. I'd even call it thirst quenching. Carbonation isn't significantly strong, either. Regardless, it's pretty easy to drink.

O: This was a bit better than I anticipated. It has that juiciness I like in my IPAs, but is perhaps too sweet at times. Still, I'd buy this again, no problem.

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

A. It has a dark copper color. Kind of see-through, though hazy. A big foamy white head and excellent lacing. Lots of very tiny bubbles coming up throughout.

S. Very nice, sweet hoppy scent.

T/M. It is quite hoppy. There is a sweetness there. A bit of caramel, perhaps. A dark fruit flavor, on the grape side. A bit tart and medium bodied.

O. It's nice if unspectacular. Good all around and a true IPA.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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...

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of leedorham
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Hop Manna from Shmaltz Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 729 ratings.