1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Hop Manna - Shmaltz Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Hop MannaHop Manna

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
85
very good

623 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 623
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 6
Gots: 16 | 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)
View: Beers (41) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 623 | Reviews: 175 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Rihup
Rihup

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +19%

06-02-2013 02:25:22 | More by Rihup
Photo of CarolinaKev
CarolinaKev

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +19%

02-01-2013 02:02:33 | More by CarolinaKev
Photo of csmartin6
csmartin6

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

08-12-2012 01:06:52 | More by csmartin6
Photo of fox227
fox227

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

10-30-2012 16:25:32 | More by fox227
Photo of craftbeerasian
craftbeerasian

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +19%

05-30-2013 17:24:40 | More by craftbeerasian
Photo of BColton1
BColton1

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

11-30-2013 19:49:54 | More by BColton1
Photo of fuzzcherry
fuzzcherry

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-16-2012 02:28:06 | More by fuzzcherry
Photo of JimmytheSaintPSU
JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +19%

08-21-2012 01:58:21 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
Photo of rapidsequence
rapidsequence

Virginia

3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 ml bottle. $4.75 from Pints O'Plenty.

Appearance: Hazy orange, almost a dirty red color. Attractive head and very nice lacing.

Smell: Candy sweet orange and tropical fruit hops, with a bit of pine in the background. A bit of crackery malt.

Taste: It has a very nice bitter hops bite and good hops flavor, tasting more piney and grapefruit than the tropical fruits in the smell. There's a bit of malt sweetness too. The flavor is good but the beer tastes thin, watery.

Mouthfeel: Very thin, slightly undercarbed. Feels lifeless.

Overall: It is a beer with potential, but it drinks like one of those "session IPAs." To be fair it is only 6.8%, but it feels like light beer. Tastes and smells good, but feels small.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2012 00:58:51 | More by rapidsequence
Photo of Burkbom23
Burkbom23

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-19-2013 10:48:42 | More by Burkbom23
Photo of leaddog
leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a a cloudy orange amber with a 1/2 finger width of creamy head.

Smell - Earthy and piney hops, citrus/grapefruit, tropical fruit, touch of honey.

Taste - Nice balance of the strong piney/earthy hops and citrus/tropical fruit flavours. Excellent hoppy and soapy bitterness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall - A great representation of the style by Shmaltz. As soon as I opened the bottle and got a whiff of the hops, I knew I was in for a real treat. Definitely worth a go for hop heads. Looking forward to tasting more Shmaltz offerings at Calgary International Beerfest.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 02:45:43 | More by leaddog
Photo of ScaryEd
ScaryEd

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -14%

11-21-2013 22:41:18 | More by ScaryEd
Photo of BJasny
BJasny

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-24-2013 00:23:27 | More by BJasny
Photo of cjgiant
cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 05:02:37 | More by cjgiant
Photo of ridgeline23
ridgeline23

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

05-06-2013 00:49:18 | More by ridgeline23
Photo of VaTechHopHead
VaTechHopHead


2.95/5  rDev -22%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2012 17:11:28 | More by VaTechHopHead
Photo of RMoeNay
RMoeNay

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

11-27-2012 00:49:40 | More by RMoeNay
Photo of Beer21
Beer21

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-13-2013 21:49:47 | More by Beer21
Photo of TastyIsBeer
TastyIsBeer

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

02-18-2013 01:06:00 | More by TastyIsBeer
Photo of baklo
baklo

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +19%

10-14-2012 12:31:50 | More by baklo
Photo of user785335
user785335

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -14%

01-04-2014 14:28:35 | More by user785335
Photo of leedorham
leedorham

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

09-05-2013 16:12:51 | More by leedorham
Photo of M_C_Hampton
M_C_Hampton

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.8%

10-16-2012 01:28:26 | More by M_C_Hampton
Photo of MaddDogg84
MaddDogg84

Texas

5/5  rDev +32.3%

11-09-2013 03:47:18 | More by MaddDogg84
Photo of HoppyBastard2
HoppyBastard2

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-27-2014 17:50:50 | More by HoppyBastard2
Hop Manna from Shmaltz Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 623 ratings.