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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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85
very good

760 Ratings
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Ratings: 760
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 8
Gots: 53 | 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:
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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Photo of hagbergl
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I thoroughly enjoyed a pint of Hop Manna at the Rockville, MD Matchbox recently.

Appearance (4/5): Pint glass with a decent pour yielded a large two finger white head. The body of the beer is very pretty–a hazy golden orange beauty. A fair amount of lacing sticks to the sides of the glass.

Aroma (4/5): This is a citrus bomb: lemon zest and orange dominate, while a piney, almost spicy hop aroma lurks in the background. Extremely fresh smelling. If the flavor is anything like the nose, this'll surely be a winner!

Taste (4/5): ...And it does. Foretaste is fruity and floral: orange, lemon zest, pine and cedar. The aftertaste is notably spicy–clove, pepper–and bittersweetly resinous. The lemon zest note obvious in the nose really comes through in the taste, though the notes of pine (probably from dry-hopping with Centennial) are more prevalent here than in the nose. Taste is not complex at all; it's all hops all the time, and a bit one dimensional. This doesn't take much away from the beer–it's still high quality stuff–but it does prevent me from going above "4" for taste.

Mouthfeel (4/5): Medium body. Good spritely carbonation. Satisfyingly resinous, the beer's aftertaste lingers for a little while without overstaying its welcome. Quite drinkable.

Overall (4/5): He'Brew Hop Manna is an outstanding American IPA and is the very definition of a beer that should get straight 4's. It nails the West Coast-style IPA flavor profile near-perfectly, but doesn't do much to distinguish itself. I almost feel like I've had this beer before. That being said, Hop Manna is still a very good IPA and I would definitely buy it again. Cheers!

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found this at Carl's Meat Market in Kittery. I didn't know Shmaltz distributed in Maine. This was a pleasant surprise.

In a pint glass the beer was a dark orange color. There was a thick off-white head that left a good deal of sticky lace.

Piney, earthy aroma. Some citrus. Then sweet bread.

Piney hops taste up front, followed by grapefruit. A biscuit-like background.

A nice hoppy, but not excessively hoppy, beer. Enjoyed it a lot.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Zorro
3.27/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear copper colored ale with a smallish tan colored head. The color is decidedly "IPA Orange."

Smells hoppy and earth with a scent of mostly pine and strong tea. Malt is not much here.

Starts out mildly sweet with a strong tea flavor. Mildly bitter with and earthy flavor that is strong on the tea flavor. Aftertaste is woody.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall just an OK IPA.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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5/5  rDev +31.9%

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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  rDev +5.5%

Photo of TheAlamoWrocker
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on November 1, 2013. Poured a 22oz bottle into a pint glass (1.5x).

A: 1/2 fingered creamy head. It is so cloudy through this beer's copper body that one cannot see their hand pass it. Head dissipates quickly. Remnants of a head sticks around, but lacing is decent.

S: Beautiful pine and citrus emanating. Decent malt aromas as well. This is a nice standard IPA profile. Nothing out of the ordinary, but I enjoy a solid IPA nose.

T: The taste initially starts with a nice soft malt quality, but then a strong grapefruit bites throughout while even lingering. While continuing to drink the malt becomes slightly more present and memorable oddly enough.

M: The dry hopped qualities are quite remnant on the tongue. Slightly sticky oils, but with a nice crisp.

O: I really enjoyed this drink's taste at first, but it almost felt like the hops and malts were switching backwards and forwards. The qualities of a solid IPA are there, but just not properly balanced.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

He'brew Hop Manna IPA from Shmaltz Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 760 ratings.