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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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86
very good

735 Ratings
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Ratings: 735
Reviews: 186
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 8
Gots: 41 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: parris on 02-25-2012)
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Photo of TXBulldog
3.06/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber into a Jester King tulip.

Pours a hazy amber. Thick head that lingers into substantial lacing.

Much less hop on the nose than I expected from this beer. A bit of malt sweetness, but overall very mild.

Has the hop bitterness very forward here, but not a lot of complexity. From the name and label I was expecting a hop bomb but this is more of straight forward IPA. It's not a bad example of one at that, but this definitely left me feeling that I didn't get what I was promised.

Mouthfeel is fairly light with just a bit of a crisp bite at the end. Very drinkable for an IPA.

A pleasant enough beer to drink, but a bit of a disappointment overall.

Photo of smutty33
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of flexabull
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy bright gold color with a very nice head. Good looking pour.

Aromas are of lemon zest, oranges, cream, and light grassiness.

Taste is quite bitter and fruity up fruit. Nice lemon zest, bitter orange, grapefruit, and a good background of creamy malt sweetness. Finish is crisp and dry, with more bitter citrus notes. Nice balance between bitter hops and sweet malts.

Mouthfeel is good. Nice body, crisp carbonation, and not heavy.

Overall, pretty solid IPA. A pleasant surprise really, because I have had hit and miss beers from Shmaltz.

Photo of Gavage
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours a dark orange color with a 2" heads that lasts a while. Moderate lace develops during the session.

Smell: earthiness and pine rise from the glass.

Taste: caramel, pine, grapefruit, big earthy / woody flavor, slightly tart green grapes, and a hearty bitterness are the main flavor components.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout with some dryness late. Long lasting earthy bitter aftertaste.

Overall: easy to drink IPA. Nice flavors, and drinking the bomber in a session is a breeze.

Photo of Hairrrrrrrr
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of dantsbeats
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of mweso2000
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Burkbom23
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of PicoPapa
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle. Pours a light brown semi translucent color with a half inch of head. Good lacing. Aroma is malty with some pine and sweet brown sugar. The taste is pine and sweet malts. Some brown sugar and earthiness as well. Floral hop notes as well. Reminds me a bit of a Rye IPA. Some bitter floral hop flavor at the end. Medium bodied with a bit of a light mouthfeel. Pretty decent beer to find in a mix 12 pack. Overall, decent IPA.

Photo of nzerbe
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of Beer21
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: Pours an unfiltered light brown or deep copper color. Soapy, filmy froth forms and drops a nice lace to the brew.

AROMA: Piney, herbal, grapefruit, malty.

FLAVOR: Opens up with a balance of toasted caramel malts and a piney, herbal hop character that is plenty earthy. Notes of leafy and oily hops are all over the semi dry finish to this beer. Malt and hops give a 1-2 punch to this beer, with a faintly fruity ale yeast backing. Citrus, herb, grass and bush clippings. Hop forward, but there is a sturdy malt base. Drinking just fine, had enough character, body and flavors to keep it interesting.

FEEL: Full bodied, smooth, perfect high medium carbonation.

OVERALL: A good solid IPA with all the right hop flavors, a lush malty body, and enough character to set it apart from many others. I would call this an English inspired, east coast IPA. Meant for extended sessions. Worthy.

Photo of Swift989
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of MrTinnedPEach
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of beernads
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of Dizzy242
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of DrunkenMonk
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of thecheapies
3.33/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Somewhat hazy. Amber color hints at a toasty malt. Static suds sit as a thin cap.

Big caramel malt, piney hops, a slight cat piss note, sweeter malts with toast, earthiness, and light funkiness. Strange for an IPA. Very malty, comparatively.

Earthy and with a little stank. Hops are unremarkable, but the toastiness is nice. More pine, but a lot of caramel/toffee. Much drier now, thank goodness. Onion-y cat piss hops are also present. Not in a pleasing way. Strange minty aftertaste. Malts carry through, too. I feel like there are clashing off-flavors that ruin the good of this beer.

Drinks decently. Balance of carbonation and body make for an easy drink.

I mean, I wish this beer didn't smell a little like butthole. And, taste a little funky, too. Whatevs. I learned my lesson.

Photo of MarBex
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Casterbridge
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of cw13
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of cre83
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of WBMiller
4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

He'brew Hop Manna IPA from Shmaltz Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 735 ratings.