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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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Ratings: 791
Reviews: 197
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 8
Gots: 71 | 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:
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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Ratings: 791 | Reviews: 197
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3.08/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

No freshness info is apparent on this bottle. Poured in to tulip.

A - Translucent medium orange colour with one finger of cream coloured head.

S - Bitter hop aroma up front with some pine, grapefruit and earthy aromas present. A sweet caramel malt backbone provides balance but the hop aroma is more prominent

T - Bitterness up front with pine and grapefruit flavours present. The malt backbone adds sweetness and bready/caramel flavours. Overall this is bland and the hop profile is very subdued. Perhaps this is a freshness issue, but since this brewery doesn't provide freshness information, I can't tell if this is part of the issue.

M - Medium body with a good chew. Moderate carbonation.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +25%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.53/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy honey-golden with a thick, fine-bubbled, pale tan head. Aroma is seriously hoppy with an evergreen overtone and woody, grapefruit and malty hints. Strongly hoppy flavor is rather bitter, yet has a nice undertone of honey plus notes of malt and grapefruit. Firm-bodied texture has plenty of sass and fizz, leaving a hoppy and tingly finish. This is the third great IPA I have had in the last couple days.

Photo of Mitchster
4.53/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

$5.99 for a 220z bomber at Bevco.
Brewed with 2-row, wheat, Munich, Vienna, and CaraMunich 40. Hopped with Warrior, Cascade, Citra, Amarillo, Crystal and Centennial. Dry hopped with Cascade, Centennial and Citra.
65 IBUs, 6.8% ABV.
Pours out to a sparkingly clear beautiful orange golden, forming a tall whipped and creamy light yellow head with amazing retention and one solid sheet of sticky lace. Nice carbonation, about 2.5 carbs. The aroma is quite nice, full of mango and pineapple from the cascade and centennial. I'm not getting much of the lemon that I associate with Citra. I wish it were a bit more pungent and piney, but it's still awesome. Mouthfeel is smooth, soft with a medium body. Considering all the hops, I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't syrupy like most DIPA's. The taste is a recap of the aroma. Lots of mango, pineapple, some grapefruit, and a little underlying pine. Medium bitterness is well balanced and quite pleasant. Enough to prevent it from being cloying. I don't like overly bitter IPA's, and this is really nice. Nice dry finish with a little grain husk character. Cleanly fermented, no perceptible off-flavors or aromas.

A great, but not outstanding, very solid IPA. I wish there were a bit more pine..a hefty dose of Chinook would be awesome for this beer. This really should be a flagship beer for them. I hope they brew it year round. Highly recommended.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Mdog
3.66/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear gold, big head.

Smell: Not too strong, citrusy.

Taste: Nice balance between sweet & citrus. Gives a hard candy sugar taste in the background that is unique and pleasant. Finishes pretty bitter.

This is a pretty good balanced IPA, the candy-like sweetness in the background was something I haven't tasted before, especially unexpected in an IPA. Decent price, at $5 for a bomber. Worth a try.

Photo of Nerudamann
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into an oversized wine glass.

Look – light amber color, clear, with about two fingers’ worth of light khaki-colored foam that dissipates quickly.

Smell – typical hoppy smell of an IPA, with a fruity edge to it.

Taste – much like the smell. Hoppy taste at first, which blends into a bitter bite toward the late middle. A slight floral essence is also in the middle. Aftertaste is bitter, but not too strong.

Mouthfeel – pretty well-balanced, not leaning too far toward the creamy or watery sides.

Overall – not a bad brew at all, but not terribly complex.

Photo of CHickman
4.34/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear orange amber color with a foamy 2 finger tan head that faded very slowly and left a creamy layer on top and good spotty lacing.

Wow, the hops hit my nose from 6 inches away and smelt of pungent floral hops, juicy citrus hops, orange peel, grapefruit, sweet malt, caramel and pineapple; sweet hoppy IPA nose that had just enough grains to almost make it perfect. The hops smell fresh and it was really nice to inhale.

Tastes follows suit of the nose, with fresh hops up front, then a nice blast of citrus hops, orange peel, grapefruit, lemon, mango or papaya, caramel, brown sugar, piney hops/pine cone, floral hops, flowers, herbs or tea leaf, sweet malt, tobacco leaf, lightly roasted grains, biscuit, wet bread and light spices like pepper; very nice balance, the hops were strong and sweet but not over the top for a very easy drinking IPA.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, with mild to average carbonation, a medium body and slightly bitter finish. Flavor completely hides the ABV.

To me this is a session beer as the price point at $5.50 for a 22 oz bomber was a steal, and combine that with the fact that it was very tasty and we have a real winner on our hands. The Chosen Beer indeed.

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3.28/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Amber orange in the big goblet. Nice head and a full mouthfeel with plenty of carbonation and some maltiness. Interesting aroma like hay or cut alfalfa. Plus a touch of seaweed.

Quite refreshing for a couple of big gulps. The malt is modest but contributes some browned biscuit flavors. The hops are not excessively bitter, but quite forward. A peculiar vegetable and herbal flavor is the main impression. Earthy and mushroomy. Ends on an acidic note with the long funky nose.

From the 22 oz bottle.

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He'brew Hop Manna IPA from Shmaltz Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 791 ratings.