1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

He'brew Hop Manna IPA - Shmaltz Brewing Company

Not Rated.
He'brew Hop Manna IPAHe'brew Hop Manna IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

762 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 762
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 9
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
View: Beers (26) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 762 | Reviews: 192 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of RickS95
4.19/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A bit dark for a 'pale' ale, but I like it. A light shade of brownish orange, like the color of a dark nectarine. The head is a finger and a half of white multi-sized bubbles. Someone IPA bubbles look different and these fit the bill, leaving a nice stick lace as they die.

Not sure a beer could smell better. Just a hint of malt and then citrus hop city. Grapefruit and pineapple. A little pine.

Taste is similar, though not quite as spectacular. Citrus fruits are there, as it the pine, but it's very crackerlike.

Feel is dominated by the hops and they overshadow everything else. There is a slight citric cleanliness, but then the bitter steps in and never really lets go of your palate. The alcohol is well-hidden. Medium body with a sticky finish.

A good beer, despite not being the easiest drinker. I'd like a bit more than just bitter and that's where this comes up short. That said, it's still a good beer for the style.

Photo of BeerHunter76
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of FreshmanPour77
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of BMMillsy
4.24/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber bottle from The Wine Seller in Ann Arbor. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a big white frothy head on top. Big pine and citrus aroma, seems rather acidic. I like it. Flavor follows the aroma with big time lemon peel, some big bitter pine notes. Lots of hop bite going down the gullet. Slick mouthfeel, some medium carbonation, and a bit of lingering sweetness. I really enjoyed this one.

Photo of mrebeka
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of BigJiMo
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of VikeMan
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a very nice 2 finger dense off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Some nice soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, orange rind, pine, mango, herbal, floral, grass, earth, caramel, and spiciness. Pretty nice aromas with good balance and strength. Quite dank and resinous feeling. Taste of grapefruit, pine, herbal, grass, orange rind, floral, lemon zest, earth, mango, caramel, wheat, and piny spiciness. Good amount of spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pine, caramel, mango, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a while. Malt balance is a little weak, as this leans much more towards a pretty astringent lasting bitterness. Some pretty good flavor balance; but a little high on the spicy pine resin in my opinion. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a good IPA. A little too piny and spicy; but has some good hop flavor complexity and balance. Smooth and enjoyable to sip on with some intense hop flavor.

Photo of mattsander
3.41/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Light copper with excellent clarity and a fluffy bone white head. Typical IPA, it looks nice.

S: Melon rind, herbal, pronounced but not overpowering caramely malt.

T: Caramel/bready malt dominates, accented by herbal/spicy hop notes. Some tropical fruitiness is lurking but its fairly restrained. The hop aftertaste is quite nice.

M: Wet and juicy throughout. Not an especially refreshing IPA, but nice.

Photo of MJGTi
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of JLapadura
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of AdamBear
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-dark cloudy amber with a nice light tan head

S-herbal hops, slightly faint scent. 

T-comes in with a bitter and oddly spicy/herbal taste of hops. It's not a lasting flavor and there's an understated after-taste. The bitter is strong in the beginning but dulls quickly. 

M-bitter, medium creamy carbonation with a crisp finish

O-not a terrible ipa. It's a bit boring though. It's just an easy drinking beer with out much excitement. It's just there. 

Photo of david131
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a clear copper liquid with a few streams of carbonation making their way to the surface. The white head leaves some nice lacing as it works its way down the glass.

S- Pine and caramel dominate while the pineapple, grass, and mango follow up. Aromatic and intriguing.

T- Sweet caramel with pine and grass. The fruity hop flavors balance nicely with the more old-school pine and grass flavors.

M- A bit oily with some definite lingering bitterness. About right.

O- The citra hops really add something new to an otherwise old school IPA. Not all that interesting, but it is well made for this style of IPA.

Photo of JRod1969
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of shelby415
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've enjoyed one of Hop Manna's test runs on tap before, so I didn't hesitate to pick up a bomber of the final draft (pun not intended) once I saw it hit the shelves.

Very bright orange-golden color with a sturdy single finger of eggshell colored froth for a head. Smells of biscuit malt, chrysanthemum tea, other grassy herbals, and a nice blend of citrus peel that actually plays well with the other aromas, rather than dominating over them. The flavor follows suit, with the same blends of citrus, grassy, herbals, and biscuit malt. It kind of seems balanced more like an English IPA with its semi-drier feel to my palate. Medium body and carbonation levels. A solidly constructed brew if not particularly gimmicky or exciting. The best criticism I can muster is that I cannot find any of the Citra dry-hopping that they advertise on the label.

Photo of Vec2267
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - clear, amber, nice white foam, nice lacing

S - subdued, grass, lemon, hops

T - piney hops, with a nice malt balance, not brash and assertive

M - medium in body, some heft but not syrupy

O - a subdued take on the style, the hops are in the forefront, but not aggressive

Drinking this beer I get the idea the brewer was just making good beer without trying to push the limits of the style. I appreciate that they don't feel the need to make every beer BIG.

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

Poured from a 22oz bomber into my Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

A burnt orange body shines with amber highlights when held to the light. A dense creamy half finger of beige foam rests on top. Thick sticky lacing coats the sides. Good retention.

Caramel and ginger in the nose - sweet with a touch of herbaceous/spicy hops and a faint citrus element as well.

Dank herbal palate entry reveals a low but lasting bitterness offset by a substantial dose of malt. Flavor profile is a bit murky and the finish is somewhat lackluster and sweet. No off notes. Somewhat soapy/perfume-like.

Creamy, moderately carbonated, not-quite-oily mouthfeel.

Not a bad beer, but "above average" doesn't really cut it for me any more given the number of truly exceptional IPAs readily available in nearly every area of the country these days.

Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Lovely85
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of liamt07
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Steve, 650ml bottle into a tulip.

Clear orange-y brown, with a white head. No real retention. Light malt in the nose and bright citrus. Some grapefruit and clementine, a touch of pine. Bitterness is pronounced on the palate, pine, clementine and a bit of citrus floor/wood cleaner. Medium body, piney bitterness into the finish. Light carbonation. An OK beer, but I wasn't terribly impressed.

Photo of Florida9
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clear light amber. Forms a moderate sized white head. Leaves very light lacing.

S: A light blend of pale malts, a bit of caramel, and some light citrusy hops. Maybe a hint of pine, but it is faint.

T: Starts off with a rather hoppy sweetness. Citrus, orange, and lightly floral sweetness, though the sweetness continues with some light malts. Finish is rather spicy with a noticeable bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation and a moderate bitterness.

O: An overall decent, drinkable, everyday IPA. A bit too sweet for my tastes. Not the best IPA I've come across, but at $5/bomber, I can't complain.

Photo of redliner8
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of jaidenjb
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of CSQ1111
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

He'brew Hop Manna IPA from Shmaltz Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 762 ratings.