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He'Brew David’s Slingshot Hoppy American Lager - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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He'Brew David’s Slingshot Hoppy American LagerHe'Brew David’s Slingshot Hoppy American Lager

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BA SCORE
82
good

84 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 04-29-2013)
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smithj4

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-27-2014 01:54:10 | More by smithj4
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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-26-2014 00:38:45 | More by Dizzy242
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.7%

07-25-2014 19:03:54 | More by kmos27
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

07-25-2014 01:29:17 | More by jaswilson2
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Schmidty3

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-20-2014 02:23:03 | More by Schmidty3
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OffHeGoes

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-17-2014 17:09:20 | More by OffHeGoes
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mitch3114

New York

3/5  rDev -16.7%

07-13-2014 17:01:10 | More by mitch3114
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mlklein27

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-12-2014 15:24:27 | More by mlklein27
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davidi112

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-10-2014 17:00:50 | More by davidi112
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BenSparks34

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

07-03-2014 19:37:54 | More by BenSparks34
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy dark gold color. Modest head but it leaves a blanket of lace.

Earthy with a bit of plastic to the nose.

A bit of band-aid to the taste. I detect some Belgian style sourness. But the finish is mostly bitter with a sour cream kicker. Decent body with elevated carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

07-01-2014 22:14:00 | More by smcolw
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Brockpellegrin

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

07-01-2014 01:31:05 | More by Brockpellegrin
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smartassboiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.7%

06-30-2014 18:12:18 | More by smartassboiler
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erialbill

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-30-2014 14:16:14 | More by erialbill
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, part of the current He'Brew mixed pack.

This beer pours a clear, medium golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat bubbly off-white head, which leaves some sparse windy-day cloudy lace around the glass as it slowly abates.

It smells of semi-sweet, rather pastry-like pale and caramel malts, biscuity honey, a bit of neutered lemon and orange citrus, and subdued grassy, leafy hops. The taste is more assertive in its grapefruit and lemon fruitiness, the malt still quite sweet and bakery-fresh in its doughy caramel goodness, with a touch of stoney minerality, and sort of edgy grassy, herbal, and leafy hops.

The carbonation is fairly low-key, just a wan frothiness lolling about, the body an adequately solid medium weight, and mostly smooth, a few meddling hop esters shot on sight, with a certain sense of creaminess. It finishes well off-dry, that sweet, and not as complicated as the label's ingredient list might indicate maltiness showing its persistence, amongst a mildly yeasty and muddled bitter hop counterpoint.

As I now see echoed elsewhere here, this does seem much more like a scaled-down (on the hop side) IPA, than a crisp, hoppy lager - there are examples of such out there for comparison's sake. Anyway, agreeable enough, for the one serving, as the lack of really balancing hops would probably get the best of me, and send me clamoring into the embrace of my next, maybe not so vetted conquest.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2014 03:41:28 | More by biboergosum
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sandlansd

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +25%

06-27-2014 21:40:10 | More by sandlansd
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tbone64

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +38.9%

06-27-2014 04:19:28 | More by tbone64
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redbarnbikes

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-26-2014 02:03:04 | More by redbarnbikes
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

06-25-2014 02:33:06 | More by kylehay2004
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Chucker17

South Dakota

2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

06-22-2014 14:00:22 | More by Chucker17
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jsausley

North Carolina

3.31/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured by Piedmont Ale House in Burlington, NC into a standard pint glass.

A: Clear with yellow and gold tints, mostly transparent, some bubbling from carbonation. Very mediocre coloring that could easily be a light domestic, however bonus points for its thick 1-1.5" head and lacing around the glass.

S: Faint with slight hints of lemon, pepper, hops and yeast. Nothing spectacular - smells like a low IBU IPA instead of a rich and fulfilling lager.

T: Quite flavorful for what it is. I expected a fairly light beer that didn't have a lot of grunt but it was surprisingly flavorful. Crispy and sharp hops flavor covers a pale malty base with significant bittering, probably a 40-50 IBU beer (guessing). There are hints of pepper, citrus and pear. Somewhat light and easy to drink.

M: Standard, medium carbonation, not very silky or smooth - light and airy mouthfeel,

O: Not a bad brew. Wouldn't buy it again unless I really didn't have a better option, but it wasn't unenjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

06-21-2014 23:35:25 | More by jsausley
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Rahjr

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

06-21-2014 23:27:37 | More by Rahjr
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98green

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

06-14-2014 01:21:23 | More by 98green
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-10-2014 22:55:28 | More by ygtbsm94
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-10-2014 16:28:10 | More by djrn2
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He'Brew David’s Slingshot Hoppy American Lager from Shmaltz Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.