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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
80
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106 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 16.76%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Gambrinus1184, Aug 09, 2013
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Photo of Billolick
3.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ouncer

Cloudy. dull golden in color. Eggshell head, moderate in size and going to a thicker collar anddecent looking scattered bits of lace.

Oranges/citrus on the nose

More lite citrus/oranges on the palate with some piney hop presence.
Dry with a moderate lager snap in the finish.

Pretty tasty, quite refreshing. I'm thinking this would be a pretty good warm weather swigger. Lager with a respectable citric hop bite. Hmmm...not bad stuff..

Billolick, Sep 30, 2013
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3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2013 12 oz bottle poured into a Belgian snifter.

Appearance: Body is hazy apricot color with a small head that soon reduces to a ring. Lacing is on the light side.

Smell: Hops are prominent and contribute both grassy and citrus qualities.
Taste: Quite hoppy and fruity for a lager; more than a little similar to an APA. Does have the crisp and clean qualities of a fine lager.

Feel: Light bodied with crisp moderate carbonation. Clean, dry finish.

Overall: an exceptionally hoppy with no loss of drinkability and a clean lager finish. Should appeal to anyone who likes an APA. Refreshing and recommended.

chinchill, Sep 18, 2013
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jamisonspitzer, Jun 30, 2013
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3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

biboergosum, Jun 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

cclark67789, Nov 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

OffHeGoes, Jul 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

brokentee, Jun 14, 2013
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3.66/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent honey color with 2 fingers of pearl colored head. Nice lacing 7 head retention

S: Wet grass & cereal, almost has some funky aspects

T: Follows the now, wet hay notes & spelt & peppery notes up front. More wet hay as this warms, some lemony & grainy notes; a little soapyness. Finishes with peppery rye, grassiness & wet hay, but crisp

MF: Medium bodied firm carbonation, nice balance for the style.

Drinks easy, but kind of an odd beer that is not entirely true to style. Well worth a try

russpowell, Jun 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Kegatron, Jun 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

larryarms847, Aug 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

kirkse, Nov 07, 2013
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3.31/5  rDev -6%
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.

jsausley, Jun 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

erialbill, Jun 30, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -3.4%

Rukasu, Aug 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

WhitmansNiece, Jul 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

enelson, Aug 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Vlaminck, Oct 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

user785335, Sep 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

DoubleMalt, Aug 01, 2014
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dreichus, Aug 11, 2014
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tbone64, Jun 27, 2014
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Draesith, Sep 13, 2014
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3.36/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Damn people are lazy just 1 review and 25 hads?

A - Pours a silght hazy bright yellow with a pillow of head around and inch that sticks around forever. Lacing is going to be stellar.
S - Grainy malt bill, sweeter malts, and some citrus hops but not as much as I would expect for a "hoppy" summer lager.
T - Wow is that harsh and grainy and the earthy hop bitterness really makes it sour like biting a lemon. Taste is somewhat balanced but I can't get over how floor cleaner tasting this is.
M - Medium bodied, Carbonated great but kind of undrinkable.

Overall I am pounding the rest since I don't drain pour but man is this beer bad. They took the skunky harsh graininess of a lager and tried to smooth it out with bitter herbal hops making for a harsh floor cleaner like hop experience. This might be the worst beer I ever had from these guys.

Pass if you can.

DrDemento456, Aug 27, 2013
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3.2/5  rDev -9.1%

kkazemi, Aug 25, 2014
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He'Brew David’s Slingshot Hoppy American Lager from Shmaltz Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.