He'Brew Hop Manna Test Batch #3 | Shmaltz Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by TMoney2591 on 12-11-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by Nerudamann:
Photo of Nerudamann
3.85/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look – medium brown, a little hazy, with about half a finger’s worth of khaki-colored foam that dissipates quickly.

Smell – definitely a hoppy type of smell, but they’re blended well enough that I can’t tell which one is predominant. There’s also a hint of something darker there, but I can’t quite pin it down.

Taste – definitely the bitter taste of the hops right away, and then just after the initial shock of that comes the actual taste of the hops themselves. It seems to be balanced out with a type of clove. Maybe it’s just the citrus hops that are added in. Bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel – pretty well balanced overall, not really leaning more or less toward one specific side.

Overall – not a bad brew at all. Interesting to taste. The bitterness could be a lot to handle, but I like it.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of DrDemento456
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a bit dark amber brown, bubbly with carbonation and a half inch of sticky white head. Good Lacing

S - Smells of citrus and lemon hops, mild grapefruit and earthiness. Bit skunk with the Vienna malts.

T - Starts off a touch malty with the lager malts and munich malts then a nice blast of bittering pine and grapefruit that lingers on the palate at least 30 seconds after the finish. Not bad.

M - Light to medium right in line for the style.

Overall a very weird IPA, smells of a lager, taste starts like an Oktoberfest and finishes bitter and abrasive. Interesting.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a chalice at Plainfield's Tap House.

Big surprise to find this here. Or anywhere. Never heard of the series 'til I found this stuff. Right on. It pours a clear sunrise amber topped by over a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises strong caramel, greens, and a tiny bit of light leek in the background. Wow, for a dry-hopped IPA, this is not only malt-centric, but pretty weak, too. The taste brings in more of the same, though the hops seem to be doing more here: more greens, slightly more leek, light pine, and a bit of balsa. Definitely helpful, as a decent balance is achieved. The body is a rather light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta dry finish. Overall, a decently good IPA, but certainly nothing to write home about.

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Photo of Tone
3.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, amber color. 3/4 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of citrus hops, floral hops, hint of earthy malt, and slight sweet malt. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of slight earthy malt, slight sweet malt, citrus hops, hint of grass, slight floral hops, and a hint of spice. Overall, great appearance, good body and blend.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of rogueleonardi
4.5/5  rDev +34.3%

Photo of kmoore149
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of illidurit
1.5/5  rDev -55.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

On tap at burger. in Santa Cruz. Pours a dark, dim, orange bronze with a fine white head. Smells like old bread and a failed batch of homemade caramel. How can an IPA on tap smell like it’s been sitting in BevMo for a year? Ah, the mysteries of beer. Taste is just as awful, with belligerent crystal malt, grimy astringency, and a breath of nondescript plant-ish hops. Might be the last east coast ’IPA’ I ever drink. Not good.

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Photo of xnicknj
3.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

on tap at khyber in philly

Pours a slightly hazed golden color with some orange hues. Froth of white head rests on top, leaving rings of lacing on the glass while drinking.

Very soft nose - hints of floral hops and citrus peel. Slightly sweet with malt and toasted notes.

Touch of bitterness up front with orange and grapefruit. Some apricot and pineapple notes. A bit sweet with caramel, bready malts, but a fairly thin backbone. Finishes juicy and slightly hoppy.

Medium body, decent carbonation, sticky and juicy on the tongue. Ehh, this was pretty lacking in scent and overall flavor profile. Probably not something I'd go after again.

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Photo of drpimento
2.66/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Mild for an IPA. Served a bit on the cold side with a smallish off white head that soon settled to a light cover that lasted the rest of the way down and lots of lace. Color is a very slightly hazy honey amber. Aroma is especially subdued, a little malt, hop, biscuit. Flavor is almost more wet grain than hop, but does have a more durable hop quality. But the hop is tame. Body is a bit chewy, carbonation ok. Finish is like flavor and a little on the short side. Meh.

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Photo of TX-Badger
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of SpillyBeers
3/5  rDev -10.4%

He'Brew Hop Manna Test Batch #3 from Shmaltz Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 12 ratings