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He'Brew Hop Manna Test Batch #4 | Shmaltz Brewing Company

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3.73/5
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113 Ratings
He'Brew Hop Manna Test Batch #4He'Brew Hop Manna Test Batch #4
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company
New York, United States
shmaltz.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MasterSki on 12-13-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
113
pDev:
14.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 113 |  Reviews: 29
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Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a clear texture. There was an inch and a half of foamy, long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A good amount of hops in the aroma, along with some mild citrus notes, too.

T: Tasted of hops (as you might expect), with a hint of malt, and citrus (grapefruit) as well. Not exactly a groundbreaking flavor, but focused and easy to drink.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Shmaltz didn't try to break the mold with this one, but it did make a drinkable beer.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - clear copper color with a white head that left a nice sheet of lacing.

S - juicy fruit gum and earthy malt.

T - a quick shot of tropical fruit before getting somewhat earthy and then turning grapefruit rind bitter for the finish.

F - medium bodied, crisp and refreshing.

O - good beer that I'll buy again for $5 a bomber.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy honey color, leaving a thin white head that stays around a while, no lacing though. Smell is nice, citrus and pine hope aromas as well as some caramel notes. Taste is good, starts a little sweet and finishes with a nice lingering bitterness. Taste definitely has a lot of citrus character as well as pine and earth notes. Medium carbonation and body, mouthfeel is slightly resin like. Overall a fine example of an IPA, hard to knock it down for much and even harder to compare since there are so many differences within the style. But it is a very good, easily drinkable IPA, will definitely remember it for the future.

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3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served just before Easter dinner. Hey, why not?

A: Poured from the bomber into a pint glass. Body is clear orangey-amber witha half-finger, bubbly, off-white head. Good lace.

S: Citrusy - sweet oranges and orange peel. Juicy, with some sweetness underneath the hops. Also a touch of pine resin. Nice nose.

T: Toasted malt foundation, then some spice followed by citrus fruit hops. Finishes with pine and pine resin, plus some earthy hops. It somehow manages to be slightly juicy, but semi-dry at the same time. Reminds me more of an APA than an American IPA, to be honest, but it's good.

M: Medium in heft, slightly resiny feel in the aftertaste.

O: Good stuff, though I knocked the overall down a touch because this doesn't remind me of an IPA as much as it reminds me of an APA. . ..

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3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Coppery-tea color with a good clarity shows a light visible touch of effervesce. Chalky white creamy head sits a finger high with a good show of retention and lace coverage.

S: Sweet sugary grapefruit and pine with some lime. Sweet fresh caramel with a bit of fresh underlying tones of tropical fruitiness pineapple-mango. Some fresh lemon rounds things out.

T: The flavor is freshly toasted caramel grains, a bit dry, that balances well against the sweet grapefruit and pine hops that are fresh. Sweet underlying notes of tropical fruitiness, again pineapple-mangos while the citra provides a fresh and fruity lemon lime character. Upon warming some noticeable traces of oaky alcohol.

M: Some tightness upfront, creamy medium bodied malt base with a fruity and citrus leave off the tongue.

O: Fresh and fruity upfront and finishes out with a nice hop bitterness and dry toasted palate. Good hop complexity especially with the amount of hops utilized is not always easy to get a smooth flow of flavor. This is nicely harmonic with no hop clash, smooth and rounded hop flavors blend well together balanced nicely with a dry toasted munich and specialty grain background. The more you drink the more you appreciate the smooth and rounded hop character bitterness.

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3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

old review from notes. accidently reviewed this test batch under the actual brew at first.

Red-orange color with a great, creamy off-white head. Smell is delicious hops of all types, earthy, citrus, pine all represented. Great bubbly but full mouthfeel, but the taste is a little lacking. It's almost all earthy bitter, with a little roasted malt background. Kinda one-dimensional.

Glad I tried it, but probably won't get it again.

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3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange-ish to yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, a nice pine to small citrus hop. In the taste, citrus to a sweeter pine like hops. A small hop bite, but mainly smooth and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a faintly dry citrus hop in the aftertaste. Nice hops, a bit faint and a bit watery, but nice nonetheless.

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He'Brew Hop Manna Test Batch #4 from Shmaltz Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 113 ratings
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