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

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He'Brew Hop Manna Test Batch #4He'Brew Hop Manna Test Batch #4

Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by MasterSki on 12-13-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 113 |  Reviews: 29
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2.25/5  rDev -39.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -39.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -33%

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2.5/5  rDev -33%

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2.5/5  rDev -33%

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2.5/5  rDev -33%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Holland
3.15/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: cloudy orange color with a small, fine head on a cold pour.

S: piney, citrus, melon, and sweet malt.

T: doesn't follow the nose much. Lot of bitterness, less flavor than expected, and a bit of off flavor, too.

M: medium body with just enough pop in the carbonation

O: great up until I tasted it...then even the smell changed for me. Still, it's interesting and available.

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Photo of Glennlawless
3.17/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a chilled pint glass

A - dark copper with an off white head- awesome lacing left throughout.

S - not too much hops off the nose just a lot of Carmel.

T- pretty malty and sweet with an undertone of pine like hops. Usually not a fan of the hoppy AND malty type beers but this ones actually balanced incredibly well. Starts with sweet Carmel malts that go through out and at the end you get a small hop presence that's silenced with more sweet malts.

M - somewhat creamy, decently carbonated.

Overall, the flavor isn't awesome on this beer per say- but it's the perfect balance that makes this beer so drinkable. I will say with a name like Hop Manna , do NOT expect a hop bomb because this beer is far from it. Anyway, not my preferred ipa type but I'd drink it again.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.42/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber.

The beer pours a deep copper color, almost a red tinged brown. A finger of off-white foam recedes rapidly leaving a thick coaster. Sticky lacing clings to the sides of the glass. Smells of fruity hops and pale malt. Lots of citrus in the nose. Taste follows suit with flavors of fresh oranges, pineapple and mango up front. Citrus fruit gives way to mild bitterness and biscuity pale malt mid-palate. More orange qualities return in the finish and a bitter aftertaste lingers a bit. Feel is medium with a medium level of carbonation. Overall this is a very tasty and quite drinkable offering from Schmaltz. Picked this up on a whim and now glad I did.

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3.42/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy copper-golden with an egg shell/tan head. Head retention is better than average. A huge pine and tangy citrus bouquet, yielding to sweet barely malt. Mouthfeel is cottony and smooth, but complimented by mild carbonation. A beef and vegetable soup flavor occurs as a result of the interaction between the high alpha acid hops and the malt. This beer is interesting, but not very good. I'll drink it for $5.99 a bomber.

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3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured with one finger of white foam on a hazy, dark copper body. Good retention and lace.

S - Sweaty, musty hops with caramel, pine and a hint of grapefruit.

T - Sweet malt, and musty hops up front. Some sour wheat character in the middle and a bit of pine hop character. Finishes with burnt toast, pine and dry caramel.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - Kind of cloying, both in sweetness and hop flavor. The sour malt doesn't help with drinkability and while it smells nice enough that doesn't make up for the unpleasant flavor.

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3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16 ounce pint - $6.25 at Taco Mac in Canton, Georgia.

Appearance: Fairly hazy appearance falling somewhere between tan and copper with a small, near white head. Thickish, sticky lacing on the way down.

Smell: Slight florals but a nose full of lemon -- the pith, the juice, the fruit -- over scant, lesser malts barely yielding hints of grain and characterless bread.

Taste: Initially, a muted breadiness with some hints of sweet cookie crumbs. Strong lemony, citronella flavor, though with almost an artificiality to it, like a sprinkling of Crystal Light powder. Late-breaking resins and floral accents. Moderate bitterness. Dry, lemon-lamenting finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: It’s okay, though I’m not entirely sure where to place this review, as neither the beer menu nor the tap handle mentioned anything about multiple, well-get-it-right-eventually batches. So, digging into the forgotten, dust-covered sack for a 4-sided die, I rolled a four. Batch Four it is!

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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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