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
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
Ratings:
113
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
14.13%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
15
For Trade:
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Ratings: 113 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of kylehay2004
3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Single finger head on a cloudy crimson with golden hues body. Tons of lacing. Aroma is mostly light mostly mix of pine and citrus hops, musty. Flavor is more of the same with musty citrus and line finish in the hops. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Very smooth and drinkable however not very memorable.

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Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of nickfl
3.45/5  rDev -8%
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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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
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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Photo of mdfb79
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 12/17/11. Had on tap at Rustico in Ballston, VA. Served in a pint glass. I believe the menu said the ABV was 6.2 or 6.5% ABV.

a - Pours a transparent medium orange color with a slight reddish tint, one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citrus hops, pine hops, and fruity malts. Lots of fresh hops, with citrus and grapefruit jumping out the most. Pretty nice.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, grapefruit, pine hops, fruity malts, bready malts, and roasted malts. More
hops than the nose, a slight step up.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

o - Overall a pretty good IPA. Looking at their other Hop Manna reviews looks like this one might be better than the others. Lots of hops, especially in the taste, and not a lot of bitterness. Would have it again.

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Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Gavage
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a hazy orange color with a 2" head that lasts a while. Nice lace paints the glass during the session.

Smell: floral and earthy hop bitterness comes through to the nose.

Taste: caramel, pears, pineapple, some grapefruit, and a floral bitterness rounds it out. Some earth tones arrive late. Bitterness is moderate overall.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp from start to finish. There is some drying late. Aftertaste is short.

Overall: this is a decent IPA that is somewhat refreshing. Very easy to drink.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

He'Brew Hop Manna #4
Shmaltz Brewing Company

Pours a rich copper color, silky inch of head and laces decently. Aroma of caramunich and biscuit malt, with some grassy hops. In the flavor, decently hoppy with earthy bitterness and grapefruit. Malty as well, with suggestions of caramel, nuts, bread and biscuit. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and creamy. Overall, a pretty decent IPA, east coast style.

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Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
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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Photo of barleywinefiend
4.32/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured orange with good carbonation leaving a nice white cap

S: Some citrus, light pine and tropical fruit

T: Nice flavors of pineapple, some orange peel, grapefruit and light floral notes with bread on the end. Nice light hop bite. Tasty.

M: Medium body and moderate carbonation.

O: A tasty, well put together IPA

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Photo of harpus
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +6.7%
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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Photo of drpimento
4.45/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pretty good stuff. Served at a good temperature with a thick, foamy, cream colored head that lasts and lots of lace. Color is clear amber with some bubble trails. Aroma is hop, grapefruit, resin, malt. Flavor's like nose, balanced, bitter, dry. Body is full, soft, with mild carbonation; perhaps a touch too mild. Finish is like flavor, quite long, and satisfying. Could drink another of these.

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Photo of twelveinches
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
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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Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.38/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

He’brew Hop Manna IPA has a very thick, fluffy, cream-colored head and a clear, somewhat bubbly, golden appearance. Lots of heavy lacing is left behind. The aroma is of pine cone, flower stem, sweet bread, and turnips. Taste is of pine resin, sweet bread, syrup, malt, and a slight sourness. Mouthfeel is mostly medium, and He’brew Hop Manna finishes dry, refreshing, and highly drinkable. Overall, this is excellent.

RJT

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Photo of Holland
3.15/5  rDev -16%
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 mhaugo
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of david18
3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had a sixteen ounce draft of this at the Amsterdam Ale House on Manhattan's Upper West Side. I've had so many styles from Schmaltz and Coney Island, including an excellent double ipa, but I've never had an ipa from them. This one was good but not outstanding.

Color was a light copper, not a lot of carbonation but it also didn't disapate very fast. Some lacing and a bit cloudy.

Aroma was piney, some citrus but more along the lines of an east coast ipa than west coast.

Flavor was also of the pine hoppiness with some east coast sweetness and a bit maltier than I like.

Overall a pretty good beer that I'll get again. Just not my favorite.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4/5  rDev +6.7%
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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Photo of jaswilson2
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of BeerLover99
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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