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)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MasterSki on 12-13-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 113 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of Kendo
3.97/5  rDev +5.9%
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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Photo of CoryR
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of KevMo84
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Pens1967
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Chaney
4.12/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap over at Churchkey.

A: Poured a solid gold color, with a translucence that was clear as a bell! The head was quite sudsy and was about 2 fingers thick.

S: Floral as hell, and with a huge hop profile that was a dead ringer for SN Celebration Ale. The Centennial, Cascade, and Citra came together in an orgasmic way.

T: Not as assertive as the nose, but the citrus component was definitely there, along with a fantastic fruit component. Additionally, I got a bit of "Wonder Bread" in there. Everybody loves that stuff, right?

M: The linger was not as much from the bitter hops, but from the fruit.... sort of a divine cherry-like flair. The lacing looked like dried marshmallow creme.

O: The sum up: This had a West Coast smell, with a balanced East Coast taste with fresh fruit in a 2-way tie with the hops. Me likey!

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Photo of brewandbbq
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle.

Pours clear, dark copper with an inch-plus head of off-white. A bead of foam around the surface for the duration and a few dots of lacing.

Aromatics lead off with plump malt and spicey hops. Pine with mild grapefruit follow through.

Medium bodied with a tacky mouthfeel.

A mild hop bite starts the palate with hints of pine and earthy spice. Medium bitterness and a good heft of malt for a base.

Finishes with ripe fruit, pine, and malt.

This beer is not bad, but it needs more hops.

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Photo of hosehead83
4.27/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a short "bomber" bottle into a dimpled English "pot" pint glass.
Deep gold in color,with a two-inch head of off-white foam.
Aroma-a fragrant boquet of citrussy hops
Taste-Big dose of woodsy, piney, citrussy hops combined with a slippery little malt profile that provides just the right amount of balance to counter the onrushing waves of hops. A "can't miss" for hop-heads.

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Photo of RavenForBeer
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of bonbini26
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of rkarimi
3.61/5  rDev -3.7%

Photo of zotzot
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylemckinnis
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of BeerHunter76
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of sneaks2210
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of TrickkyGangsta
4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of Hendry
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Foam gushed out of the 22 oz bomber upon opening. Deep amber orange with soapy khaki head that was two fingers,nice lacing.Aggresive carbonation.

Sweet malt,faint whiff of hops,plain and simple.

Taste=nose. This is a malt bomb, English style sweet malt.

Mouthfeel is medium,prickly carbonation,sweet aftertaste is overbearing,nowhere near enough hop bitterness to counter.


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Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +33.3%

Photo of lic217
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of TooGood
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of sliverX
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of BeerzMcKenzie
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of dailyminefield
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of Segelstrom
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of ortie
4/5  rDev +6.7%

He'Brew Hop Manna Test Batch #4 from Shmaltz Brewing Company
3.75 out of 5 based on 113 ratings.
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