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

He'Brew Hop Manna Test Batch #4He'Brew Hop Manna Test Batch #4
BA SCORE
55.8%
Liked This Beer
3.73 w/ 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
Liked:
63
Avg:
3.73/5
pDev:
14.21%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 113 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of Skramer
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of kendrahayes
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of nikbullet
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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 sneaks2210
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of scvance
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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Photo of CoryR
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of chambeam
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Lorihall1
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of luvbier
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of JPWestCoastIPA
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of MeowTom
3.57/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a slight hazy amber color with a huge lacy head to it. The head sticks around as a lace for basically the whole bottle.

S- Great hopy smell that just gives that classic IPA scent to it.

T- A very hopy beer. Good flavor, I just wish there was more to it.

M- Lightly carbonated, the body feels light and watery.

O- A pretty good beer, but I think it isn't up to the standard that I have come to expect from Schmaltz Brewing. I will finish the beer and enjoy, I just wish I was enjoying it more.

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Photo of drpimento
4.45/5  rDev +19.3%
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 dragomni
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of kylemckinnis
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Mosman445
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of ediaz
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of hosehead83
4.27/5  rDev +14.5%
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 rkarimi
3.61/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.38/5  rDev +17.4%
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 ChrisKuhns
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of NYCBEERBARON
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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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Photo of FanofHefe
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber poured into a Duvel tulip; no freshness dating apparent. Hazy, dark yellow body with orange hues. A two-finger tan head that has decent retention with good lacing.

The aroma in this pour is more malty than hoppy. Deep caramel malt with a bit of biscuit. Some citrus notes with a touch of grapefruit follow.

The flavor follow the aroma fairly closely. Strong malt backbone with a bit of hop flavoring. The hop flavors do bring citrus, mostly grapefruit, flavors to the malty mix. Very much of the east coast variety IPA.

Medium mouthfeel, and reasonably drinkable. I would prefer more hop flavor in an IPA. Decent overall.

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He'Brew Hop Manna Test Batch #4 from Shmaltz Brewing Company
Beer rating: 55.8% out of 100 with 113 ratings
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