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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
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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 JustinMatthew
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of DocJitsu
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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Photo of BeerzMcKenzie
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +34%

Photo of beerthulhu
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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Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of bonbini26
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of kirkse
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of stevec32
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of BruceBruce
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of brewandbbq
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
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 DaveONan
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Kendo
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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Photo of sliverX
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of spunionring
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of jriggins6
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
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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Photo of Donsmitty
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of nicholas527
2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of Gavage
3.58/5  rDev -4%
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 mhaugo
2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of Sideswipe
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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Photo of ninner00
4/5  rDev +7.2%

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

A - This beer pours a nice copper color with good clarity. There is about two fingers of slightly off-white head. The head has pretty good retention, and it leaves some nice lace behind on the glass.

S - The nose has some nice caramel maltiness and a citrusy, piney hop aroma. There are also some aromas of fruit, toffee, bread, and a little bit of booziness.

T - The taste follows the nose pretty well. It starts off with some bready malt sweetness. There is some fruitiness and some citrus flavor. A decent hop presence comes through a little late into the drink and provides some moderate bitterness. It dries up a little bit in the finish and leaves some lingering bready maltiness, hop bitterness and citrus behind on the palate.

M - This has a medium body and good carbonation. It goes down easy and has a pretty smooth feel to it. There is a nice amount of malty sweetness here, and a decent amount of hop bitterness more so on the back end of the beer.

O - This has good drinkability. It has good flavor and goes down easy. Overall, I think this is a good beer, and a nice IPA. There is some nice maltiness and a good citrus flavor. I just wish there was a little more hop intensity. I recommend trying it out. It is a good beer, and I would drink it again.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
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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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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