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:
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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
Photo of nikbullet
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of BeerHunter76
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of ediaz
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Mphis
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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 RandyBoBandy
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of sliverX
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of sneaks2210
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of spunionring
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of BeerLover99
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of ltltony
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of ZGlubiak
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%

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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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 david18
3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
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 kylehay2004
3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
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 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 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 mdfb79
3.58/5  rDev -4%
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 Hendry
3.58/5  rDev -4%
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 rkarimi
3.61/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
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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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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