He'brew Hop Manna IPA | Shmaltz Brewing Company

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He'brew Hop Manna IPAHe'brew Hop Manna IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company
New York, United States
shmaltz.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hop Manna is the answer to hop heads' prayers for a delicious IPA bearing floral and citrus goodness. At 65 IBUs and 6.8% Alcohol, HOP MANNA IPA is crafted to provide session after session of hop nourishment, from our Tribe to yours

Added by parris on 02-25-2012

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Ratings:
1,003
Reviews:
221
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
11.08%
 
 
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Photo of mjgpy3
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a 12er variety pack of this at my local ABC simply because I had never heard of it before and it was on discount. I think I might have stumbled onto something pretty good here...

I really wasn't giving this much of a chance considering the 12er was on the shelf since at least December 2016 (and I picked it up this April 2017). Not sure why I grabbed it, just did. As I do by plan I always try the IPAs first from a variety pack leaving the darker beers for last. This Hop Manna poured out the most unique looking color from the bottle that caught my eye right off the bat. In the glass it was an orange tinged brew with lighter highlights that had a decent head with little staying power and no lacing. The smell was a strong citrusy odor mixing well with the hops they tout on the bottle. Though the mouthfeel was lightly carbonated, it did have a watery feel I'm not too keen on, but not overly watery.

Now we come to the taste - on the one hand it is unique, on the other, the uniqueness is a bit to odd for my taste. Not sure I would be going out of my way for downing more of these than what I already have on hand. All things considered, it is definitely different and new, and I'm sure there are folks that will like the uniqueness of this beer.

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Photo of rbrandt22
2.02/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of BoozerBrad
4.11/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zbooks
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drawbackwards
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dragginballs76
3.42/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours light copper color with off white head.
Aroma is of bready malts, caramel. slightly floral and nice grapefruit and orange peel
little too malty on the taste for me, more floral and biscuit than the aroma.'
medium body well carbonated slightly dry finish
Overall just not a good fit flavor wise too malty.

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Photo of Sebas
3.57/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Greyvtrayn
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful beer that let's some light through it's burnt orange color. Half inch head after poured into a pint glass that dissipated a minute or so after after forming. Very modest lacing left as the sips were taken. Floral hop aroma with citrus undertone and slight honey finish. I get a mild honey taste at the start that gets washed over by the hops and then a piney finish. On the lighter side of a medium body but a very pleasant mouthfeel. Solid overall from an unlikely source!

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Photo of mikr
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Paoloboston
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of maddogruss
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: pours light Amber body with small white head with pretty nice retention and lacing
S: sweet, floral hop notes with some citrus undertones
T: sweet, grapefruit rind taste with some sweet toffee aftertaste
M: medium bodied, smooth and crisp
D: great mouthfeel and taste combination; easy going beer that feels like a good session beer that is very drinkable.

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Photo of Timtac
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stella77artois
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HermitDan
1.26/5  rDev -66.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of BigTrent
4.39/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hopresin19
3.47/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into Tulip Glass,appearance is hazy Apricot with 3 fingers of White Sea foam head,nose is biscuity malt with slight pine.taste is complete 70/50 balance with the hops and malt...not a bad offering....just not as Hop forward as I like,but nice offering none the less.....CHEERS!

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Photo of Tivlavrie
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BB1313
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a burnt orange with a subtle haze but still has nice clarity; fluffy off-white head that falls leaving great retention and sticky lacing. The aromas have a nice blend of citrus and sweet malts. Lots of orange. Very subtle hints of onion when you dig deep. Hints of caramel as well. The flavors are bold with a subtle spiciness. The citrus flavors really comes through. More orange with some grapefruit in the mix. Some mild floral notes in the finish. Very solid malt backbone, but the hops aren't diminished at all. Solid bitterness. Alcohol goes unnoticed, although there's a subtle warmth in the finish. Mouthfeel is nice. It's medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's very fluffy, creamy and smooth.

This is a nice IPA. It might not be the flashiest and can come off as an "old school" example of the style, but it definitely works. Enjoyable stuff.

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Photo of zrroot
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of slipperysoup
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of K-Dog
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Overall very nice ipa. Great darker looking and a real sweet smell to it. Great apricot flavor to it without real fruit in it. Just like I like my ipas. Only got a single bottle but will be pick up more of this.

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Photo of RobinLee
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of logicalparadox
2.91/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.25

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