He'brew Hop Manna IPA | Shmaltz Brewing Company

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He'brew Hop Manna IPAHe'brew Hop Manna IPA

Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company
New York, United States

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

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Photo of HattedClassic
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a nice head that last quite a long while. The head is a foamy white and leaves quite a bit of lacing. The beer itself is a clear medium amber that looks pretty nice. The overall appearance is that of a good looking IPA.

The beer smell is extremely hoppy and pretty good. The hop notes consist of a very strong dry hopped pine note. The hop note also seems to have a strong leafy note cutting right through it. The smell also has a nice medium sweet malt backbone.

The taste is overall good but the malt taste comes off as a little weird. The hop notes are dominate, especially the dry hopping pine note. The taste seems to have a weird bitter note to it that detracts a bit from the beer but not too much.

The Mouthfeel is a bit light but still pretty good. The beer has a nice smooth feel to it and the carbonation is pretty nice.

Overall, a pretty good beer and worth getting. This one should definitely please hopheads everywhere.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle, no dating on the bottle that I could find. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a hazy golden/orange color with about an inch off-white head that stayed around for a long time. There's also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells mostly like pine and citrusy (orange peel, grapefruit) hops, along with some bready malt. I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some wheatiness noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's coating and a bit creamy with a good amount of carbonation. I liked it OK, but I didn't think it was one of the better IPA's I've had. Since this bottle was given to me from one of my friends, I really have no idea how old it is. I'd like to try this again in the future.

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Photo of bgold86
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Surprised about the low score on BA, no this isn't a must drink IPA, but it's pretty solid and tasty for a 6.8% brew. So many other IPA's fall short in this alcohol range but this one does not.

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Photo of galwayjoyce
4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours a bright and clear golden hue. looks more like a golden lager than an IPA. Big carbonation bubbles. Nice head, dissipates and leaves a thick lace.
Nose is impressive--toasted hops and a piney and wheated-citrus bouquet is almost overwhelming. He'Brew is not effing around.
Mouthfeel is superb--light, but with a slight viscosity--a weighted and silky oil quality that gives way to a crisp finish.
Taste...man...I don't want to say I am disappointed, but after all I was led to believe through it's other qualities...I am a little let down. Starts off really good--hop explosion. But then it just goes away--after the initial punch, the finish is nonexistent -- really flat.
Good beer--definitely puts the brewery on my radar. He'Brew is more than schtick. But the lack of balance hurts this offering a good deal.

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Photo of obrike
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A good, not mind blowing IPA. Would be a decent gateway brew for those wishing to dip their toes in the IPA pool for the first time. I'll probably stick to their Lenny's RIPA.

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Photo of KM_Seahawk
3.47/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle
A - Cloudy golden-orange, 1 finger white head
S - Citrus, mango, floral hop, very nice, some light malt notes
T - Little citrus, pine but mostly hop bitterness, some balance from the malt
M - Medium body, low carbonation
O - Ok IPA, I would drink again but would not seek out

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a speiglau IPA glass.

Color is a dark amber with gold highlights.

Head is thin but lingers.

Bubble gum candy sweet with the bubble gum smell probably coming from the hops.

I can't shake the taste of bubblegum but like bitter. Not entirely pleasant but certainly not bad.

Interesting drinker.

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Photo of Hergestridge
4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This Beer is excellent. It proves that you do NOT have to have Big ABV to have and Excellent IPA.
The Smell .. sublime.. Fruity/Citrus overtones, crisp and bittersweet ( more Sweet than Bitter)... The colour is gold and burnt orange, the head is full and lacing is muted but not understated.
Shmaltz.. You've a winner with this beer.. Awesome... Found this Gem at Whole Foods....
~Carry On Citizens!!!~ (c)

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Photo of hophugger
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Semi-cloudy gold color. Head is nice and frothy and quickly dissappates to a film with decent, clingy lacing. Aroma is full of citrus, with orange and grapefruit being the leaders. Taste is beautifully hopped, piney, with lots of grapefruit(slightly bitter) and some orange and pine. Maybe a touch of bready malt in the background. Good carbonation and full flavored. Nice balance, should bode well for the hop lover. IBU's are perfect at 65 !!

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Photo of zeronumber
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

holy Moses! what a brew! yes its the "chosen brew" not without merit or a bad choice. got a taste at a promotion and could not resist the compulsion to get some.
its that goood ! the taste, while not familiarly IPA, is hopped mightly. the malt and wheat are sweet flavors that per!mate the frothy feel.

thou shalt love the beer. i mean its better than a chocalate egg cream on sunday!

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber hued with vibrant carbonation bubbles. Excellent clarity. A quarter inch of off white head is present. Aroma is predominantly citrus hops,but I also detect light malt. The flavor is again citrus hop forward on the front of the palate. The light malt quickly balances the taste. The mouth is heavily carbonated and a bit chalky.

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Photo of samtrillo
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden orange with some pretty lacing.

The nose is huge with floral, pine and tropical fruit notes.

Big caramel and cracker malt presence on this one. Hops kind of play second fiddle, but they are very much there. Floral and pine and some citrus/tropical fruits.

Feel is very smooth and oily. Lo lo carbonation.
Overall it's a good American IPA. I'm not exactly gonna seek it out but would enjoy drinking it again.

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Photo of ColdOneKev
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

A - Clear gold, 1 finger white head, fades and leaves little lacing.
S - Citrus, floral hops, very light hope profile. Light caramel from the malt.
T - More malty than the nose led me to believe. Cut off by hop bitterness. The flavors work well together, but they both seem very light.
M - Light body, medium/high carb.
O - A good American IPA, but not something I would rush out to revisit. Definitely give it a try. I Love the marketing for this one too.

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

a very good ipa, relying on tropical southern hemisphere hops to make this distinct, and it works. its not the juiciest and brightest illustration of some of these varietals, but its really good for what it is, and honestly these guys have been getting better and better with their beer lately, especially the hoppy stuff. looks like an american ipa, slightly rust tinted golden beer heady and patiently carbonated. aroma of oranges and melon from the hops, a touch of pink bubblegum, and basically no yeast profile at all. the beer isnt real bitter, resinous and sweet like some of the west coast style ipas instead, which i think flatters the already fruity hop complexion in this one. i could use just a touch more carbonation, it settles after it comes out of the tap pretty fast, and is just a little slow for me. i like the medium body though and the finish is long lasting and delicious, making my mouth water for more. very solid ipa here, cool use of distinctive hop varietals for sure.

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Photo of dredmahawkus
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

ITs hoppy and malty....somehow has a weird rose note in there....like taifi rose in perfume! all the malt balances the hops a bit but its still a bit skunky.....its not bad but its not something I would want to sit there and drink....I guess its good to experience once then move on....its not bad but reminds me of rose soap on an Arab chick! lol

kinda soapy.....tastes much better after you had a couple and destroy your pallet!

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Photo of 57md
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a copper color. The nose is hoppy. The malt backbone matches the hoppy finish in potency.

This is a decent and well-balanced IPA. Nothing to complain about but nothing to rave about either.

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Photo of schoolboy
4.16/5  rDev +9.8%

I have been trying to make converts out of other craft beer lovers - see the way of the Shmaltz. May the Shmaltz be with you.

Manna is pretty sweet. It looks like a slightly darker AIPA. It has a skunky, over the top aroma too. I am sure that it has not been handled too carefully. At Saveon it was sitting unrefridgerated.

The taste is full bodied and skunky. It's malty enough to keep up with the tremendous manna, I mean hops.

The aftertaste is pretty boozy considering. I am a shmalt fan soI love this. I really love their even bigger ones. May the schmaltz be with you.

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Photo of titty_mcbitty
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

A: yellow-orange with ample lacing on the glass.

S: floral burst and pine

T: massive hops. Very piney with notes of apple, grapefruit, and pineapple. It's got a fairly big malt bill that brings nuts, caramel, and graham cracker.

M: very thick for a low ABV IPA. Hop oils all over.

O: glad I tried something new. Hop Manna is an above average beer.

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Photo of scotorum
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

No bottled on date visible, purchased a week ago.

Poured from the 22 oz. bomber into a Tree House tulip pint.

a; Clear amber with an inch tall white head which receded to thin surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Moderate citrus and pine.

t: Piney hop bite forward with some strength over a medium bready malt base. Bitterness lingers a bit, then dissipates nicely.

m: Medium with good body. Considerable carbonation tingle.

o: An above average IPA bordering on DIPA hop presence (all 65 IBUs are evident). A decent buy at $6 per 22, refreshing and pleasing to this hop lover.

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Photo of FFreak
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into glasses and shared with friends. Slight chill haze in a reddish copper with a thin white head. Aroma is of dank, piney, resinous hops and slight biscuit malt. Taste is very good, the hops really shine through. Nice dank resin quality but with a fair amount of malty sweetness to balance. Fairly dry but with adequate body and good lingering carbonation. Overall a very enjoyable IPA.

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Photo of BoldRulerVT
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the 22 oz bottle into a large snifter.
Pours a nice medium copper with one finger of tiny bubble head.
Smells nice, good dank hop aromas balanced with good malt backbone.
Taste is nice, very balanced very much in line with the standard west coast IPA style.
Mouthfeel was really enjoyable, very inviting for each sip.
Overall this is a nice west coast IPA style beer!

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Photo of DRosen
4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bought in 22oz bottle, poured into a standard libby pint unchilled pintglass.

Decent head, 1/2 inch, light and bright yellow.

I enjoyed this beer very much. Light and springy taste, some citrus, a little hoppy, all in all a very nice sit on the boat and fish beer.

Very drinkable.

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Photo of Devistator16
2.61/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Picked this up at my local HEB to try something new. On first taste the beer was your average IPA, upon further consumption the beer was very dry. I poured into a proper glass to see the color and get the aroma.... The color was average but the smell was disturbing. Would not buy again. Too many others to try.

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Photo of paulytasker
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22oz. Bomber into a Snifter (I know, I know, not appropriate glasswear, but I just bought it and wanted to use it)

A) Pours an amazing, striking copper/orange. Hazy to say the least with a good amount of bubbles dancing inside. About a quarter inch of pale white head blanket the surface. A mesmerizing looking brew.

S) A lot going on in the nose, but not one dominating scent. Some resinous dankness tie in with some bitterness. A lot of citrus notes, mostly pineapple and lemon, along with some grapefruit.

T) Taste a lot of what I got in the nose, citrus and some bitter hoppiness. Maltiness becomes more pronounced as the brew warms to near room temperature.

M) Pretty smooth and drinkable with a fair amount of carbonation.

O) The appearance of Hop Manna is one of the best looking I have seen in an IPA. However, the rest of the experience was a little less flattering. Not saying there were poor qualities to the brew (many were better than average), just nothing that really blew me away. All in all, a very drinkable IPA and a solid example of the style.

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Photo of cyclonece09
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours cloudy orange yellow with a nice fluffy head. Smells of flowers and citrus very inviting but not too overpowering. Tastes of sweet citrus hops with a bit of earthiness. Beer is light bodied with lower carbonation but a good bite. Overall a very good beer.

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He'brew Hop Manna IPA from Shmaltz Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 1,000 ratings.
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