Manor Hill Brewing

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Manor Hill Brewing
Maryland, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #1,366
Ranked #11,962
3.98 | pDev: 8.04%
Mar 13, 2022
May 30, 2015
Very Good
Notes: This aroma forward IPA showcases the versatile Mosaic hop. Tropical fruit, berry and citrus aromas completely dominate the nose. El Dorado and Mandarina Bavaria hops combine to round out the hop bill and display a firm hoppy backbone that is accompanied by Vienna, Flaked Oats and Pale malts for balance. A heavy dose of Mosaic in the dry hopping provides you with a juicy hop punch that finishes slightly dry.
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Photo of tbevilacqua
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by tbevilacqua from Maryland

Fresh and crisp. There are hints of straw notes which makes this IPA unique along with the effervescents makes this reminiscent of a farmhouse ale.

Mar 13, 2022
Photo of JBBEER100
3.67/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by JBBEER100

Great local beer.

Mar 11, 2022
Photo of daliandragon
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by daliandragon from Maryland

I thought I had already reviewed this but I guess I was wrong. Nice complexity in the nose with several different tropical fruits combining. The flavor is similar in the mouth, with a nice combo of hops , including the mentioned mosaic and a little malt impact as well. Texture is a touch watery but holds up better in the back end

May 19, 2021
Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

Poured from a 12oz can into a pub glass.

Look is a hazy pale orange with a bubbly head that dissipates quickly.

Aroma is pithy orange peel candy.

Taste is a balance between sweet biscuit and tangy hops.

Very delicious.

Aug 14, 2020
Photo of hman43
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by hman43 from North Carolina

Look: It pours golden and clear with a white head. Head retention is good.

Smell: It has strong tropical aromas that feature pineapple and passion fruit. There are some orange elements with some grainy sweetness.

Taste: It has flavors of pineapple, melon, and passion fruit. There are some orange notes with grainy sweetness. There is a low level of peach.

Feel: It has a medium body.

Overall, it certainly has a burst of flavor from start to finish.

Jun 20, 2020
Photo of milkshakebeersucks
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

Hazed amber/orange appearance with a small, off white head and light lacing. Nice mix of hoppy aromas; picking up tropical fruits, grapefruit, pineapple and resin. Taste is more focused on pine and resin while a modest malt presence takes on a straw-like quality. Pineapple and tropical fruit return to shine in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel with a lingering finish.

Jun 06, 2020
3.93 by 61Fergus from Maryland on May 26, 2020
3.68 by DJTOBY from California on Mar 06, 2020
3.94 by Fr33man from Maryland on Feb 19, 2020
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4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Taybeh from Minnesota

Picked this up as a single, and what a pick-up....looks great in the glass, kind of a rich leathery copper, fairly clear, with a nice 1 finger head of tight crisp white bubbles. Nose bursts with all kinds of great mosaic goodness: ripe blueberries, some mango, a little grapefruit, a little piney resin.

Jan 12, 2020
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4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Gajo74 from New York

Pours a slightly cloudy golden color along with a frothy and well retaining head.

The nose opens with classic IPA aromas, mainly, grapefruit and pine. However, it soon becomes evident that this brew’s aromatics go even beyond this. A burst of tropical fruit, mango and papaya, enters the nose, along with a floral fragrance that is grassy and dank.

The taste features classic IPA balance between pint, resiny and grapefruit rind bitterness and a full chewy, and doughy malt backbone. Medium bodied with a smooth carbonation. There are several juicy hops flavors including notes of citrus, berries, mango and papaya. The finish is resiny and bitter.

I picked this single up on a whim because I had never heard of this brewery. What a pleasant surprise! It has that piny bitterness that evokes a classic IPA as well as the juiciness of the new wave. A nice hybrid. I’ll be on the lookout for this brewery.

Dec 10, 2019
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4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by PathofChaos from Maryland

Hazy, light gold. Minimal head, but that tiny cap of froth laces artfully as the glass empties.

Bracing floral and citrus are dominant amidst the clean, crisp hops. Hints of tropical fruit.

Effervescent, soft, and lacy. Plays about the tongue like a cool breeze full of bubbles.

Invigorating hops and tingling citrus take the lead with subtle grapefruit and pine resin tailing close behind. The beer stays balanced throughout the experience, never overly bitter despite the bombastic presence of hops, nor is it overly acidic for all its citrus and grapefruit finish. Occasionally, a touch of sweet malts and nutty aftertaste can be detected.

A delightful, high energy beer from aroma to pallet. A must have for any IPA enthusiast! I was delighted to discover that, the strong grapefruit experienced by other reviewers here was not the dominant flavor when I drank it (I actually don't like grapefruit). I almost didn't buy it at first because of how many reviews touted the strength of grapefruit within but if you're like me, don't be alarmed, it really isn't that drastic. For a run-of-the-mill IPA this one stands a cut above the rest due to the superior craftsmanship evidenced in the product itself.

NOTE: I live about 2 miles from where this beer is brewed, so it possible that my experience is will be better because it didn't have to travel far to get to my local liquor store.

Nov 24, 2019
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3.59/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by osheamatth from New York

Unfortunately, I was sampling this Manor Hill IPA alongside some Tree House, Alchemist and Lawson quaffs. Sort of not fair. Poured nicely with a tight bubble head with some haze and okay lacing. Pounding hops on the nose with some tree fruit. The fruit is not super evident on the palate but the resiny hops are and it's not very well balanced. A lot of lingering bitterness on the aftertaste.

Sep 09, 2019
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4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by HGildemeister from Texas

Had this on draft at a restaurant in DC. Super floral and rich IPA. Super drinkable with food as well. Can’t imagine what it tastes like out of can? Draft was pretty spectacular.

Aug 26, 2019
Photo of Precisiondigital
4.31/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Precisiondigital from Maryland

The beer is very fresh. It was canned very recently. Right when I opened it I could smell tangy hops. The flavor has hints of malt, but not too much. Hoppy but not too bitter. Definitely strong floral smell and taste. Little bit of asphalt piney tones. Little oily. Would recommend and try again

Aug 22, 2019
3.69 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Aug 13, 2019
4 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Aug 03, 2019
3.7 by Gmartin75 from Pennsylvania on Jul 10, 2019
3.48 by walt5 from Delaware on Jul 01, 2019
Photo of Jstevew
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by Jstevew from Maryland

Just an outstanding IPA.

Mar 02, 2019
4.6 by mjbevins from Maryland on Jan 20, 2019
Photo of Kendo
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Kendo from New York

Canned on 9/27/18; consumed on 12/29/18, as this was a Christmas gift.

A: Poured into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is slightly hazy orangey-golden with a dense 1-finger of white head on top. Recedes to leave good foamy lace behind.

S: On the sweeter side - candied orange peels, some citrus. Not a terribly strong nose, but not unpleasant.

T: First impression: drinks 'clean.' I've been on a NEIPA kick, so an old-fashioned American IPA feels lighter and cleaner to me. . . . I get citrusy hops - ripe oranges, grapefruit mainly - with a touch of sweeter tropical fruit as well. Finishes with a faint pine bitterness, though the lingering aftertaste leans toward sweet.

M: Call it medium in heft, decent creaminess to the feel.

O: Good. I'll bet this was better a few weeks ago, but it's solid as it is now.

Dec 30, 2018
4.28 by ljbivona from Maryland on Sep 08, 2018
4.2 by Rhettroactive from Pennsylvania on Aug 28, 2018
Photo of DaveMaciolek21
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

Bright, fresh IPA with a bite. Not very complex but it does that crisp, resinous hop thing well. Family owned and farm brewed for the very deserving citizens of Ellicott City, MD.

Aug 28, 2018
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3.89/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

I am in an odds & sods phase with The CANQuest (tm) for the time being, working to clear out some of the unrelated backlog here at Chez Woody. Please bear with me during this interim period.

From the CAN: "Family-Owned, Farm-Brewed".

I Crack!ed open the vent and beCAN a slow, gentle Glug since my only current clean glass was a relatively small one & I was trying to avoid spillover. As it was, I still got a lot of strong foaming that ended up forming two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head with excellent retention. I let it settle, watching in rapt fascination as it left massive amounts of dense, sticky lacing in its wake. Color was a slightly-hazy Amber to Deep Amber/Light Copper (SRM = > 9, < 13). Nose was redolent with notes of pine and blueberry as well as grapefruit and mango. Mmm. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was a riotous mélange of hoppy flavors, ranging from bitter grapefruit to resinous pine to a CANucopia of fruits, including peach, blueberry, mango, papaya and guava. Phew! Finish was dry, but not overwhelmingly bitter. I would be very curious to know about what hops went into the production of this one.

Aug 11, 2018
4.06 by wisegreensoul from Idaho on Aug 06, 2018
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4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BJB13 from Maryland

12 oz. can poured into a nonic style pint glass.

Nice high, white soapy head. Cloudy and golden orange. Like apple cider.

Nose is fairly strong, hoppy, resinous and a bit tropical.

Taste is resinous and bitter.

Medium-ish body and carbonation, a little grit with the bitter finish.

Decent American IPA. Not my local favorite but a solid option.

Jul 22, 2018
3.6 by Stevotex from Texas on Jul 14, 2018
4 by petewheeler from Maryland on Jul 05, 2018
4 by EatonHops from Massachusetts on Jul 04, 2018
3.86 by philbe311 from Pennsylvania on Jun 24, 2018
4.25 by Peaches13 from Pennsylvania on May 23, 2018
Photo of Pete9094
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Pete9094 from Pennsylvania

Great IPA.

Apr 26, 2018
Photo of mpyle
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by mpyle from Maryland

From a can:

Amber/golden color, a bit of hop haze. Pours a nice white head, creamy and long lasting.

Grapefruit dominates the aroma, maybe some pineapple or other citrus.

A nice meld of malt sweetness and fruity hop flavors (again, grapefruit mostly). Also has a slightly nutty flavor that I love, and which reminds me of draft DFH60. Hop bitterness is soft but substantial, and leaves behind a slightly dry, hop-tinged finish.

Medium body and medium-high carbonation. Carbonation could be a tinge lower. Possibly the slightest hint of alcoholic warming. MF is slightly rough.

A very nice, local IPA for me. A hop bomb without being an IBU bomb. My only issue is with the carbonation, which in combination with the hops creates a slight harshness. But I will buy again to support my local.

Apr 15, 2018
3.75 by Dduquette from Maryland on Apr 13, 2018
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3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Stevedore from Oregon

12oz can, a little over one month old. Served in a tumbler glass. Pour is slightly cloudy golden yellow body, one finger white head. Fair retention and bits of lacing. Smell is freshly squeezed grapefruit, bit of resin, caramel, a bit of toffee. Flavour is more of the caramel and toffee, a dab of honey, followed by the grapefruit and resin. A bit sweeter than the nose would have you think. Mouthfeel is lighter medium bodied, appropriately carbonated, a bit sweet and slightly resinous on the finish.

Apr 04, 2018
Photo of Marraybay
3.65/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Marraybay from District of Columbia

Look - Off yellow; Honey and grapefruit juice; Cloudy. Not much head initially or in terms of retention, but lacing apparent. A little piece of hops in the glass.

Smell: Citrus and Mango perhaps; A little dank; not quite full-on "catty," but hedging that way.

Taste: A quick sweet-&-sour burst of sweeter juice--(orange, tangerine or even mango perhaps)--then full on grapefruit.

Feel: carbonated; sparkly

Overall: Interesting little beer; A lot of character; Definitely high on the juice-end, with grapefruit being the dominant note: (I would most definitely prefer this over a DFH 60;) Like the fleeting upfront sweetness and as always probably wish it would've lingered a tad longer.

Jan 30, 2018
3.6 by Msoups from Maryland on Jan 27, 2018
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