TheCorkStops (53) - Connecticut, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the Shmaltz Brewing Company, this is the He’Brew Hop Manna IPA. Limited release in 22oz bottles, I was fairly excited to try this little guy. The label states that Hop Manna is dry hopped with Centennial Cascade and Citra hops, checking in at 65 IBUs and 6.8% abv.
The Hop Manna pours a great straw-golden color, with quite a bit of fluffy off-white foam. There is a ton of carbonation rising from the bottom of my Unibroue-brand tulip glass. As usual, there’s a long story on the side of the label in tiny print that I don’t dare try to read after I start drinking.
The nose is full of brightly floral hops, bitter at the core, but mostly floral and citrusy in nature. On the palate, this is much more subtle than some of the other IPAs I’ve been trying lately. The hops are definitely present, but not nearly as rough and bitter as others. The alcohol isn’t even noticeable, it’s seamlessly blended in behind the hops. The finish is not super-long lasting, but it does linger for a few minutes.
Soft, smooth, flavorful, and quite drinkable. I like the Hop Manna!
tiong (4999) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear orange with a smooth head. Aroma of crisp caramely malts, fruits, grassy hops and resin. Taste is caramely malty, sweetish and resinous with some citrus, grass and pine. Finish is hoppy, caramely and sweetish with smoe caramely malts and resin. Okay.
lusikka (7378) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle. Enjoyed at Los Angeles, CA. Pours a hazy golden amber colour with a small head. Aroma of fresh floral hops, resin and mandarin orange. Flavour of crisp citrusy bitterness, biscuit, mild sweetness, grass and resin. Medium bodied. Quite malty.
olio (7840) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle @ hotel room, Los Angeles.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Very resinous aroma, sweet fruity notes and pine. Flavor has our amber, resin, pale caramel malts and juicy notes. A bit different but tasty IPA.
laiti (7525) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
35,5 cl bottle @ hotel room, Los Angeles. Aroma as sweet fruity tones, caramel and tropical fruits. Flavour has resiny malt, some tropical fruits and grapefruit. Also fruit candy. Easy to drink but still quite rich.
GreatDane1632 (1116) - Alabama, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated based on notes taken 29 July 2012 -- A nice brew. More of an earthy IPA than the citrus I prefer.
burg326 (4719) - Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft poured a light orange color with aromas of light hops, cotrus, malt and a touch of pine. Flavors are light grain and malt with some cotrus light bitterness in the aftertaste decent but doesn’t cure the hop bite I’m looking for.
BREWMUSKCLES (2397) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
big citrus hop and full of resin like rye. fragrant flowery and sugary with enough tang and backbone to remain respectable. chewy mouthfeel and a bit of zing.
decaturstevo (5487) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is resiny hops and medium malt. Flavor is sweet bready malt and resiny hops. Solid resiny bitter with notes of lemon zest. Bitter grows as it goes. Medium body with just a touch of fizz. Solid ipa
bluejacket74 (1570) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
tightslice (460) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 29, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. Pours a light amber with a very frothy head. Aroma is hops, hop resins, earthenware, something chemical / moth ball-y. Taste is moderate bitterness with a bit of metallic / tinny taste. Wonder if I got an older bottle.