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!
commonshawn (399) - - OCT 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at yard house. Copper with small white head and good lacing. Piney and floral, resin aroma. Slightly sweet taste for an ipa. Floral and crisp. Pretty Tasty.
AdiBeer (1358) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: intense flowery hopsm, tropical fruits. Appearance: hazy, dark gold, medium, beige head. Taste: medium bitter. Palate: bitters intensifym, flowers, some resin. Overall: very nice IPA, well-balanced aroma and palate. Pint at Big Brew, Morristown.
beechner224 (691) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle to some kind of glass. Pours a golden with white head. Aroma is mix of malt and hops. Mostly danky aroma, but some citrus in the background. Taste is lite, dry, danky, finishes dry. Pretty tasty beer.
beeratarian (92) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper, slightly darker than style. White 1/2 inch head. Grassy citrus nose. Flavor is weird citrus almost alcohol citrus. Finish is real dry and lingering bitterness. Finishes well but begins weird. Those Hebrews are always good but different.
SpringsLicker (3156) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy orange/amber with a tall, sticky, off-white head.
The aroma is light flowery citrus hops.
The flavor is smoothly bitter that sits on a chewy malt foundation.
Good but needs a little more crispness to suit me.
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Malty enough for a tridryhopped iPa for me to think this was less than fresh. Still a pretty nice iPa with a soft feel and citrus and floral hops along with a biscuity malt backbone and a little sweetness."
AirForceHops (3298) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle purchased at Julio’s Liquors. Orange/ amber color with lasting bubbles of head. Aroma start with sweet malt and turns into grapefruit, garlic and a strong note of pine resin.
The medium body is supported by a nice amount of malt to balance out the hop varieties. Floral hops followed by citrus, weak tropical fruit and a strong pine finish. Texture is dry and bitterness is lingering. Whoa, this is better than I expected and I’m sure would rock on draft.
BOSSbrewer (1695) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours an amber orange with a fluffy off white head. Lots of pine and lots of caramel on the nose. Flavor follows. Very malty beer with good hop bitterness. Medium to full bodied. Finishes clean. Very nice beer.
GJF (1258) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Hy-Vee (yay to Iowa now getting new beers!). Big beer with lots of malt followed by an incredibly dry bitter finish. Yes, it’s manna to a hop lover.
TattooJack (111) - Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. I think the commercial description is tedious and hoes a long road to get to their point. That being said if it was 7%+ I would be giving it a higher score. Foamy, delicious, and cloudy red, three of my favorite characteristics in beer.