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!
AgentAle (1431) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is earth, citrus, tart and honey. Taste is a full bodied hop profile that isn’t overwhelming. Finishes with some tartiness but nothing too crazy. Appearance is a clear gold with a thin pearl head that retains quite well.
polo_marco (262) - milton, Vermont, USA - JUN 9, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice sweet malt smell with strong tropical scent coming throughout the scent. Clear dark gold or amber color with almost no head. A bit woody taste to start then some rustic fruit flavor of Apple and Orange keep rind with a bit of raisin in there. Smooth dry finish with light bite that tends to linger at the end like grape fruit. Medium sticky body that tends to coat the tougue. Very enjoible beers and to try more from you guy. Nice work.
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.
hershiser2 (1867) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Aroma of citrus hops but also a lot of toasted malts. I have a feeling I’m not going to love it. Taste is syrupy citrus peel and toasted malts. Not a fan of the malts they’re using here.
gururyan (715) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - APR 16, 2016
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Smells like crusty socks, tastes what I'd imagine crusty socks taste like. Too much malt in this one and the recipe itself seems like a hot mess vs something thought out. Skip this one, unless you're just looking to get drunk.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a medium golden amber color with a small disappearing head. Aromas of citrus hops, sweet malts, and a hint of fruit. Flavors of grapefruit, orange, with subtle hints of caramel.
bnokk (431) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - APR 1, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
APPEARANCE- ornagisht light amber color that has a lot of turbidity.
NOSE- strong West coast style hop nose with small amounts of tropical fruit scent.
FLAVOR- strong hop finish, but not much up front on the sip.
shigadeyo (3612) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Toffee malt, dry, lots of citrus, dried fruit (apricot) and dates, generous bitterness, orange color, good mouthfeel, really solid beer overall.
altonbrownd (5290) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bethesda Food and Beverage. Amber body with puffy white head. Nose is grassy, hops and spicy. Tate is lots of hops of course but also nice caramel and spicy notes. Nice texture. Subtle and enjoyable.
sinfull (1357) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color. Big , white had . Aroma of citrus , pine and malt . Same notes in dry taste with significant bitterness. Nothing special, though decent IPA.