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!
rjplumer (1002) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 14, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A citrus hoppy aroma. Hazy burnt orange and amber body. Frothy head thats about an inch thick. Mild bitterness with citrus malty smooth finish.
Aurelius (5068) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty big, nice aroma - citrus esters, doughy, some toasted sugars. Standard longneck, bad label. Almost clear (if not), honey pine brew with a webby, stacked cream-colored head. Fairly sweet, citrus pith and pineapple esters, toasted sugars, leafy, an interesting flavor profile. I consider the palate flawed -- there’s a growing, green pecan astringency that sits on top of your tongue and becomes increasingly unpleasant over time. Slightly heavy body. ABC Liquors, Betton. Consumed from the Purloined Unibroue Tulip, waiting for Hurricane Hermine to knock the lights out, 9/1/16.
Travlr (21403) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of altonbrownd, thanks! Hazy deep golden color, cream colored head with solid lacing. Bready floral aroma. Taste is bitter straw, dry finish. Decent.
Andrew196 (1438) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good! Deep golden color. The creamy white head almost made the entire session. The nose was well balanced, fresh hoppiness but a defined malty backbone. Mouthfeel was a tad syrupy, a bit heavier on the tongue than it needed to be but very enjoyable to drink.
Aggiebob (756) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 13, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden color, nice carbonation and a fair frothy white head. Aroma is a hoppy floral. Taste is mostly herbs with some light hints of citrus. Could have been better.
vikingguy (1064) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy golden orange color with thick foamy head; quite attractive. Aroma is herbaceous, citrus and a touch of pine. Taste - hop forward with a resinous piney herbal flavor and right behind that you get a small amount of lemon and tropical fruit. Dry crackery malt lends some balance. Mixed feelings on this one. It's a hop bomb which is fine but the herbal resin flavors threw me a little. I think it gives it a bit of a medicinal flavor.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Beeeeeeeer666 (1) - - JUN 30, 2016 does not count
0.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
A totally unoriginal and uninspired IPA. Bland and boring. Too bad they didn’t spend more time on the beer and less time on the jokes and obnoxious poorly designed label.
AgentAle (1528) - 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 (318) - 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.
hershiser2 (2045) - 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.