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He’Brew Hop Manna Test Batch #2

 
RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a lightly cloudy dark orange with about a finger of thick white head. Aroma of pine, citrus and a little caramel. Taste is light bitter. Pine, orange pulp and grapefruit. Medium bodied with a creamy texture. Soft carbonation and a long finish. Overall, I’m liking this beer. I would love to try the other test batches though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 1, 2012
Pours a pale orange with no head. Citrus and floral hops in the aroma with underlying caramel notes. Medium/full body with great bitterness and just enough malt to keep it enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (9637) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 31, 2012
Bottle. Brassy hazy golden with a lustrous, thick white head that shows good retention. Aroma is sweet citrus, suggestive of tangerine, and spruce tips. Sweet malt with juicy bitter orange hop character, lightly piney. Finishes with assertive bitterness without being over-the-top pithy or astringent. I liked it, but then again I like pretty much everything these guys do.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10889) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Deep gold pour, white head. Citrus/herbal hops. Caramel. Flavor is a good blend of hops and malt. Great stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (3352) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 27, 2012
355ml brown bottle. Hazy orange pour. Small white layer of foam. Citrusy nose, orange and grapefruits stand out. In the mouth the beer has a ton of grapefruity hop flavour and bitterness, a little background malt. Sharp graperuity finish. Very drinkable IPA, nothing flashy, but good bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Straightforward IPA. Nice malt backbone. A bit syrupy but also with a grainy character. Some pungent hop floral notes. Pine and citrus with a little earthy essence thrown in.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdrinker79 (2080) - Idaho, USA - JAN 13, 2012
12 oz. bottle- Pours cloudy rusted brown with a one finger white head. Aroma is fairly muted, some caramel. The taste is caramel malts, followed by a dry bitterness, why do brewers make these malty IPA’s, very annoying. It has a decent taste, if it were considered a Irish Red Ale or maybe a hopped up Amber I would be more forgiving. This is not an IPA, not in my book.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
poisoneddwarf (2321) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - JAN 11, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a quickly collapsing beige head that falls into a ring of big ugly bubble-chocked foam; leaves a little lace. Aroma is bready, earthy, faint citrus. Taste is bittersweet with a lingering bitter finish. Carbonation is pretty high for the style, body is medium. Not bad, but it’s very average.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djaquay (138) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Cloudy, dark amber pour, average tan head, a little lacing, mildly sweet start, moderately bitter finish, fairly pleasant as IPAs go.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1273) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2012
12oz bottle, part of the 2011 holiday gift pack. Pours a deep, amber color with a white head. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, a little pine hops too. Medium body on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, caramel, with a nice, clean, pine-hop finish. A very well balance IPA in my opinion. Very drinkable.


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