He’Brew Hop Manna IPA – Shmaltz Brewing Co. (NY, USA)

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He’Brew Hop Manna Test Batch Number 2 – Shmaltz Brewing Company, 6.8% ABV – 65 IBUs, 12 fl.oz., (Clifton Park, NY, USA)


on the neck label:

Malts: 2-Row, Wheat, Munich, Vienna, CaraMunich 40

Hops: Warrior, Cascade, Amarillo, Crystal, Centennial


  • Style: India Pale Ale
  • Taste: Smooth sweet toffee malt soft grapefruity bitter light tangy hop oils grassy soft bitter
  • Where I got it : Brewery Creek / Vancouver
  • How much: $39 CAD (after 10% off) – 8 x 12 fl.oz. + glassware, May 2012
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: solid, but won’t crave it

Visual: (cellared for 4 years). Pours brown-orange without a head, just a spotty haze of retention, scattered steady singular streams.

Nose: faint toffee barley malt, hints of strawberry (lvl-3)-pungency

Attack: thick viscosity/half-slick, stealth subtle CO2

Mid-palate: bright (lvl-5-sweetness), background grapefruit hoppy bitter, grassy, toffee barley malt

Finish: tangy lingering soft bitter hops

Summary: Solid brew with a thicker mouthfeel and “infused” carbonation. Very drinkable, good balance.