Dat's a big beer! One point already, just for being a big beer. And the fact that it's a beer gets it another point. Hop Manna, you're off to a good start. There's a bunch of HeBrew stuff on the bottle, I won't pretend to know if that means anything. There's also a big, long story about the Book of Exodus, but I didn't read it because I forgot my reading glasses today. Exodus, is the only Bob Marley record worth listneing too, btw.
Open er' up! Whoa, thick. Ok, it's only ok. Not a big Citus Guy and this has alot. The rest is a little bit of everything else, hence the heavy, thick comment. Pretty bitter on the aftertaste.
I'll go 2.5 out of 5. You can look above to see where most of the points went.
He’Brew “The Chosen Beer” in 22oz. bottles. I will always give a few scratch points to any beer that makes its way to my hand in larger than normal serving sizes. I also LOVE IPAs. So immediately Hop Manna and I are off to a smashing start. I’ve never tried anything from the He’Brew/Shmaltz people before, so I’m a little excited. Like a first date, before you’ve made an ass of yourself at dinner and still hold out a flickering hope of an old fashioned in the car on the way home. Or at least a little under the shirt action.
First sip does not disappoint. It’s cold, bright and flush with that hoppy taste I expect out of a higher end IPA. There is a faint citrus aftertaste after you swallow and come up for air. Usually I like this. It makes me think of sun. We’re currently in day 36 of this freeze out/blizzard/polar vortex and it actually makes me a bit sad. Looking out the window here at work (yes, I’m drinking at work. Cool out bro, I’m not doing brain surgery!) all I see is snow and hopelessness.
This beer is 6.8 percent ABV. Perfect! It’s got enough bite to really drive home those hops but not so much you feel like you’ve lost all motivation to do anything else with the rest of the day. You know, like eat and whatnot.
Like the manna that rained down from heaven (wasn’t that a jam by the Weather Girls?) this beer will be a thankful sight in your refrigerator, beer cooler, office desk drawer, hidden in the toilet tank in the upstairs bathroom at work, or sock drawer.
Not perfect, but really, really good.