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He'Brew Genesis Dry-Hopped Session Ale - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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He'Brew Genesis Dry-Hopped Session AleHe'Brew Genesis Dry-Hopped Session Ale

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481 Ratings
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Ratings: 481
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.06%
Wants: 7
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brand new recipe that replaces the older Genesis Amber Ale.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-13-2011)
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Reviews by Pintofbrown:
Photo of Pintofbrown
3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had this in a shaker pint.

Frothy finger and a half - width on this white cap, the foamy tempest dies to poker chip width, leaving behind a pseudo-patchy sheet lace. The clear body is copper-gold with decent carbonation jets.

Herbal and estery aromas with a kiss of pine, the bready malt is discernible through the hop profile and compliments the green buds well. Some slightly tropical aromas sit in the glass as well, but take a while to coax out.

The flavors are soft, offering some herbal and estery distinction on mid-palate , a little more flowery than herbal. The finish is redolent with earthiness that plays more to the herbal qualities present. However, there is an underlying sweetness from the Munich and wheat malts present.

This Genesis has a medium heft and good creaminess, while still feeling a little watery as it runs through the mouth, with a very short finish.

Genesis is a good beer. For being dry-hopped, I was expecting the nose to be more aromatic. Even still, the hops and malt are well balanced, and the addition of Munich malts add a well received sweetness to this pale. And the flowery, herbal hop notes certainly get noticed on the palate. Genesis is solid, and I would certainly have it again, matches how I feel about Goose Island's Honker's Ale. I would never seek this one out, but would be hard pressed to turn it down at a bar if I saw the tap handle.

Pintofbrown, Jan 13, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of Das_Reh
1/5  rDev -72.2%

Bottle was infected. Gushed upon opening, smelled stale and musty, and was sour tasting.

Das_Reh, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of oberon
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

What a cool concept a session style ale hopped with six different varieties.Poured a clear rich medium golden with a thinner but well sustained white head,aromas of citric and leafy hops over firm bready malt.Just a tad thin in the backend of the feel but not bad,citric hops are the main flavor over top of bready malt with mild caramel sweetness.This beer hits its mark with a hop forward drinkable session ale,nice job.

oberon, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of tbryan5
4/5  rDev +11.1%

tbryan5, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of mikepw10
2/5  rDev -44.4%

mikepw10, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of csmartin6
4/5  rDev +11.1%

csmartin6, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of Beaver13
3.05/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle. Pours a hazy copper amber with a smallish white head that goes to a thin film that laces the glass some.

The aroma is sweet toasted caramel malts and green apple with a little resiny hop.

The flavor is sweet biscuity caramel malts with some fruity slightly resiny hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with sharp carbonation.

Overall, a decent pale ale. A bit to toasty/biscuity for my tastes but with nice hops.

Beaver13, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

SmellsofMahagony, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of lionnusmb
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

lionnusmb, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours an orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma has some toffee and biscuit malt in it, as well as some grass and a little bit of pine from the hops. The flavor has a decent amount of biscuit malt, with the grassy hops standing out. I also get a little bit of pine and maybe a hint of orange from the hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of mjtiernan
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

mjtiernan, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of MattyG85
4.23/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a He'Brew shaker pint glass. From the 2012 Holiday gift pack.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy copper amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of off white head that recede into a thin layer. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.

Smell: Aroma is a solid mix of hops and malts. Earthy hops with a little touch of pine and floral hops. Hints of citrus orange, pineapple, and grapefruit. Fairly grassy and musty. Solid presence of bready malts with hints of biscuit, caramel, toffee, toast, and cracker. Aroma is very balanced between the hops and malts. Its a solid smelling beer.

Taste: Like the smell indicates, a very solid taste that is balanced. Upfront is a hop taste that is moderately bitter. Notes of citrus orange, pineapple,lemon, and grapefruit. Grassy and floral hops with a little pine resin. The malts come in with a good taste of biscuit, yeast, sweet caramel, toffee, crackers, and toast. Good balance between the sweetness and bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, crisp, and fairly drying. Very smooth.

Overall: A pretty good take on an American Pale Ale. Well balanced and very tasty.

MattyG85, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of tyleeis
4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

tyleeis, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of acknight
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

acknight, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of gunnerlincoln
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%

gunnerlincoln, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of williamjbauer
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

williamjbauer, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Undated 12 oz bottle served in a snifter.

Pours a dark, lightly hazy, amber. Initially has a nice 1-finger creamy head, but this dies very quickly. There is a remnant ring, and a good bit of spotty lacing on the glass.

The aroma and flavor both reflect a mix of hops, with a hop component suitable for the style. While there is some fruitiness up front, afterwards these are more spicy, piney and earthy than fruity, despite 2 (one dry hopped) Centennial and Cascade components. More malt in the aroma than the flavor. Good, long-lasting, hoppy aftertaste.

M: Medium body; crisp with a light astringency and hop bite.

O: a quality APA, with a nod to the West Coast.

chinchill, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of Beer21
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Beer21, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of rhoadsrage
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a tulip glass)
A- This beer pours a deep caramel body with a thick lumpy head of beige that is supported by a microbubble carbonation.

S- The citrus orange and cinnamon spice aroma has some toasted malt notes with more biscuit and Munich malt aromas coming through. There is a silage quality to the finish with hops and malt blending nicely.

T- The cream and dry lightly toasted malt flavor have a soft caramel sweetness I the finish with a green herbal hop finish that lingers as a more pungent marmalade hops flavor.

M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with a dry crisp fizz and no real alcohol heat noticed.

O- The nice complexity to the aroma doesn’t come through in the taste and all the hop depth is lost aswell. Still a nice tasting beer.

rhoadsrage, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of CrusinforaBrewsin
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

CrusinforaBrewsin, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of Auraan
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Auraan, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of pgregoryCA
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

pgregoryCA, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of blacktieman
2.86/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured into a tumbler.

Amber/copper with white head.

Piney hop nose.

Aggressive West Coast hops, mostly pine, hint of malt beneath.

Typical APA in most respects, badly mislabeled. Neither balanced nor agreeable enough to be a session ale. If Shmaltz wanted a dry-hopped beer, there was no reason not to change the name. As an aside, this paired somewhat poorly with matzo ball soup.

blacktieman, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

acurtis, Thursday at 07:36 PM
Photo of dcbeers
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

dcbeers, May 24, 2014
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He'Brew Genesis Dry-Hopped Session Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 481 ratings.