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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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515 Ratings
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Ratings: 515
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 8
Gots: 38 | 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:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-13-2011

Balanced between a West Coast style pale and amber ale with just enough malt sweetness to highlight a flurry of hop aroma and flavor
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Ratings: 515 | Reviews: 125
Reviews by cambabeer:
Photo of cambabeer
2.44/5  rDev -32%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

Nutty brown body with a mostly white head and lace that clings to the glass like crazy. Some visible floaters in this one...

Smells a little spicy, sweet, and citrusy, with a little funk.

Not a lot of flavor, a little bitter, a little too watery. A little funk, I think this one might be beyond it's date.

... I don't know about this one...

More User Reviews:
Photo of Das_Reh
1/5  rDev -72.1%

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

Photo of oberon
3.95/5  rDev +10%
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.

Photo of Beaver13
3.06/5  rDev -14.8%
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.

Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Photo of MattyG85
4.2/5  rDev +17%
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.

Photo of chinchill
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.12/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

Photo of blacktieman
2.87/5  rDev -20.1%
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.

Photo of Brenden
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one is an orange-brown color with a bit of haze to it. It forms an off-white head that retains about a full finger all the way and leaves creamy spotting and patches of lacing well down the glass.
The aromatics are interesting, starting with a dark breads (almost like pumpernickel) malty base. On top of that are some citrus and leafy hops notes and a bit of spiciness.
There's a very nice balance in the flavor, and its low alcoholic content without the sacrifice of flavor makes this a great session beer, however one understands it. Bready malts add a bit of caramel and the spiciness remains, while a bit more strength is added to the leafy and citrus hops presence. There's even a ghost of something herbal peeking through in the finish.
The body is about medium but needs just a little more to it. There's a crispness that stops just short of spritzy and leads to a smoothness, but the crisp bite never quite backs off. It just verges on being a little too thin.

Photo of biboergosum
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Apparently a wee deviation from the standard Genesis ale, with a surprisingly generic and uninformative riffing this time around on the side label.

This beer pours a slightly filmy, glassy, brassy amber hue, with one solid finger of tight, puffy ecru head, which leaves a few arching swaths of lace around the glass as it evenly abates.

It smells of mild grapefruit rind, a bit of fleshy tropical fruit, biscuity caramel malt, and some softly boozy herbal tincture notes. The taste is bready, soft crackery malt, muddled, juicy citrus, and some floral, piney, and herbal hops.

The bubbles are rather sedate, but not exactly dead, the body an adequate medium weight, and smooth, with a small pithy, prickly edge. It finishes off-dry, the biscuit and faintly sour caramel facing little from the waning multi-pronged hoppiness.

An enjoyable enough APA, though given the promise of the front-and-center label ingredients, and the prowess of this brewer, the overall weightiness and sassy character seem a bit flat, but I suppose that's nit picking. A tasty sixer for a summer BBQ, even if the $18 price tag seems a bit steep.

Photo of tastybeer
3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Darker than expected-auburn color with a fine haze throughout. Head is yellow/brown tinted white, densely foamy/almost nitro looking in texture. Lace is semi sticky in the form of shifting sheety rings and spots. Aroma is doughy caramel-ish malt with a dusting of light floral, slightly fruity/spicy and earthy hop aromas. As it warms more tropical fruity comes through. I find myself digging for hop aromas in the syrupy malt. Taste is caramel malty, grainy, with super fine aggressive carbonation mixing with dry citrus rind bitterness. Not a bad beer....now that I'm getting further into it and more adjusted to its forward bitterness, I'm starting to like it more. I do think some additional late hop additions would benefit the aroma and flavor...however this does say its dry hopped on the label.

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a reddish amber with a good finger width head, average retention, leaving behind a finely layered, semi-sticky lace.

Smell - Pungent, earthy dry hop aroma complimented by a caramel undertone.

Taste - Starts with dry hop bitterness, balanced by faint caramel sweetness. Shifts to a prominent earthy, herbal character by mid-taste, then finishes slightly wheaty as it fades into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body. Decently carbonated; lends itself to a lively mouthfeel. Starts dry, with a semi-dry finish.

Overall - Pretty good pale ale. I'm a little thrown off by the mid flavors, but it's a quality brew.

Photo of Stigs
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle - thanks Kevin

served in a pint glass

A - pours with a briefly lasting, loose white film which settles to a wet soapy ring around the top. the beer is mostly clear, slight chill haze, on the slightly burnt side of orange.

S - there's an oddish sort of oxidation present, yet bright citrus and piney (Cascade?) hops make their way through. very subtle biscuity malts underneath.

T - begins with an assertive wave of pine and some juicy grapefruit hops. bitter to be sure but held nicely in check with lightly roasted caramel malts. everything falls apart just slightly at the end, with a forward lingering hop bitterness.

M - lightly bodied with just enough to hold up the hops, finishes very crisp, nice and dry. nothing tedious at all about this.

O - solid beer, reminds me of the (much welcomed) new trend of well hopped, yet mid abv APA's and IPA's. this is pretty solid all around. wouldnt mind a few of these anytime.

Photo of pmcadamis
4.32/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Hazy copper/ bronze brew with a small but good lookin' eggshell head and some nice lace made of tiny little bubbles.

S - Starfruit (yes there really is such a thing.... I worked in the produce department at our local grocery store in high school), hard-shell gumball like you get from the 25 cent glass-globe machine at the mall, and a hint of a lemon-grass wheat note. The hops show up as a subdued floral, as opposed to citrusy or piney, note. Beers always get a high "smell" score from me when they remind me of odd-ball things I haven't thought about in years.

T - More hop presence than in the nose. Biscuity malts behind a grace note of peppery and saltine cracker wheat. Flowery hops. Well balanced and thoroughly drinkable.

M - Medium bodied, but solidly built. Super creamy at first but finishing quite dry, almost sandy.

This is a well rounded and solidly brewed beer. Hoppy, but not over-done. I like the hint of wheat without a big time wheat presence that might take away from the hops. Actually, now that I'm looking at the bottle I'm surprised that the hop notes came off as floral to my palate. Centennial, cascade, warrior, and simcoe are listed on the front label. Aren't those usually citrus/pine/ American Northwest hops? Good beer whatever is in it!

Photo of WoodBrew
3.87/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shmaltz got it right when they labeled this beer a dry-hopper session ale. I really like it and it is not overtaxing with ABV. The beer pours a rich clear copper (I left a heel in the bottle to avoind the sediment) with thin white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent includes sweet malt and fresh hops, slight piney flare. The taste is bolstered by a sweet malt and then balanced by sligth citric, pine and bittering hops. The mouthfeel is light to medium on body with smooth carbonation. Overall I am impressed with this beer and would drink it again.

Photo of Fatehunter
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The thin head on a dark straw colored body.
A rich aroma that favors the malt with a little pear and apple.
The taste is mildly fruity (apple and banana) with a touch of pine bitterness. It feels a little disjointed.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Nothing special but not bad.

Photo of russpowell
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours amber with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Above average lacing & head retention

S: Breadyness & grassyness, pears as this warms

T: Leafy hops, pears, herbal bitterness up front. More pears as this warms, some woody hoppyness & grassyness. Finishes grassy with a bit of orange rind, & little lemon

MF: Medium bodied, light carbonation, so-so balance

Drinks easy enough, but was expecting more, the hops are muted. Maybe this is old, zero dating on the bottle. Looking at the reviews, I hope this isn't 6 months old..

Photo of Blargimus
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured in pint glass. No freshness info.

Pours a nice amber with a finger of head. Lacing sticks around. Very nice.

Not much hoppiness on the nose, mostly malt and caramel. Strange for a dry-hopped brew, but I like the smell.

Taste is also malt-forward, but there's enough bitterness to balance very nicely. With how little hop flavor is here, I'm wondering how old this bottle is. Still very enjoyable.

Standard mouthfeel for a pale ale.

Yeah, this is very solid. Maybe a little strong for a true "session" ale, but I could put a few of these back, easily.

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - clear bubbly bronze, tall tan head retained very well with some random lacing
S - earthy and light citrus hops with a big caramel malt background
T - peppery and earthy hops balanced with a sweet nutty maltiness, a late touch of citrus
M - medium body with decently creamy carbonation, finishes with a light bitter and sweet mix
O - tasty and very well balanced, nothing outstanding but solid from start to finish and well worth a try

Photo of WellsWay
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love the look & finish Of this apa

Photo of KYGunner
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Super clean complexion in this ale it had a light amber hue and a thin trace of a wispy off white head.

The aromas are in line with the style with a soft earth tone, floral hop cone, herbal tones, lemon and a supporting caramel malt.

The flavors couldn't line up more with the nose as the earth, floral and herbal hops are gentle on the tongue. Light tea leave malt support the overall hop presence.

The feel is very light easy and sessionable, as the brewer was attempting I suppose.

This is nothing special or worth blogging about but it is exactly like described....sessionable.

Photo of Samp01
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bronzed amber with a medium lasting tan head and good lacing. Aroma and Taste of caramel malt, piney floral hops, some dark fruity notes , and some yeast. Palate is a medium body, good carbonation and a smooth mouth feel. Finish is caramel malt, yeast some distant dark fruity flavor, followed by some mild dry earthy piney hops ending. Overall a good solid and flavorful brew that goes down easy.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Rustic orange with light cherry highlights shows a good clarity, a faint but rapid carbonation and a creamy beige head atop that was slight with only a moderate stay of execution. Weak broken lace is faint on the vessel.

S: Warrior hops are first to jump out at me, really nice especially if you’re a fan. Fresh lemony zest from the simcoe, freshly toasted munich grains, lemongrass with some warm piney flowers. There is a bit of herbal oregano and a soft woodsy touch of pine that was of moderate display.

T: Warm piney honeyed flavor, sweetly fresh toasted caramel grains, sweet lemongrass, oregano and again some woodsy pine hints start the open. Cascade citrusy hops soon follow with a fruity character of pineapple-orange. Things conclude with some grassiness and some intermittent sweet fruity hoppy moments.

M: Light bodied, very smooth and slick textured with a soft carbonation factor.

O: Overall a nice blending of hops that works well together, sweet and fruity meets some wet citrusy hops that had a nice level of appeal. It is the hop complexity and blending and flow of the flavor that really defines this beer as a six-pack worthy, and multiple downer.

Photo of Paulieblaze
1.61/5  rDev -55.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Cool name just an average beer

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He'Brew Genesis Dry-Hopped Session Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 515 ratings.