He'Brew Genesis Dry-Hopped Session Ale - Shmaltz Brewing Company
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3.95/5 rDev +8.8%
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.
01-25-2012 01:41:45 | More by oberon
3.05/5 rDev -16%
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.
06-16-2012 04:39:48 | More by Beaver13
3.68/5 rDev +1.4%
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.
04-14-2012 03:47:00 | More by Mora2000
4.23/5 rDev +16.5%
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.
12-10-2012 07:46:37 | More by MattyG85
3.85/5 rDev +6.1%
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.
03-29-2012 22:34:33 | More by chinchill
4.1/5 rDev +12.9%
(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.
04-25-2013 20:45:18 | More by rhoadsrage
2.86/5 rDev -21.2%
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.
02-14-2013 15:19:15 | More by blacktieman
3.85/5 rDev +6.1%
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.
06-06-2012 05:28:33 | More by Brenden
He'Brew Genesis Dry-Hopped Session Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
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