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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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Reviews: 120
Hads: 533
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 6
Gots: 46 | FT: 0
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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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Photo of bbrown29073
4.42/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I REALLY liked this beer.

Nice Amber color...not enough head. What little there was, had a nice lacing.

Smelled like a BEER. Not fruity...a real beer.

Taste was wonderful. Refreshing, but NOT light. A little hoppy, which is good, but no "caramels" (which is also good).

Clean, bright mouthfeel.

I REALLY LIKE THIS BEER. Good job. I will buy more! (352 characters)

Photo of ordybill
4.36/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Had a nice hop/citrus and yeasty malt aroma
Appearance- A murky copper color with a nice sized white head.
Taste- A real good flavor of citrus, malt, yeast and hops. Had a real good blended flavor
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation.
Overall- I liked this brew a lot, I will drink it again (364 characters)

Photo of dickroop
4.35/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Informative label says hopping is done with Warrior, Centennial and Cascade, and dry hopping uses Simcoe, Centennial, and Cascade. That's a promising line-up! No dating info on the bottle, and no indication of the ABV.

The color was deep bronze, dark reddish tint. This brew poured with a big, long-lasting head, fragrant with pine and floral hoppiness. The taste was substantial malt of a traditional, unobtrusive sort, the canvas for a hoppy painting with hops strewn wet and dry to create a complex, fully textured portrait of the ingredients. It started with a good hoppy blast and finished with briefly sour and grainy notes, but in the end solidly, delicously, persistently bitter.

For mouthfeel, there was great texture from the foam, hop oiliness, and chewey ale. It seemed like low alcohol and heavy malting. These combined to make nice carbo-hydrated satisfaction. Carbonation and balance were excellent.

Overall, I thought this brew was highly drinkable. Recommended. (982 characters)

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.33/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Comes out of the tap an opaque dark honey-golden with a thick, fine-bubbled, pale wheat head. Aroma is VERY hoppy, more woody than evergreen, with fruity and malty hints. Flavor is mainly hoppy, quite bitter and woody, with malty and fruity notes and a whisper of honey. Firm, ragged texture has plenty of life and fizz. If you like IPAs, this one is for you. Dry-hopped beers rock! (382 characters)

Photo of pmcadamis
4.32/5  rDev +18%
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! (1,279 characters)

Photo of donmonkey1
4.3/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a medium tannish brown with a decent white head that has excellent lacing.

Smell: Sweet malt, caramel, floral hops.

Taste: Awesome blend of piney/floral hops. There's a sweet caramel malt flavor.

Mouthfeel: light to medium body with good carbonation.

This is an excellent and hoppy beer. This will cure what ails ya when you're cravin' the hop. This is one of the few really flavorful beers that makes a good session beer. (445 characters)

Photo of pkalix
4.27/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a coppery color with little head to speak of. caramel-ly flavor with some small hoppy sensations (is that what 'dry-hopped' means? i have to research that). light bodied, low alcohol, easy drinking (that's where the "session" comes from, i think), and a slight bitterness at the finish. others are writing of more hoppiness-maybe i have found that median of malts and hops i can easily drink(?). it an easily drinkable brew but a far cry from the belgians i have immersed myself in the last several months. i really should climb down from that ladder but i'm quite obstinate lately.... (591 characters)

Photo of 5thOhio
4.23/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep amber color with a 1/2 inch head that quickly dissipates into a light film of foam on the top and rim. Nice delicate lacing clings to the sides of the glass.

Smell is malty, mostly, which is surprising for a dry-hopped APA.

Taste is a nice mix of malt and hops, which creates a rich flavor and mouthfeel. The hops and strong carbonation provide a nice dry finish. Wavers between an APA and IPA, IMO.

Good session beer, especially for fans of hops. (463 characters)

Photo of MattyG85
4.2/5  rDev +14.8%
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. (1,216 characters)

Photo of 4thelvofbeer
4.2/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I thought this was a pretty damn good beer. Pours deep amber in color and has a nice hoppy nose and finish...very drinkable. Clean smooth taste and feel...refreshing beer. Nothing bad to say about this beer at all. Enjoy on a hot summer day!!! (First He'brew beer I have enjoyed!) (280 characters)

Photo of davey101
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into a SA perfect pint. I was disappointed that they didn't list the ABV on the bottle...here I was thinking I discovered a sub-5% abv hoppy brew...oh well

A - Dark amber body. Super fluffy white head with tons of lacing and retention.

S - A smell that instantly reminds me off Hoptimum and 120 minute in terms of the sweetness...only this is 5.2% abv..crazy! Super sweet and piney hops with a great cracker maltiness. I can't describe the exact aroma, but its precisely what I love in an IPA, and this is a pale.

T - Falls a bit short, but still tasty. Sweet and piney hops with caramel malts. Biterness is quite low despite the large hop presence. mouth feel is watery and thin though.

O - Kind of an odd beer with lots of key words thrown in. Session beer...yes, but I was hoping it was less abv. Dry hopped? Oh hell yes! This is my first Schmaltz beer and I love it. One of the best pales I've had. (920 characters)

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
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. (771 characters)

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.08/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

He’brew Dry Hopped Session Ale has a very thick, creamy, off-white head (it actually exploded out of the bottle), and a somewhat hazy, amber appearance, with lots of lacing and streaming bubbles. Aroma is of pine, citrus, bready malts, and water. Taste is really nice- bready malts, over-ripe fruit, hop bitterness, cracker, and water. Mouthfeel is medium and fluffy, and He’brew Genesis Dry Hopped Session Ale finishes fairly dry and very easy drinking. This is a winner, and I think you should try it!

RJT (513 characters)

Photo of JMad
4.07/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a copper color with a filmy off white head. It has a nice piney smell with a hint of fresh cut grass. The hoppy lemon peel flavor subsides quickly and there is some bready malt with a hint of pepper and grass. It's light with a lot of carbonation and a slightly dry finish. This a good beer, I could drink this all day. (334 characters)

Photo of shand
4.06/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

I'd had the previous formula of Genesis before and remembered it being fully average, however, the lack of bottle dating and relatively low turnover kept it firmly on my list of things to try again. I found this refreshed six-pack in one of my stores today and jumped right on it. The new subtitle really spoke my name, so it had to be mine.

It pours an attractive gold-red color with a fairly large head that drops down quick. The aroma is a bit muddled, with the voluminous dry-hopping fighting with a slightly nutty malt aroma. It all comes together thought when it hits the taste buds, with a strong, up-front floral and citrus hop sting over a fairly unique slightly nutty malt base. They might not have worked very well together on the nose, but they work wonders on the tongue!

The mouthfeel is fairly brisk, with a high level of carbonation and a light, smooth body. The drinkability is very good, which I'd expect from anything with the word "session" in the name. I highly doubt this is anywhere near a real session ale though, and think the ABV is probably between 5 and 6%. It's still delicious though! It is really in between styles of an APA and an American Amber, but is wholly delicious. Recommended. (1,277 characters)

Photo of rfgetz
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a copper tinted amber, moderate cap of bone white foam. Scent is fruity - tropical and citrus - with a faint grassyness and light sweet malt. Taste is quite pleasant - fruity as nose dictated, crisp and clean, light grassyness, malts detected and lightly sweet but not a feature in the flavor. Again a touch too carbonated coming from Schmaltz, but good. Enjoyed this more than expected, could drink a few in a sitting. (425 characters)

Photo of Drinkerofales
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours amber with gold tints. A huge cream colored head leaves plenty of lacing.

Smell is very mellow, roasted caramel malt and a light fruitiness.

Taste is a light bready malt and a flash of fruity hop on the end.

Feel is very light and drinkable. A dry crisp finish from the hops makes for a good finish.

Overall, a very easy to drink beer. Mellow, with taste and a nice dryness.

DOA (389 characters)

Photo of Merkur
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer pours a nice amber color with a good amount of tan head.

Beer smells sweetly of caramel as well as a good amount of hoppy aroma.

Beer tastes very hoppy. A very nice caramel and bready taste, followed by some sweet, floral and citrus hoppyness on the backend. Very pleasant.

Beer is fairly light in body and very drinkable.

Very nice pale ale. (351 characters)

Photo of gtermi
4.02/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer pours a copper color with a very thick, 3 finger head. It leaves a lot of lace on the glass as the beer fades.

S: Tons of malt in this beer! There is a tiny bit of hops mixed in there too, but its not very evident.

T: Again, a lot of malt. It has a nice caramel sweetness that lingers on the tongue for a long time. It also has a nice bread and biscuit taste.

M: This is a very smooth beer. It goes down easy and only has a bit of crispness on the back of the tongue and throat. Perfect for a session beer.

O: This makes a very nice session beer. Low in alcohol, good taste and easy to drink. A very solid beer. (627 characters)

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.02/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark amber, almost red with a finger width foamy head, which persists through drinking. There is a good deal amount of lacing on the side of the glass. The smell is not really all that overpowering. Can determine citrus, slightly grassy smell. You get a malty taste up front, quickly followed by a moderate hoppy taste with a stronger malt at the end. Aftertaste is slightly bitter, almost soapy. Not a bad beer, but I have definitely had stronger and better pale ales. Would drink it again, but there are others I would chose first. (539 characters)

Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not sure why this would be a pale ale since it's base is pretty much the Amber ale. Moving on...

A - Looks like an amber ale to me. Dark amber brown with a nice red hue, clear with a 1/4 inch of sticky head.

S - Well it's hopped in a good way with citrus and mild piney hops, touch of bread and crystal malts for balance.

T - The munich malts are pretty good in this one giving it a bready taste that gives the hops the balance it needs. I do like this more than the regular Genesis

M - Light to medium easy drinking and in line for session.

Overall despite it's good drinkability I am shafted by the fact that I had to pay 3 bucks for this beers so it looses points on availability and price. I guess it will be nice once they make the transition to having this brewed year round. Good overall beer (804 characters)

Photo of gatornation
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from 12 oz bottle

A- pours a clear copper color with a staying 1 finger beige head a little lacing on side of glass

S floral hops and caramel malts

T- was caramel malt forward ale with a great dose of hops a nice balance with a bitter finish

M- was sweet and creamy but also had a bitter and dry hop finish, nicely carbonated

O- nice drinkable pale ale (357 characters)

Photo of jlindros
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light fizzy almost 1 finger head that fades semi slowly with a bit of lacing, over clear orange darker honey color.

Nose has some cascade variety hops, light spicy, little grassy, light citrus and floral, a hint of grapefruit, and an earthy grassy style hop. Light malts underneath just enough to let you know it's there.

Taste is fairly light overall, some malts but light and juicy like malts. The hops are dominant mostly but not super bitter. Again cascades but the warrior comes through as well. Spicy earthy grassy hops really come on stronger. It brings a slight herbal earthy quality which is a little surprising knowing the hops in it. Hint of citrus and grapefruit but not much. Juicy overall, and fairly sessionable. Finishes drier and a bit more bitter but never gets super bitter. A long spicy bitter hop finish, with light grassy earthy hops.

Mouth is med to a bit lighter bodied, decent carb.

Overall not bad, fairly sessionable, dencent hops but not quite what I expected for hop flavors. Still tasty and drinkable, would love to try this on tap. (1,074 characters)

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - clear copper color with a white head that thinned out and left trails and spots of lacing behind.

S - tropical fruits and caramel malt aroma.

T - good balance of malt and hops with a nice drying bitterness on the finish.

F - medium bodied with a crisp feel and easy drinkability.

O - I like this better than the old recipe and I'll be buying more.

Note - I know the beer is fresh now as it is a December 2011 release but c'mon Shmaltz put a "bottled on" or "best by" date on the label/bottle! (547 characters)

Photo of Oakenator
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a darker amber brown. Ample head at pour scales back to a film on top of this beer. Some minor bits of chunky lacing present on the glass.

S: Leaves and brown sugar aroma.

T: Nicely balanced brew - not too bitter up front but just enough to keep it interesting. This is laced with a malt sweetner throughout.

M: Nice full carbonation. Could have a couple.

O: Really nice brew. (389 characters)

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He'Brew Genesis Dry Hopped Session Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.