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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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Ratings: 442
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 7
Gots: 21 | 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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1.93/5  rDev -46.7%

I have had MANY of the Shmaltz Brewing Company offerings. I have yet to have a less than stellar beer from them, I LOVE THEM ALL...well HOLD IT - that is until I had THIS ONE. The GENESIS DRY HOPPED SESSION ALE wasn't hinting at a particular category or style; a single bottle was offered to me by a friend who is a Belgian Ale Style enthusiast which should have been a 'heads up'. I am NOT a Belgian Ale (BA) fan (even though I have a Silver Medal for brewing one). This is clearly in that category - slight sour notes - musky aftertastes - malty mouthfeel. Because I am not a BA enthusiast - I usually do not bother to rate them UNLESS they are surprisingly different. I am rating this one because it said nothing about being a BA - just promising HOP (which I found non of). This one is EVERYTHING I would expect from a Belgian Ale - so for you BA connoisseurs - you oughtta LOVE this one.

03-30-2012 07:01:28 | More by GoldHorde
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2/5  rDev -44.8%

06-01-2014 20:06:35 | More by YeastInception
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2/5  rDev -44.8%

11-22-2012 02:26:48 | More by Holy_Hop_Head
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2.18/5  rDev -39.8%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Sam Adams cup

A- A bubble copper body with a 3/4" off white head

S- Sweet metallic, bread, earthy, grass, clay?

T- Just as it smells, the malts seem watered down. No sign of grapefruit from the Cascade. Simcoe and Centennial have taken over, making this brew nothing more then earthy hop water.

M- Crisp, light bodied

O- I blame myself for this one, by calling this a session beer, Shmaltz has basically warned me in the title that this beer will be watered down and nearly flavorless. It's asthe if they tasted it, realized howmy below par it is, and said "Just call ita a session, they'll buy it!" and sadly, I did... Would i take a budwieser over this? Maybe not, but there are way better brews that i can call a session beer, for myself.

11-19-2012 22:54:42 | More by Chris_Cali_2o9
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North Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -37.8%

06-03-2014 00:53:29 | More by Radiosox
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2.28/5  rDev -37%

Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

Another nod to my man Jonny-Cakes and his heritage (sort of). This one pours a clear brass-amber topped by a finger of lightly-glowing off-white foam. The nose comprises lightly-buttery biscuit, perfume-y flowers, and light pine sap. The taste brings in more of the same, but with a hefty dose of water to thin everything out into a dripping mess. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, this was a pretty sad pale ale, dry-hopped or otherwise. Things just tasted too strangely watered-down and depressing for anything good to come of it.

12-17-2012 00:37:05 | More by TMoney2591
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2.36/5  rDev -34.8%

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...

04-03-2014 01:14:19 | More by cambabeer
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New Jersey

2.43/5  rDev -32.9%

Appearance: Dark caramel.

Aroma: Woody (more like bark)

Taste: Dank and too bitter for the amount of
malt used. Unbalanced.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light in body with little carbonation. Too much sediment.

Final Thoughts: This beer might be He'Brew's poorest offering. Mr Cowan should develop a solid core of good beers (ie RIPA on Rye) and avoid so much "marketing shtick"...enough already.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 00:17:09 | More by Oliver_Twist
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

04-10-2014 01:37:28 | More by Sazz9
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

03-07-2012 00:41:53 | More by twizzbeatz
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

03-02-2013 17:46:22 | More by TheDudeRules
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

07-21-2013 06:55:33 | More by JSchock7
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

08-15-2014 23:12:34 | More by zapahoppa
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

12-29-2012 20:50:35 | More by hardrock

2.75/5  rDev -24%

06-19-2012 02:25:59 | More by NHOKNYCKC
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

06-27-2014 15:24:03 | More by Brutus627
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

08-07-2014 23:30:18 | More by trentbarron
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Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -24%

05-28-2014 12:18:29 | More by kelvarnsen
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2.86/5  rDev -21%

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
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2.96/5  rDev -18.2%

No freshness date.

Appearance: Dark caramel and almost opaque due to the amount of sediment in suspension. Frothy off-white head that's lacing well. Definitely not winning any awards for beauty.

Aroma: Woody orange and a touch of biscuit malt.

Taste: Really dank from the get-go. Lots of overripe orange mixed with munich and amber malts. Pretty sure this thing is way old but with no date on the bottle I have no way of knowing. The upside is that there actually is a lot of flavor for a 5.2% ABV beer. Pretty moderate on the bitterness and balanced well.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body with average carbonation and below average drinkability due to all the sediment.

Final Thoughts: This beer is not He'Brew's finest hour. The hop character is too dank and muddled in with the flavor profile of the malt to really stand out the way it should. Would I drink it again? Maybe if it was fresh.

09-12-2013 23:28:22 | More by JamesMN
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

04-22-2012 03:09:22 | More by PopGun
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

08-18-2012 03:45:04 | More by GRG1313
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

05-19-2014 02:48:38 | More by jsh420
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

06-12-2014 22:02:14 | More by DrunkenMonk
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

02-03-2013 03:52:50 | More by mcdsports
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He'Brew Genesis Dry-Hopped Session Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
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