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

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

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BA SCORE
83
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370 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 370
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.02%


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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Cyberkedi

Georgia

4.35/5  rDev +18.9%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

01-01-2013 22:52:57 | More by Cyberkedi
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

on tap at devils den in philly

Pours a hazy golden auburn color with a thicker crop of white head resting on top. Retains nicely with a cloud of film resting on top, leaving coating lacing on the glass.

Fairly bitter and hoppy in the nose with an underlying current of citrus. Orange peel with grainy malts and soft sweetness.

Splash of bitter hops right up front along with some citrus and orange peel. Grainy malts with some bready tones. Slight sweetness with caramel. Finishes dry with another touch of piny bitterness.

Medium body, well carbonated, dry and lingering on the tongue. A decent, sessionable beer, but there's some better ones out there.

Serving type: on-tap

03-22-2012 01:56:05 | More by xnicknj
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david18

New York

3.23/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This may be the first beer I've had from Hebrew that was not extreme in some way. I've had a lot of Coney Island lagers but this was the first of the Hebrew Ales. Not a bad pale ale but it didn't really stand out in any way.

Pours a light brown/dark pale with nice two finger head that stuck around for quite a while.

Aroma has slight toast but not very much aroma at all. I was hoping for more hops.

Flavor was also a bit unremarkable. Typical of a pale ale but a little light in the hops.

Serving type: on-tap

03-21-2012 13:01:04 | More by david18
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jngrizzaffi

Texas

4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 01:42:18 | More by jngrizzaffi
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cambabeer

Florida

2.36/5  rDev -35.5%
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...

Serving type: bottle

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

New Jersey

2.43/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 00:17:09 | More by Oliver_Twist
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2014 23:24:05 | More by KYGunner
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

With a glimpse of IPA but with the body of Pale- it seems that the landscape of Session Ale is being revamped before our very palate. Shmaltz Brewing is leading the way with a hybrid taste that's as comfortable as it is curious.

Its semi-bright light honey-amber appearance springs to life with a dance of carbonation that lifts a frothy and airy head toward the rim. Genesis Dry-Hopped retains its foamy ivory column with a ton of confidence while leaving broken lace behind; easily mistaken for IPA, at least to the eye.

Bountiful aromas of hops leap out immediately. Its vivid citrus character is alive with ripe grapefruit, freshly zested oranges, a pep of pine cone and spruce, and a playful grassy notion. Its tepid malt underpinnings give just enough of a honey and thin caramel to suggest that the citrus is juicy and plump with sweetness.

Conversely, its that soft malt sweetness that greets the early palate with that same honey and caramel but with a crisp wafer-thin taste to suggest graham crackers. But all that's short-lived as the balance quickly shifts to hops across the middle. Pink grapefruit and orange peel offer a tangy fruit taste with playful acidity before turning decidedly bitter to finish. Its light resinous character seems of pine and fresh-cut grass.

Light in body, the beer goes from a snappy sweet bit to full-out dryness in a hurry. Its vast carbonation lifts the malt with ease in order to usher in a dry malt substrate with echoes of citrus in its quick and clean finish.

Its masterful taste is inquisitive enough to ponder and explore, but is effortless in drinkability to facilitate great company, food or entertainment without undue attention. I could session the hell out of Genesis... until I fall over.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 17:08:02 | More by BEERchitect
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very nice malt and hop bills, how am I not going to snag this one? I appreciate that this brewery often prints these details on the label. Pours a reddish amber color, maybe just on the orange side, with copious amounts of beige foam. Smells like fresh citrus, rock candy, and brown sugar. Some people find the hops underwhelming here, perhaps because the list evokes images of palate wrecking. Keep in mind that dry hopping increases aroma rather than bitterness, folks. I find the hops tasty enough, personally ... I get ample Centennial dank fermented citrus pulp, peach, pineapple, and papaya, along with blackberry and black tea. This latter flavor develops nicely as you sip, and a pine flavor also develops but does not reach epic proportions. Fine by me, this is not an IPA, although it does compare favorably with some of the so-called "session IPAs" I've tried. The malts are quite wonderful, with a little molasses, toasted crust, and the sweet elements from the aroma in decent balance with the hops, probably edging the latter out, truth be told. Body is on the light side, with a sparkling crisp finish that lingers with just enough tea-like bitterness to prevent this from being a true session option but who cares. Toasty yet tangy, fruity yet reasonably bitter ... Great brew all around.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 04:24:19 | More by CalgaryFMC
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Brad007

Vermont

3.51/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light copper/brown with a huge head into my glass. Fades to reveal lacing.

Hop bouquet is a delight with Centennial, Cascade and Simcoe hops used for aroma. The malt bill is generous with variety.

The use of wheat, caramunich and dark crystal malts gives this session ale a tasty twang.
Sweet and crisp as well. Hops are more apparent in the aroma than in the taste.

Lingering caramel, brown sugar from the malts. Not much for hops. Very tasty regardless.

Well worth a try if you need something simple, yet tasty.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 19:11:57 | More by Brad007
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Pintofbrown

Iowa

3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 10:04:17 | More by Pintofbrown
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1sophrosyne1

Minnesota

3.24/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into pint glasses and enjoyed over 20 minutes.

Color is a mildly hazy drab brown amber with a small cap of frothy off-white head. Falls rather quickly with little lacing.

Aroma is surprisingly malt-forward and honey-sweet. Milt tastiness is there, too, but very little in the way of hop aromas. Interesting, but unexpected.

Flavor is fairly sweet, like the nose, with nutty caramel and hop resins, but not really hop-bitter. It's not stylistically correct, though it's drinkable.

Medium bodied and medium carbonation. Briny, chewy, and even a touch sudsy. It's quirky in this regard, too.

This brew is an odd outlier as a pale ale, but I enjoy the nose and can drink it rather easily. It just doesn't meet expectations, at all, and I'm not sure I'll try to go back to it and make it fit with food or any different experience.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 23:37:06 | More by 1sophrosyne1
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.31/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Ladies and gentlemen, once more, from the cooler of the soon-to-be-famous The Friendly Greek her in Lancaster, PA, we have another bottle deemed worthy of my consumption and review.

From the bottle: "Silver Medal World Beer Championships"; "Top 50 Brewers in the World"; "Kosher Certified Rabbi Approved"; "Why is this beer different from all other beers? In the beginning, there was an idea, and it was good: A Gourmet Kosher Microbrew to celebrate the bounty of our own American land of milk and honey. Witness, a renewed Genesis: the evolution of our first creation! A smidgen of Middle East inspiration, a dash of West Coast ingenuity and an East Coast garden of brewing delights ... Then we tasted it, and it was very good. After 5000 years of civilization, savor a microbrew with the chutzpah to keep calling itself The Chosen Beer. From the Golden Gate to the City of Gold, may HE'BREW join in the blessings of your lives. To life! L'Chaim! [undersigned] Jeremy Cowan, Proprietor"; "MALTS: Specialty 2-Row, Munich, CaraMunich 40, Wheat, Dark Crystal HOPS: Warrior, Centennial, Cascade DRY HOP: Centennial, Cascade, Simcoe".

Why do the "Notes" mention a new recipe and then not give us the specs? For those who may question why I transcribe the verbiage from bottles and CANs, it is because by doing so, I create a semi-permanent record. It eludes me as to why this is not done in the "Notes" section, but since I have the data in front of me, I feel compelled as an archivist to get it transcribed.

It used to drive my ex-Old Lady nuts, but I like utilizing an aggro pour. She claimed that it may disturb the lees, but if that were the case, I would expect the label to give me a Heads Up somewhere. I find that it creates a massive head and really releases the aromatics. Like in this case. Two-plus fingers of dense, rocky, tawny head with great retention were the initial result, followed by a strong grapefruit-citrus odor that filled my kitchen. Hallelujah! I may be personally full of chicken fat, but at least my glass is full of Shmaltz. Color was a deep, burnished copper (SRM = > 17, < 22) with a lot of floaties in evidence. Perhaps they saturated it with hops? Nose had a definitive grapefruit/grassy quality making it hard to parse out the individual pieces parts of this particular puzzle. Mouthfeel was medium and I got caramel malts on the tongue initially until the hops started battling for supremacy. It became a confused melange with one unable to tell where one ended and another began. The finish was dry, certainly hoppy, but I just felt unfulfilled when all was said and done.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 22:05:34 | More by woodychandler
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Premo88

Texas

3.19/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into tulip
(15/21/272/12/16:30/2 printed near bottom of bottle)

L: murky opaque with tons of debris floating in the column ... that "12" printed on the bottle has me worried; decent head in the tulip, about an inch, colors are caramel brew with a very tan head -- IPA and DIPA colors.

S: caramel, tropical fruit, mango-sweet american double IPA notes

T: follows the nose for the most part, some bitterness but much more sweetness

F: decent all around, nothing special

O: that born-on date surely must mean Sept. 29, 2012 birth ... i'm going to assume it is and: 1.) review this beer now but come back over the top of it later if I indeed have a year-old American pale ale here on my hands, 2.) not hold it against Schmaltz that a year-old beer of theirs found its way into my fridge, 3.) say that the beer actually holds up OK considering the age

it definitely has a lot of taste and aroma for a "pale ale," though these "session ales" are crossing the line between what I think of as an American pale ale and the American IPA/DIPA crowd.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 08:42:43 | More by Premo88
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Phocion

Minnesota

3.2/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass. Dark, hazy copper/brown with a finger of frothy off-white head. Decent retention and lacing.

Aroma is surprisingly malt-forward; roasted toffee is especially evident. Biscuit and caramel accompany this, along with a pine resiny hoppiness. Considering the lineup of hops listed on the bottle, I was expecting much more.

Flavor is fairly sweet with a bit of resin in the background. Sweet caramel/toffee and a bit nutty and bready. Mild bitterness to provide a nice finish, but overall this is a touch too sweet, especially considering it's a pale ale.

Medium bodied and medium carbonation. Kind of soapy mouthfeel.

Overall, this isn't a particularly good beer. Too sweet but with a bitter aftertaste. Not much of a hoppy flavor mind you, just bitter. I originally suspected this was a bit past its prime (as the bottle isn't dated), but going back and reading some other reviews suggests this isn't the case.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2013 00:54:33 | More by Phocion
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.23/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottle says 5.5%

A: Pours a hazy dark copper color. The head is a two finger yellow shade. While it fades to one finger relatively rapidly, at that point the head retains itself quite well.

S: There's a decent amount of piny, weed-like dankness juxtaposing touches of grapefruit. Malts definitely come through with prevalent caramel and toffee. Not my preferred style of pale ale, but definitely acceptable.

T: At first, there are wisps of dank weed backing a sweet-ish malt backbone, while the finish is mostly mild, pleasant grapefruit. Bitterness is well restrained. It kind of lacks flavor, to be honest. But there's no one element that turns me away, either: it's fairly harmonious and balanced.

M: This is where this brew succeeds. It's light-feeling, crisp, and goes down quite easy. The low carbonation actually works because the finish has a good dryness to it.

O: Not overly interesting, but pleasant enough. I don't really see how it's a session ale at 5.5%. Not a bad beer, and not one I'd ever turn down; doubt I'd buy it for myself again, though.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2013 19:48:18 | More by ThisWangsChung
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JamesMN

Minnesota

2.96/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2013 23:28:22 | More by JamesMN
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Zorro

California

3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear red colored ale with a small tan colored head.

Smells sweet and malty with a strong tea scent. Treacle and brown sugar with mint pine aromas. Some caramel and vanilla in this VERY malty for a pale ale.

Starts out malty with a tea after taste. Herbal hop flavor tastes of tobacco and leather tastes like an English beer.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall nice beer, not sure that dry hopping added much to the beer though.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 23:02:20 | More by Zorro
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Mojo

Alabama

3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle -> Samuel Adams Perfect Pint

A- medium amber, fairly clear, large foamy head, unbelievable retention and lacing.

S - mostly pine, resin, floral, and biscuit.

T - mild but tasty with a distinct rye finish.

M - nicely carbonated, some aftertaste, but not offensive.

O- pretty nice beer, better than I expected.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 02:50:36 | More by Mojo
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- Amber bodied ale out of the 12oz bottle into my tumbler. With some inspection particles can be seen floating around, maybe hops from the dry addition. A large head builds up with great retention and a foamy texture. Very nice thick lace rings coat the glass in a webbed manner.

S- Hops, malt and yeast come at me in a pretty balanced aroma. Hops bring some fresh citrus, pine and floral hints atop light caramel, toasted and cracked grain hints.

T- Like the nose, the taste is balanced out and fairly mellow (not in a bad way). Light caramel, toasted nut and biscuit malts support a clean citrus and floral forward hop profile. Slight yeast bread, spicy, fruit ester and grassy hints as well.

MF- Medium-light body with a moderately high carbonation. Smooth feel overall with a slight bitterness in the finish.

Balanced pale ale with a nice fresh citrus and floral hop feel.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 01:27:26 | More by cbutova
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev +9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 21:13:41 | More by Oakenator
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woemad

Washington

3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle purchased at Huckleberry’s in Spokane for $1.69. No freshness date, though it is Kosher. On the label, the malts (Specialty 2-Row, Munich, CaraMunich 40, Wheat, Dark Crystal) and hops (Warrior, Centennial, Cascade) are listed, along with what was used to dry hop (Centennial, Cascade, Simcoe).

Poured a hazy amber color. Lots of floaties could be seen when held up to light. Big, creamy off-white head that hung around for quite a while, leaving lots of beer-negligee style lace.

Despite all the types of hops listed on the label, what hop aroma there is tends to be soft and grassy. There’s a mild, bready malt scent as well.

A little more hoppy in the flavor department. It’s not a hop bomb, but it’s an agreeable amount for Schmalt’s goal of creating a session beer with hop flavor.

Somewhere between light and medium in the body, with a lightly oily mouthfeel.

Not a bad session beer, but its appearance makes me wonder at its age. Yet another brewery that needs to put “bottled on” or “best by” dates on their bottles. Despite that, if I could feel confident about how long it’s been sitting around, I’d definitely buy this again, as it seemed like a tasty warm weather beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 22:28:40 | More by woemad
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jhartley

Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a Poco Grande flute glass.
Pours a hazy orange to amber color with a 2 finger fluffy white head. Leaves a nice amount of clumpy lacing. Body is hazy with some floating sediment.
Smells of malts up front and a nice orange/citrus and some cat piss aromas as it warms up. Would like to have a bigger aroma since this was dry hopped with Simcoe, Centennial and Cascade.
Very easy to drink this one, nice earthy hoppiness followed by a nice sweetness in the middle. The finish is a nice dry bitterness.
Overall a very nice beer, super sessionable for sure. I cold very easily put several of these down on a hot summer day or chilly fall. Something I will be buying again in the near future.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 22:48:26 | More by jhartley
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

4.35/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Into a pint glass:

A: deep hazy brown colored body with a thick two finger white foamy head that ends up leaving a good amount of lacing in the wake, some rings

S: biscuit maltiness up front, light citrus/orange thing goin' on in the background, light hops once it warms a bit

T: soft sweet flavoring lingers all around and has a caramel aftertaste and quick dry sweet finish, slightly earthy and herbal as well, just like the smell hops come in once it warms a bit

M: light to medium, sessionable, carbonation seems to be spot on for the style and for me

O: for an APA at 5.2 and where it finishes, I'd say this would make an excellent early Spring/late Autumn brew as the depth adds a bit of complexity that is balancing and sessionable, of course I'd have another one of these

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 15:20:08 | More by BeerKangaroo
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

session ale? no. this is an English style malty filling sweet annoyingly deceptive beer. damnit. it pours a caramel hued honey color with an okay off white head and a ton of fish food yeast floaties weighing it down. the nose is English malt, sweeter and fuller bodied, not what I expected from something supposed to be hoppy and crisp, I don't smell hops at all. the flavor is almost like a copper ale, or an English pale, with all that caramel sweetness and doughy heft. nothing sessionable about this, its higher abv for the term, and drinks like a normal brew, only heavy and filling from the malt choice, and not refreshing like I expect a dry hop to be, very little bitterness in the finish. overall this full bodied malty beer might work as a session beer in October. but in the mid may context, it just doesn't work for me. skip it in favor of almost anything if you are looking for something to slam this summer.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 02:45:44 | More by StonedTrippin
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He'Brew Genesis Dry-Hopped Session Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 370 ratings.