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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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500 Ratings
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Ratings: 500
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 8
Gots: 34 | 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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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Ransackingpete for sharing this one!

Pours a clear copper color with a 1 inch off-white head that settles to a thin cap. Foamy swaths of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and some herbal and peppery hops. Taste is of malt and lots of herbal, peppery, and earthy hops. There is a medium bitterness that lingers on the palate after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good pale ale that really displays the various hops used.

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Photo of Knapp85
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of womencantsail
3.11/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle gushes upon opening? Pours dark amber in color with a tan head. Nose is heavily malty. Lots of caramel, toffee, and toasted bread. Some floral and citrus hop notes, maybe a bit of a spicy note. The flavor is quite malt forward. Bread, toast, toffee, and caramel dominate. There is some hop flavor, but it is a bit restrained. I get more bitterness than anything else from the hops. Light spice and floral notes with hints of citrus. Wasn't a fan of this.

Photo of oberon
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
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 ChainGangGuy
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle - $1.79 at Total Wine & More in Atlanta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a fairly clear, amber-hued body with a white, foamy head that's just a bit creamyish. Bits of puffy lace on the descent.

Smell: Pale base malts, slightly bready, with just a bit of caramel overridden by zestfully spicy, citrusy hops.

Taste: Modest pale malts, lightly bready with a vague caramel trace to it and just a hint of apparent sweetness. Spice, citrus, but also a small helping of earthiness to sit with from the hops. Sufficiently bitter. Drying, thinning, zesty finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: I thought the previous Genesis Ale rendition was an above average American Pale Ale, and this certainly follows suit.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

Photo of biboergosum
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
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 TMoney2591
2.31/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of jlindros
4/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

Photo of XmnwildX12
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of russpowell
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
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 MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of mactrail
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Average amber in the New Belgium snifter with a very nice sudsiness. Some hint of the Cascade hops in the nose. Crackers and a little bit of roasted malt. Pleasantly spritzy in the mouth. Light body. A little gamey with some resins and fruit skins.

I like the fact that this is more of a Mild in the hops department as well. For all the hop varieties and the dry hopping, it's quite restrained. A decent balance makes this thoroughly drinkable, if nothing special.

From the 12 oz bottle bought at Grapevine in Denver.

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
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 superspak
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus hops and dark/bready malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, floral, grass, pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, pineapple, lemon/orange peel, caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of citrus hops and dark/bready malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly creamy/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice amber ale. All around good complexity and balance of citrus hops and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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He'Brew Genesis Dry-Hopped Session Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 500 ratings.