1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
He'Brew Genesis Dry-Hopped Session AleHe'Brew Genesis Dry-Hopped Session Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
80
good

470 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 470
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 7
Gots: 29 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 470 | Reviews: 118 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.23/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

ThisWangsChung, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of Vlaminck
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Vlaminck, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of PapiMagnum
4/5  rDev +10.8%

PapiMagnum, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

kylehay2004, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of JamesMN
2.96/5  rDev -18%
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.

JamesMN, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of nakedninjaturtle
3.5/5  rDev -3%

nakedninjaturtle, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of thinwhiteduke
4/5  rDev +10.8%

thinwhiteduke, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of Soumya
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Soumya, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of smithj4
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

smithj4, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Hockey_Fan, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of twenty5
3.5/5  rDev -3%

twenty5, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of akttr
3/5  rDev -16.9%

akttr, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of Drknight
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Drknight, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of Zorro
3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Zorro, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of WBMiller
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

WBMiller, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of Rbroccoli
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Rbroccoli, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of CreightonSM
3.5/5  rDev -3%

CreightonSM, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of candcholt
3.25/5  rDev -10%

candcholt, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of cfinch2
4/5  rDev +10.8%

cfinch2, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of Barticus
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Barticus, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of Jameswoody
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Jameswoody, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of CSFerrier
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

CSFerrier, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of mfl620ks
4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

mfl620ks, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of JSchock7
2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

JSchock7, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of csurowiec
3.25/5  rDev -10%

csurowiec, Jul 13, 2013
He'Brew Genesis Dry-Hopped Session Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 470 ratings.