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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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507 Ratings
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Ratings: 507
Reviews: 122
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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Ratings: 507 | Reviews: 122
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3.19/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.23/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.22/5  rDev -10.6%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.96/5  rDev -17.8%
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.

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