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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: 455
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 7
Gots: 25 | 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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3/5  rDev -17.1%

KingBiscuit, May 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Braseltonage, May 02, 2013
Photo of bnes09
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light orange amber color with thick head and descent retention. Nice lacing as well. Pine and citrus aroma also some wheat character. Dense bready and toasty wheat and rye malt character. HInt of caramel sweetness. Semi-aggressive hops of herbal leaf and pine. Medium body, malty texture and lively carbonation. Highly drinkable and well balanced.

bnes09, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of rhoadsrage
4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a tulip glass)
A- This beer pours a deep caramel body with a thick lumpy head of beige that is supported by a microbubble carbonation.

S- The citrus orange and cinnamon spice aroma has some toasted malt notes with more biscuit and Munich malt aromas coming through. There is a silage quality to the finish with hops and malt blending nicely.

T- The cream and dry lightly toasted malt flavor have a soft caramel sweetness I the finish with a green herbal hop finish that lingers as a more pungent marmalade hops flavor.

M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with a dry crisp fizz and no real alcohol heat noticed.

O- The nice complexity to the aroma doesn’t come through in the taste and all the hop depth is lost aswell. Still a nice tasting beer.

rhoadsrage, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of DMXLOX22
3.61/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single of this brew from my local establishment, Civera's in Drexel Hill. Lets see how this matches up.

Appearance: pours a dark, copper, brown, hue-like color. Nice caramel coloring in addition to a slightly foam, white head. Minimum lacing is noticed. Also, I noticed bubbles floating around with other unrecognizeable sediments. Possibly to enhance appearance and/or flavor?

Smell: upon first inspection, bready hops are noticed, not so bad, but room for improvement. Light floral hops are noticed and add a somewhat nice addition. A slight hint of citrus is noticed, like an orange zest.

Taste: has a over abundance of bread-like malts. Caramel flavor and citrus hops are also very apparent. A slight hint of pine is also noticed, although very light. As the brew continues to flow and the glass empties, I begin to notice an almost vanilla ams toffee flavor, although not very strong at all.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a slightly above average carbonation. Doesn't finish very dry, quite refreshing.

Overall: coming into this beer, I didn't have many expectations. It looked like an interesting brew. I would have liked to have enjoyed this beer thorougly, but it honestly feels like something's missing. I would have to say a slightly more bitter taste, and possibly more hops. It was quite refreshing, and I would have to say a decent addition to the category. I probably won't have again and maybe recommend to a friend, looking to expand their horizon. Cheers!

DMXLOX22, Apr 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

jopezu, Apr 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

BuddyE, Apr 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

SmellsofMahagony, Apr 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Bearman13, Apr 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Kunstman, Mar 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

GaryFields, Mar 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

aranton, Mar 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

drinkAK, Mar 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Michaeldmanley, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of BryanCarey
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

He’Brew Genesis Session Ale is orange/tan in color with a slightly hazy body and a nose that combines pine, bread, and fruity hop elements. The beer produces a decent amount of foam at first, but it eventually settles down, still managing to leave a small amount of lace on the sides of the glass.

This ale is reasonably complex with flavors of caramel malt, toasted barley, pine, mixed fruits and even a touch of butterscotch, but not in the diacetyl sense- more in the candy sense. The finish of this beer has little or no hop bite, even though it is dry hopped.

Shmaltz Brewing is certainly a respectable brewery and I like every product I have sampled from it. What is nice is that most of its products are very middle of the road: Approachable and drinkable without going over the top in any direction. Genesis Dry Hopped Session Ale is certainly a product that fits this description. It is moderate in most every way and, like its name says, it is a very good session beer.

Some of the craft beer geeks among us may find this product a little too tame, but it is actually a good brew overall and I appreciated it more and more with each passing sip. It’s the type of beer you could serve at your next party and satisfy most every person in attendance and it is definitely worthy of a try.

BryanCarey, Mar 08, 2013
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3.89/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shmaltz got it right when they labeled this beer a dry-hopper session ale. I really like it and it is not overtaxing with ABV. The beer pours a rich clear copper (I left a heel in the bottle to avoind the sediment) with thin white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent includes sweet malt and fresh hops, slight piney flare. The taste is bolstered by a sweet malt and then balanced by sligth citric, pine and bittering hops. The mouthfeel is light to medium on body with smooth carbonation. Overall I am impressed with this beer and would drink it again.

WoodBrew, Mar 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Auraan, Mar 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

scottiethebody, Mar 03, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

TheDudeRules, Mar 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

MarkyMOD, Mar 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

GFD400, Feb 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

CMOrak, Feb 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

DanH83, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of constantine_272
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Copper with eggshell colored head. Head beads down and doesn't stick to the glass well. Slightly hazy; not sure if this is an old bottle or if that's just normal (it was from a sampler pack).

S: Lemon and orange zest. Unmistakable floral smell of cascade hops.

T: This tasted a lot like Deschutes Red Chair to me. Some nice malts balance out with a good hoppiness. Both flavors are of equal quantity, balanced, and both mild.

M: Sort of thin. Finished semi clean except for some lingering roast flavor.

O: I didn't get as much out of this as I thought I would. It tasted familiar and sort of like a dozen other beers I've had before. Aside from the lack of wow factor, it was still solid. It had a nice mix of malt and hop and was well crafted and well balanced. Balancing the hops with a healthy roast always wins points over a straight hopped beer.

constantine_272, Feb 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

GMan, Feb 23, 2013
He'Brew Genesis Dry-Hopped Session Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 455 ratings.