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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: 420
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.36%
Wants: 5
Gots: 15 | 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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Photo of southeastmat

3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Orangish copper hue. Nice head on first pour but fades after a few minutes. A thin amount does remain while you drink.

S: No hop presence at all. Picking up hints of grain and a little sweetness.

T: It's got some sweetness up front and a little bit of malt on the back end. As the beer warms the hops come through a bit, but they aren't dominant at all.

M: Not thick but there is a lot of body there. The sweetness really coats the palate a little bit like honey.

O: Amazingly drinkable. But, a bit too sweet up front for me. I actually like this one better as it gets warmer. I'd drink this in the summer months for sure.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 23:49:25 | More by southeastmat
Photo of sammo


3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-06-2012 19:09:33 | More by sammo
Photo of bbrown29073

South Carolina

4.48/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I REALLY liked this beer.

Nice Amber color...not enough head. What little there was, had a nice lacing.

Smelled like a BEER. Not fruity...a real beer.

Taste was wonderful. Refreshing, but NOT light. A little hoppy, which is good, but no "caramels" (which is also good).

Clean, bright mouthfeel.

I REALLY LIKE THIS BEER. Good job. I will buy more!

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 00:20:11 | More by bbrown29073
Photo of WDJersey


3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

07-31-2012 21:22:14 | More by WDJersey
Photo of Bishop_Collar


3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

07-30-2012 01:45:02 | More by Bishop_Collar
Photo of discdueler

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-29-2012 02:32:04 | More by discdueler
Photo of 57md


3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light copper with a golden hue. There is a thin layer of head that leaves some lacing in its wake. Light hoppiness in the nose. The taste is dry throughout with some malt in the background early.

Some light hoppiness appears on the finish and the bitterness increases as the glass empties.. It's enough of an effort to produce a good session beer (as advertised), but not sufficient to be considered a high quality craft selection.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2012 05:07:05 | More by 57md
Photo of dave317

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

07-24-2012 01:09:08 | More by dave317
Photo of khargro2


3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-23-2012 00:20:13 | More by khargro2
Photo of micromaniac129


3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear amberb but not sparkling clear. Smallish head but maintains.
The aroma to me was mostly malts, I didn't pick up any hops really.
Taste is sweet malts and very light hops.
I wasn't much impressed with this offering, perhaps it was old. I didn't look for any best buy date.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 10:01:03 | More by micromaniac129
Photo of joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - clear bubbly bronze, tall tan head retained very well with some random lacing
S - earthy and light citrus hops with a big caramel malt background
T - peppery and earthy hops balanced with a sweet nutty maltiness, a late touch of citrus
M - medium body with decently creamy carbonation, finishes with a light bitter and sweet mix
O - tasty and very well balanced, nothing outstanding but solid from start to finish and well worth a try

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 00:26:16 | More by joemcgrath27
Photo of mjtiernan

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-17-2012 02:21:15 | More by mjtiernan
Photo of mactrail


3.53/5  rDev -3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2012 05:18:46 | More by mactrail
Photo of Stinkypuss


3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

He'Brew Genesis Dry-Hopped Session Ale
Shmaltz Brewing Company
Style: American Pale Ale (APA)
ABV: 5.20 %

Pours an orangeish amber color with an off white head and plenty of lace. Aroma of fresh sappy pine, herbs, and sugary malts. In the taste, very nice earthy hop notes, caramel, burnt sugar, faint citrus, and some pine. Well balanced with a small hop bite. Medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, smooth and easy drinking. Overall, a well made beer from Hebrew and is quite enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2012 17:12:42 | More by Stinkypuss
Photo of TheCondor


3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I like the concept of this brewery: kosher, the Chosen One, all the Biblical references. It's fun, I enjoy it. Plus, I've heard they have some decent beer. They certainly have a unique marketing angle! Side poured from the bottle into a standard Boulevard pint glass.

Appearance - as stated, fun bottle, with the clever packaging and marketing. I think there is something to be said for all that, though others may not. Pours a dark amber, copper color with a one finger head that lasts for a minute or so, but leaves excellent lacing. A it of carbonation can be seen rising in the glass as well.

Smell - A nice mix of grapefruit and pine hops with a Definite crackers and biscuits malt undertone. Very well balanced nose, I was able to smell the brew as I poured it, so that is always a plus.

Taste - Smilar to the nose. A little caramel hint is added to the palate, to complement the breads and biscuits from the malts. The hops come in at the middle and end, making their bitter and fruity characters known. Hoppiness decreases somewhat as the beer warms, it seems.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation level, medium bodied. Fairly clean finish with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

Overall - With the low ABV I could see where this beer could be sessionable. I am not a huge fan of intentionally labeling a beer as sessionable or not, but thats why I don't own a brewery. This is a decent APA offering, nothing to get too excited about, but if it was there I would certainly drink it again. Likely won't buy it again just because several breweries much closer turn out much better pale ales. Recommended to try once.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2012 02:52:49 | More by TheCondor
Photo of WhitmansNiece


3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-12-2012 01:12:28 | More by WhitmansNiece
Photo of SFC21


4/5  rDev +9.9%

07-11-2012 22:46:18 | More by SFC21
Photo of Scott1970


4/5  rDev +9.9%

07-11-2012 21:11:59 | More by Scott1970
Photo of russpowell


3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
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..

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 02:03:27 | More by russpowell
Photo of bluntedboywonder

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-07-2012 18:25:49 | More by bluntedboywonder
Photo of codsmith


3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Very dark amber with a slight off-white head that laces the glass nicely and maintain a slight foam head throughout the beer. It might posses a slight chill haze but hard to tell due to being so dark.

S: Very nice big caramel, bready, and biscuity malty body, but not too sweet. It is accompanied by a decent amount of hops that aren't overbearing and add a nice backbone

T: A healthy dose of specialty grains that really harness a caramel, bready, and biscuit taste. A decent amount of muted hop flavors that finish in a slightly too pronounced bitterness.

M: It's a rather medium-heavy mouthfeel that sits a little heavy. Other than the low ABV, I'm not sure if would really consider this a session ale due to how filling it is.

O: I was hoping the smell would be a little more pronounced in the taste, but it didn't seem to be there. Should be lighter bodied if they are shooting for a session ale.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2012 01:04:29 | More by codsmith
Photo of jnikkel


4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

07-06-2012 23:19:09 | More by jnikkel
Photo of Corredoranciana

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

07-06-2012 23:01:44 | More by Corredoranciana
Photo of TheSixthRing


3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a reddish amber with a good finger width head, average retention, leaving behind a finely layered, semi-sticky lace.

Smell - Pungent, earthy dry hop aroma complimented by a caramel undertone.

Taste - Starts with dry hop bitterness, balanced by faint caramel sweetness. Shifts to a prominent earthy, herbal character by mid-taste, then finishes slightly wheaty as it fades into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body. Decently carbonated; lends itself to a lively mouthfeel. Starts dry, with a semi-dry finish.

Overall - Pretty good pale ale. I'm a little thrown off by the mid flavors, but it's a quality brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2012 00:56:43 | More by TheSixthRing
Photo of AndrewMichael


4/5  rDev +9.9%

07-05-2012 11:22:40 | More by AndrewMichael
He'Brew Genesis Dry-Hopped Session Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
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