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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494 Ratings
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Ratings: 494
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 8
Gots: 33 | 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:
Balanced between a West Coast style pale and amber ale with just enough malt sweetness to highlight a flurry of hop aroma and flavor

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-13-2011)
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I've had a couple other beers from this brewery. When I first opened this I thought I was going to enjoy this at least as much as those others, but the pleasure seems to be waning with each sip.

It opens up as a nice pale, with great head. The aroma is nice and has a good balance of hops and malt smells. The taste is close to correct, with a nice hoppy flavor. The aftertaste/mouthfeel are where this goes wrong. It is creamy at first and funky for the finish, as if this bottle had gone bad. The bottle came from a reputable store, so I have to believe they meant it to be this way.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of ummswimmin
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

I poured this beer into a tulip style glass. There was about one and a half fingers of sticky foam. This led to some very nice lacing on the glass. The coloring on this one is a deep amber coloring.

The nose off the top of the Session Ale is pretty mild. I get some decent flowering hops with this one.

The flavor for this session is pretty mild as well. I get some light hops and malt on the Genesis.

This makes for some very drinkable beer. I recommend this for a warm summer afternoon.

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.84/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Manzanita pint glass
From: Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, Calif., on Jan. 5, 2013
Price: $1.39
Misc.: 15th anniversary of Schmaltz Brewing Company on bottle

Poured a caramel orange hazy color with two fingers of off-white head. Below average lacing. Good retention.

Smelled a nice mix of hops and malts. Got icy Cascade hops for sure and maybe rye hops, but there were more. Malts were caramel, toffee and honey among others. Seemed to be a bit earthy. An iced tea whiff and maybe even some sour apple.

Wet Cascade hops come in first with a bitter rye hop finish. In between are grainy, earthy malts along with honey and caramel. Not quite as good as the smell.

Medium body. Oily texture. Average-to-lively (above average) carbonation. Abrupt, bitter finish.

A pretty good beer. Surprised to find out it is listed as an APA. Would have though somewhere between a brown ale, amber or even an IPA. I’d definitely have it again.

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.23/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy-orange with long lasting, foamy, white head. Aroma is of orange marmalade, caramel malt and citrusy hops. Body is medium and tangy. Taste is of citrusy hops, biscuit malt and hint of fruit. Finish is medium, herbal. Not very flavorful brew. I expected much more.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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4.35/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Comes out of the tap an opaque dark honey-golden with a thick, fine-bubbled, pale wheat head. Aroma is VERY hoppy, more woody than evergreen, with fruity and malty hints. Flavor is mainly hoppy, quite bitter and woody, with malty and fruity notes and a whisper of honey. Firm, ragged texture has plenty of life and fizz. If you like IPAs, this one is for you. Dry-hopped beers rock!

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle pours a hazed copper color with a fine-bubbled beige head. Retention is ok, and lacing forms a nice ring and collar.

Nose is herbal, floral and leafy hops with a complimentary toast and earth malt. Dry-hopped session ale made me think something tropical and west-coasty, but this is definitely English/East Coast leaning...which is fine, but just find the turn of events muy interesante.

Taste follows suit with the deeper malty flavors providing a bit of depth. The hops are complimentary which is always nice to find...the leafy varietal fits in well. There is even a bit of raisin-esque fruitiness lurking in the background. It drinks like a session ale, fast, smooth and effortless. Good beer, the more (fresh) Shmaltz offerings I have, the more I am impressed with them, most of their standard fare are very solid representations.

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

He'Brew Genesis Dry-Hopped Session Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 494 ratings.