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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Photo of TMoney2591
2.28/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

Another nod to my man Jonny-Cakes and his heritage (sort of). This one pours a clear brass-amber topped by a finger of lightly-glowing off-white foam. The nose comprises lightly-buttery biscuit, perfume-y flowers, and light pine sap. The taste brings in more of the same, but with a hefty dose of water to thin everything out into a dripping mess. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, this was a pretty sad pale ale, dry-hopped or otherwise. Things just tasted too strangely watered-down and depressing for anything good to come of it.

Photo of ncstephen
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of CoinOp
4/5  rDev +11.1%

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

2nd night of Hanukkah 2012...

a - poured a one finger thick light tan head into a snifter that left good lacing throughout which billowed nicely. the body was a bright amber color.
s - balanced. floral hops with some breadiness underneath.
t - citrus, some pine but more bready with a hint of fruitiness.
m - thin and slick.
o - decent APA but not up to par.

Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of MattyG85
4.23/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a He'Brew shaker pint glass. From the 2012 Holiday gift pack.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy copper amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of off white head that recede into a thin layer. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.

Smell: Aroma is a solid mix of hops and malts. Earthy hops with a little touch of pine and floral hops. Hints of citrus orange, pineapple, and grapefruit. Fairly grassy and musty. Solid presence of bready malts with hints of biscuit, caramel, toffee, toast, and cracker. Aroma is very balanced between the hops and malts. Its a solid smelling beer.

Taste: Like the smell indicates, a very solid taste that is balanced. Upfront is a hop taste that is moderately bitter. Notes of citrus orange, pineapple,lemon, and grapefruit. Grassy and floral hops with a little pine resin. The malts come in with a good taste of biscuit, yeast, sweet caramel, toffee, crackers, and toast. Good balance between the sweetness and bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, crisp, and fairly drying. Very smooth.

Overall: A pretty good take on an American Pale Ale. Well balanced and very tasty.

Photo of Proclarush
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a medium copper amber with a one finger fine white head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of light citrus, tropical fruit, pineapple and light grassy hops. Flavor of citrus hops, biscuit malt, citrus rind with a good citrus, lightly floral hop bitterness on the finish. A very nice pale ale that provides a greater than normal hop satisfaction. Medium bodied and nice mouthfeel for a pale ale. Well done session ale.

Photo of Beer21
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Bguth
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of shockrocker65
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of rfgetz
4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a copper tinted amber, moderate cap of bone white foam. Scent is fruity - tropical and citrus - with a faint grassyness and light sweet malt. Taste is quite pleasant - fruity as nose dictated, crisp and clean, light grassyness, malts detected and lightly sweet but not a feature in the flavor. Again a touch too carbonated coming from Schmaltz, but good. Enjoyed this more than expected, could drink a few in a sitting.

Photo of Holy_Hop_Head
2/5  rDev -44.4%

Photo of pmcadamis
4.3/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Hazy copper/ bronze brew with a small but good lookin' eggshell head and some nice lace made of tiny little bubbles.

S - Starfruit (yes there really is such a thing.... I worked in the produce department at our local grocery store in high school), hard-shell gumball like you get from the 25 cent glass-globe machine at the mall, and a hint of a lemon-grass wheat note. The hops show up as a subdued floral, as opposed to citrusy or piney, note. Beers always get a high "smell" score from me when they remind me of odd-ball things I haven't thought about in years.

T - More hop presence than in the nose. Biscuity malts behind a grace note of peppery and saltine cracker wheat. Flowery hops. Well balanced and thoroughly drinkable.

M - Medium bodied, but solidly built. Super creamy at first but finishing quite dry, almost sandy.

This is a well rounded and solidly brewed beer. Hoppy, but not over-done. I like the hint of wheat without a big time wheat presence that might take away from the hops. Actually, now that I'm looking at the bottle I'm surprised that the hop notes came off as floral to my palate. Centennial, cascade, warrior, and simcoe are listed on the front label. Aren't those usually citrus/pine/ American Northwest hops? Good beer whatever is in it!

Photo of Chris_Cali_2o9
2.18/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Sam Adams cup

A- A bubble copper body with a 3/4" off white head

S- Sweet metallic, bread, earthy, grass, clay?

T- Just as it smells, the malts seem watered down. No sign of grapefruit from the Cascade. Simcoe and Centennial have taken over, making this brew nothing more then earthy hop water.

M- Crisp, light bodied

O- I blame myself for this one, by calling this a session beer, Shmaltz has basically warned me in the title that this beer will be watered down and nearly flavorless. It's asthe if they tasted it, realized howmy below par it is, and said "Just call ita a session, they'll buy it!" and sadly, I did... Would i take a budwieser over this? Maybe not, but there are way better brews that i can call a session beer, for myself.

Photo of Amalak
3.35/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A. Caramel color with a solid white bubbly head and a good deal of lacing. It has an incredible amount of sediment. It looks gelatinous it is so thick. Some bubbles working their way through the middle.

S. Solid hoppy scent.

T. It has a caramel sweetness. A bit of floral undertone mixed with a grape flavor. Malty with some hoppy bite.

M. More smooth than a carbonated tingle, but a mix of both.

O. It's good and crisp, but is missing that great defining flavor. Everything is solid, if unmemorable.

Photo of MichaelDavidSharbaugh
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of mralphabet
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Poured a hazy copper color with a nice 1/2 a finger of head that settles to a nice thin layer with great lacing from start to finish.

S: Great mix of sweet malt, caramel, floral hops... Very nice mix.

T: A very good mix and balance of floral hops and sweet caramel malt flavor. The malt hits upfront very quickly, then the hops really shows up in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with a very light carbonation, feels a little watered down at first but a little oily in the finish as it warms up.

O: This is an excellent well balanced beer... Not to overly hoppy and not to overly sweet. Just a very good beer, well worth looking for.

Photo of shagal
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of GossageBrewery
3.03/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this 12 oz bottle, American Pale Ale, into a pint glass. This brew poured a clear amber color produced a decent white head and featured average retention and lacing. The aroma of this APA consisted of malted grain, some caramel and citric hops. Medium in body, this ale consisted of pale malts, caramel, spice and citric hops. Average APA.

Photo of DeltaGolfSierra
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of MoreThanWine
3.3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a massive 3" custard frothy head with quite a long life. The body is clear and a cross between golden and amber. It smells nice, moderately of hops, citrus, and malt. The taste surprisingly is milder than the smell and has the hops and malt but no citrus. The finish drops off immediately, though there's an aftertaste from the hops. Decent.

Photo of claspada
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a fairly clear, amber color with a white, foamy head that recedes to leave some spotty lacing.

Aromas begin with the zesty, spicy, citrusy hops. Then as it warms you can detect some pale malt sweetness, slightly bready as well, with just a bit of caramel.

The tastes follow the nose but slightly in reverse with the modest pale malt sweetness, lightly bready with an emerging vague caramel sweetness. The same hoppy spiciness, citrus, but also a bit of earthiness. Definitely sufficiently bitter and becomes more so as it warms.

The mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with medium carbonation. The finish is fairly bitter, zesty and drying.

Overall, this is a decent American Pale Ale. I'm not totally digging on the hop combo though. A bit to resiny and bitter for a Pale Ale. More of an IPA bitterness level with an insufficient malt backbone. Not my favorite so I probably won't revisit anytime soon.

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a deep-amber/copper colored brew with a big white head. The head is billowy and fades over a few minutes to leave some decent lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The smell is largest of a strong bready aroma. Mixed with this aroma are some aromas of a grapefruit hop as well as a lighter pine smell. Rather nice.

Taste – The taste starts with a bready flavor mixed with a light caramel sweetness and some grapefruit hop. The grapefruit grows stronger and is accompanied by some more floral hop tastes. As these come to light, the sweetness begins to fade. As the taste advances more toward the end, a pine taste then comes to the tongue. In the end a slightly bitter and bready flavor are left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the average side in its thickness with a carbonation level that is rather low. The body is decent for the flavors and the session style of the brew, but a higher level of carbonation would have made it more “session” like.

Overall – A pretty tasty brew. It had a good hop taste profile with a decent balance of the taste, as there was a lighter sweetness and some bready flavors mixed with the hop.

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