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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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428 Ratings
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Ratings: 428
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 6
Gots: 19 | 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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Scott1970

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%

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

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
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
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bluntedboywonder

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
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
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jnikkel

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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

California

3.63/5  rDev 0%
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
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-05-2012 11:22:40 | More by AndrewMichael
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Arherring

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

06-29-2012 14:19:51 | More by Arherring
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Stirling


3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-27-2012 19:21:47 | More by Stirling
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oscarthebrody

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-27-2012 04:41:05 | More by oscarthebrody
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Apparently a wee deviation from the standard Genesis ale, with a surprisingly generic and uninformative riffing this time around on the side label.

This beer pours a slightly filmy, glassy, brassy amber hue, with one solid finger of tight, puffy ecru head, which leaves a few arching swaths of lace around the glass as it evenly abates.

It smells of mild grapefruit rind, a bit of fleshy tropical fruit, biscuity caramel malt, and some softly boozy herbal tincture notes. The taste is bready, soft crackery malt, muddled, juicy citrus, and some floral, piney, and herbal hops.

The bubbles are rather sedate, but not exactly dead, the body an adequate medium weight, and smooth, with a small pithy, prickly edge. It finishes off-dry, the biscuit and faintly sour caramel facing little from the waning multi-pronged hoppiness.

An enjoyable enough APA, though given the promise of the front-and-center label ingredients, and the prowess of this brewer, the overall weightiness and sassy character seem a bit flat, but I suppose that's nit picking. A tasty sixer for a summer BBQ, even if the $18 price tag seems a bit steep.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 23:56:00 | More by biboergosum
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acevenom

Louisiana

3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Pours clear copper with a tall, biege head. The head dissipates slowly, leaving some lacing on the side of the glass. There is excellent head retention. About a finger lenth of head is left atop the beer. Hops and malts dominate the aroma. The hops bring a floral and piney type of aroma to the table. The flavors of biscuit malt hit the mouth. The hops come in on the back end and provide a bitter aftertaste. The hop flavors follow the nose with the piney nature dominating the hop taste. The body is light to medium with moderate carbonation. The drinkability is high. Overall, this a very good and well balanced pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 00:14:20 | More by acevenom
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NHOKNYCKC


2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

06-19-2012 02:25:59 | More by NHOKNYCKC
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5thOhio

South Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep amber color with a 1/2 inch head that quickly dissipates into a light film of foam on the top and rim. Nice delicate lacing clings to the sides of the glass.

Smell is malty, mostly, which is surprising for a dry-hopped APA.

Taste is a nice mix of malt and hops, which creates a rich flavor and mouthfeel. The hops and strong carbonation provide a nice dry finish. Wavers between an APA and IPA, IMO.

Good session beer, especially for fans of hops.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2012 21:47:44 | More by 5thOhio
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.05/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle. Pours a hazy copper amber with a smallish white head that goes to a thin film that laces the glass some.

The aroma is sweet toasted caramel malts and green apple with a little resiny hop.

The flavor is sweet biscuity caramel malts with some fruity slightly resiny hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with sharp carbonation.

Overall, a decent pale ale. A bit to toasty/biscuity for my tastes but with nice hops.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2012 04:39:48 | More by Beaver13
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-14-2012 03:03:24 | More by savagepm
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ptarmigan98

Manitoba (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-11-2012 23:41:03 | More by ptarmigan98
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asafarc2

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-11-2012 05:32:51 | More by asafarc2
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donmonkey1

Tennessee

4.33/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a medium tannish brown with a decent white head that has excellent lacing.

Smell: Sweet malt, caramel, floral hops.

Taste: Awesome blend of piney/floral hops. There's a sweet caramel malt flavor.

Mouthfeel: light to medium body with good carbonation.

This is an excellent and hoppy beer. This will cure what ails ya when you're cravin' the hop. This is one of the few really flavorful beers that makes a good session beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 16:31:37 | More by donmonkey1
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mattsdenney

Tennessee

3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into NB Globe.

This beer pours dark orange in color w/ a finger of bubbly head. It has decent lacing and the head dissipates pretty quickly. It smells of fresh hops, lemon citrus, and honey wheat bread. Taste is grassy hop bitterness that retreats swiftly. The feel is good, light bodied and somewhat creamy. Overall this is an interesting pale ale. I like the hop choice but wish the taste lingered a little longer.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2012 02:52:00 | More by mattsdenney
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bspain5

New York

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

06-08-2012 02:11:44 | More by bspain5
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bootsandbeer

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-07-2012 23:38:18 | More by bootsandbeer
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.4%

06-07-2012 13:12:54 | More by jenray
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Brenden

Ohio

3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one is an orange-brown color with a bit of haze to it. It forms an off-white head that retains about a full finger all the way and leaves creamy spotting and patches of lacing well down the glass.
The aromatics are interesting, starting with a dark breads (almost like pumpernickel) malty base. On top of that are some citrus and leafy hops notes and a bit of spiciness.
There's a very nice balance in the flavor, and its low alcoholic content without the sacrifice of flavor makes this a great session beer, however one understands it. Bready malts add a bit of caramel and the spiciness remains, while a bit more strength is added to the leafy and citrus hops presence. There's even a ghost of something herbal peeking through in the finish.
The body is about medium but needs just a little more to it. There's a crispness that stops just short of spritzy and leads to a smoothness, but the crisp bite never quite backs off. It just verges on being a little too thin.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2012 05:28:33 | More by Brenden
He'Brew Genesis Dry-Hopped Session Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
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