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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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429 Ratings
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Ratings: 429
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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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
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-03-2012 03:00:56 | More by kjkinsey
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-02-2012 00:29:14 | More by ShemRahBoo
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bigeyedfish89

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-30-2012 20:03:34 | More by bigeyedfish89
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Number3red

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%

05-29-2012 11:56:40 | More by Number3red
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TheResidentialOP

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-28-2012 02:28:36 | More by TheResidentialOP
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HipHopinHooligan13

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-26-2012 00:21:43 | More by HipHopinHooligan13
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass from a 12oz bottle.

Poursa very nice dark copper/light amber color with some orange edges. Nice off-white head forms to about 0.5 inch.

Grassy hopped back aroma with some nice sweet and bready malt notes. Nice earthy grain with some midl caramel notes. Has a slightly English ale aroma which is very nice and refreshing. Good sweet

Flavor starts off bready and malty with some nice caramel notes. This is then followed by some good grainy and earthy tones followed by some flowery and slightly grassy herbal hop notes. Very refreshing drinkable and dare I say session-able. The finish carries some of the sweet malt notes and a slight hopy character to a nice refreshing and light finish.

Very drinkable brew that actually has good flavors. Very nice

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2012 00:26:00 | More by JoEBoBpr
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4thelvofbeer

Virginia

4.23/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I thought this was a pretty damn good beer. Pours deep amber in color and has a nice hoppy nose and finish...very drinkable. Clean smooth taste and feel...refreshing beer. Nothing bad to say about this beer at all. Enjoy on a hot summer day!!! (First He'brew beer I have enjoyed!)

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2012 17:32:19 | More by 4thelvofbeer
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abmhighrise


4/5  rDev +10.2%

05-16-2012 20:39:26 | More by abmhighrise
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binx

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

05-15-2012 15:33:13 | More by binx
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a very slightly hazy medium brown with a one finger off-white head.

Aroma of earthy hops with a somewhat British quality about them. A little bit of rye spicyness along with come toffee.

Flavor is piny/earthy hops up front with some toffee and roasted caramel underneath. Everything seems to fall off rather quickly, however, leaving nothing but a light bitterness carrying through the finish.

Overall, a decent brew but a little too light on body. I know it is supposed to be a session brew but it is just too watery and the flavors drop off way too soon.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2012 22:43:10 | More by rangerred
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Blargimus

Colorado

3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured in pint glass. No freshness info.

Pours a nice amber with a finger of head. Lacing sticks around. Very nice.

Not much hoppiness on the nose, mostly malt and caramel. Strange for a dry-hopped brew, but I like the smell.

Taste is also malt-forward, but there's enough bitterness to balance very nicely. With how little hop flavor is here, I'm wondering how old this bottle is. Still very enjoyable.

Standard mouthfeel for a pale ale.

Yeah, this is very solid. Maybe a little strong for a true "session" ale, but I could put a few of these back, easily.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 23:22:20 | More by Blargimus
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BlakeL

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-09-2012 00:56:49 | More by BlakeL
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jar2574

Missouri

3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a brown-orange color with only a little head. Decent lacing. Smells really nice though, fruity hops - apricot and citrus smells. Taste is slightly hop forward but balanced by bready maltiness mid-way through and followed by a dry finish with slightly bitter/sour aftertaste. An enjoyable beer, I could have several.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2012 02:02:23 | More by jar2574
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uziangis

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-04-2012 02:21:52 | More by uziangis
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Tumble

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

05-02-2012 21:13:25 | More by Tumble
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not sure why this would be a pale ale since it's base is pretty much the Amber ale. Moving on...

A - Looks like an amber ale to me. Dark amber brown with a nice red hue, clear with a 1/4 inch of sticky head.

S - Well it's hopped in a good way with citrus and mild piney hops, touch of bread and crystal malts for balance.

T - The munich malts are pretty good in this one giving it a bready taste that gives the hops the balance it needs. I do like this more than the regular Genesis

M - Light to medium easy drinking and in line for session.

Overall despite it's good drinkability I am shafted by the fact that I had to pay 3 bucks for this beers so it looses points on availability and price. I guess it will be nice once they make the transition to having this brewed year round. Good overall beer

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 00:39:48 | More by DrDemento456
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JMad

Texas

4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a copper color with a filmy off white head. It has a nice piney smell with a hint of fresh cut grass. The hoppy lemon peel flavor subsides quickly and there is some bready malt with a hint of pepper and grass. It's light with a lot of carbonation and a slightly dry finish. This a good beer, I could drink this all day.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 05:51:23 | More by JMad
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harrymel

Washington

3/5  rDev -17.4%

04-27-2012 04:58:26 | More by harrymel
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hosehead83

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Deep amber in color, with a frothy bone-white head of foam.
Aroma-Sweet toasted malt
Taste-Caramel, sweet toasted malt, then the hops slowly surface:(herbal, citrussy, flowery) just in time to balance everything out. Just a touch on the malty side of things for an APA, but very flavorfull and full of character for a "sessionable" ABV of 5.2%.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2012 18:19:21 | More by hosehead83
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PopGun

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -17.4%

04-22-2012 03:09:22 | More by PopGun
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Samp01

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bronzed amber with a medium lasting tan head and good lacing. Aroma and Taste of caramel malt, piney floral hops, some dark fruity notes , and some yeast. Palate is a medium body, good carbonation and a smooth mouth feel. Finish is caramel malt, yeast some distant dark fruity flavor, followed by some mild dry earthy piney hops ending. Overall a good solid and flavorful brew that goes down easy.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2012 20:56:25 | More by Samp01
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

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

This is a 'tweener beer. It has enough hops (flavor and bite) to warrant an IPA feel, but still a bit light all around. The malt is especially light, although a sharp sweet caramel undertone carries the beer. The hops are headliners, though. It seems they use more than their fair share of the flower to give the beer flavor at 5.2abv.

Quick lemon citrus up front, followed closely by the caramel. A bit spicy and a good shovel of grapefruit rolled in pine needles. I gotta say, for 5.2 it does pack some flava. Still, the caramel seems a bit harsh, and with the pine it almost seems boozy. The bread/malt is not bread enough.

Still, a solid session beer that I will polish off (6pk) very soon.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2012 07:25:33 | More by Mebuzzard
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beercca


4.5/5  rDev +24%

04-20-2012 20:51:18 | More by beercca
He'Brew Genesis Dry-Hopped Session Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 429 ratings.