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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: 456
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 7
Gots: 25 | 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 TheCondor
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

TheCondor, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of WhitmansNiece
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

WhitmansNiece, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of SFC21
4/5  rDev +10.5%

SFC21, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of Scott1970
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Scott1970, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of russpowell
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
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..

russpowell, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of bluntedboywonder
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

bluntedboywonder, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of codsmith
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

codsmith, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of jnikkel
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

jnikkel, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of Corredoranciana
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Corredoranciana, Jul 07, 2012
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.

TheSixthRing, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of AndrewMichael
4/5  rDev +10.5%

AndrewMichael, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of Arherring
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Arherring, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of Stirling
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Stirling, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of oscarthebrody
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

oscarthebrody, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of biboergosum
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

biboergosum, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of acevenom
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

acevenom, Jun 22, 2012
2.75/5  rDev -24%

NHOKNYCKC, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of 5thOhio
4.28/5  rDev +18.2%
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.

5thOhio, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of Beaver13
3.05/5  rDev -15.7%
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.

Beaver13, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of savagepm
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

savagepm, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of ptarmigan98
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

ptarmigan98, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of asafarc2
4/5  rDev +10.5%

asafarc2, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of donmonkey1
4.33/5  rDev +19.6%
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.

donmonkey1, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of mattsdenney
3.28/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

mattsdenney, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of bspain5
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

bspain5, Jun 08, 2012
He'Brew Genesis Dry-Hopped Session Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 456 ratings.