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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3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle pours a medium amber with fluffy head and great lacing. Not a strong aroma here - caramel with faint floral and grassy hops. Malty caramel and toffee flavors, bitterness is detected but not particulary flavorful - pretty much an English IPA light. Smooth finish, nicely carbonated as a session beer should be. Overall it is what it is - a sessionable non-offensive pale ale - the kind of beer you'd be happy to find at a wedding reception amongst the BMC.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear light copper hue which leaves a two finger creamy head and lacing everywhere,the smell is light citrus,herbal hops,a slight touch of pine,caramel and toffee malts,the mouthfeel is just under medium bodied and like the name says very sessionable on first taste i get a mix of citrus and piney bitter hops followed by some caramel and toffee malts finished with a nice grapefruit bitterness and overall like it says in the title its a beautiful session ale cheers.

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a coppery color with little head to speak of. caramel-ly flavor with some small hoppy sensations (is that what 'dry-hopped' means? i have to research that). light bodied, low alcohol, easy drinking (that's where the "session" comes from, i think), and a slight bitterness at the finish. others are writing of more hoppiness-maybe i have found that median of malts and hops i can easily drink(?). it an easily drinkable brew but a far cry from the belgians i have immersed myself in the last several months. i really should climb down from that ladder but i'm quite obstinate lately....

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3.1/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle gushes upon opening? Pours dark amber in color with a tan head. Nose is heavily malty. Lots of caramel, toffee, and toasted bread. Some floral and citrus hop notes, maybe a bit of a spicy note. The flavor is quite malt forward. Bread, toast, toffee, and caramel dominate. There is some hop flavor, but it is a bit restrained. I get more bitterness than anything else from the hops. Light spice and floral notes with hints of citrus. Wasn't a fan of this.

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4.13/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into a SA perfect pint. I was disappointed that they didn't list the ABV on the bottle...here I was thinking I discovered a sub-5% abv hoppy brew...oh well

A - Dark amber body. Super fluffy white head with tons of lacing and retention.

S - A smell that instantly reminds me off Hoptimum and 120 minute in terms of the sweetness...only this is 5.2% abv..crazy! Super sweet and piney hops with a great cracker maltiness. I can't describe the exact aroma, but its precisely what I love in an IPA, and this is a pale.

T - Falls a bit short, but still tasty. Sweet and piney hops with caramel malts. Biterness is quite low despite the large hop presence. mouth feel is watery and thin though.

O - Kind of an odd beer with lots of key words thrown in. Session beer...yes, but I was hoping it was less abv. Dry hopped? Oh hell yes! This is my first Schmaltz beer and I love it. One of the best pales I've had.

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3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Orangish copper hue. Nice head on first pour but fades after a few minutes. A thin amount does remain while you drink.

S: No hop presence at all. Picking up hints of grain and a little sweetness.

T: It's got some sweetness up front and a little bit of malt on the back end. As the beer warms the hops come through a bit, but they aren't dominant at all.

M: Not thick but there is a lot of body there. The sweetness really coats the palate a little bit like honey.

O: Amazingly drinkable. But, a bit too sweet up front for me. I actually like this one better as it gets warmer. I'd drink this in the summer months for sure.

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