He'Brew Genesis Dry-Hopped Session Ale - Shmaltz Brewing Company
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3.48/5 rDev -3.9%
on tap at devils den in philly
Pours a hazy golden auburn color with a thicker crop of white head resting on top. Retains nicely with a cloud of film resting on top, leaving coating lacing on the glass.
Fairly bitter and hoppy in the nose with an underlying current of citrus. Orange peel with grainy malts and soft sweetness.
Splash of bitter hops right up front along with some citrus and orange peel. Grainy malts with some bready tones. Slight sweetness with caramel. Finishes dry with another touch of piny bitterness.
Medium body, well carbonated, dry and lingering on the tongue. A decent, sessionable beer, but there's some better ones out there.
03-22-2012 01:56:05 | More by xnicknj
3.23/5 rDev -10.8%
This may be the first beer I've had from Hebrew that was not extreme in some way. I've had a lot of Coney Island lagers but this was the first of the Hebrew Ales. Not a bad pale ale but it didn't really stand out in any way.
Pours a light brown/dark pale with nice two finger head that stuck around for quite a while.
Aroma has slight toast but not very much aroma at all. I was hoping for more hops.
Flavor was also a bit unremarkable. Typical of a pale ale but a little light in the hops.
03-21-2012 13:01:04 | More by david18
3.38/5 rDev -6.6%
12oz bottle, pours a murky rust color with literally no head and no lacing on the glass. Aromas are malty with caramel, toasted grain with some floral hop. Tastes are similar with toasted grain, caramel malt and brown sugar followed by a decent hop profile of grapefruit rind, herbal, and a touch spicy as well. Mouth-feel is medium bodied and finishes sharp and slightly bitter with decent carbonation on the palate although there was none in the glass. Overall, I felt this was a bit muddled, but still good to try.
03-10-2012 04:49:06 | More by barnzy78
3.9/5 rDev +7.7%
A nice dark amber appearance with a thumbs width khaki head. Nice lacing. A dank and very bready aroma, some orange seems to be fused into that bready aroma. Flavor starts off identifying itself to me as an amber with its sweetness and breadinesss, as well as something else (I want to say rye but I cant find anything to ID rye as being present so maybe something grainy), but than the earthiness comes in at the close to assert it APA qualities. Only slightly bitter and that bitterness introduces itself towards the end and into the finish. Nice silky, medium body to this. While this is by no means watered down there is a wateriness/crispness to this that enables its to ultimately drink more like an APA rather than a heavy, thick amber. Decent carbonation. My first beer from He'Brew and thought it was good. I enjoyed the amber/APA fusion I got from this though I wouldn't have minded a little more hop presence, as I did think the sweet maltiness was the stronger of the flavors. Perhaps my bottle wasn't as fresh as it could have been?
03-07-2012 22:53:55 | More by denver10
4.1/5 rDev +13.3%
Beer pours a nice amber color with a good amount of tan head.
Beer smells sweetly of caramel as well as a good amount of hoppy aroma.
Beer tastes very hoppy. A very nice caramel and bready taste, followed by some sweet, floral and citrus hoppyness on the backend. Very pleasant.
Beer is fairly light in body and very drinkable.
Very nice pale ale.
03-03-2012 15:45:27 | More by Merkur
4.38/5 rDev +21%
Informative label says hopping is done with Warrior, Centennial and Cascade, and dry hopping uses Simcoe, Centennial, and Cascade. That's a promising line-up! No dating info on the bottle, and no indication of the ABV.
The color was deep bronze, dark reddish tint. This brew poured with a big, long-lasting head, fragrant with pine and floral hoppiness. The taste was substantial malt of a traditional, unobtrusive sort, the canvas for a hoppy painting with hops strewn wet and dry to create a complex, fully textured portrait of the ingredients. It started with a good hoppy blast and finished with briefly sour and grainy notes, but in the end solidly, delicously, persistently bitter.
For mouthfeel, there was great texture from the foam, hop oiliness, and chewey ale. It seemed like low alcohol and heavy malting. These combined to make nice carbo-hydrated satisfaction. Carbonation and balance were excellent.
Overall, I thought this brew was highly drinkable. Recommended.
02-20-2012 21:46:16 | More by dickroop
4.13/5 rDev +14.1%
He’brew Dry Hopped Session Ale has a very thick, creamy, off-white head (it actually exploded out of the bottle), and a somewhat hazy, amber appearance, with lots of lacing and streaming bubbles. Aroma is of pine, citrus, bready malts, and water. Taste is really nice- bready malts, over-ripe fruit, hop bitterness, cracker, and water. Mouthfeel is medium and fluffy, and He’brew Genesis Dry Hopped Session Ale finishes fairly dry and very easy drinking. This is a winner, and I think you should try it!
02-18-2012 15:16:10 | More by RonaldTheriot
4.05/5 rDev +11.9%
Pours amber with gold tints. A huge cream colored head leaves plenty of lacing.
Smell is very mellow, roasted caramel malt and a light fruitiness.
Taste is a light bready malt and a flash of fruity hop on the end.
Feel is very light and drinkable. A dry crisp finish from the hops makes for a good finish.
Overall, a very easy to drink beer. Mellow, with taste and a nice dryness.
02-15-2012 09:58:54 | More by Drinkerofales
3.93/5 rDev +8.6%
A - Copper red in color, with a thick off white head that fades to a thin film. It's clear, with tiny chunks of hoppiness(?) floating in it.
S - Very mild hop aroma, slightly fresh citrus, slightly herbal. It's there, but not over the top.
T - I get a decent amount of malt sweetness up front, that fades quickly to hops with citrus flavors in the lead. Very tasty.
M - Medium, with just enough bitterness to know that it's a hoppy beer, but not over the top.
O - Very nice APA, with some great flavor.
02-09-2012 01:10:50 | More by enfield249
3.95/5 rDev +9.1%
Thanks to Ransackingpete for sharing this one!
Pours a clear copper color with a 1 inch off-white head that settles to a thin cap. Foamy swaths of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and some herbal and peppery hops. Taste is of malt and lots of herbal, peppery, and earthy hops. There is a medium bitterness that lingers on the palate after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good pale ale that really displays the various hops used.
02-06-2012 05:33:43 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.98/5 rDev +9.9%
Slight haze to this caramel-amber beer. A beautiful shock white head sits on top for a while, dissapating slowly to leave a thick bubbly sheet on top. Leaves a rediculous amount of thick lacing with it as it goes too. The aroma is not bad, not being overly aromatic, but what is there hints at citrusy hops backed by a significant bready, caramelly malt bill.
The flavor mimics the aroma, grainy caramel malts mixing with bready malts up front, creating a smooth, easy-drinking texture. Bit of molasses maybe, just a hint. Definitely a good amount of grain flavor in this, giving it a bit of a rawness that I like. It moves into an effervescent carbonation in the back that is not unwelcome, giving a bit of pizazz to the smoothness in the front. The hops also take grip here, giving a healthy dose of balancing and spicy earthy citrus hops that dominate the back. They aren't overbearing by any means, providing a nice balance to a malty brew. I guess that gives it it's "session" name.
Easy to drink, nice hoppy flavor to counteract a big background malt bill. Definitely a really good session ale, very enjoyable, and highly drinkable.
02-02-2012 04:28:54 | More by chodinheaven
He'Brew Genesis Dry-Hopped Session Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
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