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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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491 Ratings
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Ratings: 491
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.06%
Wants: 8
Gots: 31 | 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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Photo of BlakeL
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of jar2574
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

Photo of uziangis
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Tumble
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev +11.1%
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

Photo of JMad
4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

Photo of harrymel
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of hosehead83
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
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%.

Photo of PopGun
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Samp01
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Photo of beercca
4.5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Rustic orange with light cherry highlights shows a good clarity, a faint but rapid carbonation and a creamy beige head atop that was slight with only a moderate stay of execution. Weak broken lace is faint on the vessel.

S: Warrior hops are first to jump out at me, really nice especially if you’re a fan. Fresh lemony zest from the simcoe, freshly toasted munich grains, lemongrass with some warm piney flowers. There is a bit of herbal oregano and a soft woodsy touch of pine that was of moderate display.

T: Warm piney honeyed flavor, sweetly fresh toasted caramel grains, sweet lemongrass, oregano and again some woodsy pine hints start the open. Cascade citrusy hops soon follow with a fruity character of pineapple-orange. Things conclude with some grassiness and some intermittent sweet fruity hoppy moments.

M: Light bodied, very smooth and slick textured with a soft carbonation factor.

O: Overall a nice blending of hops that works well together, sweet and fruity meets some wet citrusy hops that had a nice level of appeal. It is the hop complexity and blending and flow of the flavor that really defines this beer as a six-pack worthy, and multiple downer.

Photo of avalon07
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a clear consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Average lacing.

S: An extremely hoppy aroma - more than I expected - that had traces of malt as well.

T: Like the smell, the taste was dominated by hops, but it also had tinges of citrus and malt as well. The level of hops makes this more like an IPA than an APA, but that's not necessarily a problem. A solid flavor.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a dry, bitter finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Not exactly a straight ahead APA, but good nonetheless.

Photo of outsider
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours an orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma has some toffee and biscuit malt in it, as well as some grass and a little bit of pine from the hops. The flavor has a decent amount of biscuit malt, with the grassy hops standing out. I also get a little bit of pine and maybe a hint of orange from the hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of homebrew311
3.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: appears slightly cloudy and orange, thin and dense white head, decent retention, quite a bit of lacing

S: smell features rich malts with notes of caramel, big earthy hop profile follows and and a considerble amount of pine and juniper.

T: malts up front with mellow sweetness, hops come through with notes of citrus and pine, but fall off quickly, the finish is tame and leaves minimal residual bitterness

Mf: light body with moderate to high carbonation

O: the aroma promises better things than what the taste delivers, the finish is a bit bland as well

Photo of CHickman
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy amber orange color with an off white foamy 1 finger head that faded slowly and left decent spotty lacing.

Smells of sweet malt, light caramel, bread, floral hops, grains, citrus hops, lemon and herbs like tea leaf; sweet and grainy overall, the aroma had nice trailing piney hops and herbal notes that while mild were still pretty enjoyable. Above average APA nose.

Flavor is very similar to the nose, with sweet malt, wheat bread, biscuit, caramel, light grains, floral hops, citrus hops, lemon, orange peel, tea leaf, faint piney hops, mild spices and herbs; if this was dry hopped then those hops were crisp as the herbal flavor is mild and almost like a lager more so than an APA – don’t get me wrong, I liked this beer and it is definitely a session beer, but the ‘dry hopped” label lead me to believe that this would have more hop flavor and punch.

Mouthfeel is light, creamy and smooth, with very mild carbonation, a light to medium body and a bready finish that has a slight bitterness to it; extremely drinkable, this is meant for drinking fast and is an excellent alternative to a macro brew is you want to pound beers all night. Another good beer by He’Brew, very much worth trying.

Photo of jak
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle - $1.79 at Total Wine & More in Atlanta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a fairly clear, amber-hued body with a white, foamy head that's just a bit creamyish. Bits of puffy lace on the descent.

Smell: Pale base malts, slightly bready, with just a bit of caramel overridden by zestfully spicy, citrusy hops.

Taste: Modest pale malts, lightly bready with a vague caramel trace to it and just a hint of apparent sweetness. Spice, citrus, but also a small helping of earthiness to sit with from the hops. Sufficiently bitter. Drying, thinning, zesty finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: I thought the previous Genesis Ale rendition was an above average American Pale Ale, and this certainly follows suit.

Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Reviewed alongside Founder's Pale Ale.

A: Clear amber with one-finger, white, foamy head that lasted a couple of minutes. Nice lacing.

S: Citrus and floral hops. Fruity malt.

T: Moderate sweetness and high bitterness. Citrus and orange peel. Fruity malt flavor.

M: Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Dry.

O: Too bitter and not enough malt flavor. I liked this one slightly more than the Founder's, but it was close.

Photo of bcal16
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of GoldHorde
1.93/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I have had MANY of the Shmaltz Brewing Company offerings. I have yet to have a less than stellar beer from them, I LOVE THEM ALL...well HOLD IT - that is until I had THIS ONE. The GENESIS DRY HOPPED SESSION ALE wasn't hinting at a particular category or style; a single bottle was offered to me by a friend who is a Belgian Ale Style enthusiast which should have been a 'heads up'. I am NOT a Belgian Ale (BA) fan (even though I have a Silver Medal for brewing one). This is clearly in that category - slight sour notes - musky aftertastes - malty mouthfeel. Because I am not a BA enthusiast - I usually do not bother to rate them UNLESS they are surprisingly different. I am rating this one because it said nothing about being a BA - just promising HOP (which I found non of). This one is EVERYTHING I would expect from a Belgian Ale - so for you BA connoisseurs - you oughtta LOVE this one.

Photo of chinchill
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Undated 12 oz bottle served in a snifter.

Pours a dark, lightly hazy, amber. Initially has a nice 1-finger creamy head, but this dies very quickly. There is a remnant ring, and a good bit of spotty lacing on the glass.

The aroma and flavor both reflect a mix of hops, with a hop component suitable for the style. While there is some fruitiness up front, afterwards these are more spicy, piney and earthy than fruity, despite 2 (one dry hopped) Centennial and Cascade components. More malt in the aroma than the flavor. Good, long-lasting, hoppy aftertaste.

M: Medium body; crisp with a light astringency and hop bite.

O: a quality APA, with a nod to the West Coast.

Photo of Flatlands
4/5  rDev +11.1%

He'Brew Genesis Dry-Hopped Session Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 491 ratings.