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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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500 Ratings
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Ratings: 500
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 8
Gots: 34 | 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:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-13-2011

Balanced between a West Coast style pale and amber ale with just enough malt sweetness to highlight a flurry of hop aroma and flavor
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Photo of Number3red
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of TheResidentialOP
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of HipHopinHooligan13
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of JoEBoBpr
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
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

Photo of 4thelvofbeer
4.2/5  rDev +16.7%
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!)

Photo of abmhighrise
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of binx
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of rangerred
3.49/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Photo of Blargimus
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Photo of BlakeL
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of jar2574
3.97/5  rDev +10.3%
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
4.07/5  rDev +13.1%
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
3.85/5  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%.

Photo of PopGun
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Samp01
3.78/5  rDev +5%
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
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
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
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

He'Brew Genesis Dry-Hopped Session Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 500 ratings.