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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: 481
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.06%
Wants: 7
Gots: 30 | 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 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.

Mebuzzard, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of beercca
4.5/5  rDev +25%

beercca, Apr 20, 2012
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.

beerthulhu, Apr 19, 2012
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.

avalon07, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of outsider
4/5  rDev +11.1%

outsider, Apr 17, 2012
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.

Mora2000, Apr 14, 2012
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

homebrew311, Apr 12, 2012
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.

CHickman, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of jak
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

jak, Apr 06, 2012
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.

ChainGangGuy, Mar 31, 2012
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.

SolipsismalCat, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of bcal16
4/5  rDev +11.1%

bcal16, Mar 31, 2012
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.

GoldHorde, Mar 30, 2012
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.

chinchill, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of Flatlands
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Flatlands, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of shelby415
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

shelby415, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of wilfonzo
4.5/5  rDev +25%

wilfonzo, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

JAHMUR, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of xnicknj
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

xnicknj, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of david18
3.23/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

david18, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of Slikpitt
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Slikpitt, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of barnzy78
3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

barnzy78, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of denver10
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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?

denver10, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of twizzbeatz
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

twizzbeatz, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of jaidenjb
4/5  rDev +11.1%

jaidenjb, Mar 05, 2012
He'Brew Genesis Dry-Hopped Session Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 481 ratings.