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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: 456
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 7
Gots: 25 | 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 Merkur
4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Merkur, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of sparrowed
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

sparrowed, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of dickroop
4.38/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

dickroop, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of brwnchrstpher
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

brwnchrstpher, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.13/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!


RonaldTheriot, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of cycoduck
4/5  rDev +10.5%

cycoduck, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of Drinkerofales
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.


Drinkerofales, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of hippityhophead24
4/5  rDev +10.5%

hippityhophead24, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of enfield249
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

enfield249, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of dandmc24
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

dandmc24, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

UCLABrewN84, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

dmorgan310, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of bacher468
3/5  rDev -17.1%

bacher468, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of chodinheaven
3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

chodinheaven, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of jlindros
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light fizzy almost 1 finger head that fades semi slowly with a bit of lacing, over clear orange darker honey color.

Nose has some cascade variety hops, light spicy, little grassy, light citrus and floral, a hint of grapefruit, and an earthy grassy style hop. Light malts underneath just enough to let you know it's there.

Taste is fairly light overall, some malts but light and juicy like malts. The hops are dominant mostly but not super bitter. Again cascades but the warrior comes through as well. Spicy earthy grassy hops really come on stronger. It brings a slight herbal earthy quality which is a little surprising knowing the hops in it. Hint of citrus and grapefruit but not much. Juicy overall, and fairly sessionable. Finishes drier and a bit more bitter but never gets super bitter. A long spicy bitter hop finish, with light grassy earthy hops.

Mouth is med to a bit lighter bodied, decent carb.

Overall not bad, fairly sessionable, dencent hops but not quite what I expected for hop flavors. Still tasty and drinkable, would love to try this on tap.

jlindros, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of oberon
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

What a cool concept a session style ale hopped with six different varieties.Poured a clear rich medium golden with a thinner but well sustained white head,aromas of citric and leafy hops over firm bready malt.Just a tad thin in the backend of the feel but not bad,citric hops are the main flavor over top of bready malt with mild caramel sweetness.This beer hits its mark with a hop forward drinkable session ale,nice job.

oberon, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of Stigs
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle - thanks Kevin

served in a pint glass

A - pours with a briefly lasting, loose white film which settles to a wet soapy ring around the top. the beer is mostly clear, slight chill haze, on the slightly burnt side of orange.

S - there's an oddish sort of oxidation present, yet bright citrus and piney (Cascade?) hops make their way through. very subtle biscuity malts underneath.

T - begins with an assertive wave of pine and some juicy grapefruit hops. bitter to be sure but held nicely in check with lightly roasted caramel malts. everything falls apart just slightly at the end, with a forward lingering hop bitterness.

M - lightly bodied with just enough to hold up the hops, finishes very crisp, nice and dry. nothing tedious at all about this.

O - solid beer, reminds me of the (much welcomed) new trend of well hopped, yet mid abv APA's and IPA's. this is pretty solid all around. wouldnt mind a few of these anytime.

Stigs, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of EricCioe
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

EricCioe, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of gatornation
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from 12 oz bottle

A- pours a clear copper color with a staying 1 finger beige head a little lacing on side of glass

S floral hops and caramel malts

T- was caramel malt forward ale with a great dose of hops a nice balance with a bitter finish

M- was sweet and creamy but also had a bitter and dry hop finish, nicely carbonated

O- nice drinkable pale ale

gatornation, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of PEIhop
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

PEIhop, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of thebouch01
4/5  rDev +10.5%

thebouch01, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of animal69
4/5  rDev +10.5%

animal69, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of attackplanr
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

attackplanr, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of gtermi
4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer pours a copper color with a very thick, 3 finger head. It leaves a lot of lace on the glass as the beer fades.

S: Tons of malt in this beer! There is a tiny bit of hops mixed in there too, but its not very evident.

T: Again, a lot of malt. It has a nice caramel sweetness that lingers on the tongue for a long time. It also has a nice bread and biscuit taste.

M: This is a very smooth beer. It goes down easy and only has a bit of crispness on the back of the tongue and throat. Perfect for a session beer.

O: This makes a very nice session beer. Low in alcohol, good taste and easy to drink. A very solid beer.

gtermi, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of Ryan1423
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Ryan1423, Jan 02, 2012
He'Brew Genesis Dry-Hopped Session Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 456 ratings.