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: 525
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 8
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
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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 Cyberkedi
4.33/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Comes out of the tap an opaque dark honey-golden with a thick, fine-bubbled, pale wheat head. Aroma is VERY hoppy, more woody than evergreen, with fruity and malty hints. Flavor is mainly hoppy, quite bitter and woody, with malty and fruity notes and a whisper of honey. Firm, ragged texture has plenty of life and fizz. If you like IPAs, this one is for you. Dry-hopped beers rock!

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle pours a hazed copper color with a fine-bubbled beige head. Retention is ok, and lacing forms a nice ring and collar.

Nose is herbal, floral and leafy hops with a complimentary toast and earth malt. Dry-hopped session ale made me think something tropical and west-coasty, but this is definitely English/East Coast leaning...which is fine, but just find the turn of events muy interesante.

Taste follows suit with the deeper malty flavors providing a bit of depth. The hops are complimentary which is always nice to find...the leafy varietal fits in well. There is even a bit of raisin-esque fruitiness lurking in the background. It drinks like a session ale, fast, smooth and effortless. Good beer, the more (fresh) Shmaltz offerings I have, the more I am impressed with them, most of their standard fare are very solid representations.

Photo of TMoney2591
2.31/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

Another nod to my man Jonny-Cakes and his heritage (sort of). This one pours a clear brass-amber topped by a finger of lightly-glowing off-white foam. The nose comprises lightly-buttery biscuit, perfume-y flowers, and light pine sap. The taste brings in more of the same, but with a hefty dose of water to thin everything out into a dripping mess. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, this was a pretty sad pale ale, dry-hopped or otherwise. Things just tasted too strangely watered-down and depressing for anything good to come of it.

Photo of GPHarris
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

2nd night of Hanukkah 2012...

a - poured a one finger thick light tan head into a snifter that left good lacing throughout which billowed nicely. the body was a bright amber color.
s - balanced. floral hops with some breadiness underneath.
t - citrus, some pine but more bready with a hint of fruitiness.
m - thin and slick.
o - decent APA but not up to par.

Photo of MattyG85
4.2/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a He'Brew shaker pint glass. From the 2012 Holiday gift pack.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy copper amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of off white head that recede into a thin layer. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.

Smell: Aroma is a solid mix of hops and malts. Earthy hops with a little touch of pine and floral hops. Hints of citrus orange, pineapple, and grapefruit. Fairly grassy and musty. Solid presence of bready malts with hints of biscuit, caramel, toffee, toast, and cracker. Aroma is very balanced between the hops and malts. Its a solid smelling beer.

Taste: Like the smell indicates, a very solid taste that is balanced. Upfront is a hop taste that is moderately bitter. Notes of citrus orange, pineapple,lemon, and grapefruit. Grassy and floral hops with a little pine resin. The malts come in with a good taste of biscuit, yeast, sweet caramel, toffee, crackers, and toast. Good balance between the sweetness and bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, crisp, and fairly drying. Very smooth.

Overall: A pretty good take on an American Pale Ale. Well balanced and very tasty.

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a medium copper amber with a one finger fine white head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of light citrus, tropical fruit, pineapple and light grassy hops. Flavor of citrus hops, biscuit malt, citrus rind with a good citrus, lightly floral hop bitterness on the finish. A very nice pale ale that provides a greater than normal hop satisfaction. Medium bodied and nice mouthfeel for a pale ale. Well done session ale.

Photo of rfgetz
4.05/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a copper tinted amber, moderate cap of bone white foam. Scent is fruity - tropical and citrus - with a faint grassyness and light sweet malt. Taste is quite pleasant - fruity as nose dictated, crisp and clean, light grassyness, malts detected and lightly sweet but not a feature in the flavor. Again a touch too carbonated coming from Schmaltz, but good. Enjoyed this more than expected, could drink a few in a sitting.

Photo of pmcadamis
4.32/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Hazy copper/ bronze brew with a small but good lookin' eggshell head and some nice lace made of tiny little bubbles.

S - Starfruit (yes there really is such a thing.... I worked in the produce department at our local grocery store in high school), hard-shell gumball like you get from the 25 cent glass-globe machine at the mall, and a hint of a lemon-grass wheat note. The hops show up as a subdued floral, as opposed to citrusy or piney, note. Beers always get a high "smell" score from me when they remind me of odd-ball things I haven't thought about in years.

T - More hop presence than in the nose. Biscuity malts behind a grace note of peppery and saltine cracker wheat. Flowery hops. Well balanced and thoroughly drinkable.

M - Medium bodied, but solidly built. Super creamy at first but finishing quite dry, almost sandy.

This is a well rounded and solidly brewed beer. Hoppy, but not over-done. I like the hint of wheat without a big time wheat presence that might take away from the hops. Actually, now that I'm looking at the bottle I'm surprised that the hop notes came off as floral to my palate. Centennial, cascade, warrior, and simcoe are listed on the front label. Aren't those usually citrus/pine/ American Northwest hops? Good beer whatever is in it!

Photo of Chris_Cali_2o9
2.19/5  rDev -39%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Sam Adams cup

A- A bubble copper body with a 3/4" off white head

S- Sweet metallic, bread, earthy, grass, clay?

T- Just as it smells, the malts seem watered down. No sign of grapefruit from the Cascade. Simcoe and Centennial have taken over, making this brew nothing more then earthy hop water.

M- Crisp, light bodied

O- I blame myself for this one, by calling this a session beer, Shmaltz has basically warned me in the title that this beer will be watered down and nearly flavorless. It's asthe if they tasted it, realized howmy below par it is, and said "Just call ita a session, they'll buy it!" and sadly, I did... Would i take a budwieser over this? Maybe not, but there are way better brews that i can call a session beer, for myself.

Photo of Amalak
3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A. Caramel color with a solid white bubbly head and a good deal of lacing. It has an incredible amount of sediment. It looks gelatinous it is so thick. Some bubbles working their way through the middle.

S. Solid hoppy scent.

T. It has a caramel sweetness. A bit of floral undertone mixed with a grape flavor. Malty with some hoppy bite.

M. More smooth than a carbonated tingle, but a mix of both.

O. It's good and crisp, but is missing that great defining flavor. Everything is solid, if unmemorable.

Photo of mralphabet
3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Poured a hazy copper color with a nice 1/2 a finger of head that settles to a nice thin layer with great lacing from start to finish.

S: Great mix of sweet malt, caramel, floral hops... Very nice mix.

T: A very good mix and balance of floral hops and sweet caramel malt flavor. The malt hits upfront very quickly, then the hops really shows up in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with a very light carbonation, feels a little watered down at first but a little oily in the finish as it warms up.

O: This is an excellent well balanced beer... Not to overly hoppy and not to overly sweet. Just a very good beer, well worth looking for.

Photo of GossageBrewery
3.03/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this 12 oz bottle, American Pale Ale, into a pint glass. This brew poured a clear amber color produced a decent white head and featured average retention and lacing. The aroma of this APA consisted of malted grain, some caramel and citric hops. Medium in body, this ale consisted of pale malts, caramel, spice and citric hops. Average APA.

Photo of MoreThanWine
3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a massive 3" custard frothy head with quite a long life. The body is clear and a cross between golden and amber. It smells nice, moderately of hops, citrus, and malt. The taste surprisingly is milder than the smell and has the hops and malt but no citrus. The finish drops off immediately, though there's an aftertaste from the hops. Decent.

Photo of claspada
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a fairly clear, amber color with a white, foamy head that recedes to leave some spotty lacing.

Aromas begin with the zesty, spicy, citrusy hops. Then as it warms you can detect some pale malt sweetness, slightly bready as well, with just a bit of caramel.

The tastes follow the nose but slightly in reverse with the modest pale malt sweetness, lightly bready with an emerging vague caramel sweetness. The same hoppy spiciness, citrus, but also a bit of earthiness. Definitely sufficiently bitter and becomes more so as it warms.

The mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with medium carbonation. The finish is fairly bitter, zesty and drying.

Overall, this is a decent American Pale Ale. I'm not totally digging on the hop combo though. A bit to resiny and bitter for a Pale Ale. More of an IPA bitterness level with an insufficient malt backbone. Not my favorite so I probably won't revisit anytime soon.

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a deep-amber/copper colored brew with a big white head. The head is billowy and fades over a few minutes to leave some decent lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The smell is largest of a strong bready aroma. Mixed with this aroma are some aromas of a grapefruit hop as well as a lighter pine smell. Rather nice.

Taste – The taste starts with a bready flavor mixed with a light caramel sweetness and some grapefruit hop. The grapefruit grows stronger and is accompanied by some more floral hop tastes. As these come to light, the sweetness begins to fade. As the taste advances more toward the end, a pine taste then comes to the tongue. In the end a slightly bitter and bready flavor are left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the average side in its thickness with a carbonation level that is rather low. The body is decent for the flavors and the session style of the brew, but a higher level of carbonation would have made it more “session” like.

Overall – A pretty tasty brew. It had a good hop taste profile with a decent balance of the taste, as there was a lighter sweetness and some bready flavors mixed with the hop.

Photo of coldriver
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle pours a medium amber with fluffy head and great lacing. Not a strong aroma here - caramel with faint floral and grassy hops. Malty caramel and toffee flavors, bitterness is detected but not particulary flavorful - pretty much an English IPA light. Smooth finish, nicely carbonated as a session beer should be. Overall it is what it is - a sessionable non-offensive pale ale - the kind of beer you'd be happy to find at a wedding reception amongst the BMC.

Photo of ADZA
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear light copper hue which leaves a two finger creamy head and lacing everywhere,the smell is light citrus,herbal hops,a slight touch of pine,caramel and toffee malts,the mouthfeel is just under medium bodied and like the name says very sessionable on first taste i get a mix of citrus and piney bitter hops followed by some caramel and toffee malts finished with a nice grapefruit bitterness and overall like it says in the title its a beautiful session ale cheers.

Photo of pkalix
4.27/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a coppery color with little head to speak of. caramel-ly flavor with some small hoppy sensations (is that what 'dry-hopped' means? i have to research that). light bodied, low alcohol, easy drinking (that's where the "session" comes from, i think), and a slight bitterness at the finish. others are writing of more hoppiness-maybe i have found that median of malts and hops i can easily drink(?). it an easily drinkable brew but a far cry from the belgians i have immersed myself in the last several months. i really should climb down from that ladder but i'm quite obstinate lately....

Photo of womencantsail
3.11/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle gushes upon opening? Pours dark amber in color with a tan head. Nose is heavily malty. Lots of caramel, toffee, and toasted bread. Some floral and citrus hop notes, maybe a bit of a spicy note. The flavor is quite malt forward. Bread, toast, toffee, and caramel dominate. There is some hop flavor, but it is a bit restrained. I get more bitterness than anything else from the hops. Light spice and floral notes with hints of citrus. Wasn't a fan of this.

Photo of davey101
4.15/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into a SA perfect pint. I was disappointed that they didn't list the ABV on the bottle...here I was thinking I discovered a sub-5% abv hoppy brew...oh well

A - Dark amber body. Super fluffy white head with tons of lacing and retention.

S - A smell that instantly reminds me off Hoptimum and 120 minute in terms of the sweetness...only this is 5.2% abv..crazy! Super sweet and piney hops with a great cracker maltiness. I can't describe the exact aroma, but its precisely what I love in an IPA, and this is a pale.

T - Falls a bit short, but still tasty. Sweet and piney hops with caramel malts. Biterness is quite low despite the large hop presence. mouth feel is watery and thin though.

O - Kind of an odd beer with lots of key words thrown in. Session beer...yes, but I was hoping it was less abv. Dry hopped? Oh hell yes! This is my first Schmaltz beer and I love it. One of the best pales I've had.

Photo of southeastmat
3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Orangish copper hue. Nice head on first pour but fades after a few minutes. A thin amount does remain while you drink.

S: No hop presence at all. Picking up hints of grain and a little sweetness.

T: It's got some sweetness up front and a little bit of malt on the back end. As the beer warms the hops come through a bit, but they aren't dominant at all.

M: Not thick but there is a lot of body there. The sweetness really coats the palate a little bit like honey.

O: Amazingly drinkable. But, a bit too sweet up front for me. I actually like this one better as it gets warmer. I'd drink this in the summer months for sure.

Photo of bbrown29073
4.42/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I REALLY liked this beer.

Nice Amber color...not enough head. What little there was, had a nice lacing.

Smelled like a BEER. Not fruity...a real beer.

Taste was wonderful. Refreshing, but NOT light. A little hoppy, which is good, but no "caramels" (which is also good).

Clean, bright mouthfeel.

I REALLY LIKE THIS BEER. Good job. I will buy more!

Photo of 57md
3.47/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light copper with a golden hue. There is a thin layer of head that leaves some lacing in its wake. Light hoppiness in the nose. The taste is dry throughout with some malt in the background early.

Some light hoppiness appears on the finish and the bitterness increases as the glass empties.. It's enough of an effort to produce a good session beer (as advertised), but not sufficient to be considered a high quality craft selection.

Photo of micromaniac129
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear amberb but not sparkling clear. Smallish head but maintains.
The aroma to me was mostly malts, I didn't pick up any hops really.
Taste is sweet malts and very light hops.
I wasn't much impressed with this offering, perhaps it was old. I didn't look for any best buy date.

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - clear bubbly bronze, tall tan head retained very well with some random lacing
S - earthy and light citrus hops with a big caramel malt background
T - peppery and earthy hops balanced with a sweet nutty maltiness, a late touch of citrus
M - medium body with decently creamy carbonation, finishes with a light bitter and sweet mix
O - tasty and very well balanced, nothing outstanding but solid from start to finish and well worth a try

He'Brew Genesis Dry Hopped Session Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 525 ratings.