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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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470 Ratings
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Ratings: 470
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 7
Gots: 29 | 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 Zorro
3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear red colored ale with a small tan colored head.

Smells sweet and malty with a strong tea scent. Treacle and brown sugar with mint pine aromas. Some caramel and vanilla in this VERY malty for a pale ale.

Starts out malty with a tea after taste. Herbal hop flavor tastes of tobacco and leather tastes like an English beer.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall nice beer, not sure that dry hopping added much to the beer though.

Zorro, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

He'Brew Genesis Dry-Hopped Session Ale
Shmaltz Brewing Company
Style: American Pale Ale (APA)
ABV: 5.20 %

Pours an orangeish amber color with an off white head and plenty of lace. Aroma of fresh sappy pine, herbs, and sugary malts. In the taste, very nice earthy hop notes, caramel, burnt sugar, faint citrus, and some pine. Well balanced with a small hop bite. Medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, smooth and easy drinking. Overall, a well made beer from Hebrew and is quite enjoyable.

Stinkypuss, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of Mebuzzard
3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
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 dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev -3%

dmorgan310, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of chinchill
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
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 beerthulhu
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
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 PEIhop
3.5/5  rDev -3%

PEIhop, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of atrocity
3/5  rDev -16.9%

atrocity, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of Brad007
3.51/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light copper/brown with a huge head into my glass. Fades to reveal lacing.

Hop bouquet is a delight with Centennial, Cascade and Simcoe hops used for aroma. The malt bill is generous with variety.

The use of wheat, caramunich and dark crystal malts gives this session ale a tasty twang.
Sweet and crisp as well. Hops are more apparent in the aroma than in the taste.

Lingering caramel, brown sugar from the malts. Not much for hops. Very tasty regardless.

Well worth a try if you need something simple, yet tasty.

Brad007, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

LiquidAmber, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of WoodBrew
3.89/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shmaltz got it right when they labeled this beer a dry-hopper session ale. I really like it and it is not overtaxing with ABV. The beer pours a rich clear copper (I left a heel in the bottle to avoind the sediment) with thin white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent includes sweet malt and fresh hops, slight piney flare. The taste is bolstered by a sweet malt and then balanced by sligth citric, pine and bittering hops. The mouthfeel is light to medium on body with smooth carbonation. Overall I am impressed with this beer and would drink it again.

WoodBrew, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of xnicknj
3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
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 avalon07
3.95/5  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.

avalon07, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of Boone757
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Boone757, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev +10.8%
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

DrDemento456, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of claspada
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

claspada, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

twiggamortis420, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of Lare453
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Lare453, May 16, 2014
Photo of Cyberkedi
4.35/5  rDev +20.5%
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!

Cyberkedi, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of barnzy78
3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
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 cjgator3
3.48/5  rDev -3.6%

cjgator3, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of RBorsato
4/5  rDev +10.8%

RBorsato, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of Brenden
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one is an orange-brown color with a bit of haze to it. It forms an off-white head that retains about a full finger all the way and leaves creamy spotting and patches of lacing well down the glass.
The aromatics are interesting, starting with a dark breads (almost like pumpernickel) malty base. On top of that are some citrus and leafy hops notes and a bit of spiciness.
There's a very nice balance in the flavor, and its low alcoholic content without the sacrifice of flavor makes this a great session beer, however one understands it. Bready malts add a bit of caramel and the spiciness remains, while a bit more strength is added to the leafy and citrus hops presence. There's even a ghost of something herbal peeking through in the finish.
The body is about medium but needs just a little more to it. There's a crispness that stops just short of spritzy and leads to a smoothness, but the crisp bite never quite backs off. It just verges on being a little too thin.

Brenden, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

enelson, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of BGsWo22
3/5  rDev -16.9%

BGsWo22, Oct 08, 2014
He'Brew Genesis Dry-Hopped Session Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 470 ratings.