Star Trek Vulcan Ale - Genesis Effect
Shmaltz Brewing Company

Star Trek Vulcan Ale - Genesis EffectStar Trek Vulcan Ale - Genesis Effect
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Shmaltz Brewing Company
New York, United States
American IPA
3.57 | pDev: 12.32%
Jul 04, 2017
Jul 27, 2015
Vulcan Ale pours a clear amber-red color with a light tan head. The aroma holds spice and resinous hops and gives way to fruit notes of orange, over-ripe lemon and apricot. Expect a modest bitterness that will dissipate, allowing the smooth body with soft caramel notes to please your palate as you watch the beautiful lacing lines hug your glass as you sip deeper and deeper into space.
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Rated: 3.6 by LJWalker from Indiana

Jul 04, 2017
Rated: 3 by Howlader from Canada (AB)

Apr 08, 2017
Rated: 3.81 by gratefulbeerhead from Indiana

Dec 12, 2016
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Reviewed by vince4953529 from California

2.37/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25
Straight up malt bomb with huge caramel flavor. First whiff upon opening made me gag with its non-existent hop smell and huge sweet malty aroma. The taste confirmed the smell, it tastes more like the maltiest red ale. To brew a pale ale/IPA that tastes like this is just inexcusable. I had good experiences with Shmaltz's stouts and strong ales, but nothing palatable in the hoppy department.
Oct 28, 2016
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Reviewed by iheartmyTHO from Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
To be fair, I only bought this beer because of the label. I fully anticipated that this beer may suck, much like that blue Romulan Ale garbage. Overall, it's a decent IPA. It's a bit more juicy / sweet that I anticipated, but still has that nice IPA bitterness / hops flavors. Though as it warmed up, this beer got a bit too malty for my liking.
Oct 23, 2016
Rated: 3.73 by Prue from Maryland

Oct 20, 2016
Rated: 3.46 by dcotom from Iowa

Sep 22, 2016
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Reviewed by TequilaTom from Ohio

3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Pours a nice reddish amber with a thin khaki head that fades quickly. Smells of wonderful caramelized malts and some spicy hops. Regretably, that's the best it gets. Flavor falls short, leaving me wanting for a heavier malt character to match the aroma. Finishes well enough though. Found this on the bottom shelf at my local beer shop, may be a bit aged. Nothing really bad here, just nothing to bother seeking out another. Cool label!
Sep 12, 2016
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

2.55/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
Bottle to Snifter. Bottle thanks to Joe.

LOOK: Muddy Water with a hint of "not quite red"; kind of orange-brown. Very small head.
AROMA: Orange-Lemony hops, hints of grasses and mold.
TASTE: Aspartame, Blood Orange, grass, hay. Slight bitterness upfront fades to a sourness.
FEEL: Medium to Low Carbonation, minimal body. Pretty Boring on this end.

Aside from the nose, this is nothing to write home about. Enjoyable enough to quench my thirst, but not something I'd seek out in the future.

Live Long and Prosper.
Aug 29, 2016
Rated: 3.83 by madelf66 from Pennsylvania

Aug 21, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by jw4free from Kansas

Jul 29, 2016
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

2.23/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5
Well definitely an awesome theme. Let's Genesis this planet... er beer to life.

Pours a smaller fizzy 1/2 finger head that fades fairly quickly, a little lacing, super hazy murky amber copper brown color.

Nose is not so great, big sweet malts, candy malts, toffee, with herbal tea hops, piney grassy thing, herbal leafy vegetal, with some weird fruity pear apple like esters, lots of herbal tea with gristy raw malt , copper malts and sorghum syrup.

Taste brings more of the same, syrupy mess malts, sorghum syrup like thing, with raw unmalted barley, gristy grainy thing, copper malts, sweet caramel, into some more mild fruity esters and maybe faint phenols or something like that. Then into more herbal tea hops, earthy leafy vegetal herbal hops, dead vegetable leafy thing. Finish is sticky syrupy a bit dry, a weird seaweed like flavor lingering from the icky hops and weird malt flavors.

Mouth is med bod syrupy sticky icky but decent carb.

Overall holy crap, I didn't think Shaltz knew how to make a beer this bad... it's like they set out to take the best concept and name for a beer, and just destroy it as much as they could. Maybe some water flooded the brewery and the random malts laying in there started fermenting and then mice chewed through the hop bags and made little mouse homes in it, brought in all the rotting vegetables and grass and stuff, and it all just poured into the bottles by accident. Oh God, how could this be called anything remotely sessionable when i don't even want another sip!!!
Jul 07, 2016
Rated: 3.34 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Jun 29, 2016
Rated: 3.56 by dsshuck from Delaware

Jun 23, 2016
Rated: 3.69 by Drudy8 from Indiana

Jun 20, 2016
Rated: 3.25 by jagada from Pennsylvania

Jun 19, 2016
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Reviewed by KLHBB from Arkansas

3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A nice balance of moderate sweetness and hop bitterness. Pours dark amber, a head that lasts. Smells of grapefruit and pine, tastes the same. A silky feel, overall I'm so not a hophead, but this is enjoyable.
May 31, 2016
Rated: 3.54 by butters_mcgee from New York

May 20, 2016
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Reviewed by Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

3.81/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours - Deep amber color with off white head that lasts several minutes. Decent lacing.

Smell - Mild hop smell, little bit of pine and some citrus notes. There is also a little caramel mixed in just a hint.

Taste - Nice lemon and citrus up front, a slight bite from the hops. There is a little sweetness up front and slightly bitter at the end.

Feel - I would say it is about medium pretty smooth and a little dry on the back end.

Overall - I really was not expecting much from this but was surprised. I liked the flavor and the smell.
May 14, 2016
Rated: 3.6 by CalebM from Florida

May 12, 2016
Star Trek Vulcan Ale - Genesis Effect from Shmaltz Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 56 ratings