He'Brew Genesis Dry Hopped Session Ale | Shmaltz Brewing Company

He'Brew Genesis Dry Hopped Session AleHe'Brew Genesis Dry Hopped Session Ale
BA SCORE
46.7%
Liked This Beer
3.59 w/ 561 Ratings
He'Brew Genesis Dry Hopped Session AleHe'Brew Genesis Dry Hopped Session Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company
New York, United States
shmaltz.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Balanced between a West Coast style pale and amber ale with just enough malt sweetness to highlight a flurry of hop aroma and flavor

Added by MasterSki on 12-13-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,061
Reviews:
126
Ratings:
561
Liked:
262
Avg:
3.59/5
pDev:
13.09%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
53
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 561 |  Reviews: 126
Photo of Das_Reh
1/5  rDev -72.1%

Bottle was infected. Gushed upon opening, smelled stale and musty, and was sour tasting.

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Photo of Paulieblaze
1.61/5  rDev -55.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Cool name just an average beer

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Photo of GoldHorde
1.98/5  rDev -44.8%
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.

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2/5  rDev -44.3%

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2/5  rDev -44.3%

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2/5  rDev -44.3%

Photo of Alpha309
2/5  rDev -44.3%

Photo of chasmandocharles
2/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tastes worse than Bud or Lite

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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.

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2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

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.

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2.43/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Appearance: Dark caramel.

Aroma: Woody (more like bark)

Taste: Dank and too bitter for the amount of
malt used. Unbalanced.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light in body with little carbonation. Too much sediment.

Final Thoughts: This beer might be He'Brew's poorest offering. Mr Cowan should develop a solid core of good beers (ie RIPA on Rye) and avoid so much "marketing shtick"...enough already.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of cambabeer
2.44/5  rDev -32%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

Nutty brown body with a mostly white head and lace that clings to the glass like crazy. Some visible floaters in this one...

Smells a little spicy, sweet, and citrusy, with a little funk.

Not a lot of flavor, a little bitter, a little too watery. A little funk, I think this one might be beyond it's date.

... I don't know about this one...

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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2.56/5  rDev -28.7%

Photo of ESPN_Woodsy
2.66/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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He'Brew Genesis Dry Hopped Session Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
Beer rating: 46.7% out of 100 with 561 ratings
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