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
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
Ratings:
561
Reviews:
126
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
12.88%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
53
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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Photo of Oliver_Twist
2.43/5  rDev -33.4%
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 kristougher
3.25/5  rDev -11%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of KYGunner
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Super clean complexion in this ale it had a light amber hue and a thin trace of a wispy off white head.

The aromas are in line with the style with a soft earth tone, floral hop cone, herbal tones, lemon and a supporting caramel malt.

The flavors couldn't line up more with the nose as the earth, floral and herbal hops are gentle on the tongue. Light tea leave malt support the overall hop presence.

The feel is very light easy and sessionable, as the brewer was attempting I suppose.

This is nothing special or worth blogging about but it is exactly like described....sessionable.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

With a glimpse of IPA but with the body of Pale- it seems that the landscape of Session Ale is being revamped before our very palate. Shmaltz Brewing is leading the way with a hybrid taste that's as comfortable as it is curious.

Its semi-bright light honey-amber appearance springs to life with a dance of carbonation that lifts a frothy and airy head toward the rim. Genesis Dry-Hopped retains its foamy ivory column with a ton of confidence while leaving broken lace behind; easily mistaken for IPA, at least to the eye.

Bountiful aromas of hops leap out immediately. Its vivid citrus character is alive with ripe grapefruit, freshly zested oranges, a pep of pine cone and spruce, and a playful grassy notion. Its tepid malt underpinnings give just enough of a honey and thin caramel to suggest that the citrus is juicy and plump with sweetness.

Conversely, its that soft malt sweetness that greets the early palate with that same honey and caramel but with a crisp wafer-thin taste to suggest graham crackers. But all that's short-lived as the balance quickly shifts to hops across the middle. Pink grapefruit and orange peel offer a tangy fruit taste with playful acidity before turning decidedly bitter to finish. Its light resinous character seems of pine and fresh-cut grass.

Light in body, the beer goes from a snappy sweet bit to full-out dryness in a hurry. Its vast carbonation lifts the malt with ease in order to usher in a dry malt substrate with echoes of citrus in its quick and clean finish.

Its masterful taste is inquisitive enough to ponder and explore, but is effortless in drinkability to facilitate great company, food or entertainment without undue attention. I could session the hell out of Genesis... until I fall over.

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very nice malt and hop bills, how am I not going to snag this one? I appreciate that this brewery often prints these details on the label. Pours a reddish amber color, maybe just on the orange side, with copious amounts of beige foam. Smells like fresh citrus, rock candy, and brown sugar. Some people find the hops underwhelming here, perhaps because the list evokes images of palate wrecking. Keep in mind that dry hopping increases aroma rather than bitterness, folks. I find the hops tasty enough, personally ... I get ample Centennial dank fermented citrus pulp, peach, pineapple, and papaya, along with blackberry and black tea. This latter flavor develops nicely as you sip, and a pine flavor also develops but does not reach epic proportions. Fine by me, this is not an IPA, although it does compare favorably with some of the so-called "session IPAs" I've tried. The malts are quite wonderful, with a little molasses, toasted crust, and the sweet elements from the aroma in decent balance with the hops, probably edging the latter out, truth be told. Body is on the light side, with a sparkling crisp finish that lingers with just enough tea-like bitterness to prevent this from being a true session option but who cares. Toasty yet tangy, fruity yet reasonably bitter ... Great brew all around.

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He'Brew Genesis Dry Hopped Session Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
3.65 out of 5 based on 561 ratings.
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