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

Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company
New York, United States

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

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Photo of TBoneJones
3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy amber golden-brown, with a thicker one-finger head, a nice-looking creamy one. Laced well.
Perfume to the nose right away, maybe some citrus or lemongrass hinting in there, but boy I don't recall ever whiffing a beer that struck me as perfume as much as this one. Curious. Since there's not much else to make out I'm going to say I'm indifferent to the scent; I'll call it one-dimensional and non-descript in that regard.
Upon tasting The perfume moves tight into sour bready malts and a hop profile im not partial to for some reason. Finishes a bit better than it tastes because of some pine, but any of the dominating hops seem to take backseat to the earthy caramel and sour bread.

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Photo of hunteraw
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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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of GratefulEdd
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of bnes09
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light orange amber color with thick head and descent retention. Nice lacing as well. Pine and citrus aroma also some wheat character. Dense bready and toasty wheat and rye malt character. HInt of caramel sweetness. Semi-aggressive hops of herbal leaf and pine. Medium body, malty texture and lively carbonation. Highly drinkable and well balanced.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.12/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a tulip glass)
A- This beer pours a deep caramel body with a thick lumpy head of beige that is supported by a microbubble carbonation.

S- The citrus orange and cinnamon spice aroma has some toasted malt notes with more biscuit and Munich malt aromas coming through. There is a silage quality to the finish with hops and malt blending nicely.

T- The cream and dry lightly toasted malt flavor have a soft caramel sweetness I the finish with a green herbal hop finish that lingers as a more pungent marmalade hops flavor.

M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with a dry crisp fizz and no real alcohol heat noticed.

O- The nice complexity to the aroma doesn’t come through in the taste and all the hop depth is lost aswell. Still a nice tasting beer.

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Photo of DMXLOX22
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single of this brew from my local establishment, Civera's in Drexel Hill. Lets see how this matches up.

Appearance: pours a dark, copper, brown, hue-like color. Nice caramel coloring in addition to a slightly foam, white head. Minimum lacing is noticed. Also, I noticed bubbles floating around with other unrecognizeable sediments. Possibly to enhance appearance and/or flavor?

Smell: upon first inspection, bready hops are noticed, not so bad, but room for improvement. Light floral hops are noticed and add a somewhat nice addition. A slight hint of citrus is noticed, like an orange zest.

Taste: has a over abundance of bread-like malts. Caramel flavor and citrus hops are also very apparent. A slight hint of pine is also noticed, although very light. As the brew continues to flow and the glass empties, I begin to notice an almost vanilla ams toffee flavor, although not very strong at all.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a slightly above average carbonation. Doesn't finish very dry, quite refreshing.

Overall: coming into this beer, I didn't have many expectations. It looked like an interesting brew. I would have liked to have enjoyed this beer thorougly, but it honestly feels like something's missing. I would have to say a slightly more bitter taste, and possibly more hops. It was quite refreshing, and I would have to say a decent addition to the category. I probably won't have again and maybe recommend to a friend, looking to expand their horizon. Cheers!

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Photo of jopezu
4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of GaryFields
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of aranton
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of drinkAK
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Michaeldmanley
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of BryanCarey
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

He’Brew Genesis Session Ale is orange/tan in color with a slightly hazy body and a nose that combines pine, bread, and fruity hop elements. The beer produces a decent amount of foam at first, but it eventually settles down, still managing to leave a small amount of lace on the sides of the glass.

This ale is reasonably complex with flavors of caramel malt, toasted barley, pine, mixed fruits and even a touch of butterscotch, but not in the diacetyl sense- more in the candy sense. The finish of this beer has little or no hop bite, even though it is dry hopped.

Shmaltz Brewing is certainly a respectable brewery and I like every product I have sampled from it. What is nice is that most of its products are very middle of the road: Approachable and drinkable without going over the top in any direction. Genesis Dry Hopped Session Ale is certainly a product that fits this description. It is moderate in most every way and, like its name says, it is a very good session beer.

Some of the craft beer geeks among us may find this product a little too tame, but it is actually a good brew overall and I appreciated it more and more with each passing sip. It’s the type of beer you could serve at your next party and satisfy most every person in attendance and it is definitely worthy of a try.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.87/5  rDev +6%
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.

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Photo of Auraan
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of scottiethebody
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of TheDudeRules
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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