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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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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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of constantine_272
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Copper with eggshell colored head. Head beads down and doesn't stick to the glass well. Slightly hazy; not sure if this is an old bottle or if that's just normal (it was from a sampler pack).

S: Lemon and orange zest. Unmistakable floral smell of cascade hops.

T: This tasted a lot like Deschutes Red Chair to me. Some nice malts balance out with a good hoppiness. Both flavors are of equal quantity, balanced, and both mild.

M: Sort of thin. Finished semi clean except for some lingering roast flavor.

O: I didn't get as much out of this as I thought I would. It tasted familiar and sort of like a dozen other beers I've had before. Aside from the lack of wow factor, it was still solid. It had a nice mix of malt and hop and was well crafted and well balanced. Balancing the hops with a healthy roast always wins points over a straight hopped beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The thin head on a dark straw colored body.
A rich aroma that favors the malt with a little pear and apple.
The taste is mildly fruity (apple and banana) with a touch of pine bitterness. It feels a little disjointed.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Nothing special but not bad.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Light brown and a little hazy, head and lace were pretty decent.

Aroma is nice. Reminds me kinda of their Coney Island Lager, truth be told. A good blend of hops and malts. There's a little citrus, some floral, some grasses and grains, and some nice hops. Also there's bread, biscuit, caramel, and toast. Maybe some toffee. Flavors mesh perfectly with the aroma, they're very complimentary. A well balanced beer.

Body is medium and pretty thick really for a moderate ABV beer.

Quite enjoyable, I'm quite happy that I have five of these left.

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2.87/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured into a tumbler.

Amber/copper with white head.

Piney hop nose.

Aggressive West Coast hops, mostly pine, hint of malt beneath.

Typical APA in most respects, badly mislabeled. Neither balanced nor agreeable enough to be a session ale. If Shmaltz wanted a dry-hopped beer, there was no reason not to change the name. As an aside, this paired somewhat poorly with matzo ball soup.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of schoolboy
3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I've had a couple other beers from this brewery. When I first opened this I thought I was going to enjoy this at least as much as those others, but the pleasure seems to be waning with each sip.

It opens up as a nice pale, with great head. The aroma is nice and has a good balance of hops and malt smells. The taste is close to correct, with a nice hoppy flavor. The aftertaste/mouthfeel are where this goes wrong. It is creamy at first and funky for the finish, as if this bottle had gone bad. The bottle came from a reputable store, so I have to believe they meant it to be this way.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of ummswimmin
3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

I poured this beer into a tulip style glass. There was about one and a half fingers of sticky foam. This led to some very nice lacing on the glass. The coloring on this one is a deep amber coloring.

The nose off the top of the Session Ale is pretty mild. I get some decent flowering hops with this one.

The flavor for this session is pretty mild as well. I get some light hops and malt on the Genesis.

This makes for some very drinkable beer. I recommend this for a warm summer afternoon.

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3.86/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Manzanita pint glass
From: Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, Calif., on Jan. 5, 2013
Price: $1.39
Misc.: 15th anniversary of Schmaltz Brewing Company on bottle

Poured a caramel orange hazy color with two fingers of off-white head. Below average lacing. Good retention.

Smelled a nice mix of hops and malts. Got icy Cascade hops for sure and maybe rye hops, but there were more. Malts were caramel, toffee and honey among others. Seemed to be a bit earthy. An iced tea whiff and maybe even some sour apple.

Wet Cascade hops come in first with a bitter rye hop finish. In between are grainy, earthy malts along with honey and caramel. Not quite as good as the smell.

Medium body. Oily texture. Average-to-lively (above average) carbonation. Abrupt, bitter finish.

A pretty good beer. Surprised to find out it is listed as an APA. Would have though somewhere between a brown ale, amber or even an IPA. I’d definitely have it again.

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He'Brew Genesis Dry Hopped Session Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 562 ratings