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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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of rfgetz
4.05/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a copper tinted amber, moderate cap of bone white foam. Scent is fruity - tropical and citrus - with a faint grassyness and light sweet malt. Taste is quite pleasant - fruity as nose dictated, crisp and clean, light grassyness, malts detected and lightly sweet but not a feature in the flavor. Again a touch too carbonated coming from Schmaltz, but good. Enjoyed this more than expected, could drink a few in a sitting.

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2/5  rDev -44.3%

Photo of pmcadamis
4.32/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Hazy copper/ bronze brew with a small but good lookin' eggshell head and some nice lace made of tiny little bubbles.

S - Starfruit (yes there really is such a thing.... I worked in the produce department at our local grocery store in high school), hard-shell gumball like you get from the 25 cent glass-globe machine at the mall, and a hint of a lemon-grass wheat note. The hops show up as a subdued floral, as opposed to citrusy or piney, note. Beers always get a high "smell" score from me when they remind me of odd-ball things I haven't thought about in years.

T - More hop presence than in the nose. Biscuity malts behind a grace note of peppery and saltine cracker wheat. Flowery hops. Well balanced and thoroughly drinkable.

M - Medium bodied, but solidly built. Super creamy at first but finishing quite dry, almost sandy.

This is a well rounded and solidly brewed beer. Hoppy, but not over-done. I like the hint of wheat without a big time wheat presence that might take away from the hops. Actually, now that I'm looking at the bottle I'm surprised that the hop notes came off as floral to my palate. Centennial, cascade, warrior, and simcoe are listed on the front label. Aren't those usually citrus/pine/ American Northwest hops? Good beer whatever is in it!

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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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Photo of Amalak
3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A. Caramel color with a solid white bubbly head and a good deal of lacing. It has an incredible amount of sediment. It looks gelatinous it is so thick. Some bubbles working their way through the middle.

S. Solid hoppy scent.

T. It has a caramel sweetness. A bit of floral undertone mixed with a grape flavor. Malty with some hoppy bite.

M. More smooth than a carbonated tingle, but a mix of both.

O. It's good and crisp, but is missing that great defining flavor. Everything is solid, if unmemorable.

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of mralphabet
3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Poured a hazy copper color with a nice 1/2 a finger of head that settles to a nice thin layer with great lacing from start to finish.

S: Great mix of sweet malt, caramel, floral hops... Very nice mix.

T: A very good mix and balance of floral hops and sweet caramel malt flavor. The malt hits upfront very quickly, then the hops really shows up in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with a very light carbonation, feels a little watered down at first but a little oily in the finish as it warms up.

O: This is an excellent well balanced beer... Not to overly hoppy and not to overly sweet. Just a very good beer, well worth looking for.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of GossageBrewery
3.03/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this 12 oz bottle, American Pale Ale, into a pint glass. This brew poured a clear amber color produced a decent white head and featured average retention and lacing. The aroma of this APA consisted of malted grain, some caramel and citric hops. Medium in body, this ale consisted of pale malts, caramel, spice and citric hops. Average APA.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of MoreThanWine
3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a massive 3" custard frothy head with quite a long life. The body is clear and a cross between golden and amber. It smells nice, moderately of hops, citrus, and malt. The taste surprisingly is milder than the smell and has the hops and malt but no citrus. The finish drops off immediately, though there's an aftertaste from the hops. Decent.

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Photo of claspada
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a fairly clear, amber color with a white, foamy head that recedes to leave some spotty lacing.

Aromas begin with the zesty, spicy, citrusy hops. Then as it warms you can detect some pale malt sweetness, slightly bready as well, with just a bit of caramel.

The tastes follow the nose but slightly in reverse with the modest pale malt sweetness, lightly bready with an emerging vague caramel sweetness. The same hoppy spiciness, citrus, but also a bit of earthiness. Definitely sufficiently bitter and becomes more so as it warms.

The mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with medium carbonation. The finish is fairly bitter, zesty and drying.

Overall, this is a decent American Pale Ale. I'm not totally digging on the hop combo though. A bit to resiny and bitter for a Pale Ale. More of an IPA bitterness level with an insufficient malt backbone. Not my favorite so I probably won't revisit anytime soon.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a deep-amber/copper colored brew with a big white head. The head is billowy and fades over a few minutes to leave some decent lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The smell is largest of a strong bready aroma. Mixed with this aroma are some aromas of a grapefruit hop as well as a lighter pine smell. Rather nice.

Taste – The taste starts with a bready flavor mixed with a light caramel sweetness and some grapefruit hop. The grapefruit grows stronger and is accompanied by some more floral hop tastes. As these come to light, the sweetness begins to fade. As the taste advances more toward the end, a pine taste then comes to the tongue. In the end a slightly bitter and bready flavor are left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the average side in its thickness with a carbonation level that is rather low. The body is decent for the flavors and the session style of the brew, but a higher level of carbonation would have made it more “session” like.

Overall – A pretty tasty brew. It had a good hop taste profile with a decent balance of the taste, as there was a lighter sweetness and some bready flavors mixed with the hop.

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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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