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:
#33,112
Reviews:
126
Ratings:
561
Liked:
262
Avg:
3.59/5
pDev:
13.09%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
53
Trade:
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Ratings: 561 |  Reviews: 126
Photo of russpowell
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours amber with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Above average lacing & head retention

S: Breadyness & grassyness, pears as this warms

T: Leafy hops, pears, herbal bitterness up front. More pears as this warms, some woody hoppyness & grassyness. Finishes grassy with a bit of orange rind, & little lemon

MF: Medium bodied, light carbonation, so-so balance

Drinks easy enough, but was expecting more, the hops are muted. Maybe this is old, zero dating on the bottle. Looking at the reviews, I hope this isn't 6 months old..

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Photo of atrocity
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle - $1.79 at Total Wine & More in Atlanta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a fairly clear, amber-hued body with a white, foamy head that's just a bit creamyish. Bits of puffy lace on the descent.

Smell: Pale base malts, slightly bready, with just a bit of caramel overridden by zestfully spicy, citrusy hops.

Taste: Modest pale malts, lightly bready with a vague caramel trace to it and just a hint of apparent sweetness. Spice, citrus, but also a small helping of earthiness to sit with from the hops. Sufficiently bitter. Drying, thinning, zesty finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: I thought the previous Genesis Ale rendition was an above average American Pale Ale, and this certainly follows suit.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of woodychandler
3.32/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Ladies and gentlemen, once more, from the cooler of the soon-to-be-famous The Friendly Greek her in Lancaster, PA, we have another bottle deemed worthy of my consumption and review.

From the bottle: "Silver Medal World Beer Championships"; "Top 50 Brewers in the World"; "Kosher Certified Rabbi Approved"; "Why is this beer different from all other beers? In the beginning, there was an idea, and it was good: A Gourmet Kosher Microbrew to celebrate the bounty of our own American land of milk and honey. Witness, a renewed Genesis: the evolution of our first creation! A smidgen of Middle East inspiration, a dash of West Coast ingenuity and an East Coast garden of brewing delights ... Then we tasted it, and it was very good. After 5000 years of civilization, savor a microbrew with the chutzpah to keep calling itself The Chosen Beer. From the Golden Gate to the City of Gold, may HE'BREW join in the blessings of your lives. To life! L'Chaim! [undersigned] Jeremy Cowan, Proprietor"; "MALTS: Specialty 2-Row, Munich, CaraMunich 40, Wheat, Dark Crystal HOPS: Warrior, Centennial, Cascade DRY HOP: Centennial, Cascade, Simcoe".

Why do the "Notes" mention a new recipe and then not give us the specs? For those who may question why I transcribe the verbiage from bottles and CANs, it is because by doing so, I create a semi-permanent record. It eludes me as to why this is not done in the "Notes" section, but since I have the data in front of me, I feel compelled as an archivist to get it transcribed.

It used to drive my ex-Old Lady nuts, but I like utilizing an aggro pour. She claimed that it may disturb the lees, but if that were the case, I would expect the label to give me a Heads Up somewhere. I find that it creates a massive head and really releases the aromatics. Like in this case. Two-plus fingers of dense, rocky, tawny head with great retention were the initial result, followed by a strong grapefruit-citrus odor that filled my kitchen. Hallelujah! I may be personally full of chicken fat, but at least my glass is full of Shmaltz. Color was a deep, burnished copper (SRM = > 17, < 22) with a lot of floaties in evidence. Perhaps they saturated it with hops? Nose had a definitive grapefruit/grassy quality making it hard to parse out the individual pieces parts of this particular puzzle. Mouthfeel was medium and I got caramel malts on the tongue initially until the hops started battling for supremacy. It became a confused melange with one unable to tell where one ended and another began. The finish was dry, certainly hoppy, but I just felt unfulfilled when all was said and done.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.11/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle gushes upon opening? Pours dark amber in color with a tan head. Nose is heavily malty. Lots of caramel, toffee, and toasted bread. Some floral and citrus hop notes, maybe a bit of a spicy note. The flavor is quite malt forward. Bread, toast, toffee, and caramel dominate. There is some hop flavor, but it is a bit restrained. I get more bitterness than anything else from the hops. Light spice and floral notes with hints of citrus. Wasn't a fan of this.

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Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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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Photo of WoodBrew
3.87/5  rDev +7.8%
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 jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of krome
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Lare453
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Half Pint in Rochester, NY.

Pours a very light clear copper, with a half inch head, and a lots of lacing down the glass.

Smells like pine, grass, some light citrus, and malt.

The taste is similar. Manages to be a pretty earthy/grassy/piney hop blast, while still remaining clean and crisp. Not much noticeable flavor from the malts. Some slight citrus flavors, tastes like grapefruit and a bit of orange.

Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, very crisp mouthfeel, very drinkable.

Not the most knockout pale ale you'll ever have, but still quite tasty.

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

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a medium copper amber with a one finger fine white head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of light citrus, tropical fruit, pineapple and light grassy hops. Flavor of citrus hops, biscuit malt, citrus rind with a good citrus, lightly floral hop bitterness on the finish. A very nice pale ale that provides a greater than normal hop satisfaction. Medium bodied and nice mouthfeel for a pale ale. Well done session ale.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a 'tweener beer. It has enough hops (flavor and bite) to warrant an IPA feel, but still a bit light all around. The malt is especially light, although a sharp sweet caramel undertone carries the beer. The hops are headliners, though. It seems they use more than their fair share of the flower to give the beer flavor at 5.2abv.

Quick lemon citrus up front, followed closely by the caramel. A bit spicy and a good shovel of grapefruit rolled in pine needles. I gotta say, for 5.2 it does pack some flava. Still, the caramel seems a bit harsh, and with the pine it almost seems boozy. The bread/malt is not bread enough.

Still, a solid session beer that I will polish off (6pk) very soon.

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Photo of Nichols33
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of LoveStout
3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours an orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma has some toffee and biscuit malt in it, as well as some grass and a little bit of pine from the hops. The flavor has a decent amount of biscuit malt, with the grassy hops standing out. I also get a little bit of pine and maybe a hint of orange from the hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of dwagner003
3/5  rDev -16.4%

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

He'Brew Genesis Dry-Hopped Session Ale
Shmaltz Brewing Company
Style: American Pale Ale (APA)
ABV: 5.20 %

Pours an orangeish amber color with an off white head and plenty of lace. Aroma of fresh sappy pine, herbs, and sugary malts. In the taste, very nice earthy hop notes, caramel, burnt sugar, faint citrus, and some pine. Well balanced with a small hop bite. Medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, smooth and easy drinking. Overall, a well made beer from Hebrew and is quite enjoyable.

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Photo of sd123
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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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