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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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3.59/5
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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:
#38,285
Reviews:
126
Ratings:
561
pDev:
13.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
54
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Ratings: 561 |  Reviews: 126
Photo of teamwiggum
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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Photo of Hellpop65
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of shelby415
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of mig100
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cjgiant
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of dertyd
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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 ThisWangsChung
3.22/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottle says 5.5%

A: Pours a hazy dark copper color. The head is a two finger yellow shade. While it fades to one finger relatively rapidly, at that point the head retains itself quite well.

S: There's a decent amount of piny, weed-like dankness juxtaposing touches of grapefruit. Malts definitely come through with prevalent caramel and toffee. Not my preferred style of pale ale, but definitely acceptable.

T: At first, there are wisps of dank weed backing a sweet-ish malt backbone, while the finish is mostly mild, pleasant grapefruit. Bitterness is well restrained. It kind of lacks flavor, to be honest. But there's no one element that turns me away, either: it's fairly harmonious and balanced.

M: This is where this brew succeeds. It's light-feeling, crisp, and goes down quite easy. The low carbonation actually works because the finish has a good dryness to it.

O: Not overly interesting, but pleasant enough. I don't really see how it's a session ale at 5.5%. Not a bad beer, and not one I'd ever turn down; doubt I'd buy it for myself again, though.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.2/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a He'Brew shaker pint glass. From the 2012 Holiday gift pack.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy copper amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of off white head that recede into a thin layer. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.

Smell: Aroma is a solid mix of hops and malts. Earthy hops with a little touch of pine and floral hops. Hints of citrus orange, pineapple, and grapefruit. Fairly grassy and musty. Solid presence of bready malts with hints of biscuit, caramel, toffee, toast, and cracker. Aroma is very balanced between the hops and malts. Its a solid smelling beer.

Taste: Like the smell indicates, a very solid taste that is balanced. Upfront is a hop taste that is moderately bitter. Notes of citrus orange, pineapple,lemon, and grapefruit. Grassy and floral hops with a little pine resin. The malts come in with a good taste of biscuit, yeast, sweet caramel, toffee, crackers, and toast. Good balance between the sweetness and bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, crisp, and fairly drying. Very smooth.

Overall: A pretty good take on an American Pale Ale. Well balanced and very tasty.

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

Photo of pkalix
4.27/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a coppery color with little head to speak of. caramel-ly flavor with some small hoppy sensations (is that what 'dry-hopped' means? i have to research that). light bodied, low alcohol, easy drinking (that's where the "session" comes from, i think), and a slight bitterness at the finish. others are writing of more hoppiness-maybe i have found that median of malts and hops i can easily drink(?). it an easily drinkable brew but a far cry from the belgians i have immersed myself in the last several months. i really should climb down from that ladder but i'm quite obstinate lately....

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Photo of cdwil
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of bubseymour
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of Mikexw
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Stofko1992
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of deonreds
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of khargro2
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of bumchilly25
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of xnicknj
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

on tap at devils den in philly

Pours a hazy golden auburn color with a thicker crop of white head resting on top. Retains nicely with a cloud of film resting on top, leaving coating lacing on the glass.

Fairly bitter and hoppy in the nose with an underlying current of citrus. Orange peel with grainy malts and soft sweetness.

Splash of bitter hops right up front along with some citrus and orange peel. Grainy malts with some bready tones. Slight sweetness with caramel. Finishes dry with another touch of piny bitterness.

Medium body, well carbonated, dry and lingering on the tongue. A decent, sessionable beer, but there's some better ones out there.

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Photo of Brenden
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one is an orange-brown color with a bit of haze to it. It forms an off-white head that retains about a full finger all the way and leaves creamy spotting and patches of lacing well down the glass.
The aromatics are interesting, starting with a dark breads (almost like pumpernickel) malty base. On top of that are some citrus and leafy hops notes and a bit of spiciness.
There's a very nice balance in the flavor, and its low alcoholic content without the sacrifice of flavor makes this a great session beer, however one understands it. Bready malts add a bit of caramel and the spiciness remains, while a bit more strength is added to the leafy and citrus hops presence. There's even a ghost of something herbal peeking through in the finish.
The body is about medium but needs just a little more to it. There's a crispness that stops just short of spritzy and leads to a smoothness, but the crisp bite never quite backs off. It just verges on being a little too thin.

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Photo of rderedin
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle pours a hazed copper color with a fine-bubbled beige head. Retention is ok, and lacing forms a nice ring and collar.

Nose is herbal, floral and leafy hops with a complimentary toast and earth malt. Dry-hopped session ale made me think something tropical and west-coasty, but this is definitely English/East Coast leaning...which is fine, but just find the turn of events muy interesante.

Taste follows suit with the deeper malty flavors providing a bit of depth. The hops are complimentary which is always nice to find...the leafy varietal fits in well. There is even a bit of raisin-esque fruitiness lurking in the background. It drinks like a session ale, fast, smooth and effortless. Good beer, the more (fresh) Shmaltz offerings I have, the more I am impressed with them, most of their standard fare are very solid representations.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.33/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Comes out of the tap an opaque dark honey-golden with a thick, fine-bubbled, pale wheat head. Aroma is VERY hoppy, more woody than evergreen, with fruity and malty hints. Flavor is mainly hoppy, quite bitter and woody, with malty and fruity notes and a whisper of honey. Firm, ragged texture has plenty of life and fizz. If you like IPAs, this one is for you. Dry-hopped beers rock!

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Photo of gtermi
4.02/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer pours a copper color with a very thick, 3 finger head. It leaves a lot of lace on the glass as the beer fades.

S: Tons of malt in this beer! There is a tiny bit of hops mixed in there too, but its not very evident.

T: Again, a lot of malt. It has a nice caramel sweetness that lingers on the tongue for a long time. It also has a nice bread and biscuit taste.

M: This is a very smooth beer. It goes down easy and only has a bit of crispness on the back of the tongue and throat. Perfect for a session beer.

O: This makes a very nice session beer. Low in alcohol, good taste and easy to drink. A very solid beer.

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He'Brew Genesis Dry Hopped Session Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 561 ratings
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