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RATINGS: 320   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
This is the new recipe replacing the original He’Brew Genesis ale. Balanced between a West Coast style pale and amber ale with just enough malt sweetness to highlight a flurry of hop aroma and flavor. Witness the evolution of our original creation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 1, 2012
Bottle. Thin head in golden light copper. Thin woody hop nose. Session in the middling craft sense but a bit high in ABV. Light flavour. Woody hops. Good for a few at the game or a. Barbeque.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AWISLguy (1890) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Bottle from ck1 - thanks bro! Pours a copper color with fine bubbles and a rapidly disappearing off-white head. Aroma is of dark fruits, sweet caramel, anise and some tangy,earthy spices. Taste has super sweet fruits, candied sugar, caramel, bread, grapes and some straw. Finishes sweet and grapey with some length, giving it a champagne-type end. Not a big fan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Sampled in a small bottle. Pours bright orange and has big time malts. Just a little bit of spices that are nice on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Bright amber brew with a bit of white head. Nose of earth and grassy hops, some caramel as well. Flavors of bread and citrus with some spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6841) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off white, mostly lasting. Body is medium to dark amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain/bread, caramel), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit), with a light note of diacetyl. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic, lightly astringent. Ordinary aroma, a bit buttery. Ok flavor balance, although a bit citric. Nice lasting head, but overall a pretty bog standard pale ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7408) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Bottled. Poured a lovely shade of coppery-orange with a creamy cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up juicy orange, mango, and pineapple over caramel, a touch of molasses, and something earthy/fruity that I couldn’t quite place. The flavor opened with bitterness and a bit of sourness.. caramel and dark bready sweetness at the core.. quite bitter on the edges, but aside from a mild citrus component, the bitterness was nondeScript.. finished bitter with some fruity and caramel sweetness. Light-medium bodied and bitter as mentioned on the palate.. I enjoyed the nose, but it was downhill for me after that.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gsmitty80 (2083) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2012
I think this was one of the smoothest and enjoyable Pale Ales that i have had. Nice in color and pour with a great head that laced well. Aroma was of floral hops and taste was semi sweet malt with a great hop balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DialSquare (3582) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2012
12oz bottle from ABC. Murky orange copper pour. Aroma is bread, citrus and cereal. Tastes are vegital hops with sweet malts, caramel, bread. Eh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chad9976 (1473) - Albany, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2012
I tried He’Brew’s original "Genesis Ale" several years ago and hated it. I chalked it up to a bad bottle but never got around to giving it a proper re-review. This is as close as I come, although technically He’Brew Genesis Dry Hopped Session Ale is a different brew. It’s definitely better than the original, but it’s still an average beer at best and it’s incorrectly named.

I poured a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Pretty dark orange/brick red hue; clear body with visible carbonation. Forms a generous, dirty white, foamy head which laces and retains quite well.

Smell: For a beer that boasts that it’s dry hopped it’s surprisingly mild in the aroma department. Faint notes of citrus and some malty sweetness, but otherwise neutral and mute.

Taste: This is one of those beers that doesn’t really know what it wants to be. American pale ale would probably be the best way to classify it, but He’Brew Genesis Dry Hopped Session Ale wants to be something else as you can probably tell from the name. It’s got the basic composition of a pale ale, but instead of genuine hop taste it’s more of a general bitterness. Mild up front with light bitterness, then a strong wave of malty/confectionary sweetness followed by a drying bitter flavor and sensation. It finishes quite clean, which I suppose is the point since it wants to be sessionable.

Still, the flavors that are here aren’t particularly enjoyable. The sweetness is reminiscent of the flavors often found in a Marzen-type lager with hints of toffee and yellow lollipop. Despite the label’s indication of three types of hops used in the boil there isn’t much hop taste. It’s just a dry sensation.

Drinkability: While I didn’t particularly enjoy drinking this beer, at least I didn’t have to struggle with it. The mouthfeel is on the lighter end with fine carbonation and it goes down very smooth with just a slightly pasty aftertaste, but that’s not what makes a beer a "session ale." Session beer is traditionally classified by ABV and should be no stronger than 4% in the UK or 4.5% in the USA. He’Brew Genesis Dry Hopped Session Ale weighs in at 5.6% - far too heavy to be a session beer or even "sessionable" by most standards. Although it’s not the potency that keeps this from being a session beer, it’s the uninspired palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmohno (1323) - Iowa, USA - MAY 13, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2012 Hazy light amber short head,little lacing. Aroma is malt/breadiness a little roast minimal to no hop aroma a slight bit of ripe fruit.No flurry of hop armoa here as described. Taste is fairly toasty with dark toffe notes slight chocolate notes, a bit salty with some hop grassiness some yeastyness,some citrus a bit of fruit.Salty finish that is more noticable than the bittering almost. Its ok

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