davey101 (751) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 7, 2012
12 oz bottle into a SA perfect pint. I was disappointed that they didn’t list the ABV on the bottle...here I was thinking I discovered a sub-5% abv hoppy brew...oh well
A - Dark amber body. Super fluffy white head with tons of lacing and retention.
S - A smell that instantly reminds me off Hoptimum and 120 minute in terms of the sweetness...only this is 5.2% abv..crazy! Super sweet and piney hops with a great cracker maltiness. I can’t describe the exact aroma, but its precisely what I love in an IPA, and this is a pale.
T - Falls a bit short, but still tasty. Sweet and piney hops with caramel malts. Biterness is quite low despite the large hop presence. mouth feel is watery and thin though.
O - Kind of an odd beer with lots of key words thrown in. Session beer...yes, but I was hoping it was less abv. Dry hopped? Oh hell yes! This is my first Schmaltz beer and I love it. One of the best pales I’ve had.
portableparty (2347) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber color with a thin off white head that fades to a thin collar. Aroma is malt and dry muted hops. Taste has a decent hop presents with the caramel malt really showing through the end. Palate is medium and chalky with a dry finish. Pretty decent. MrBeerFanatic (1052) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2012
Light murky medium amber with more red hues and a frothy head. Aromas of a balence of pine/herbal hops and caramel/slight toffee. Flavors of light pine hops with a backbone of toffee. Has a light nuttyness as well. Leaves a pine like dry/bitterness in the finish. Medium dry, medium bitter, and a decent balance hop/malt ratio in the flavors. ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2012
A self-proclaimed cross between a West Coast pale and an amber ale, huh? It looks the part with a color that’s right between the two styles, all beneath a small, but firm and fine off-white head. It has a really great aroma, bold and hoppy for an amber with a hint of breadiness and sweetness that’s more West Coast than what you’d experience in your everyday amber. Delicious! It’s smooth and slightly creamy in the mouth with a thickness that normally would make for an odd beer of this low of maltiness, but their use of grains and hops really makes this beer work. The finish is easy, with no residual sweetness or hoppiness. It’s here that you can tell that the dry-hopping was so important. It filled the gaps in what could have been an otherwise slightly average beer, while not forcing you to take a snap of bitterness in the throat: something that would have been completely inappropriate for this style. Although Genesis doesn’t get too many kudos among other reviewers, I think this is a fantastic beer, and much better than I expected. unclemike (3115) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bronze colored and with a clean body, the thin and messy head portrayed a nice looking beer. The aroma reminded me of wet grass and honey with a floral hop bouquet. Light malts were in the taste and with a crisp hop finish this brew was full of grapefruit in the aftertaste
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2012
12 oz bottle. Clear amber with a puffy off-white head. Nose is caramel. orange and musky hops. Medium light with a soft tingle. Taste is toffee, grass and candied lemon peel. Nice malt sweetness with hints of bitterness. Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a slightly hazy, deep red color with a scant off white head. The nose has a citrus, hoppy nose with a touch of apple and malt sweetness. The flavor has a forward bitterness with the citrus hanging around the whole way. A little toasted malt is in the background. Medium to full bodied with a fairly crisp finish. A solid pale ale. BREWMUSKCLES (2673) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2012
yeah we had a "session" during the hard times. smooth, malty and carmel corn sweet. floral and citrus hop. moderately strong mouthfeel with a peppery component and a lighter bitter finish. bth122 (1547) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Bottle, obx. Poure a amber color, medium head. Wonderful floral/citrus hop aroma. Medium light bitter, medium light body. Nice caramel malts overwelmed by fresh citrus/floral hopl. Enjoyed this. gramity (1638) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 24, 2012
Dark orange color, a little cloudy, some head that lingers nicely. Caramel malt aroma with a little citrus and grass from the hops. Taste is alright. Malt and bitterness balance pretty well. Not enough hops though. Mouthfeel and carbonation are good though. An ok session ale.