Continuing on with the He’Brew sample pack, the next one up is an American Pale Ale with 5.2% Alcohol By Volume (ABV) called He’Brew Genesis Dry Hopped Session Ale. As I predicted, more and more “session” beers are showing up these days, and here is another example.
He’Brew Genesis Dry Hopped Session Ale is a deep golden into amber colored beer, topped with a small but durable off-white head. The lacing coverage is fairly extensive.
The nose has some pale malts, but the focus is on a fruity and citrusy hop.
The malts emerge with more complexity in the taste, adding Munich and a touch of caramel, with faint fruity esters in the transition, finishing in a floral, grassy and citrusy hop region. The mouth is medium bodied and fairly actively carbonated.
It has been a while since I had the regular Genesis Ale that its Dry Hopped Session Ale is based on, but this version is a pretty tasty Pale Ale, although it doesn’t really break out of the very large pack. Nice beer to drink a few of from this variety pack, but Genesis Dry Hopped Session Ale probably isn’t a beer I would seek out on its own.
He’Brew Genesis Dry Hopped Session Ale : B-
He’Brew Genesis Dry Hopped Session Ale Specs
Malts: Specialty 2-Row, Munich, CaraMunich 40, Wheat, Dark Crystal
Hops: Warrior, Centennial, Cascade
Dry Hop: Centennial, Cascade, Simcoe