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Notch Session Ale - Notch Brewing

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Notch Session AleNotch Session Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

93 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Notch Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: albern on 03-12-2011)
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

06-06-2012 01:50:24 | More by jp110099
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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-16-2014 01:48:01 | More by liquorpig
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Fletch1dotnet

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.3%

06-13-2014 18:24:21 | More by Fletch1dotnet
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Resuin

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

05-28-2014 03:26:03 | More by Resuin
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle into a shaker glass. sampled on April 26, 2014.

The pour looks correct with its copper-amber color, modest off-white head, and slightly unfiltered haziness.

Nice composite of aromas including roasted caramel, toffee, biscuit, and fragrant grassy, earthy hops.

The body is a bit better than medium.

The taste brings out a quick malty flavor at first and then a quick eruption of hop bitterness that balances it all off in a complex and enjoyable fashion. It lives up to its title of a session beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2014 16:29:02 | More by puboflyons
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BigOldOaf

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

04-19-2014 12:55:09 | More by BigOldOaf
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Cath

New York

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

02-23-2014 19:18:33 | More by Cath
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EnronCFO

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +36.6%

02-19-2014 23:28:10 | More by EnronCFO
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WyethBednar

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

02-13-2014 19:55:23 | More by WyethBednar
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lesdemonsamaporte

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.3%

02-03-2014 16:53:01 | More by lesdemonsamaporte
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

4.31/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Thanks go out to Yamar 18 for the 2 bottles. Cheers, Kevin!

A huge billowy head of foam sitting on a medium golden brew, there's lots of nice lacing.

I get a flowery type of hop aroma backed up by some grain and a bit of sweet malt.

The taste is gracefully balanced with notes of caramel and grainy malt and a flowery hop flavour. A light presence of earth shows up after a few sips in. Dang, this is good.

On the light side of medium bodied with a bit too much carbonation for my liking else the mouthfeel
would be great.

This is one heck of a good session ale at 4.5% abv! Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 14:17:11 | More by Bitterbill
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dizztracted

North Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-17-2014 01:36:48 | More by dizztracted
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rorjets

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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JoeMans

New York

4/5  rDev +9.3%

12-17-2013 05:35:12 | More by JoeMans
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Lebzilla

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-09-2013 16:19:39 | More by Lebzilla
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North Carolina

3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A slow gusher, with a huge head plopped above the hazy amber liquid; as one would expect, the head grows craggy and leaves a lot of lace behind

Smell: Bready, with a lemon edge

Taste: The bready malts form a base upon which the lemony and somewhat grassy hops linger; somewhat herbal, particularly after the swallow

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body; overcarbonated and aqueous

Overall: Although I love good session beers, I am afraid I am not a fan of the flavor profile or the mouthfeel here

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2013 02:03:10 | More by brentk56
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-02-2013 00:41:43 | More by UncleJimbo
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Rob_Arrieta

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

11-24-2013 16:54:55 | More by Rob_Arrieta
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Clear yellow with a ton of head, definitely over carbonated, lots of thick patchy lacing.
S - Grassy hops, pale and bread malt, a hint of citrus zest.
T - Very thin flavor, has the traits mentioned in the aroma, but that its very watery.
M - Thin, lacking feel.
O - Session ale? sure is, but its not big on flavor.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2013 19:20:25 | More by Omnium
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.3%

10-29-2013 01:56:39 | More by DelicateDelirium
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Apathetiq

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18%

09-30-2013 00:41:13 | More by Apathetiq
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wedge

North Carolina

3.51/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an orange-amber color with a quality, tight, creamy looking head. Mellow grassy and floral hop aromas mix with some toasted caramel malt and a trailing slight leafy, resinous note. Light, spicy citrus bitterness, malt, a little tea, and fruity yeast. A little watery, but tasty enough to be a decent session beer. Light bodied and dry with an earthy bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

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Massachusetts

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Notch Session Ale from Notch Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.