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Notch Session Ale - Notch Brewing

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BA SCORE
83
good

96 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.17%
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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Ratings: 96 | Reviews: 34 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

JKV96, Oct 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

cavemanlawyer1999, Sep 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

SuperHop18, Jul 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Scabbedwings616, Jun 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

liquorpig, Jun 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

Fletch1dotnet, Jun 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Resuin, May 28, 2014
Photo of puboflyons
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

puboflyons, Apr 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

BigOldOaf, Apr 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Cath, Feb 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +36.2%

EnronCFO, Feb 19, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

WyethBednar, Feb 13, 2014
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4.31/5  rDev +17.4%
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.

Bitterbill, Jan 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

dizztracted, Jan 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

rorjets, Jan 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

JoeMans, Dec 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Lebzilla, Dec 09, 2013
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3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
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

brentk56, Dec 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

UncleJimbo, Dec 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Rob_Arrieta, Nov 24, 2013
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3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Omnium, Nov 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Apathetiq, Sep 30, 2013
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3.51/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

wedge, Sep 27, 2013
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Notch Session Ale from Notch Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.