Jam Session | NoDa Brewing Company

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3.83/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
NoDa Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States
nodabrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Daktah on 02-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,662
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
485
pDev:
9.66%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
114
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 485 |  Reviews: 53
Photo of dflo32
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JayQue
3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty good APA. Pours from a 16 oz can, a dark gold slightly hazy color with a big white foamy head. Head retention is fairly good and there are thick patches of lacing on the sides of the pint glass. Aroma is mild citrusy hops. Taste is a balance between mild citrusy hops and bready malt. Pleasant, nicely balanced but with some bitterness. Mouthfeel is light, crisp with a adecent level of bitterness. Nothing exceptional here, but a nice sessionable beer.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DrMindbender
3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JKG
3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jwclt
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ordybill
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear amber color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is full of fruit and some hops. The taste is citrus, hops and grass. the taste follows the nose.

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Photo of C_Adams
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tcorbs88
4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mparrish85
4.31/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rallyr32
3.31/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of moodenba
3.21/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Tall can of Noda Jam Session Pale Ale cooled to 50 F and poured into a glass in September, 2017.

This is a fairly generic, but hoppy, Pale Ale in the style of (possibly) a session American IPA. I had this following the Noda Hop Drop 'n Roll, and it seemed to be a definite let down. It's a good beer but has little to distinguish it from many other modern ales.

[I read SixpackSlim's review of Jam Session that references Hop Drop 'n roll in a way similar to this review. I didn't read that review until after I wrote this one!]

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Photo of Hoptometrist
3.49/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Drhall36
3.66/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Khutso
4.63/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of EMV
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a tallboy can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Clear light golden copper pour. 2 fingers of foamy white head. Great lacing.

S: Herbal and floral... biscuity.

T/F; Grainy/bready malts... light in body. Fairy bitter hop profile. Mild citrus... earth and pine. Sharp with more bitterness at the finish.

O: Bitter for an APA, with decent flavor. Easily sessionable with enough going on to be interesting. Definitely one I'd have again.

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Photo of South2NW
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stucat
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AGB
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Blackop555
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours orangeish gold. Tall, foamy, white head that turns into a rocky head that lasts a while.

Smells malts, floral, citrus and light grassiness.

Tastes citrus peel, floral and bready malt at start. Then grassy and bitter and citrus peel. Finish is dry with a nice bitter citrus peel linger medium body and fizzy medium carbonation.

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Photo of fosters9
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tharper178
4.71/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SixpackSlim
3.08/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Good easy drinking smooth beer. Very difficult to rate after you have had the Noda hop drop n roll.... which is excellent ! PA vs. an IPA not fare I guess . Worth trying

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Photo of KenC
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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Jam Session from NoDa Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 485 ratings