Jam Session | NoDa Brewing Company

Jam SessionJam Session
BA SCORE
3.83/5
476 Ratings
Jam SessionJam Session
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Daktah on 02-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,953
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
476
pDev:
9.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
109
Trade:
5
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 476 |  Reviews: 51
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

Photo of Dragginballs76
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours copper color with thick soapy white head that lasts a god bit, excellent lacing all around the glass.

Aroma - Aroma lots of malts and green tea, mild hop notes and hints of floral.

Taste - Biscuit and malts, barley, light hops and little floral taste.

Feel - Light bodied well carbonated clean crisp.

Overall - A very good pale ale nice flavor and very clean taste.

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Photo of ryanuncle9
4.44/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JNForsyth
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmorgan310
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Furley80
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bcm75
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Onenote81
3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of spags617
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

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Jam Session from NoDa Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 476 ratings
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