Jam Session | NoDa Brewing Company

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87
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469 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
469
Reviews:
50
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
9.59%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
108
For Trade:
5
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Ratings: 469 |  Reviews: 50
Photo of EMV
3.63/5  rDev -6%
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 +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stucat
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AGB
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Blackop555
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
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 -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tharper178
4.71/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SixpackSlim
3.08/5  rDev -20.2%
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 -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dragginballs76
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
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%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JNForsyth
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmorgan310
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Furley80
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bcm75
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Onenote81
3.54/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kylemckinnis
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spags617
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jason_cs
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OldManMetal
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pale ale is deep gold, medium-hazy and effervescent; its giant, pebbly ivory-colored head shows moderate retention and leaves good, sticky slabs and caverns of lacing. The nose is a disappointingly light blend of powdery bitter citrus and toasty malt, with hints of spicy florals and light alcohol overtones. The palate is more assertive than the nose, but not assertive enough for the flavors to rise above the hop bitterness. Up front, the palate leads with a thinnish, somewhat grassy bitter citrus flavor; mid-palate the hop character broadens a bit, showing hints of the florals from the nose and a bit of pine and IPA soapiness, and the bready, very slightly caramelish malt foundation vies in vain for attention. The finish is a good hit of bitter pine, and ends quite dry; the linger is a quite assertive grassy pine bitterness that lasts for quite awhile. Mouthfeel is on point for the light body, and is quite astringent, and the texture is medium-creamy and quite prickly from the aggressive carbonation. (16 oz can, 8 days after pkg)

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Photo of Oakley
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JWhat
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jaycase
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Guituneit
3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.25

Slid up to the bar rather late at night after a bad flight to start a worse business trip. Asked for something refreshing and local to make me feel better. Jam Session filled the bill. Light, citrus but not biting. Hopped just enough to be noticed. NC breweries seem to like carbonation, so this had a tongue tingle, but it didn't get in the way. Very nice, would be great summer day on the porch beer.

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Jam Session from NoDa Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 469 ratings.
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