Jam Session | NoDa Brewing Company

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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:
470
Reviews:
50
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
9.59%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
108
For Trade:
5
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of metter98
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear light amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short off white head. It poured with a short white head that died down, leaving a patch of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of orange citrus along with a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and is perfectly sessionable. It isn't over the top in terms of hops but has nice orangey flavors.

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

Watch out beer world! The new look of Pale Ale is here! No longer are we relegated to the grapefruit-only flavor of Cascade and Centennial- but these newer hops are stepping out of Imperial IPAs and finding comfort in simply pure American Pale.

The ale opens with the bright honey-amber color with smidgens of copper and orange. Its mild haze is a testament to the beer's largely unfettered character. A fluffy white head builds an arid column of foam that shows persistent staying power and laces the glass with well defined rings at each drink.

Bright and juicy aromatics abound with a plethora of fruit flavor- red grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, and something lemony all frame a melody of tropical and citrus fruit. Even the backbone of caramel, cookie, toast and honey seem to give the fruit flavors a plumper or riper effect. The hop's herbal grassiness offers up a hint of chive heading into that first taste.

Similarly in taste, its the bright sweetness from malt that seem to add a fructose lift to the hoppy flavors. Seemingly bursting with fruit juice and tropical punch is almost "cream sickle" until the earthy bitterness reminds me of the beer underneath. Herbal with freshly mulled grasses, the ale trends more bitter than sweet with a taste of pine needles and sappy resinous flavors to close.

Medium bodied, the ale retains a light malt sweetness and its dissolved creaminess until late in the taste when the beer dries suddenly and leads to an even-keel balance with light warmth and slight grassy astringency.

NoDa is showing that uniqueness of Three Floyds Zombie Dust and Schlafly's Tasmanian IPA aren't all that unique- that this complex and insatiable taste can now be found beer world wide!

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3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: For some reason the bartender though that he was supposed to fill it to the rim so the amber colored liquid arrived headless and a good shake after a few sips generated very little foam

Smell: Graham cracker and toffee, with some citrus and pine

Taste: The graham cracker and toffee malt flavors arrive first, with tangerine and pine making a quick transition in the middle; the finish leans to the hops though the malt balances out the bitterness

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: A decent pale ale, though I would prefer a bit more of an advantage given to the hops

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

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of jlindros
3.64/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Beerness for this beer. Yay cans, 6/09/15.

Pours a mild fizzy foamy whispy head that fades at a med pace, little lacing, hazy very hazy blond orange color.

Nose is interesting, not bad, not sure what rudzud was getting from this, I do get a little herbal tea and iced tea hops, but not a lot, some citrus zest like a lemon/lime zest, some orange tangerine notes, a fresh wort and toasty grainy malt, some pink grapefruit in the background, hint of a coppery grainy malt.

Taste is a bit less of goodness, more of that herbal tea and iced tea notes, not a ton again but enough, some spicy earthy hops, fairly herbal tea eventually, hints of citrus zest, a little tangy zest, a little orange juice but more like old orange juice like way past it's prime, and a little papery pulp flavor. A hint of pink grapefruit way in the background, with more toasty reddish grainy malts coming through, hint crackery and doughy. Finish brings more tea, grapefruit rind, bitter rind with a little earthy spicy hop note lingering, and fairly dry.

Mouth is a bit thin and watery, decent fluffy carb.

Overall not too bad, nothing like rudzud's experience but decent nonetheless, many of the hops seem old or muted but brought a bit of their profiles out, malts were quite meh, overall a so-so beer.

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

Poured from a 16oz can into an imperial pint glass a clear deep golden with a full one finger white head atop that lasted for the duration.Aromas of Amarillo hops abound,leafy,with some sweet onion and aspirin,wich I tend to like,caramel malts show thru more as I drink more.Hops dominate the palate up front with leafy and grassy notes dominating,the aspirin notes also come into play,a biscuity maltiness holds true to the finish but the hops are the show.I really like this pale,the hop profile is fantastic and the alcohol is low so I can drink the four pack without a problem.Solid.

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3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear copper in color with minimal amounts of active visible carbonation rising slowly from the bottom of the glass and some orange highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy off-white head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of tropical/mango, floral, and pine/resin hops over the top of lightly toasted caramel malts.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of lightly toasted malts with a light to moderate amount of caramel sweetness. There are moderate flavors of floral, tropical/mango, and citrus/tangerine hops along with just a touch of pine/resin hops. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness which fades relatively quickly.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Hints of dryness in the finish.

O: Very enjoyable and easy to drink - quite sessionable as the name implies. Nice hop flavors and aromas without being overpowering or too aggressive. Definitely one that I will be grabbing again.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Jam Session from NoDa Brewing Company
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