Sierra Nevada Nooner Session IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Jimmys:
3.69/5 rDev +1.7%
12 oz bottle into tulip glass. I believe bottled on 02-21-14.
A: a hazy orangey hue brew. some conditioning providing the haze. bright white frothy head. decent retention. lacing not so much.
S: a lot of pine, but not over the top. very herbal aroma. earthy even. not finding that citrus aroma discussed on the neck label.
T: a soft citrus flavor and more of that herbal hoppiness. definitely has some biscuit malt toast flavor to it. not a ton. bitterness into the finish, but fleeting. I think this thing is on the verge of oxidation, but not quite yet.
M: moderate amount of carb. light/medium bodied.
D: overall, a pretty easy drinking, hoppy, but light ale. a good brew, but it definitely left me wanting a littlee more. maybe a little brighter hop character, a little more malt character. certainly not bad by any means, just want more of everything.
05-23-2014 01:58:47 | More by Jimmys
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3.35/5 rDev -7.7%
This IPA fits the bill of a sessionable IPA.
In a pint glass it was gold in color. There was a white head with a little bit of lace.
Floral aroma with a little touch of sweet malt.
Flowery, piney taste. Again there was some malt, more bready than anything else.
On the hoppy side.
Fairly good beer, one you can drink a few of.
04-16-2014 18:22:47 | More by lordofthewiens
2.63/5 rDev -27.5%
12 oz bottle. Pours slightly hazy light golden orange with a big frothy white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is biscuit malt and grassy, almost metallic, hops. Like SN Pale.
The flavor is biscuity malts with pretty good sized grassy bitterness and a touch of fruit. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with sharp carbonation.
Overall, this tastes like what I remember SN Pale tasting like. Would be interesting to do a side by side since I haven't had the Pale in a while.
03-07-2014 02:50:29 | More by Beaver13
4.04/5 rDev +11.3%
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic pint.
Appearance: Clear, light gold with thick, sustained, frothy white head and nice lacing.
Smell: Citrus, tropical notes, berry and apple.
Taste: Dried out malts with light tea and cracker. Grapefruit, tropical notes, berry and spicy notes contribute to the fairly complex hops. Finish is bitter, especially for a "Session IPA".
Feel: Light body with ample carbonation. Extremely dry finish, bordering on tart.
Overall: Great example of a Session IPA, or American Bitter as I like to call them. Kind of ironic that my biggest gripe is that it is too bitter, when I usually think the style could use a little more bitterness.
03-08-2014 19:41:46 | More by bsp77
4.05/5 rDev +11.6%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big three finger off white head which slowly fades into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing.
Smell: A juicy and fairly earthy hop forward aroma with hints of citrus and grass. Citrus hops with hints of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, and tangerine. Earthy and floral hop hints with some grass and pine. Pale malt background with hints of grains, caramel, cracker, and yeast. A pretty nice IPA aroma.
Taste: Like the aroma, an earthy and juicy hop forward taste with good notes of citrus and grass. Upfront floral and earthy hop presence with notes of grass and pine resin. Citrus hop notes of orange peel, grapefruit, lemon, tangerine, and pineapple. Bready pale malt backing with notes of grains, cracker, caramel, and yeast. A pretty solid session IPA taste.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy and slightly oily with a drying finish.
Overall: A solid take on a session IPA. Good hop taste with a light smooth body.
06-12-2014 03:49:44 | More by MattyG85
4/5 rDev +10.2%
Sierra Navada Nooner
What a name . . . pfff !
Poured into pint glass
A: Nice, typical lookin' ipa
S: Like this one. Pine and sunshine. Yes, I can smell the sunshine (maybe just wishful thinking)
T: Piney, Yummy hops and a bitter finish
M: Smooth drinkable summer style sessionable ipa with good carbination
O: Good job S.N. ! Put this in a can and I'll buy more
03-16-2014 17:03:12 | More by GOBLIN
4.23/5 rDev +16.5%
Packaged on 1/29/14 here goes a highly anticipated beer for myself...I'm a big fan of hoppy offerings from Sierra Nevada. I got a call from wvsabbath to pick up his reserved case of this new to Pittsburgh offering, I said without hesitation yeah I can split that case with you. Pours a light pale copper hue with a big billowing off white head, forms a rocky dimpled textured head that floats well above the rim of the glass. Lacing is chunky and sporadic what a great looking beer out of Chico, CA. Aroma light grassy, heavy vegetal hop notes green onion/garlic combo for me in this one with pungent whole leaf hop herbal/dank qualities. As it warms a bit more light tropical hops hit the nares in a good way. Flavor has enough biscuit malt/bready character to stand up to the big hop additions. At 4.8% abv I could definitely get used to this beer as a regular in my rotation. Hops hit with a wave of bitterness and settles into a mix of cereal malts and hop dank bitterness, the earthy herbal notes come out with a bit of mary jane dank hop flavor but finishes dry and pretty clean. The magnificent malts show up with flavor more so than in other recently released California session IPAs. Well balanced hop up session IPA I'm ready for some more and I'm pissed to only have one more, I had to water one of my favorite local bartenders...Heath from Mad Mex earned himself a 3 way IPA sampler in the form of Nooner, Snow Wit, and Blindfold IPAs. Texture is moderately carbonated light to medium bodied, flows nicely slick but not oily textured. The beer drinks way to easily, this is great warm weather drinking IPA. Overall, I can't wait to try more of this year's Sierra Nevada releases, with the fresh hop series adding two new beers different from Estate, Northern Hemisphere, and Southern Hemisphere IPAs.
03-18-2014 04:40:32 | More by WVbeergeek
Sierra Nevada Nooner Session IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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