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Sierra Nevada Nooner Session IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Nooner Session IPASierra Nevada Nooner Session IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

807 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 807
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 7
Gots: 67 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DaltonC on 02-23-2014)
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - A standard pour yields two fingers worth of slightly late to develop fluffy light khaki colored froth comprised of loads of big chunky bubbles... Really good retention gives way to a mostly full thick whipped froth with a bit of a rocky top... The color is a medium golden bronze... A moderate bit of moderate paced carbonation... Gobs of lacing clings to the sides of the glass...

S - A nice aromatic nose that can be detected well away from the glass... Their is a pilseresque malt presence... The hops are muted but present... They take on a mix of mostly citrus and grapefruit with a hint of floral mixed in... A light flaky white dough malt presence lingers a bit beneath the surface... Quite pleasant...

T - A light malty presence to starts with biscuit and the aforementioned pilsner quality... Next comes a rush of grapefruit that continues to intensify throughout... Some faint lemon zest notes as well... The use of whole cone hops adds a certain aggressiveness to the palate the last throughout each and every sip... Simple straight forward and rather effective...

M - On the lighter side of medium bodied... Clean and crisp... A light carbonated bite throughout... A slightly astringent dry finish...

D - A very good Session IPA and a pretty good all around American IPA... I'm not a huge fan of the session IPA craze, so I'm not sure I would drink this with regularity, but it's not a bad brew by any means... It's what I've come to expect from Sierra Nevada - solidly above average with no real flaws... This one fits that description perfectly...

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 18:23:01 | More by philbe311
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Sierra Nevada Nooner Session IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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