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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

980 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 980
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 17
Gots: 117 | 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:
Beer added by: DaltonC on 02-23-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of BlueMoon10
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bkwhoppa66
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Just very weak. Name is probably carrying this beer more than it should.

Photo of Baab200
3.06/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Bn2346
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good overall finish. Enjoyable Pilsner style beer

Photo of leantom
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

I'm admittedly reviewing a very old bottle of SA Nooner IPA. Here goes:

A: Still looks good. Pours a huge head that leaves a ton of lacing. However, the carbonation in the glass is somewhat lacking (I attribute this fact to age more than anything).

S: Smells good, but rather simple. Lots of floral spice, lemongrass, citrus, and white pepper. Some biscuity malt as well.

T: Follows the nose. Very floral with a back-up of biscuit.

F: Only really bad part about the beer. Very light and watery. Perhaps this is because of the lack of malt sugars, but I've found other session beers that have been able to supply a full mouthfeel to their low-abv bodies.

O: Good, but not great.

Photo of jonaspb
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wayne17
3.12/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kodiak1341
4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of potownbill
2.88/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Overall, good in 3 of the 5 categories, but falls woefully short in the taste category.
This is a fine looking beer. Golden yellow, perfectly clear, with a nice white head.
Aroma is spot on for a pilsner. Bready, crisp, with subtle hops.
Mouthfeel is fine, with a moderate amount of carbonation
Taste is sub-par. The first taste was old root vegetables. There was a lemony aftertaste, but what lingered was staleness.
Overall impression was not positive, based on the taste.
Not sure if this was a bad bottle. I bought it from a place that has the highest reputation for quality.

Photo of Goodspeed83
3.91/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bradcochran1234
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KMitch
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Newbyjam
4.29/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ArkyPalmer
3.19/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gspeer711
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StJamesGate
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tarnished gold with pocked, crusting off white froth. 4
Crusty, doughy fresh loaf with soap, leaf, and lemon oil hops - mild but fragrant. 3.75
Toasty grain with big juicy orange sneaking in early and turning more oily tangerine and salty grapefruit hops. 3.75
Slight white melon finish and pop of numbing linger.
Only just past light, slick, slightest chew. 3.5


-- Juicy little hit of citrus and real IBUs - not many but they’re there. It being SN, there’s malt still no matter how many hops, but in this case it might be a bit much: it pushes it towards being a punchy English-style pale. Combine that with a greasy yet slightly thin body, and - nice though it is - I’m not sure this hits the concept of a beer I want to session. 3.75

SN, with their size + skill, could’ve made All Day. They didn’t.

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of double2chin
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of robear
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Keelin
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of RBorsato
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of jmryan8
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Bradrey5
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattFox
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of TEKNISHE
3/5  rDev -17.4%

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Sierra Nevada Nooner Session IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 980 ratings.