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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
83
good

955 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 955
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 12
Gots: 103 | 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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Photo of Auraan
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a gorgeous clear light amber with slight golden highlights when held to light with three fingers of nice, fluffy white head. A very pretty looking beer, especially for its style. Scents of tropical fruit, peach, orange flesh, some grassy and floral hops and lemon peel with an underlying, yeasty, bready aroma balancing the hops. A fairly nice aroma showcasing typical West Coast hop aromas, though not as intensely as many of the other session IPAs. The malt presence is also higher in the aroma. Taste begins hoppy, with medium-high bitterness and notes of orange flesh, tropical fruit, melon, some bready malt and slight citrus peel. This moves into a more bitter middle with notes of grapefruit peel, and hints of grapefruit flesh. Finish is dry with strong notes of grapefruit peel and a hint of grainy malt. Aftertaste is grainy malt and bitter grapefruit peel. A good overall flavor profile that is quite hoppy, though not as much as Stone's session IPA. The flavor profile here is more balanced between bitter hop flavors and sweeter fruity notes with malt leading into more bitterness as the sip progresses. A good overall flavor profile and quite drinkable as a result. Mouthfeel is light bodied with moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. Quite the drinkable beer as a result. Overall this is a nice attempt at a session IPA that aims to be both flavorful, yet balanced. It has big hoppy flavors but balances them with a slight, yet present breadiness and sweetness. The aroma also reflects this balance, being less hop forward than some other examples of the style. The mouthfeel is light and easy to drink and all this combines to make quite the nice session ale.

Auraan, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of Topher78
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Topher78, Wednesday at 09:21 PM
Photo of jperry4848
4.84/5  rDev +33.3%

jperry4848, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of smi69
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

smi69, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of KyleSweetsema
4.12/5  rDev +13.5%

KyleSweetsema, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of CampusCrew
4/5  rDev +10.2%

CampusCrew, Nov 05, 2014
Photo of T1i1m1
4.16/5  rDev +14.6%

T1i1m1, Nov 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

gwilikers6, Nov 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

spycow, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of BMMillsy
3.81/5  rDev +5%

On tap at The Top in Gainesville. Pours slightly hazy golden with a small fluffy white head. Not a huge aroma here but some nicely floral hop aromatics with a hint of hay and light fruits. Flavor is lightly bitter, crisp, with a nice mix of grass, light citrus, and floral notes, and of course some of that characteristic SN flavor in there that I can’t describe. Light bodied with plus carbonation. Nice beer.

BMMillsy, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of SCanthony
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

SCanthony, Oct 31, 2014
Photo of jvodom
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

jvodom, Oct 31, 2014
Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

The nooner session is decent but not as good as others....e.g. Founders All Day. The beer pours a nice golden color with thin white head. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a solid offering but not the best.

WoodBrew, Oct 31, 2014
Photo of Eddyfunt
3.32/5  rDev -8.5%

Eddyfunt, Oct 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

dannymo24, Oct 29, 2014
Photo of aklude
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

aklude, Oct 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

SINKTIPS_N_SUDS, Oct 28, 2014
Photo of Angling_and_brewing
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Angling_and_brewing, Oct 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

WestHam973, Oct 27, 2014
Photo of JohnBender
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

JohnBender, Oct 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

mmw930Brew, Oct 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Renegawam, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of Joskater
4.4/5  rDev +21.2%

Joskater, Oct 20, 2014
Photo of Spikester
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Hazy pale gold with a large amount of suspended particles. Decent white head with good lacing. Smell is mostly floral hops. Taste is floral light grapefruit hops with minor malt for backing. Mouthfeel is light to medium and adequete carbonation. Overall a decent "light" IPA. Bottled on date is 1-29-14 so take that into account . I would rather they bump this up to about 5.5% to get a bigger flavor profile.

Spikester, Oct 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Mtooman, Oct 17, 2014
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Sierra Nevada Nooner Session IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 955 ratings.