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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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Ratings: 915
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 11
Gots: 94 | 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 dll025
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%

dll025, Today at 05:11 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

pieface22, Today at 02:05 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Troublebar, Yesterday at 10:33 AM
Photo of mjurney
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Dark gold color, touch of haze. Lots of small bubbles rising. Thick bright white head.

Citrus, hop oil, leafy, some sweetness.

Citrus, grapefruit, a little pine and leafy. Some malt sweetness in the background. Finish very crisp, a little bitter. Body is light , refreshing, crisp, a little oily, dry.

An excellent Session IPA.

mjurney, Yesterday at 01:02 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Pale_Horse, Saturday at 01:33 AM
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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

falconxman, Sep 16, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev +0.6%

MichaelPiazza, Sep 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

jharris0624, Sep 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Mortarforker, Sep 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Rick778, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

OCdrummer7271, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

mpolewan, Sep 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

WoostaBia, Sep 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

dlin0sbb, Sep 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

valkyre65, Sep 10, 2014
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2/5  rDev -44.9%

PaleAleWalt, Sep 09, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +16.8%

Jesse13713, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

blastoderm55, Sep 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

ninaturner, Sep 06, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +16.8%

BMESSER88, Sep 06, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev -1.9%

jaxray8, Sep 06, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -11.8%

slipperysoup, Sep 06, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +3.6%

dorne29, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of tillmac62
4/5  rDev +10.2%

BOD 5/5/14. Almost clear golden pour with an amber note. Very good head, lacing and retention. The nose is mostly tropical, although there are hints of grapefruit, over a biscuit sweetness. Heavy light body with only a hint of smooth texture. Above normal carbonation with a nice effervescent finish. Very nice balanced flavor profile with a complex mix of hop flavors, moderate bittering and subtle sweetness. It begins with the tropicals, flows to mild grapefruit rind bitterness and a light biscuit sweetness is noted underneath. The finish leaves you with a pleasant rind like bitterness. An outstanding flavorful session IPA.

tillmac62, Sep 04, 2014
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Sierra Nevada Nooner Session IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 915 ratings.