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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: 934
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 11
Gots: 98 | 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
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4.4/5  rDev +21.2%

Joskater, Monday at 10:02 AM
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, Saturday at 05:59 AM
Photo of Mtooman
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Mtooman, Friday at 05:21 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

buzzedup, Friday at 02:42 PM
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

hozersr, Friday at 03:26 AM
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3.85/5  rDev +6.1%

AnitaBrewski, Oct 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

innominat, Oct 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

ZepHead80, Oct 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

nine000, Oct 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

themorninglark, Oct 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

dredmahawkus, Oct 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

TasteTester, Oct 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

ctwybeerguy, Oct 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

bought tnis on sale at a market street:
had it after a power outage (just before work)
A huge clamshell white head - clear lemon colored brew - pretty lacing

s light trace of hops

t solid hopiness! liking this, never had such a lite beer with so much umph

m thin and watery

d WAY drinkalbe, guzzle on down

burnerfinger, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of Hoptometrist
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap into a nonic glass.

A- Poured a semi-hazy dark orane color with frothy off-white head that left glass coating lace.

S- Citric, herbal, some seltzer notes, but a lighter aroma.

T- Prominent citric hop notes, some herbal, and piney hop character, light malt backbone, and seltzer flavor.

M- Pretty smooth, prickly carbonation, and lighter bodied.

O- A pretty good amount of hop character for a session IPA and definitely on the lighter side.

Hoptometrist, Sep 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

stampfler07, Sep 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

jkerzman92, Sep 27, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

InsaneBeerLover, Sep 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

meanmutt, Sep 22, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev +1.4%

dll025, Sep 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

pieface22, Sep 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Troublebar, Sep 21, 2014
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, Sep 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Pale_Horse, Sep 20, 2014
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Sierra Nevada Nooner Session IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 934 ratings.