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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

785 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 785
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 7
Gots: 63 | 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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Ratings: 785 | Reviews: 149 | Display Reviews Only:
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maDUECEgunner

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-19-2014 00:14:23 | More by maDUECEgunner
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stella77artois

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-18-2014 02:02:32 | More by stella77artois
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hyoung41

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

06-18-2014 00:00:07 | More by hyoung41
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Brew33

Ohio

3/5  rDev -17.6%

06-17-2014 13:47:42 | More by Brew33
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Necronomad

Switzerland

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-17-2014 12:25:45 | More by Necronomad
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danipp

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-17-2014 06:39:23 | More by danipp
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WKyle

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-17-2014 03:23:44 | More by WKyle
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Shaw

Florida

3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Setting aside whether a 4.8 percent beer truly qualifies as "session" ...

Pours a beautiful gold in my glass with a big foamy white head that doesn't vanish. Lovely.

Earthy hop aromas mix with notes of bread.

This tastes like it is described: a lighter IPA. Quite bitter, but without the bigger malt flavors of a "regular" IPA. Doesn't taste weak, though, just dialed back. Lots of vegetable and citrus hops flavors in this one.

Body is heavier than I would expect; it's not watery.

Overall a fine beer and one to look for when you don't want all the alcohol of a typical IPA. Though at 4.8 percent this is far stronger than what I would consider session strength: below 4 percent.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2014 01:47:45 | More by Shaw
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morrowd3

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-17-2014 00:14:36 | More by morrowd3
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tfsimpkins

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-16-2014 16:57:30 | More by tfsimpkins
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MrDave

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-16-2014 15:26:05 | More by MrDave
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BeerWizard

Colorado

2.54/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I've been very underwhelmed by every session IPA I've tried so far, and basically think it's a stupid trend that will hopefully go away soon. However, I've been digging on SN lately and was looking forward to trying theirs from the mix pack. Would this be the one that changed my mind?

Unfortunately, no. I will say this 4.8 abv session beer has good color, darker than most that I've seen, and had a huge head of foam, but my enjoyment of it stopped there. The bottle pledges citrus and grapefrut, but I found it to be rather skunky. I wondered about the freshness, but says bottled on 5/5, and I've had IPA's much further out than that taste fine. Taste impressions were watery, weak, more malt than hops, tastes more like a mediocre pale ale. I confess to not really caring for pale ales, which is why I drink IPA's, but this really had little to no hop character to speak of.

Bad bottle? I don't know. As I said I haven't had one of these session beers that I've liked so far but this was really bottom of the barrel for me. Pointless. I got through maybe half of it and actually poured it out. Two more in the mix pack. Will they be drunk? Maybe for sheer hydration, on a hot day, in the absence of any other liquid. Sorry, SN. Love everything else in the mix-pack, though!

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2014 02:44:13 | More by BeerWizard
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from the 12 pack purchased at Market Basket
Pours a deep straw color with a huge fluffy bone white head that persists forever and makes it difficult to pour. The aroma is odd here as it smells more like a pilsener than an ipa. Brady maltiness with hints of fruit and floral spice. The flavor is light watered down maltiness thats crackery and bready. Earthy spicy hop flavor is there to keep things in check. Light to medium body with a moderate to high level of carbonation and a light resinous watery mouthfeel. Seems everyone is jumping on the "session" ipa bandwagon these days, I just don't get the appeal. I don't need a watery thin unbalanced brew to drink in the summer, and frankly I don't think it will be the next big thing like so many brewers are hoping.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2014 01:22:20 | More by johnnnniee
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TonyC

Massachusetts

4.83/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Since Sierra Nevada is one of my favorite brewers, I had to pick up a 4 Way IPA variety pack when I saw it sitting behind the cooler glass.

A: An orange-amber color, with a very nice white head with very decent lace.

S: A nice citrusy grass hops aroma that is very pleasing.

T: A very balanced citrusy-grassy hops flavor that has a subtle spiciness to it. Not too big, but very flavorful.

M: Medium carbonation, with a thin, almost lager or wheat beer feel to it, but still gives a nice bitter tang.

O: I'm very partial to Sierra and this was another winner for me. The brewers always know how to create something special. All the flavors and aromas I like, but in a session beer. Not overpowering, but still holds a lot of nice flavor. I could drink this all day.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2014 20:45:42 | More by TonyC
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seanchai

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-15-2014 15:40:20 | More by seanchai
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RandyBoBandy

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-15-2014 01:04:38 | More by RandyBoBandy
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dankjohn

Georgia

3/5  rDev -17.6%

06-14-2014 22:50:14 | More by dankjohn
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Geraurd

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-14-2014 02:19:30 | More by Geraurd
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invisiblepat


3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-13-2014 23:40:45 | More by invisiblepat
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MikeLenehan

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-13-2014 13:18:20 | More by MikeLenehan
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alwaysplayin

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

06-13-2014 04:51:28 | More by alwaysplayin
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ccurrid

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

06-13-2014 03:47:30 | More by ccurrid
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Jordanmtate

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-12-2014 20:03:32 | More by Jordanmtate
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Wortman1998

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-12-2014 19:02:13 | More by Wortman1998
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wc94wc

California

4/5  rDev +9.9%

06-12-2014 06:38:32 | More by wc94wc
Sierra Nevada Nooner Session IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 785 ratings.