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Sierra Nevada Nooner Session IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Sierra Nevada Nooner Session IPASierra Nevada Nooner Session IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
82
good

978 Ratings
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Ratings: 978
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 17
Gots: 116 | 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.
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

A good capped four to three finger tall and quite soapy shampoo like head, but still manages a big island cap of retention. Thickness is matched with pill and bacteria soap like shaped lacing on the edges. Body color is apricot orange amber with a very pale brass yellow to the bottom, and slightly cloudy.

Great nose. Hints of garden and floral aromatics, hints of spice and grapefruit to match with it a real nice subtle aromatic hop angle for a light IPA. Smells very inviting.

As per usual, light bodied mouthfeel, but not as wet as most session IPAs I've had, a little bit of ashen sweetness to go. Hop angle matches the nose, sort of coming out all varied in hints of citrus, tropics, herb and earth. The spice angle comes out mostly with almost a peppery notes strangely, with a fruit sweetness that while the bottle mentions grapefruit, doesn't seem that distinct or obvious.

Overall a solid Sierra brew and one expected from these guys.

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Sierra Nevada Nooner Session IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 978 ratings.