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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

769 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 769
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 6
Gots: 59 | 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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jeffthepony

Georgia

4/5  rDev +9.6%

03-28-2014 01:37:03 | More by jeffthepony
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themanilow

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-28-2014 00:47:23 | More by themanilow
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thebrood1987

New Jersey

4.65/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Nice big smell of whole cone grapefruit hops and they smell herbal as well. I can always tell a beer brewed with whole cone hops as opposed to pellet hops. Very smooth up front with a bready malt and then evolving to the grapefruit herbal taste and has a nice herbal bitterness to finish.

The bitterness stays for a bit and for a 4.8 percent beer the mouthfeel is pretty damn good. Not too watery but you can tell its a lower alcohol beer. They had to make it a lighter malt beer to bring the hops out more but its not just all hops which makes it a better low alcohol IPA than a real bitter one that just covers up everything.

All around a great session beer that I buy if they made in 6 packs.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 22:43:45 | More by thebrood1987
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ThirstyMavros

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-27-2014 22:11:37 | More by ThirstyMavros
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nebula1999

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-27-2014 16:16:47 | More by nebula1999
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Guitars_and_beer

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-27-2014 15:46:50 | More by Guitars_and_beer
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BEERMILER12

Maine

3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear golden amber color with a fingers worth of head that fades down to a fairly thin cap that leaves some decent lacing

S: A good balance of malt and hops, with some piney and earthy notes and a light cereal sweetness

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with some earthy hop notes, followed by the pine and light cereal sweetness. Some breadiness comes through as well, followed by some light bitterness. Finishes with more pine notes and bitterness

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A well-balanced session IPA with some nice hop flavor as well as a decent amount of bitterness. Easy to drink and a good part of the mixed 12-pack

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 04:49:00 | More by BEERMILER12
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sparx1100

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -11%

03-27-2014 03:11:57 | More by sparx1100
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tegelaar

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -17.8%

03-26-2014 23:48:09 | More by tegelaar
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NickSMpls

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-26-2014 23:36:25 | More by NickSMpls
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MSandahl23

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-26-2014 13:38:22 | More by MSandahl23
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

03-26-2014 06:53:41 | More by Localdrinklax
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent bronze with a thumb of ivory colored head. Stays effervescent throughout & insane lacing & head retention

S: Grassy, leafy hops & lemon zest

T: Follows the nose, slight breadyness underneath as well up front. More grassiness & leafy hops as this warms. Finishes crisp with some leafy hops

MF: Light/medium bodied, firm carbonation, pretty good balance

Easy to drink, but nothing to get too excited about. Better session IPAs out there. They make about 5 hoppy beers I like better. Solid IPA, none the less

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 03:23:01 | More by russpowell
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einman

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-26-2014 03:16:25 | More by einman
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TeamMathis

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light orange. White, foamy head turns to an excellent lace.
Smell: Citrus and floral.
Taste: Grapefruit and citrus.

I thought this was excellent. It is a great combination of drinkability and bitter hops. The taste has the ideal IPA sense to it. Hoppy citrus goodness. The finish is dry. The smell has a very nice floral aspect to it mixed in with grapefruit; the taste as well. I would definitely get this again. This is like a much younger sibling of Torpedo. I'd love this in the summer.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 02:09:01 | More by TeamMathis
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timmy2b

New York

3.39/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden with a small amount of white head. The head does lace the sides of the glass after each sip.

Scent is an interesting mix of pine, citrus(lemon) and something that I cannot place.

Flavor is bitter with a large amount of pine up front with citrus after the first couple of sips. Bitterness lingers on the tongue for a long time after each sip.

For a session this is a hit with its lightness, but misses with the drinkability. It is very bitter and does not have a great amount of citrus and hop flavor that I was expecting.

Not bad, but not something that I will seek out any time soon.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 00:04:50 | More by timmy2b
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MPSTARR

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-25-2014 23:49:46 | More by MPSTARR
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Zuidman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-25-2014 22:46:41 | More by Zuidman
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elNopalero

Texas

4.21/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This pours a lightly amber-tan in color with big soapy bubbles.

I get just enough of a dry, almost toasted grass aroma. Reminds me of a lighter version of some other SN brews. The hop bitterness is present when I taste it, with a bit of that dried grass character. Finish is thin, with a twist of piney bitterness. As with other session IPAs it lacks a certain something; the idea, of course, is that is the trade-off for a lower ABV. After working through the sampler pack it has grown on me.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2014 22:24:52 | More by elNopalero
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BeernDrum

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-25-2014 21:01:52 | More by BeernDrum
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Tsar_Riga

Indiana

3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear pale gold color with white head, full lacing.

S - Dank sour hops, with a hint of cracker malt.

T - Mild hop in the form of grass and pine, a touch of lemon, with malty notes following the nose with cracker and honey. Closes slightly bitter, but very quiet. Most of the IPA flavor elements are presented but muted.

M - Clean, crisp, very little drying. Very easy to drink.

O - A beer made to be knocked back, the epitome of a session beer, but as an IPA, this is something of a disappointment, with very few of the fruit or pine crescendos that I love.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2014 03:59:12 | More by Tsar_Riga
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crowsnest

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-25-2014 03:12:36 | More by crowsnest
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greencovesteve

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.6%

03-25-2014 02:13:08 | More by greencovesteve
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Cthulhu

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-24-2014 23:30:03 | More by Cthulhu
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-24-2014 23:23:07 | More by plumcrazyfx
Sierra Nevada Nooner Session IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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