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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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955 Ratings
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Ratings: 955
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 12
Gots: 103 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

krh, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of angrybabboon
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 4/22/14

Appearance: Clear, deep gold with some shades of light copper/burnt orange - pours with a medium-sized, off-white head - keeps a solid cap, leaves some impressive lacing

Smell: Pale, bready, grainy malts, and some floral citrus - light and delicate, but also more of a rounded aroma compared to some other "session" IPAs - some nice orange and tangerine flesh, with a touch of citrus rind and some floral grapefruit - lightly sweet bread, with some pale malts, pale grains - overall smells more like a variant on Sierra Nevada Pale Ale than one of their IPAs, very mild

Taste: Lightly bready with a nice array of citrus - tangerine, orange, and grapefruit flavors - some citrus flesh and a touch of pith - lightly herbal, lightly leafy, with floral notes - more like an APA than an IPA, but whatever - nice amount of malt flavor, with some light bread, light grains, and some almost honey-like sweetness - extremely clean and drinkable

Mouthfeel: Somewhere between light and medium bodied, nicely smooth, clean, dry finish

Overall: More incentive to get up by noon?

It should come as no surprise that Sierra Nevada can make a drinkable beer, but I am slightly surprised at how well this beer works. This is decidedly better than some session IPAs that have a ton of aroma but taste oddly hollow. I would actually buy this again if possible.

angrybabboon, Apr 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Chucker17, Apr 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

kjkinsey, Apr 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

ssgunbond, Apr 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Lelampp, Apr 22, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

ygtbsm94, Apr 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

dirtyharry2489, Apr 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

JimGlonke, Apr 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

mcsauter82, Apr 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Beer21, Apr 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

crob3888, Apr 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

jimbodude5, Apr 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

willjschmidt, Apr 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

osant37, Apr 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

outoffocus, Apr 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

tommy5, Apr 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

tdmccarthy, Apr 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

InfernoBoss, Apr 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

prototypic, Apr 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

Acrid, Apr 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

MN_Beerticker, Apr 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

kmm1793, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of Dsimenson
3.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a 16 oz pilsner. Color is a light amber, slightly hazy, fair off-white head, very nice lacing. Aroma is light citrus hops, not really grapefruit, and the slightest bit of pine. Flavor is a dissapointment compared to Tirpedo. This is a mild hops flavor with some malty sweetness and a piney aftertaste, mild bitterness at the end like you are chewing on a grapefruit peel. Mouthfeel is medium thin. Overall this is a good IPA, especially good to try if you don't really like IPAs--this is an IPA on training wheels. Maybe they call it Nooner because you could go back to work after lunch without really strong breath. I guess it's called a Sesssion IPA because it has a lower alcohol content, and you could drink more of them. This one is not for me. Less richness of flavor, less enjoyment, less of a memorable experience. I will stick with Torpedo, Celebration Ale, and Bigfoot, when I can find it.

Dsimenson, Apr 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

AHeaston8, Apr 18, 2014
Sierra Nevada Nooner Session IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 955 ratings.