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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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935 Ratings
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Ratings: 935
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 11
Gots: 99 | 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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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
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

belljt33, Apr 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

chrishiker1409, Apr 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

DRTBrewster, Apr 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

powdersoldier, Apr 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Gardmark59, Apr 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

gtermi, Apr 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

turbotype, Apr 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

gshak, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of humuloner22
4.01/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I will admit, I was not overly impressed by Sierra Nevada in the past. Once again I will have to revisit this brewery. Damn, I was impressed really.

I like to be able to drink beer without being plastered. I tend to drink more than two or three and like to be able to do so, without being drunk and feeling like garbage the next day.

Appearance: this is a nice reddish golden hue.

Smell: Well balanced, and nice hop presence going on here. Floral, hop and pine is detected with some tropical fruits, citrus, fairly complex for a low abv beer.

Taste: Very nicely done guys, maybe not as intense as Stone, but damn close in flavor profile. I really enjoyed this beer. I like the idea of drinking beer without dragging ass the next day. Nothing wrong with a strong IPA, but I like to be able to sit and have a few and this one is on the top of my list, I liked this one as well as any I have had.

Overall: Nicely done, good springtime, warm weather beer. Truly enjoyable.

humuloner22, Apr 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

pintofparadise, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of gonzo000
3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

a. beer is clear, bronze in color with a 2 finger head on the pour that lasts quite well. The head is fluffy in nature. Lacing on glass.

s. Smell is of wheat beer, like bud, nothing reminding me of an IPA.

t. Taste is good. Just good. Not great. Not terribly hoppy maybe a bit in the finish. Ordinary, but good.

m. Gritty, not as smooth as I would like. Little to no body

o. This might be the works SN beer I have had. Disappointed. Will only drink more because I have the 4 IPA Case.

gonzo000, Apr 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

acurtis, Apr 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

AMCimpi, Apr 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

abkayak, Apr 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

FIN, Apr 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

nrbw23, Apr 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

cwreay90, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of lordofthewiens
3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This IPA fits the bill of a sessionable IPA.
In a pint glass it was gold in color. There was a white head with a little bit of lace.

Floral aroma with a little touch of sweet malt.

Flowery, piney taste. Again there was some malt, more bready than anything else.

On the hoppy side.

Fairly good beer, one you can drink a few of.

lordofthewiens, Apr 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

unclekeith, Apr 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

MaddDogg84, Apr 16, 2014
Sierra Nevada Nooner Session IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 935 ratings.