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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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82
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1,001 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,001
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 18
Gots: 138 | FT: 0
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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.

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4.07/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A- 12oz bottle poured to a pint glass with a clear, pale golden body. A creamy white head builds to about two fingers. Eventually the cap falls to a thick, frothy ring and nice pillows in the middle. Lacing starts with a thin, spotty ring but massively thick rings follow down the glass.

S- Somewhere right between Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Torpedo for me, just less pungent than those. Very similar in both the malt and hop aromas. Citrus and floral hops with a bit of cracked grains and yeast bread backing it.

T- Citrus hops are the most prevalent with a grapefruit, orange and slightly lemony feel. Zesty and juicy with floral, pine, stone fruit and spicy tones joining that. Malt feel is very similar to other SN IPAs and Pales I have had. Fresh cracked grain with just a touch of caramel and sweetness. Light yeast bread but mostly clean is the American Ale yeast.

MF- Light end bodied but the creaminess of the beer is fairly chewy which keeps it from feeling thin and watery. Carbonation at a fairly high level with that IPA crispiness that is needed. Moderate bitterness which some other "session" IPAs lack.

One thing that sets this apart from the other lower-ABV "session" IPAs I have had in the new craze is the body and bitterness. This brew delivers both as a lot of the comparable brews feel thin and less chewy. This reminds me of both Torpedo and SNPA which is never a problem and I would buy a six/twelve of this again without blinking. Balance does not mean bad in IPAs.

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3.72/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up as part of the 4-Way IPA 12 Pack back in early March for $12.99. Bottled on 1-22-14.

Beer poured gold with a nice white head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose has hints of floral and citrus hops.

Taste is lemon, grapefruit, and pine over a light malt body.

Mouthfeel is light, well carbonating, somewhat refreshing.

Overall this is a pretty good session IPA. Conceptually this "style" of brew should be canned for those outdoor activities where cans are necessary or convenient. Definitely a bargain especially from SN as their Camp and other specialty 12 packs cost is usually 33% higher in the Sonoran desert.

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Sierra Nevada Nooner Session IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,001 ratings.