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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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979 Ratings
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Ratings: 979
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 17
Gots: 117 | 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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3.2/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 FL. OZ. bottle into a pint glass. PKGD 01/29/14.

Appearance: Pours a thin light brown/dirty water colored body with a light white head.

Smell: Aroma is metallic hops, slightly fruity and sweet malt.

Taste: Sharp bitter spicy hops, slight citrus, thin biscuit-flavored malts, with an overall watery flavor.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is decently full despite the watery taste, which is to be expected with a session IPA. Nice, characteristically Sierra Nevada aftertaste.

Overall: Just not a great beer. Harshly bitter and unbalanced. There is a reason why IPAs need a decent malt backbone. If Sierra Nevada dialed the bitterness back a hair, this might be a nice session beer period. Otherwise, I could not see picking this over the more balanced, and much more flavorful, standard Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. I think I prefer Lagunitas Daytime in this category.

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3.23/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a mason jar. Come out transparent dark golden color with a huge frothy head.

Nose is hay and pine, earthy overall and subdued.

Taste is balanced and subdued earthy hops and malt. Nothing sticking out at me. Very well balanced but no signature either.

Mouthfeel is smooth, not watery. Good carbonation.

A decent beer, my first "session IPA" but I would try another before trying this again.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.96/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of the 4-Way IPA 12 pack box. Recycled bottle as there's 2 sets of number stamped. One indicating a 2013 bottling, the other, darker stamp, showing a Feb 8, 2014 bottling.

It pours a slightly hazy straw yellow colour that sets in with about an inch of foam.

I get a lot of pine and grass along with a berry like sweetness..no one's mentioned that from what I've read. ;^) Rounded out with a good presence of a buiscuty malt.

The taste matches the nose minus the fruity aspect. Nice tasty level of hop bitterness from the pine and grass backed up by that biscuit like malt flavour, and I have another tasty enjoyable Sierra Nevada beer that just happens to be under 5% abv.

On the high end of light bodied with lively carbonation, but not too much...very drinkable and a pleasure for me to drink. A well made brew, imho.

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3.33/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Pours light amber into a globe glass with copious amounts of head, three fingers at the pinnacle with pretty good retention and a nice coating of lace.

Initial whiff is honey grains and yeast. Very much like Sierra Nevada Pale with less citrus and pine hops. Hops are a bit floral with some pine mixed in but overall very poor showing for an IPA.

Pale malt base is bready with honey sweetness and some raw grainy notes, pilsner-like. Hops flow in herbal and with pine showing up late in the drink and carrying on through the aftertaste. Lingering medium bitterness with chives, pine and bready dough to finish.

Crisp carbonation with a perfectly sessionable body. Alcohol is not a factor and the lingering bitterness gives off the impression of drying. A clean easy feel.

Well, this beer sure is easy to drink but so are pilsners and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale which have an identity unlike this beer which dabbles in IPA bitterness, pilsner/amber malt and not enough flavor or aroma hops. I generally like what this brewery pumps out but falls off the mark.

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3.46/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I purchased this in the 4way IPA mixed case, enjoyed chilled in a mug.

The color is medium amber with very good clarity with fast rising carbonation visible with thick 2 finger off white cream which clings as lace with a fine bead. The smell is okay but has a slightly odd herbal aroma and an almost plastic phenolic yeast accent, but more of a piney overall hop scent dominates. The feel is very good with light body and semi-high carbonation with mild sweetness and semi-spicy hop presence with a light toasted malt texture in the background leading to a mostly dry finish.

The flavor is decent with some mild pine and herbal hops and slight malt with some light sweetness and toasted taste and mild citrus tinge toward the middle with some light yeast fruitiness adding to the generally balanced taste. Overall this is better than average with a hoppy flavor that is good but the dry nature of the beer makes the hopping seem a little too agressive for such a small beer in my opinion.

Sierra Nevada Nooner Session IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 979 ratings.