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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968 Ratings
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Ratings: 968
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 14
Gots: 107 | 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:
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(Beer added by: DaltonC on 02-23-2014)
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Bitterbill
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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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of rawfish
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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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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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.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Finally got the 4 way IPA 12 pack. Love me some Sierra Nevada.
A-looks like a lighter SNPA. Just a tad lighter in color, other than that the same appearance.
S-Very subtle, I think they should call SNPA their session IPA and Nooner their Pale Ale. More herbal than citrus, but theres citrus in there. Nothing mind blowing, but solid.
T-This could go head to head with Founders All Day, but its just a bit more subtle on the flavor. It is very good, but nothing to write home about. But actually, I think thats what they were going for. This would be great during the summer.
M-Ultra drinkable. Think SNPA thats even easier to drink.
Overall, its solid and well crafted, but would I pick this up by itself were it available? Probly not.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Sierra Nevada Nooner Session IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 968 ratings.