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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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Ratings: 1,013
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 22
Gots: 149 | 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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Ratings: 1,013 | Reviews: 178
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Overall, good in 3 of the 5 categories, but falls woefully short in the taste category.
This is a fine looking beer. Golden yellow, perfectly clear, with a nice white head.
Aroma is spot on for a pilsner. Bready, crisp, with subtle hops.
Mouthfeel is fine, with a moderate amount of carbonation
Taste is sub-par. The first taste was old root vegetables. There was a lemony aftertaste, but what lingered was staleness.
Overall impression was not positive, based on the taste.
Not sure if this was a bad bottle. I bought it from a place that has the highest reputation for quality.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Nooner pours a clear amber with a fully frothed ecru colored head. Nice rings of foam cling to the glass with each sip. Scent is somewhat muted. And surprisingly so given the notes on the bottle proclaiming light body, but full aroma and flavor. Smell is mildly piney and a touch if citrus. A bready and doughy background that comes through better than the hops. I expected a stronger hop aroma even if it didn't rival stronger IPAs.

Flavor begins with a mildly sweet bread like flavor. It the. Progresses to a hoppy piney taste. Finishes crisp and cleanly bitter. Somewhat bland even given the lower alcohol content. Really lacks complexity and flavor I was looking for in a "session" IPA. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium with a moderate amount of lively carbonation.

I'm not sure if I'm being harsh, but this one fell a little flat for me. There are better examples of the new session IPA style.

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Sierra Nevada Nooner Session IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,013 ratings.