Sierra Nevada Nooner Session IPA | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Nooner Session IPASierra Nevada Nooner Session IPA

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by DaltonC on 02-23-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 172 | Ratings: 1,057
Reviews by MaineBrewing:
Photo of MaineBrewing
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - poured a brilliant straw color with light orange hue, white frothy one finger head with various size bubbles, head dissipated to an ever present cap. Left a small amount of lacing, looks great.

S -very intense hop aroma, floral, piney and resinous, with some slight earthy tones. Slight malt notes, peppery.

T - taste is actually a much different experience than the aroma. The aroma was more floral and piney. The taste is very much an earthy and herbal flavor. Ample bitterness in the end. Malt is not sufficient and leaves a gap in the flavor profile. I understand its a session IPA but its a little weak in the body as well as the hop flavor, I've had other examples of the style that had a more intense hop flavor.

M - highly carbonated and crisp, finishes very clean. A little on the watery side. Enjoyable and easy drinking nonetheless.

O - overall a decent beer, enjoyable, refreshing, but a little lacking in the hop flavor, although the aroma is great. I have a hard time thinking of something at 4.8% as a session beer, to me it's just a weak IPA. I enjoy this as part of the 4 way IPA mix pack, but would pass over purchasing this on its own.

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Photo of Auraan
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a gorgeous clear light amber with slight golden highlights when held to light with three fingers of nice, fluffy white head. A very pretty looking beer, especially for its style. Scents of tropical fruit, peach, orange flesh, some grassy and floral hops and lemon peel with an underlying, yeasty, bready aroma balancing the hops. A fairly nice aroma showcasing typical West Coast hop aromas, though not as intensely as many of the other session IPAs. The malt presence is also higher in the aroma. Taste begins hoppy, with medium-high bitterness and notes of orange flesh, tropical fruit, melon, some bready malt and slight citrus peel. This moves into a more bitter middle with notes of grapefruit peel, and hints of grapefruit flesh. Finish is dry with strong notes of grapefruit peel and a hint of grainy malt. Aftertaste is grainy malt and bitter grapefruit peel. A good overall flavor profile that is quite hoppy, though not as much as Stone's session IPA. The flavor profile here is more balanced between bitter hop flavors and sweeter fruity notes with malt leading into more bitterness as the sip progresses. A good overall flavor profile and quite drinkable as a result. Mouthfeel is light bodied with moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. Quite the drinkable beer as a result. Overall this is a nice attempt at a session IPA that aims to be both flavorful, yet balanced. It has big hoppy flavors but balances them with a slight, yet present breadiness and sweetness. The aroma also reflects this balance, being less hop forward than some other examples of the style. The mouthfeel is light and easy to drink and all this combines to make quite the nice session ale.

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Photo of Hoppin_mad
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of ericstites
3.72/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sicilian
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.36/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

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Photo of chip26
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Beaver13
2.64/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle. Pours slightly hazy light golden orange with a big frothy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is biscuit malt and grassy, almost metallic, hops. Like SN Pale.

The flavor is biscuity malts with pretty good sized grassy bitterness and a touch of fruit. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with sharp carbonation.

Overall, this tastes like what I remember SN Pale tasting like. Would be interesting to do a side by side since I haven't had the Pale in a while.

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Photo of Britton
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Fcip78
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Doomcifer
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of lionnusmb
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of KolbMarley
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of asuburbanman
3.07/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of bsp77
4.04/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic pint.

Appearance: Clear, light gold with thick, sustained, frothy white head and nice lacing.

Smell: Citrus, tropical notes, berry and apple.

Taste: Dried out malts with light tea and cracker. Grapefruit, tropical notes, berry and spicy notes contribute to the fairly complex hops. Finish is bitter, especially for a "Session IPA".

Feel: Light body with ample carbonation. Extremely dry finish, bordering on tart.

Overall: Great example of a Session IPA, or American Bitter as I like to call them. Kind of ironic that my biggest gripe is that it is too bitter, when I usually think the style could use a little more bitterness.

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Photo of innominat
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of dankjohn
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of rhinonau
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of mjtiernan
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of ccurrid
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of MattyG85
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big three finger off white head which slowly fades into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: A juicy and fairly earthy hop forward aroma with hints of citrus and grass. Citrus hops with hints of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, and tangerine. Earthy and floral hop hints with some grass and pine. Pale malt background with hints of grains, caramel, cracker, and yeast. A pretty nice IPA aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma, an earthy and juicy hop forward taste with good notes of citrus and grass. Upfront floral and earthy hop presence with notes of grass and pine resin. Citrus hop notes of orange peel, grapefruit, lemon, tangerine, and pineapple. Bready pale malt backing with notes of grains, cracker, caramel, and yeast. A pretty solid session IPA taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy and slightly oily with a drying finish.

Overall: A solid take on a session IPA. Good hop taste with a light smooth body.

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Photo of GOBLIN
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sierra Navada Nooner

What a name . . . pfff !

Poured into pint glass

A: Nice, typical lookin' ipa

S: Like this one. Pine and sunshine. Yes, I can smell the sunshine (maybe just wishful thinking)

T: Piney, Yummy hops and a bitter finish

M: Smooth drinkable summer style sessionable ipa with good carbination

O: Good job S.N. ! Put this in a can and I'll buy more

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Photo of briandaube
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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