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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
BA SCORE
3.63/5
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1,059 Ratings
Sierra Nevada Nooner Session IPASierra Nevada Nooner Session IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by DaltonC on 02-23-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
172
Ratings:
1,059
pDev:
11.29%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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27
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Ratings: 1,059 |  Reviews: 172
Photo of Zuidman
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of gtermi
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Lukass
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of CrazyDavros
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Pours amber with a large white head.
Nose shows spicy and herbal hops in abundance. Some floral and grassy note too. A hint of straw underneath is the only sign of malt.
Similar flavours: floral, spicy and grassy hops leap out with some light clean malt revealed later followed by a very refreshing bitter finish.
Carbonation is too aggressive.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- pours a slightly hazy pale golden color with a huge foamy and frothy white head that retains long after the pour, eventually leaving some nice lace behind

S- bready and doughy malt aromas mixed with fruity hops

T- slightly toasted malt up front with some fruity and piney hops, slightly tangy fruity kick on the finish with some piney hop linger

M- medium-light body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy and frothy mouthfeel and a crisp dry finish

O- it's hard for me to distinguish the difference between session IPAs and pale ales most of the time, but it's impressive that they were able to pack this much hop bitterness into less than 5%

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Photo of hilgart1
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of KTCamm
3.87/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. 5/16

Pours medium bronze with fluffy patchy white foam. Hazy. Floral nose, very light grassy pine. Mild taste, balanced, small bitter. Citrus taste spread throughout. Grapefruit. Like the concept - the flavor of an I{PA, but balanced and sessionable.

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Photo of KevinGordon
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of ArtZan
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of arizcards
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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Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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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Photo of stephenjmoore
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear golden amber color with a fingers worth of head that fades down to a fairly thin cap that leaves some decent lacing

S: A good balance of malt and hops, with some piney and earthy notes and a light cereal sweetness

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with some earthy hop notes, followed by the pine and light cereal sweetness. Some breadiness comes through as well, followed by some light bitterness. Finishes with more pine notes and bitterness

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A well-balanced session IPA with some nice hop flavor as well as a decent amount of bitterness. Easy to drink and a good part of the mixed 12-pack

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Photo of Jame515
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of wedge
3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear gold with some lumpy white frothiness on top. Smells clean and spicy...sort of Saaz-like with hay, flowers, and light husky grain. Some berries and soda upon a deeper sniff. Flavor is similarly spicy, though less rough around the edges, just a bit more cereal malt sweetness. Floral, lemony, grassy, with some earthy pine. Light and fairly crisp. Pretty good and at least different from the other "session IPAs" popping up. More spicy and mineral-like which does indeed make for a refreshing, session-able beverage.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a finger of head on a hazy straw colored body.
The aroma is lemon and grapefruit with a touch of dank.
The taste is assertive moderate lemon bitterness with some honey sweetness in the background.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
It's a wonderful sessionable IPA. Great flavor and drinkable for the long haul.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sierra Nevada Nooner Session IPA has a thin-to-medium, off-white head, a mostly clear, golden appearance, with lots of powdery, white sediment suspended throughout. The aroma is of subdued pineapple, hop resin, and white bread, and the flavor is of the same things. Bitterness is noticeable, but limited. Mouthfeel is light to medium and a bit slick, and Sierra Nevada Nooner Session IPA finishes mostly dry, easy drinking, and mellow.

RJT

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Photo of Tucquan
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Chucker17
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of baklo
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of BeerBeast
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of jophish17
3.44/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jsh420
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Sierra Nevada Nooner Session IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 1,059 ratings
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