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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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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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Ratings: 1,059 |  Reviews: 172
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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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%

Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured into an IPA glass to a light gold with three fingers of dense white head that has excellent staying power and lacing
S: smells of grapefruit and pale malt with some honey like sweetness on the aroma
T: taste is grapefruit, citrus, some clean pale malt sweetness with a good dose of underlying bitterness. Swallow provides a bit of pine and more citrus
M: this beer is on the lighter side of the scale but avoids being watery. carbonation is adequate but falls short of being prickly and the beer has a refreshing finish
O: This definitely brings IPA flavor into a lighter realm and could indeed be sessionable. Well worth a try and well executed.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of snaotheus
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle at 41 F poured into a pilsner glass. Packaged on 1/22/14.

Pours golden amber with a big head which dissipates slowly. Lots of carbonation. Clear. Smell is mild, fresh, lemony.

Taste is straw, slow pine bitterness, lemon.

Mouthfeel is light, thin. Overall, it's not bad. There are some session IPAs I would prefer over this.

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Photo of artoolemomo
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pours up a whole bunch of head which looks to have decent retention. The head is a pure cotton white while the body is a pale to medium amber which appears as pale amber in the light. Rings of perforated sheeting make up most of the lacing.

Nose- Mostly fruit esters and mostly citrus. Lemon, orange, and maybe some grapefruit. Touches of cherry and peaches around the edges. Slight tropical fruits. Tiny hints of matchstick, pine, and resin. Maybe a little bit of pepper. Swirling doesn't add anything to the aroma.

Taste- Starts off with the citrus notes of the aroma but with a much bigger presence from the grapefruit. The other fruit esters aren't really present. Moves into a good amount of pine and resin, some matchstick. Light tropical fruits with pepper. Other spices- maybe some coriander. Tiny bits of earwax on the linger but not much. This beer does give you much of the hop punch of a regular IPA but it will be a little tame for a hophead. I'm fine with the balance that it strikes but it does seem a little boring to me. I think a little bit more malt would give it enough backbone to give it some complexity. An above average beer with slight hints of being good. Definitely, my least favorite beer from the 4-Way IPA pack but the other beers are good enough to make up for this one. Not that this one is bad; it's just less interesting.

Mouthfeel- A little more than light bodied with easy carbonation and a nice dry finish. Works really well with the flavor profile.

Drinkability- This beer is definitely pretty sessionable and while I might have called it a little boring, it does have enough punch and spice at the end to keep interesting. I would definitely buy this variety pack again but I would pass over this as a six-pack.

Overall- Above average to good beer but closer to good. Worth a try because the 4-Way IPA is worth it. Good beer for a style that I don't really get.

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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%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.02/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 13 oz tulip. Pours a nice orange, with a fluffy 2 inch head, that leaves plenty of lace.

Smell is papaya, tangerine, pine, and grapefruit.

Taste follows the nose, very well balanced with grapefruit in the finish.

Body is almost medium, plenty of carbonation, a little dry, and so easy drinking.

Overall one of the best session IPAs I have had, if not the best.

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It is what it says it is; an ipa, and a session beer. Goes down very smoothly, but clearly has enough hoppy bite to let you know this is an ipa of substance. If you need an ipa with a session quality, this one does the trick! I recommend this beer for anytime consumption; beyond the noon, as it were.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Cloudy yellow orange in the glass. One finger head.

S-Not much of a hop presence, good deal of malt as well.

T-Just like the nose. The hops are not really there what is present is a grassy like note, but at the end of the day just malt.

M-Medium in body and some carbonation.

O-The session part took out all of the flavors, the beer was bland and boring. Easily the worst out of the pack.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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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