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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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Jmamay22
2.99/5  rDev -18.8%
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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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a golden yellow with a one-finger foamy white head. Heavy amount of sticky lacing.

S - Earthy dank aroma with light a citrus aroma.

T - Very mellow flavor. Taste of light citrus notes, bready malts, and earthy hops. Finish is bitter piney hops with a touch of pepper.

M - Medium bodied with high carbonation. Dry mouthfeel.

O - Decent session beer. Glad I was able to try it, but probably wouldn't buy again.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Light golden tan, minimal 1/4 inch head, decent lacing.

Smell - Skunky, dank hops. Pine, grapefruit. A pale ale sort of malt profile comes out at the finish.

Taste - First sip is really malt heavy, lots of caramel, toasty and bready. Some grapefruit hops add a little bitter flavor. A little lemon note along with Bready malts are also present. A little pepper, spicy flavor shows up at the finish.

Mouthfeel - Tongue gets a lot of bready malts and some grapefruit hops. Palate gets more hops, and some spices. Aftertaste is piney, dry and a little peppery.

Overall - A good session ipa that unlike other ones, has a malt backbone. Tastes a lot like a mellower version of torpedo. Smooth, easy to drink, id for one would like to see this one bottled in 6'ers.

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Small head that settles to a thin level of bubbles. Some lace spotty lace on the glass. The liquid is dark gold with the mildest of hazes.

Smells like a pale ale with ample amount of pale malt nose. Good floral hop for balance.

Thin bodied with a high level of carbonation. Light malt flavor with a peppery hop bite. Easy to drink but rather one-dimensional, basic beer. Flavorful from a bittering hop perspective but little else.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

yay IPA season, and a 12-pack of awesome IPA sampler pack for about $13, how can you beat that?! Bottled on 1/22/14, couple months old but still pretty fresh.

Pours nice fizzy fluffy like almost creamy almost 1 finger head that fades semi slowly with tons of soapy lacing that almost makes it looks as if the head is still at it's tallest point, quite clear lighter golden honey colored.

Nose whoa, a really interesting citrusy tropical hop note I wasn't expecting, a punch of like grapefruit and this really pungent stinky hop like a grapefruit-mint and marijuana aroma, little sticky resin, as well as a little earthy pine, again like a marijuana nugget, and mild fruity note. there is a little toasty malt underneath with hint of biscuit, not much else.

Taste... sorry, hockey right interruption, Bruins and Avs. Ok, back to the beer, fresh hops and very sessionable, light but big hop punch. Brings some mild sweet malts, little toasty, little straw almost pilsner malt. Hops are dominant though, starting light but quickly increasing, again starting fruity, generic fruit, into a little grapefruit rind and clementine like mild citrus, little almost apricot, and then into a mild grassy floral component with a hint of earthy pine, and a little sticky resin too. The hops start to increase and get a little earthy spicy like, and a touch of herbal tea. Finish is fairly crisp and dry, mild gritty hop resin and more light pine light citrusy hops, with a touch more earthy herbal flavors.

Mouth is med to a bit lighter bod, nice carb.

Overall pretty nice, very drinkable IPA with a nice hop pop and decent malt base. With the really interesting aromas I was expecting a bit more on the flavor, but still very nice.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Sierra Nevada Nooner Session IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.68 out of 5 based on 1,058 ratings.
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