Sierra Nevada Nooner Session IPA

Sierra Nevada Nooner Session IPA

Rated 3.210 by BeerPals

Brewed by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

Chico, CA, United States

Style:  IPA

4.8% Alcohol by Volume

40 International Bittering Units

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There’s no better way to start a lazy afternoon than with a group of friends and a few beers. Nooner IPA is a session beer that’s light in body yet big in hop flavor. By using intense, whole-cone American hops in our Hop Torpedo we pack this small beer with a hefty hop punch. Traditionally, IPAs have been bigger, stronger beers, but this session beer offers the same hop assertiveness with an easy drinkability.

ID: 56142 Last updated 6 months ago Added to database 7 years ago

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Overall Rank17277
Overall Percentile63.6
Style Rank1896 of 4616
Style Percentile58.9
Lowest Score2.9
Highest Score3.8
Average Score3.300
Weighted Score3.210
Standard Deviation0.300

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  • FARGINGBASTIGE6 1476 reviews
    rated 3.3 6 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Its "OK" and I get the low ABV so you don't go under too soon - hence "session", but still found it only slightly better than average for an IPA. All requisite IPA qualities, just nothing that stood out. I'll stick with the standard SN Pale Ale.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.8 6 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    A bright golden colored beer. There's lots of bubbles rising in the clear body. A frothy textured, white head rises above. There's good hang time on the head. A persistent cap and moderate ringlet are left. I get earthy notes in the nose. More of that balanced by a bready malt. Quite refreshing.

  • CYBERCAT 10143 reviews
    rated 3.4 7 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Pours a nice clear golden with a fairly thick off-white head. Hoppy aroma has hay, resin and woody notes plus a fruity hint. Flavor starts with hops and adds notes of fresh hay, citrus and pomme fruit. Texture is rather tingly, if not thick. A good beer for late spring or summer. Have one with lunch.

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 3.5 7 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    An ok session IPA. Bitter and tart grapefruit flavor up front, then some sweet citrus and light malt behind. Reminds me a little bit of MH #9 as far as taste and feel. Still probably rather have a SNPA or better yet a Torpedo, but see where they are going with for the lighter spring/summer beers. Not too fond of these new 4-way IPAs though.

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.1 7 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Hazy, bright yellow body with a white head and decent lacing.Pine and grassy hops in the nose, but not very floral or pungent, with a hint of biscuit malt.Light bodied with a very dry mouth feel, prickly from the carbonation.Light malt and a drying bitterness start the palate with a wave of pine and grapefruit.Finishes with a lingering dryness and fading hops.Tasty beer but falls short of the hopping levels for even a "session IPA"

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.1 7 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Not sure what these dwarf hops are that they used in this brew, but I admit that I expected more. Thin feel is ok if the flavor and aroma are anything but...but while the aroma and flavor were pleasing enough, everything came across as a little weak. Grassy hops and little citrus or anything else besides a light biscuit malt. It is a session beer as described, but hefty hop punch? Not so much. I'll enjoy my other 2 from the mixer and then be done with this. Surprisingly, there are FAR better session IPAs out there.

  • BEAV 1788 reviews
    rated 2.9 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 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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