No Middle Ground | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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24 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Counter Culture Coffee and All About Beer Magazine have collaborated with Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. to create “No Middle Ground,” a limited-edition IPA made with cold-brewed coffee. The beer features washed Haru from Ethiopia and an experimental hop known as “291,” giving the beer a bright, fruit-forward flavor profile. No Middle Ground will be available on tap during special tasting events at Counter Culture’s eight regional training centers.

Added by Smarty_Pints on 06-01-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
24
Reviews:
2
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
10.82%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
1
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0
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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of target88
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kaseydad
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Schwegler
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mendvicdog
2.94/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

harsh coffee, artificial fruit, not blended well

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Photo of duceswild
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mick303
4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nmann08
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dental
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbaker67
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Celtics76
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RyanK252
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Sierra Nevada Torpedo Room

A: Pours deep golden amber with a frothy white head that settles and laces well.

S: Coffee, some kinda herbal hops, and some caramel malt sweetness.

T: Assertive coffee hits first and lingers, some pine and herbal hop notes, a little light citrus and fruity notes, and a touch of caramel malt sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: First time I've gotten to try a coffee IPA. Different but very cool.

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Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.27/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IBUQT
4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NCSerg35
4.79/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Papa_Lafayette
4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of wethorseblanket
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of kellyej
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

A: Hazy, Golden color, Foamy head around the side of the cup
S: Citrus, Roasty
M: Medium body, effervescent
T: Notes of bitter dark chocolate, citrus, blueberry; roasty, coffee finish

Disclaimer: Only had a small tasting (about 6 ounces) at a release party, but was really impressed with this beer. Really bad ass to do a coffee IPA!

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Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Skunkdrool
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of akang
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Smarty_Pints
4/5  rDev +5.5%

No Middle Ground from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.79 out of 5 based on 24 ratings.
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