No Middle Ground Coffee IPA (2017) | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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No Middle Ground Coffee IPA (2017)No Middle Ground Coffee IPA (2017)
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3.85/5
Very Good
166 Ratings
No Middle Ground Coffee IPA (2017)No Middle Ground Coffee IPA (2017)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
At first glance, it might seem strange to combine coffee and hoppy beer, but really, the two flavors have a lot in common. Good coffee and hops both have complex and fruity aromas which create layers of flavor. No Middle Ground is brewed with fruit-forward hop varietals and cold-brewed coffee for a unique take on the IPA.


BEGINNING GRAVITY 15.8° plato
ENDING GRAVITY 2.5° plato

50 IBU

Added by dbrauneis on 01-06-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,310
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
166
pDev:
8.83%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
28
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Ratings: 166 |  Reviews: 50
Photo of Houlio_99
4.29/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Electros
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nater919
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of gefinley
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of slhuggy
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WDJersey
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear amber color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and good lacing. Smells of fresh fruity-coffee, hint of citrus hops, and slight sweet malt. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is an elevated bitterness. Tastes of fresh coffee, slight citrus hops, hint of spicy hops, sight sweet malt, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, one of the better coffee-IPA mixtures I've had.

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Photo of nonnie864
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jkermitj
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chipotle
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of carcerdominus
3.06/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of obywan59
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nrbw23
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of secondtooth
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clean amber, with an average head of off-white suds. Little row of lace.

Aroma: Hops first, alongside a roaster coffee note. Interesting mix.

Taste: Well-done balance of coffee and hoppy IPA profiles, with neither dominating too much. Solid and quite enjoyable.

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Photo of deansellers
2.08/5  rDev -46%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Photo of GreenBayBA
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Part of a variety 12-pack Safeway $13.99
Smell of coffee
Hazy amber color with a brown tinge
Medium-heavy mouthfeel
Medium carbonation
Coffee flavors with juicy note. Both flavors you expect comes through
Overall an interesting combination. Probably something that I would drink once a year.

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Photo of jpd026
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerSexLove
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A breakfast beer? Sure, why not?!

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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.38/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MikeWard
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass. packaged 1/11/18, so 3 months old.

slightly dull golden yellow body with a small white head leaving good lacing. There is a good amount of carbonation present.

pleasant coffee aroma, but nothing else detected on the nose.

flavor is also pleasantly coffee. the hops seemed to have faded after three months to the point where they are merely a suggestion.

mouth is above medium, finish is coffee with a hint of bitterness.

overall, this is about the best coffee ipa I've tried. I've had my doubts above this particular sub style, but I'.ll try anything that SN puts out, and was glad to find this single bottle in the cooler.

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4.31/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Antg8989
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber with a white head and a hint of brown. Significant lacing. Aroma is citrus, coffee and even chocolate. Taste is similar, although it is a beer whose flavor is really on the brink of deviating from an IPA. Feel is lightly carbonated and somewhat soft. Overall, it's a good tasting beer - but as an IPA (with coffee added, there are better examples). I believe Flying Fish released a decent coffee IPA. It's definitely something I'm growing an interest in.

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No Middle Ground Coffee IPA (2017) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 166 ratings