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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3.84/5
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177 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:
-
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
177
pDev:
9.38%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
30
Trade:
0
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3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MoreBeer4me
2.5/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Did not like. Not a fan apparently of coffee infused IPA's.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AnotherDisease
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bolio
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

I dislike coffee but this one harmoniously mixes it nicely amid unfiltered brilliance.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DerwinWentworth
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Satsuma
4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Danmullens1
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.52/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gavage
4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: dark orange in color with a 1" head that lasts a long time.

Smell: fruit sweetness and a hint of coffee is picked up by the nose.

Taste: grainy malt base with some orange, pears, mild coffee flavors, and a earthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp from start to finish. Long lasting aftertaste.

Overall: always a weird combo for me - coffee and an IPA - but it works.

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4.29/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of slhuggy
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WDJersey
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
3.64/5  rDev -5.2%
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 +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jkermitj
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chipotle
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of carcerdominus
3.06/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of obywan59
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nrbw23
3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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No Middle Ground Coffee IPA (2017) from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 177 ratings