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Aleman / Two Brothers / Stone - Dayman Coffee IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

756 Ratings
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Ratings: 756
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 65
Gots: 39 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Jim Moorehouse, Nate Albrecht and Brad Zeller, three pals planning to open a Chicago brewpub under the moniker of Aleman, won first place at last year's Iron Brew homebrewing competition in the Windy City (judged by none other than Greg Koch, Jason Ebel of Two Brothers Brewing, and celebrated Chicago brewer, designer and author Randy Mosher). Their style-bending IPA artfully married the assertive tropical bite of Citra hops with amazing coffee flavor and aromatics to create something truly unique and exceptional.

Serendipitously, Two Brothers recently kicked off a new adventure roasting their own coffee beans, and provided just-in-time freshly roasted java for the brew. The result is an innovative IPA that's well balanced and intensely flavored thanks to the felicitous blend of hops and fresh roasted coffee.

42 IBU

(Beer added by: Rollzroyce21 on 03-20-2013)
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Ego

New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

forgot about this lurking in my cellar, traded places with a shiny bottle of wootstout...
so onward my good lads

eyes...
of course the name makes me think of Blade for some reason "day...walker?", yeah, pretty irrelevant, so...
rises up to a quick one finger of head and fades really fast, lacing is spotty but there are legs in tow showing off the sheen of the ABV farking around this one, super clean crystal orange, clear as a fine day with nary a cloud in sight, every rare once in a moon a bubble launches from the bottom and slowly traverses towards the top, honestly not thrilling to look at

nose...
herbal... coffee? initially you get the hops right up front with the coffee underneath, in some weird way it reminds me of earl grey with that twinge of astringent bergamot oil except the coffee tone is much stronger especially after letting this settle out for 5 minutes, I'm not in love but I am intrigued

taste etc...
orangey coffee flavor, the IPA takes stage but then oddly finishes with the coffee flavor... kind of an odd marriage, sneaky ABV, this is really easy to just drink away, the coffee adds some weird depth to balance the bitter ... it isn't sweet (which is good), it balances the hops with the semi bitter chocolate notes of coffee... really strange and new, it is like I get my hop fix and coffee hit in the same beverage with an alcohol kick

verdict?
strangely addictive, supremely smooth and perfectly carbonated... but the flavor will not be for everyone. I dig it, a definite different take on a crowded genre, kudos

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2013 04:27:15 | More by Ego
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Aleman / Two Brothers / Stone - Dayman Coffee IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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