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

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761 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 761
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 72
Gots: 38 | 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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StArnoldFan

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.7%

05-06-2013 19:05:42 | More by StArnoldFan
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jono0101

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +12%

05-18-2013 16:20:17 | More by jono0101
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SanFranJake

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-01-2013 00:28:35 | More by SanFranJake
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Kjanisch7

New Jersey

4.83/5  rDev +13.9%

A: Clear orangy brown with a light head. A bit darker than I thought it was going to pour.

S: Smells like I thought it would. Brown sugar with hits of coffee wrapped up in the classic IPA hoppy smell.

T: Unbelievably well done. Tastes like your normal Stone IPA. Super hoppy. As the beer passes, you begin getting the coffee. I did not think this combo would work out well, but damn these guys nailed it. It wasn't that artificial coffee taste that people who don't drink coffee imagine coffee to taste like, but it was legitimate aroma and tast of a solid cup of joe. I got the majority of the taste on the exhale. It was awesome.

M: Fresh fresh fresh and well hopped. Medium carbonation. Alc is covered well.

O: GET THIS. It was amazing. If I could find more bottles (or buy more than 1 per customer) I would buy cases and cases.

07-15-2013 17:23:26 | More by Kjanisch7
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EastBay_Nick

California

5/5  rDev +17.9%

07-13-2013 21:11:20 | More by EastBay_Nick
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mverity

Florida

4.8/5  rDev +13.2%

My computer died half way through my previous review, so this one will be abridged. Great coppery amber color. Aroma is fairly floral and hoppy, but I mostly get the coffee, this is a good thing. The taste is wonderful, a bit under hopped, but I love the use of malt, and it couples really well with the coffee. The mouthfeel is a not like a typical IPA, a touch less carbonation. Anywho, this beer is delightfully surprising.

05-07-2013 03:10:04 | More by mverity
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Billolick

New York

3.83/5  rDev -9.7%

Bomber bottle purchased at Peekskill Beer and soda, Peekskill, NY. I looked but can't find any bottling date or best before info.

Pours near clear, darker almond amber, moderate lite tan head. Going to a fine film, minor coalr and again minor strands of lacing.

Cafe au lait on the nose, with some leafy hops.

Interesting IPA variation. Not sure how many coffee IPAs I've had the pleasure of trying, if any. Notes of more mellow coffee, trying to mesh with the underlying hoppyness and malts. Not sure if this one gets to the level of actually "meshing". Things sort of all over the place.

Not my favorite Stone collaboration

04-08-2013 21:27:09 | More by Billolick
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.7%

03-23-2013 22:17:17 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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BrandonDZ

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

08-19-2013 21:34:17 | More by BrandonDZ
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Lofreqwave

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-27-2013 05:20:03 | More by Lofreqwave
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Altenor

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-28-2013 04:38:15 | More by Altenor
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-28-2013 08:43:32 | More by jaminjohnson
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rhinonau

Wyoming

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

10-28-2013 20:34:17 | More by rhinonau
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MicroBeerMan1980

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-10-2014 22:10:10 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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virinow

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-27-2013 03:25:53 | More by virinow
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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.33/5  rDev -21.5%

Pours a copper penny brown in color. Brilliant clarity. Moderate to light head retention. The nose is intently coffee. Auberges just a bit of hops. The mouthfeel is substantial, but not overwhelming. This is a coffee dominated beer with some serious hop flavoring. I'msure there is some hop flavoring, but this is definitely a hop forward beer.

07-20-2013 18:50:29 | More by Franziskaner
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ehammond1


3.68/5  rDev -13.2%

Bottle (2013)

Dark amber with a large light-tan head of big-bubbled foam. Leaves a messy glass behind.

A true combination of bright citrus hop components (grapefruit and mango) with expressive, freshly roasted coffee beans. Interesting, and both elements really shine through nicely.

The flavor, again, is a combination of citrus fruits, bitterness, and roasted coffee beans. It's a strange combination. Some sips seems more hop-forward, while others seem dramatically coffee dominant. Interesting, though the combination isn't a very thirst quenching one. I'd knock this for drinkability, whatever that means.

Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation.

The idea or theory behind this beer is fully realized. Whether it's actually all that good or drinkable is for the individual drink to discover on their own. I wouldn't take down a whole bottle of this.

03-30-2013 06:50:07 | More by ehammond1
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TKEbeerman

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

05-05-2013 22:49:27 | More by TKEbeerman
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rwilde

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +12%

09-22-2013 16:48:56 | More by rwilde
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.49/5  rDev +5.9%

A nice golden color, thin 1/3" head, offwhite, doesn't have much retention or lacing. Anytime you hear coffee I think I'm about to get into something brown or black, but no. Aroma was amazing coffee. Top notch stuff, smooth, yet pungent, deep, rich. Hops were a little behind the coffee in the aroma.

Somehow, the taste, is able to capture the coffee flavors and hit you with the Stone hop assault at the same time. What I found to be utterly amazing, is the mouthfeel here, how you can have lots of hops, lots of coffee, but really the beer comes off as more of a flavor experience than a bitter experience. You still get pine from the hops and plenty of coffee, without any astringency going on.

Carbonation was spot on. Hid the alcohol amazingly well. Just fantastic. My favorite IPA that Stone makes. Which means its better than 98% of everyone else's ipas too.

05-15-2013 21:28:38 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.76/5  rDev -11.3%

Hmmm, interesting idea. I was not sure how well coffee and intense hops would mix, and after trying this mix I'm still not sure. As expected given the involvement of Stone, there was no reduction in the strong hop aromatics and flavor, and I had the distinct impression that the IPA 'base' was excellent. I had two reservations about the coffee contribution, however. First, the coffee component smelled, and to a lesser extent, tasted too much like used coffee grinds, despite the use of "fresh roasted coffee". Second, and perhaps due to the particular hop and bean mix, the coffee did not blend with the other flavors or aromas as well as it does in many porters and stouts.

04-14-2013 19:57:37 | More by chinchill
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4/5  rDev -5.7%

03-27-2013 21:47:14 | More by stereosforgeeks
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mtpHokie

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.7%

08-16-2013 15:07:23 | More by mtpHokie
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TimMack

California

5/5  rDev +17.9%

09-27-2013 03:39:59 | More by TimMack
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

04-23-2013 00:49:33 | More by acurtis
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Aleman / Two Brothers / Stone - Dayman Coffee IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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