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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

779 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 779
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 79
Gots: 41 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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Reviews by Thurgoft:
Photo of Thurgoft
4.65/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22oz into a Duvel tulip glass.

Pours a crystal clear bright, bold, orange/amber with a thin off white head that recedes to the sides of the glass leaving a nice bit of lacing. Really beautiful looking beer.

Smell is brewed coffee right up front and its good coffee at that. You can smell it the instant its poured. After a good whiff you get a lot of the dank, tropical citra hops--- and they meld INCREDIBLY well with the coffee! Pineapple, mango, sweet orange, all the flavors you'd expect from a citra heavy IPA and its balanced and tied to the coffee flavor with some very nice caramel malt and maybe just a hint(?) of sweet vanilla. Delicious smelling beer!

Taste again is coffee upfront but not as dominant as it was in the nose. Also up front: some typical Stone bracing hop bitterness which is amplified a bit from the bitterness of the coffee, but it recedes into a sweetness from the malt while retaining great hop flavors. Some caramelly, bready malt in the background which really goes along way to keep it from being TOO hoppy. A little bit of astringency that actually works and a bitter finish that lingers as sort of green flavors on the tongue.

Mouthfeel is smooth and somewhat creamy, kept light and refreshing by a good dose of carbonation. Bubbles are delicate but prevalent and a very good fit for this beer. Pretty light on the tongue considering the alcohol. Great drinkability.

Overall I was pretty much floored by this beer. When I first heard about it, it struck me as mostly gimmick. I didn't think coffee could do anything but clash with an IPA, but I was completely wrong. Both the coffee and the hops play off each other extremely well so much so that they come together to create something greater than the sum of the parts. I finished an entire bomber of the stuff of the course of an hour and a half and I'm already wishing I had more. Truly an excellent beer and kudos to the teams at Aleman, Stone, and Two Brothers for bringing this beer to market.

More User Reviews:
Photo of jono0101
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of SanFranJake
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Kjanisch7
4.83/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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.

Photo of EastBay_Nick
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of mverity
4.8/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Billolick
3.83/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of BrandonDZ
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Lofreqwave
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Altenor
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of jaminjohnson
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of rhinonau
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of virinow
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.33/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Photo of ehammond1
3.68/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of TKEbeerman
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of rwilde
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of chinchill
3.76/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of mtpHokie
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of TimMack
5/5  rDev +17.9%

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