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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

754 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 754
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 64
Gots: 40 | FT: 2
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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Thurgoft

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 02:37:34 | More by Thurgoft
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Aleman / Two Brothers / Stone - Dayman Coffee IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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