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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

768 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 768
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 75
Gots: 40 | 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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Photo of Sammy
3.79/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

One of the best coffee beers I have had, well integrated. Would like more IPA bitterness, still nicely done for what it is. A lighter coloured beer, with a lasting head. Coffee aroma surpasses the hop aroma. Above average mouthfeel. Good drinkability

Sammy, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear reddish-orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, roasted coffee beans, brewed coffee, and some slight citrus aromas. Taste is much the same with coffee and citrus flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of roasty and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is quite surprising in terms of how well the coffee and citrus-forward hop aromas and flavors compliment each other.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

djrn2, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -5.7%

zestar, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

spycow, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev -5.7%

nmann08, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

acurtis, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of brentk56
4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a two finger head; decent retention and a scattering of dots are left behind

Smell: Really juicy and citrusy with a distinct mocha tone - very different and enticing

Taste: A bit of cracker malt buttresses the citrusy hops but the coffee arrives in the middle and blends remarkably well; the finish is balanced between all three elements

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Having been disappointed in Mikkeller's Koffee IPA, I wasn't sure what to expect but this beer blew me away; the balance is incredible and all of the flavors come together in complementary fashion

brentk56, May 08, 2013
Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Texasfan549, May 03, 2013
Photo of BEERchitect
4.01/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Talking about hops and coffee residing in the same bottle is a lot like cats and dogs living together. Its unnatural, yet sometimes it works. But not so fast... there's a lot of contemplating to be done here...

With very little of a coffee-infused demeanor to the beer's appearance, the IPA pours like many of its style- medium amber and amply carbonated. Its somewhat slim structured head and short longevity suggests that the coffee oils are impeding the head character that I expect in highly hoppy ales.

With one whiff, the beer is all coffee. With the next, its all hops. This alternating effect shows a schizophrenic character about the beer that's surprisingly separated although the scents mingle quite a lot. Both are supported by the most supple support of caramel and grain. With no real fruit (outside of citrusy hops) and no spice (outside of coffee additions), the beer becomes all about the hops and coffee beans.

Each sip alternates between the expected IPA tones of grapefruit, orange peels and pine resins and the inquisitive hazelnut, chicory and earthen robustness of coffee. Although they are both frayed together loosely, they don't seem to get into each other's way even though the taste is Dr. Jekyll in one sip and Mr. Hyde the next. They battle each other 'til the bitter end with the dry caramel malt underpinnings that keep the flavors rooted in a Pale Ale base.

Quite light on the palate, the beer certainly isn't an imperial version at all- in keeping with drinkability and somewhat refreshment; the ale's textures don't get wrapped up in all the battle-rapping that's going on in taste. Instead the beer is dry, fresh, and crisp on all fronts.

It's an ale like no other- if you look for an IPA, then that's all you'll taste. But if you look for a coffee beer, then that does likewise and with the same confidence. It's less of "what's great" but more about "what's possible" in beer taste and palate profiling. Its the most inquisitive beer I've had in a long, long while

BEERchitect, May 09, 2013
Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

kjkinsey, May 03, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -5.7%

GRG1313, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Knapp85, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.36/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served in a shaker pint glass at Durty Nellie's.

Surprised to find this on tap so soon, but I'm not gonna argue (especially considering it looks as though I missed the bottles...). Regardless, this stuff pours a clear sunrise amber topped by a finger of cream foam. The nose comprises grass, light buttery biscuit, light grapefruit zest, and a twinge of coffee beans. The taste generally brings in more of the same, but the coffee and the grass don't play nicely together, producing a strange bitterness that just doesn't come across as appealing to me. There's also a vague creaminess, verging on cheesiness, that puts me off even further. Luckily, this latter sensation is decidedly slight, so it doesn't ruin things all that much. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a decent little beer, but one that doesn't seem to me to fully mesh the hops with the coffee as well as others have.

TMoney2591, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of largadeer
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

largadeer, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of emerge077
4.11/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Congrats to local brewers Aleman for winning Iron Brew, and brewing this beer!

All coffee and even some slight chocolate in the aroma. Amber orange body, bright clarity, layer of creamy foam on the surface that has a parchment hue to it. Flavors are big on coffee, the IPA seems like more of a coffee delivery vehicle. Soft and bitter with some pale malt sweetness buried in there, some light citrus peel accents. Firmly bitter aftertaste, seamlessly blended and very smooth across the palate. Overall a winner, a creative beer that makes me excited to see what Aleman brews next.

emerge077, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -5.7%

SocalKicks, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Jason, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of nickfl
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

nickfl, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of russpowell
4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours copper with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Nice head retention & lacing

S: Coffee, biscuitty malt & grapefruit, plus pine

T: Coffee grinds, pine, grapefruit up front. Woody hops, dryness & more coffee as this warms, much grapefruit as well as this warms. Dry with much coffee & grapefruit in the finish

MF: Medium bodied, dry, subtle carbonation, good balance

Coffee IPA doesn't make me think"match made in heaven". This has a good flavor profile, but give me a coffee stout or a hop bomb, mixing them together doesn't float my boat all the way to the promised land. This is about as good as a coffee IPA is gonna get, no need to plow this field again:P

russpowell, May 02, 2013
Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -5.7%

oline73, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

mendvicdog, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of MarkyMOD
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

MarkyMOD, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of beernads
3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

beernads, May 18, 2013
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Aleman / Two Brothers / Stone - Dayman Coffee IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 768 ratings.