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

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Aleman / Two Brothers / Stone - Dayman Coffee IPAAleman / Two Brothers / Stone - Dayman Coffee IPA

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

756 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dayman is a coppery dark orange color somewhere between clear and opaque. On top, a creamy tan head develops that never grows especially high but has excellent retention. A still-creamy heavy head of foam never dies off, and it leaves plenty of leggy and mostly patchy lacing to nearly the bottom. The appearance, at least, is essentially that of an IPA.
The nose, though, brings both coffee and hops equally yet separately to the forefront. It just focuses so much on each, so clearly, and yet so distinctly, as to defy explanation. The hops give off fresh bitterness of light pine, grass, and a bit of a perfume note. The coffee is more fresh grounds than pressed, and without the roastier notes of espresso.
The taste is almost exactly identical. Some of the complexity doesn't come off as precisely as it did in the aroma, but again it's impressively put together, with both coffee and hops being present yet distinct.
Crispness is soft but nips from beginning to finish, and there's a soft creaminess in the feel as well. The body is medium, leaning light, and there's a slight dryness underneath.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2013 17:48:11 | More by Brenden
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4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz. bomber poured into a pint and served at 45F. This improved immensely as it warmed up, I'd recommend 55F before starting in on this...

A - Very nice in color, clear orange-brown just a shade lighter than the bottle. Carbonation is low but tight, head dissipates quickly and no lacing.

S - Upfront with brown sugar and roasted malt, coffee presence also. Slight astringency, it is pleasant and still high in complexity.

T - Sweet malt in a much higher level than most IPAs, then hit with a good amount of coffee flavor, finishes with a nice hop bite. Great!

M - Alcohol is well-hidden, fresh and sweet until the slighly acidic finish.

O - I would pick this up often through fall and winter, rates high on my coffee-flavored list. Hope that it continues to be brewed by one of these collaborators, nicely done!!!

Serving type: bottle

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4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: into a pint, center-style pour, solid amber beer, slightly hazy, with 2 fingers of tan head, left some lace motes behind

S: ground coffee and earthy, resinous hops - didn't pick up so much on the citrus others have mentioned, but my bottle is near the 3 mos best by date, so I'm just glad to get the coffee as clearly as I do

T: husky malts with slight caramel sweetness infused with dry ground coffee - mildly bitter hops suggest dark grapefruit pith and old flowers - very mellow; interesting combination with the coffee and IPA-style hops - like when you put the lemon rind in the espresso - very well-integrated flavors, and still allows the malt to come through

M: smooth, medium body, mild carbonation, slight stick, sweet and dry flashes on the finish, then a fade out

O: another reason to love Stone. Their collaborations are always interesting, and I think I've enjoyed them all. I only wish I'd gotten this beer fresher. I'm presuming a March bottling date, and I'm drinking this in June, so I'm at the end of this beer's life cycle. I think it was relatively well-preserved - no doubt the coffee and the hops have married and mellowed more than they would have closer to the bottling date, but the beer is still very enjoyable and interesting.

Thanks to jdhowe for putting this in my hands before it was too late!

Serving type: bottle

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4.7/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Enjoyed this down at The Reservoir in Waterbury, VT as part of a Father's Day lunch with our neighbors, was a great time, the ladies drove and the men imbibed.

Look - Pours a hazy caramel brown with a small foamy head that dissipates quickly and leaves chunks and rings of lacing. You can't tell there's a coffee element from the appearance in the least bit.

Smell - Smooth malt and resiny/citrus hop overlay with coffee on top. Mouth-watering and super unique. The coffee is like straight coffee, not espresso or anything like that, just regular coffee.

Taste - Rich, malty and coffee with hop blended in to perfection. Subtle but forward.

Mouthfeel - Cream,y medium to heavy-bodied, low carbonation. Bready, malty, and cofee in all the right ways. Exceptional drinkability. Slightly boozy but expected at almost 9%.

Overall - Phenomenal brew, I was blown away by this, exceptional fusion of almost what felt like a light coffee stout and an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 18:43:51 | More by JMScowcroft
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4.51/5  rDev +6.4%
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22 oz. bomber poured into a larger version of a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass. Comes out a nice hearty amber color, a little darker than you'd expect from an IPA. Pretty clear you can mostly see right through it, only thing stopping it is that it's a little dark. Nice white frothy head, lots of different sized bubbles, comes out thick and sticks around for a while. Decent amount of lacing, better than average, but nothing too crazy. By looking at it you wouldn't expect anything coffee related about it.

Smell is....interesting... but actually really good. It took me awhile to decide at first because it was so unique, but I like it. The nice citrus hops come out at you right away then it's followed by a nice fresh coffee. There's a really nice balance between the two, they blend together really nice by the end. When smelling it you can easily separate the two. One smell hops, the next coffee, smell them together as well very interesting and tasty.

Taste is really enjoyable. I was seriously liking this one the whole way through. Tougher to separate the hops and coffee this time. Both grapefruit and pine come out for the hops and it's followed/combined some medium blend coffee, a little nutty. Also a bit of a natural earthy taste. There's also a bit of sweetness to me indicating a decent malt backbone, pale, caramel, toasted.

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Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 21:01:06 | More by AndyAvalanche
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Aleman / Two Brothers / Stone - Dayman Coffee IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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