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

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766 Ratings

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Ratings: 766
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 75
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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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Knapp85, Jul 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

AdamElb, Jul 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

johnpz168, Jul 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

dbc5, Jul 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

steamboatbrewer, Jul 07, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

ebrifan, Jul 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

bobv, Jul 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

AJ01923, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

ystazi, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got in a trade with TopsecretWaffle. 22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 3/1/2013. Pours lightly hazy deep orange amber color with a 2 finger dense cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big roasted coffee, grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, orange rind, floral, light pine, caramel, and floral earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop notes with coffee; and good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, orange rind, floral, roasted coffee, caramel, pine, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of pine and coffee bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, roasted coffee, floral, caramel, pine, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice flavor balance and complexity of coffee and hop flavors; with a moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent coffee IPA. All around nice balance and complexity of coffee and hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Jul 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

GuttaMane138, Jun 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

wtkphoto, Jun 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Altenor, Jun 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

lb81larry23, Jun 26, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

broken22, Jun 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

ccozzi, Jun 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Swervine44, Jun 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

BostonPhilly, Jun 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Geuzedad, Jun 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Kempski, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of Brenden
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.

Brenden, Jun 20, 2013
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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!!!

bambam2517, Jun 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

UncleBuccs, Jun 19, 2013
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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!

Greywulfken, Jun 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Bilco, Jun 17, 2013
Aleman / Two Brothers / Stone - Dayman Coffee IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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