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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

753 Ratings
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Ratings: 753
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 63
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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OoReFLuXoO

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-30-2013 01:04:45 | More by OoReFLuXoO
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slightly golden amberish color with 2+ fingers of frothy caramel head. Fantastic retention, very nice lacing.

S - Lots light medium roast coffee (not super rich/ sweet) aromas, skunky hops, and some juicy grapefruit/orange aromas. Coffee is well represented.

T - Delicious sweet citrusy hops with a smokey, mild-but-present coffee flavor.

M - Body is very similar to that of ruination, pretty light, very refreshing, and a decent amount of carbonation.

O - The coffee is most impactful in the aroma, but still present within the citrusy tastes as well. Very unique, quite good.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 00:26:13 | More by MacQ32
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dar482

New York

3.91/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The color is a orange slightly hazy color. Looks like a double IPA.

The aroma is wonderful. Big juicy orange and grapefruit. Huge hop character, but then with a watered down coffee aroma. Not a huge punch of deep rich dark espresso like stouts, a more gentle smell.

The flavor has this complex mix of the IPA and coffee. The coffee really doesn't hit like the aroma does. Reminds me of Ruination. There's lingering coffee that plays around with this dank hop bitterness IPA flavor. There's juicy orange, grapefruit, and peach.

This is my first coffee IPA. I don't really know how it would be done differently. I do wish that the aroma matched the flavor a bit more. It's a strange beer. Somewhat worth a try if you like coffee and IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 21:35:27 | More by dar482
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

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

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, slightly hazed, copper coloring with a thin, low profile, off-white head that clings to the glass and coats the surface of the brew. Aromas of resiny and citrus hops abound, with an undercutting backbone of roasted, bitter coffee. Without the coffee characteristics, this beer would be a floral hop bomb...with the coffee, this smells like one of the more interesting brews I've been exposed to in quite some time. There is a heaviness to the dry and hoppy dynamics on the nose. Flavors of used coffee grounds first and foremost, and the bitter, roasty coffee characteristics hang over the palate throughout your drinking. It's like an IPA with a Starbucks shroud over it. The caramel backbone and citrusy hops do shine through in spurts, which help to make this a light and heavy beer all at the same time. Grapefruit and resiny bitterness uplift the heavy roast of the coffee character, all the way into a roasty and bitter aftertaste, with the coffee profiles outlasting anything else, leaving a linger more typical of a Stout or Porter. Clean, dry finish with the aforementioned long linger. This is a really good beer, both dynamic and intriguing. Well done!

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 17:23:39 | More by GarthDanielson
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Skyjmpr

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-29-2013 02:47:32 | More by Skyjmpr
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-29-2013 02:24:46 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-29-2013 01:20:31 | More by DerekMorgan
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +12%

04-29-2013 00:59:35 | More by BigGingDrinker
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Thedrizzle

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-29-2013 00:23:10 | More by Thedrizzle
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n2185

North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a clear honey orange with a finger of off-white head that fades into a thin ring with a little lacing.

S: A heavy hit of rich, robust coffee at first. When it fades, grapefruit and pine citrus aromas come through from the hops. It's a bit unusual at first, but becomes a really pleasant mix of aromas.

T: The hops kick in first here with earthy pine and citrus rind flavors. Robust, roasted coffee flavors come through next, blending well with the bitterness from the hops. The finish is lightly bitter with just a little sweet citrus flavor.

M: Medium body and carbonation that accentuates the hops and coffee well, this beer is neither watery nor oily.

O: A surprisingly good beer. It's an unusual combination, but the flavors blend well to produce a unique and tasty IPA.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 00:17:30 | More by n2185
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Barbie

Maryland

5/5  rDev +17.9%

04-28-2013 23:30:32 | More by Barbie
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CreightonSM

New York

4/5  rDev -5.7%

04-28-2013 23:27:21 | More by CreightonSM
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-28-2013 22:14:35 | More by spycow
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volta

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-28-2013 20:28:40 | More by volta
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2GOOFY

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-28-2013 19:49:18 | More by 2GOOFY
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mmmaaattt

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +12%

04-28-2013 15:59:27 | More by mmmaaattt
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tswater

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-28-2013 06:41:49 | More by tswater
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber poured into a New Belgium globe.

A: Red-amber in color. Good clarity. One inch of eggshell-white head settles after a short time. Thin scraggly rings of lacing and a few scattered spots are all that remain in its wake.

S: Tangerine, orange marmalade, lemon peel, hop oils. Fresh coffee beans. Biscuity malt is hard to pick out beneath all the hops and coffee. The coffee and the hops vie for attention rather than melding together. They remain two distinct entities, and only one or the other comes through at a time.

T: Oily and citrusy up front. Tangerine, lemon peel, marmalade, slight herb. Pine resin, ganja. Unlike the nose, the fresh coffee tastes do mingle with the hops. Eventually they blanket the citrusy hop tastes and take center stage. Pineapple and tropical ester. As in the nose, the malt base is very hard to pick out beneath the dominance of hop and coffee. Perhaps just a bit of biscuit and toast. Joint finish of coffee and hop as freshly roasted coffee beans and citrus and hemp seed ride it out into the finish.

M: Medium bodied. Creamy. Crisp carbonation. Oily.Warming alcohol. Good.

O: Dayman comes across as a bit too gimmicky for me. It's not a bad beer by any means, but it's frustrating to drink. There's a top-notch IPA in my glass, but the coffee is distracting me and preventing me from enjoying it. The IPA by itself would be delicious, and the coffee would be a fine addition to any beer with a darker malt bill. Together they just feel forced. Square peg in a round hole. Craft beer is all about experimentation and innovation, but let's not jump the shark just yet.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 05:05:09 | More by ryan1788a5
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BKotch

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

04-28-2013 04:02:13 | More by BKotch
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bbadger

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-28-2013 03:41:36 | More by bbadger
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

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

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 02:23:40 | More by Sammy
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bonSreeB

Alabama

5/5  rDev +17.9%

04-28-2013 02:09:30 | More by bonSreeB
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Bottled on 3/1/13. Purchased for $7.99. Poured into a chalice.

A different IPA. Unique, but not mind blowing. The citra hops are very evident. Lasting coffee in the finish. Coffee really exerts itself as the beer warms.

A - Pours a cloudy light honey color with a rocky half-finger head. NIce lacing.

S - Floral hops, slight sweetness, pine/resin beneath the floral.

T - Starts like a super fresh floral IPA, finishes with lots of coffee. Some roasted maltiness.

MF - Finishes with a sharpness and moderate bitterness. A coffee-like finish.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 01:24:44 | More by Sludgeman
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Rusty cognac coloring the head was light and fleeting.

The scent is quite strong, almost an odor. Very earthy scents with a kitty litter, wet dog aroma. This sounds disgusting but it melds pleasantly with a coffee scent. Amongst the most aromatic of beers.

The taste is nuanced and diverse with rich meaty tones, leather, earth, leaves and coffee. Roasted malt and burnt or char is found but distant near the roof of the mouth. This is a very interesting beer with so many elements/diversities that it has to rank high.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 00:04:49 | More by KYGunner
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arizcards

Arizona

4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Managed to score a bomber from the Glendale BevMo yesterday for $6.29. Bottled on 3-1-13.

Beer poured a brownish orange with an OK head on the initial pour.

Nose is fresh ground coffee and citrus hops.

Taste is fresh coffee, citrus, and tropical fruits melded quite well together.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and decently carbonated for a big beer.

Overall this is a bold innovative beer taking two things i never think would have worked but it does. A well crafted brew for sure. Give it a try if you can find a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 23:35:51 | More by arizcards
Aleman / Two Brothers / Stone - Dayman Coffee IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 753 ratings.