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

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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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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
Photo of KYGunner


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
Photo of arizcards


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
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

04-27-2013 22:51:26 | More by Devilman
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-27-2013 22:41:44 | More by fuzzcherry
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3.95/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a bright, clear copper color with one finger of dirty white head. Very little lacing with this one.

Aroma of coffee, vanilla, toffee and just the slightest hint of citrusy hops.

The taste was predominately coffee, orange peel, vanilla, and roasted malts. Finished surprisingly clean.

Medium bodied and smooth with a moderate carbonation.

One of the most interesting IPAs I've tried. Hard to describe, but easier to drink.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 21:59:22 | More by Monkeyknife
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New York

3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Very very interesting and unique beer. Bomber into a pint glass pours a copper orange with barely any head. Smell is of coffee and dark chocolate. Extremely thick mouthfeel. Tastes of coffee with a little bitter citrus as the endnote. Overall a well done beer, very unique. I just can't get into coffee mixed with an ipa

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 19:49:41 | More by YieldToNothing
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-27-2013 18:58:14 | More by Tittles
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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +12%

04-27-2013 11:04:53 | More by baklo
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4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From notes, but tasted earlier this evening to lead off a session. I was pretty excited to get into this and feeling a certain exigence because with something like a coffee IPA I feel like there's probably no better day to have it than yesterday. It's not like something's going to step up and age well in this brew.

A: Clear, amber color, thin off-white head that dissipated quickly and left minimal lacing

S: coffee! No, really... lots of fresh-roasted coffee. A little bit of hop as expected, but overwhelmingly the coffee gets me here, mostly because I'm not used to coffee in such a light-colored beer. I guess that's really what they've got going for them, but it's a cool thing and the nose does punch you with coffee right up front.

T: Again, lots of coffee. The roast is fresh-tasting and well balanced, and I don't even like coffee. But I like this. A bit of malt and hop in the finish (followed by more coffee), but a great balance overall. That's the strongest thing about this beer, for me -- they achieve a remarkable balance between fresh coffee and IPA that doesn't give up too much ground from either end and really does make this a coffee IPA. A little citrus shows through, but the coffee puts up a strong showing. It feels a little lighter in alcohol than it is (but not by much), but I'm not particularly sure where the misdirection is happening.

M: Nothing exceptional, but nothing offensive. It feels like an IPA. It's got good carbonation and is pretty refreshing to drink.

O: I can't say I'm shocked, but I'm very happy to have had this beer. I have found myself chronically underimpressed by Stone's brews, and this one actually impressed me quite a bit. I was initially a little unsure about my decision to buy 3 bottles of this (one was to be gifted but plans changed), but I am very happy now that I'll be able to revisit this twice more in the coming weeks. I'm much more excited about this than the rest of that 4-pack of Ruination IPA, to be sure.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 09:14:35 | More by jdhowe
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-27-2013 03:25:53 | More by virinow
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-27-2013 02:40:09 | More by eawolff99
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-27-2013 02:22:37 | More by Ncpogs
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-27-2013 01:08:47 | More by Resuin
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4.75/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This beer. This beer has elements of flavor and smell that I didn't ever imagine would be appropriate for beer. Mixing coffee and the floral hops is the worst idea ever...but it works so well. Get this beer. Enjoy this beer.

Appearance - copper, which is funny considering that i was expecting something much darker. It looks like an IPA.

Smell - iced coffee, black. just the right amount of bitter coffee with the floral hops.

taste - brilliant. try it. Its spiced coffee with elements of bitter and floral mixed in. It's balanced like you can't imagine. It's also new, if thats your thing, and you want to try something that, as this BA can attest to, is unique, drink this beer.

Overall - drink it, buy it, trade for it. It's worth it to enjoy the beautiful balance of this beer. It's worth it if you hate it and want to try something that is unique and conversational.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 01:07:59 | More by BeerBarron
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-26-2013 21:25:10 | More by billab914
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-26-2013 17:43:26 | More by mjw1200
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-26-2013 17:00:05 | More by Turney
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-26-2013 15:17:44 | More by JxExM
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-26-2013 12:17:38 | More by Mattyb79
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz. poured into a Flying Dog goblet

A: A pretty nice clear amber that yellows depending on the light source, like if you hold it up to the light. It isn't completely clear, but not very cloudy or hazy. Minimal half a finger head that diminishes to nothing but leaves a decent lacing.

S: There is a very nice melding of hops and coffee, which I would expect from a Stone IPA. Take a regular stone IPA (or even Ruination) and then add a faint whiff of coffee that melds and blends to it, but doesn't hurt the hop scent, merely aids and enhances it. Sometimes you get more of a good high-quality coffee blend that you brewed yourself and know is good, and sometimes you get a more hop forward scent with a lingering coffee scent. It smells like freshly ground coffee, or a just opened barrel of ungrinded beans. This is a new smell for me that is quite unique.

T: This is a surprisingly hoppy IPA with only 42 IBUs, but that isn't surprising coming from Stone's masterful abilities when it comes to hops. It is mainly piney resin notes, that meld well with and balance with the fresh black coffee taste. There is a hint of citrus right in the center before you swallow. The aftertaste is like that of a strong black coffee, but with a hint of hops that is quite nice. As it warms, it seems that the coffee subsides a bit.

M: It has a nice mix of smoothness and crispness, that comes standard with their IPAs. The crispness from the light carbonation stands out but it really aerates and conveys the coffee taste.

O: I think this will be a love or hate it IPA, but it seems the lovers are winning out. A lot of people like hops and coffee, and this combines them masterfully. I am not a big fan of black coffee, but this is still a good IPA at its core. Also, I realize that this is an excellent representative for its style (which is quite new), but I again I am not a big coffee man (tea is more my thing). They have breakfast stouts, and I would say this is a breakfast IPA, you might even skip the coffee or add some to it. Through the bomber it has grown on me more.

p.s. This is definitely my longest review to date. I guess Stone's lengthy bottle writings are wearing off on me when I review them.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 04:12:07 | More by gillagorilla
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-26-2013 03:43:49 | More by kornkid8600
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

04-26-2013 02:21:29 | More by phishbfm
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

04-25-2013 22:53:56 | More by BARFLYB
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-25-2013 04:06:15 | More by jmmy3
Aleman / Two Brothers / Stone - Dayman Coffee IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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