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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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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

spycow, Apr 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

volta, Apr 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

2GOOFY, Apr 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

mmmaaattt, Apr 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

tswater, Apr 28, 2013
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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.

ryan1788a5, Apr 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

BKotch, Apr 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

bbadger, Apr 28, 2013
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
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

bonSreeB, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of Sludgeman
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.

Sludgeman, Apr 28, 2013
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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.

KYGunner, Apr 28, 2013
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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.

arizcards, Apr 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

Devilman, Apr 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

fuzzcherry, Apr 27, 2013
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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.

Monkeyknife, Apr 27, 2013
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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

YieldToNothing, Apr 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Tittles, Apr 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

baklo, Apr 27, 2013
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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.

jdhowe, Apr 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

virinow, Apr 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

eawolff99, Apr 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Ncpogs, Apr 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Resuin, Apr 27, 2013
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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.

BeerBarron, Apr 27, 2013
Aleman / Two Brothers / Stone - Dayman Coffee IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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