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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

781 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 781
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 82
Gots: 41 | 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:
Beer added by: Rollzroyce21 on 03-20-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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

4/29/13

Served out of a bottle in my dogfish ipa glass

This is an amazing blend of a delicious IPA and coffee. I was extremely skeptical, but since it was Stone I gave it a chance. It is so unique you will not be disappointed. It has an amazing aroma. Overall, it taste like amazingness

Photo of kevgod
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of tdm168
4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to jtd1969 for sharing this one

A - amber with a thin, off white head

S - coffee beans, citrusy hop aroma

T - coffee, citrus, woody, earthy

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

This was really intriguing. I admit I had my doubts going in. I was really impressed. The coffee beans surprisingly work well with the citrusy hop character. The beer is coffee heavy but has all of the true-to-style IPA hop notes. This is definitely a beer I'm glad I tried.

Photo of OoReFLuXoO
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of MacQ32
4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

Photo of dar482
3.94/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
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!

Photo of Skyjmpr
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of DerekMorgan
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of BigGingDrinker
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Thedrizzle
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of n2185
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Photo of Barbie
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of CreightonSM
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of volta
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of 2GOOFY
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of mmmaaattt
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of tswater
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.76/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

Photo of BKotch
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of bbadger
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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

Photo of bonSreeB
5/5  rDev +17.9%

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