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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

778 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 778
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 80
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 brewtus
4.57/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Glad I scored a bottle of this once brewed ale. Had mikkellers coffee ipa about a year ago so I had high expectations

A- poured orange, slightly hazy, single finger head.
S- lots of brewed coffee smell (opposed to roasted coffee), sweet hops, almost tastes like a coffee with some sugar and cream in it, only earthier and more floral
T/M- starts with tons of brewed coffee, that leads into a creamy, Carmel flavor. Finishes with some earthy hop profile, piney west coast style hops, some tropical fruit.... But still tons of coffee. Texture feels creamy and enjoyable.
O- The flavor of the coffee is much smoother than I would have expected, not bitter at all which is weird because hops and coffee tend to be bittering ingredients. The hops give the beans a sweet compliment that isn't usually present in coffee stouts, and it's extremely drinkable. Now if you don't like coffee, you'll hate it. Much better than mikkellers. I love unique brews and this combines two of my favorite things in life and for that, I thank you Stone!

Photo of Wishdiak
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of caddybuyer
4.12/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber courtesy of Gabor the Penn Station Beer man into a tulip.

A: Rich copper with a fair amount of clarity and a scuddy eggshell head. Nice coloring, but maybe the pour was not robust enough.

S: Fresh coffee dominates the nose. Much more that I would have anticipated. Citric hopping in the back. Rich and enticing, and unusual.

T: Creamy and flavorful, the nose is a good proxy for the taste. Coffee mixes with a bit of ashtray and settles into an astringent hop bitterness. Refreshing and somewhat more bitter than I would have imagined, although I really didn't know what to expect. Enjoying this.

M: Medium bodied with a bit of cream feel in the fore. Astringent and drying at the back end.

A: Solid, worthy collaboration. Get ye some.

Photo of LEdubs
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of John_M
4.04/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the Bierstein the other day.

The beer pours an orange amber color with pretty good head retention and decent lacing. The nose is pretty impressive in this one, with the coffee aroma definitely front and center. Otherwise, there is some noticeable dry citrus, light pine and a hint of sweet malt. The flavor profile replicates the nose, with once agan the coffee flavor dominating. Still, the beer is fairly hoppy and bitter on the finish, and there's enough sweet malt in the mid palate to keep the coffee and bitterness in check. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a fairly long, bitter finish. Alcohol is fairly well integrated into the flavor profile, though you can tell it's up there a bit.

Pretty interesting beer, though I'm not sure how much I like coffee in my IPA. Not sure this is something I need to revisit any time soon.

Photo of keanlacrosse
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Immortale25
4.58/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch light tan head that retains well before eventually residing at a thick ring around the edge of the glass and plentiful surface foam. Resilient lacing slides slowly down the glass leaving thick streaks behind.

S- Bright, citrusy, fresh hops with some sweet coffee in the back. Wow, that actually works well together.

T- I can barely explain it. The coffee pretty much dominates over the hops but there's enough citrusy hop flavor to complement the fresh coffee taste that surges out and balances just perfectly. Like nothing I've ever had before. So tasty, so unique. Not necessarily complex since what you have is a hop-tinged coffee beer but it's in a class all its own.

M- A bit dry with medium carbonation and a standard body.

O- It's not often that I'm straight up dumbfounded by a beer being so original and awesome at the same time. Dayman accomplishes just that. Bravo Stone (and Two Brothers and Aleman). You've conjoined two styles that I didn't think were compatible.

Photo of Kopfschuss
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of olfolxholme
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of dbrauneis
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served on-tap at Cork City in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a crystal clear slightly reddish copper in color with some moderate amounts of visible carbonation as well as some orange +amber highlights. The beer has a half finger tall dense foamy beige head that slowly reduces to a medium sized patch of very thin film and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of bready and caramel malts underneath some moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit and tropical/mango hops. There are also moderate to strong aromas of freshly brewed espresso.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of bready and caramel malts that have just the lightest hint of sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of freshly brewed espresso which brings the coffee flavors and the espresso bitterness. Moderate notes of citrus/grapefruit and tropical/mango hops. Moderate amounts of lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and slightly creamy.

O: The coffee is really well integrated into both the smell and taste of this beer- the coffee flavors are not sweet and contribute wonderful elements of bitterness. Really enjoyable and easy to drink - especially for a coffee lover. Definitely one I will get again.

Photo of emerge077
4.12/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Congrats to local brewers Aleman for winning Iron Brew, and brewing this beer!

All coffee and even some slight chocolate in the aroma. Amber orange body, bright clarity, layer of creamy foam on the surface that has a parchment hue to it. Flavors are big on coffee, the IPA seems like more of a coffee delivery vehicle. Soft and bitter with some pale malt sweetness buried in there, some light citrus peel accents. Firmly bitter aftertaste, seamlessly blended and very smooth across the palate. Overall a winner, a creative beer that makes me excited to see what Aleman brews next.

Photo of Sarlacc83
3.79/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle from Belmont Station. Consumed April 18th, reviewed from notes.

A: Copper color with a thick 1/2" brownish-white head. Clean body with drifting carbonation.

N: Both coffee and hops drift up to the nose. Plenty of roast and there's a hint of chocolate. Pineapple and spruce. Malt is running around in the background.

T: Very roasty with those hints of dark chocolate bitterness. Tropical citrus sweetness. It's balanced with some minerality.

M: Chalky, resinouse, with a medium body. Alcohol is well hidden.

O: Different and tasty when you get used to it. I have to applaud the creativity and the balanced, but I'm not sure I'd want to have this again, either.

Photo of Gobzilla
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of chippo33
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of SRossman
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of CB_Crowe
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Joshpu
4/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of screamking
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into sangria glass.
Been looking forward to this one for awhile, I truly have no idea of what to expect.

It pours a nice light apricot, with a thin white head that sits. I'm immediately getting fresh brewed coffee in the aroma. Tucked neatly behind that is some nice orange and grapefruit notes. Citrus infused coffee, this smells great.

It tastes great as well, I thought it would be a bitter bomb, but it has loads of sweetness. Nice even coffee to citrus hop ratio. I'm extremely happy with collaboration. Perfect one-two punch. It's a little light in mouthfeel, but the higher ABV is completely hidden. This is just such a solid beer.

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of portia99
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into an Alchemist tumbler.

A - Pours a rather neutral amber color, maybe a bit on the darker side. Body shows good clarity and a finger of dense cream colored foam sits on top with good staying power and plenty of webby lacing on the glass.

S - Interesting blend...I pick up more hops than coffee but both are there. Hops are citrusy and full of grapefruit, but more than anything I get a strong grassy aspect as well. Roasted coffee comes on behind the hops but works its way forward in the profile on each sniff becoming the dominant aroma.

T - Definitely an IPA in flavor profile with big citrus notes in the flavor. Noticeable coffee notes play off of the hops but never really give the big roasty notes typically associated with coffee. Lightly sweet malt base that smooths everything out. The coffee effect is really subtle...I know it is there on every sip, but it gives just a complementary, mild and fleeting flavor.

M - Aggressively carbonated with lots of tingle on the tongue. Body is medium and a bit creamy.

O - This is a beer with a lot of character. At the beginning of the bottle (colder temps?) I would say this was almost all IPA with assertive citrus notes and hoppy bitterness. As the bottle progressed, this became more and more a coffee beer. Coffee never dominates, but becomes more pronounced in the flavor and aroma profile. Didn't really know what to expect from this beer...hopefully I can find more, because this is really very enjoyable.

Photo of sofisdad
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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