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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
outstanding

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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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Ratings: 781 | Reviews: 157
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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.

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4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance
(Chill) hazed amber with 1 finger of white head that dissipates quickly. Very low carbonation.

Nose
Sweetened coffee, Tootsie Roll, toffee and pine. Hints of pineapple, apricot and papaya. Smells strangely good.

Taste
Papaya along with notes of apricot, mango and pineapple. Sweetened medium roast coffee, toffee, pale candy sugars and touches of Tootsie Roll. Tangerine juice and pine needles along with drops of lemon and orange juice.
Wow! Why does this work? This shouldn't work.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, juicy, smooth and refreshing.

Overall
Amazingly quaffable at 8.7%. Extremely well balanced with only a light bitterness. Lots of tropical fruit like "Enjoy By" with an added malt complexity thanks to the coffee. This is really freakin' good!

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look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours far hazier than it looks in the bottle. Thinner, white head. Long sheets of lacing. The body is tarnished orange.

S-A mixture of dank citrus pith and coffee. The nose really displays both in a very interesting manner. The coffee is chipper and vibrant, then the heavy hoppy notes roll in.

T-The coffee bombards my taste buds. I dare say its more powerful than the hops. Then the brutish, heavy hoppiness stomps all over the palate. A mixture of hoppy thunder and coffee lightning. I'm not sure if they really taste great together though.

M-Full bodied and bitter. Very dense on the palate. A sipper.

O/D-They did it well but I don't love the combo here. They just don't work together in my opinion. The craftsmanship is blatantly obvious but it isn't pleasurable in my book.

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