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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

753 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 753
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 62
Gots: 40 | FT: 2
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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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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jvillefan

California

3.6/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A: A deep golden yellow body with a brown tinged one and a half finger white head.

S: Coffee dominates the aroma. There are subtle citrus and pine aromas on the back end. Not much malt present.

T: Very interesting, unfortunately this beer is not for me. There is a simultaneous bitter hop and deep coffee flavor in the front and it is very strange. There is some caramel malt on the finish.

M: Great body and perfect carbonation.

O: Good beer, but I would not get it again. The got what they wanted out of this beer but I just disagree with the style choice.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 00:05:34 | More by jvillefan
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MCain04

Illinois

3.89/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle poured into a HF glass

A: deep red amber body, 1 finer white head, good lacing

S: Coffee is there but not very strong. Hops are likewise present, grassy and dry, but not strong

T: hops and strong malt presence at first, with a coffee finish adding a lot of bitterness. bitterness and coffee lingers.

M: medium to full body. moderate carbonation. very dry finish.

O: I'm not sure I like coffee and hops together. the ale isn't poorly done but I'm just not the biggest fan. well crafted for what it is though.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 23:26:56 | More by MCain04
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -5.7%

04-06-2013 22:59:03 | More by nmann08
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Beerandboards

New Mexico

3.89/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A - looks like a very nice amber. Copper color, nice clarity. 2inches of dense white / off white foam.

S - coffee dominates. Some toasty almost vanilla type smell. Some pepper and just a tinge of hops.

T - there are a lot of nice elements, they just don't go well. Lots of coffee, some very thin citrusy hop notes. Bitter and dry at the end. I like it, but it seems like everything is fighting everything else.

M - typical creamy medium mouthfeel I expect from stone.

O - you have to give a ton of credit for originality, creativity and generally pushing the envelope. There is no question this is a well put together beer. It just feels like they are mashing together puzzles pieces that don't quite fit. Like it, wouldn't turn another down, but wouldn't order/buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

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California

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California

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Texas

4/5  rDev -5.7%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.7%

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Samuel906

California

2.69/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was super stoked to try this, two of my favorite things, coffee and ipas in one bottle from my favorite breweries. But I'm not gonna lie, I'm not a huge fan of this. It is presented as advertised: with tons of hops and coffee, but they just don't go well together in my opinion. Bitter plus bitter equals really bitter. I like the smell, kinda peppery coffee. Smooth and a quality beer, but just not my combo of flavors. I do appreciate their attempt at something new.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 04:30:45 | More by Samuel906
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Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Not sure on the date, but I don't think this is more than two weeks old.

A: Pours a clear ruby red. Big, fluffy tan head. Head fades away slowly, leaving substantial spiderwebbing behind. Great head retention as well.

S: Nice roasted coffee. Decent hoppiness too, kind of hard to discern over the strong coffee. Maybe some pine and grapefruit?

T: Fresh roasted coffee up front. Not stupidly strong but very nice. Caramel sweetness blends nicely with it. Hops become noticeable in the finish once the coffee and malt sweetness fades away. Not a huge hop bomb, but definitely noticeable pine and resin I would say. It all melds together quite nicely, hops and coffee - who would have thunk it?

M: Medium bodied, smooth.

O: A very unique concept that's executed wonderfully. Coffee isn't too strong, neither are the hops. Wonderful balance and integration of flavors. Not too bitter, not too sweet, just nice and drinkable. Well executed for sure.

Serving type: bottle

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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

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New York

4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a bottle because I haven't seen it on tap. Poured into a giant Duvel Tulip.

A - Light brown to golden orange. Clear with a two finger head and light lacing.

S - Definitely picking up the coffee/espresso with a hint of pine. Very nice but definitely coffee dominant.

T - Slight pine taste up front with an immediate dominance of coffee. The malty coffee taste lingers at the end as well. Definitely an interesting style.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Smooth with good carbonation

O - A very different beer, one that I have never had before. Since I enjoy both coffee and IPA's I thought this might be a hit, unfortunately sometimes when you put two things you like together they don't mix well. I think its more coffee dominant and all the way through. I would definitely recommend trying this beer and some will definitely love it.

Serving type: bottle

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Aleman / Two Brothers / Stone - Dayman Coffee IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 753 ratings.