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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
90
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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 mattkoon
4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

pours a nice clear golden brown. the smell is very piney (like one would expect from stone). the taste is a lot smoother than you would expect from a beer that smells like this. there is def a bitterness there, but i feel like its way more tame than other really hoppy beers. i enjoy stones beers and collaborations...they always bring it when your talkin about hoppy.

Photo of theleechster
3/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of MostlyNorwegian
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The coffee comes right through the nose and there is a fruitier smell to the bean which balances with the citra hop which comes in as you get to drinking it. I wonder if this is a cold press, and what kind of bean. My guess is it's a fruitier bean and a medium roast of it because it smells like whatever they are using would make an excellent iced coffee. Very enjoyable and served in a goblet if I recall right. One that grows with a little time in the hand. A sort of copper hue in the pour. Very good beer, and looking forward to checking it out again.

Photo of mjl21
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Festigio
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Axnjxn
4.57/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle served into a DFH tulip glass

Pours a copper color, slightly darker than a regular IPA, with a very pronounced head. Smell is amazing...citrusy and hoppy with a very slight coffee aroma on the end. Taste is more of the same, though the coffee is more pronounced and up front. A wonderful blend of coffee and hops, I'm just in love. Goes down smooth as silk with a medium body and medium carbonation.

I'd drink this beer every day if i could, it's a shame it's only a 1 time deal and so rare. Got my first bottle in a trade and am enjoying my second bottle at the moment that i snagged from the local bottle shop, hopefully this wont be my last.

Photo of PHBoiler
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Orchids
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of zoober911
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of NickThePyro
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Oakenator
4.86/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours a medium to light brown with a nice head that is at least a finger thick. Head has a creamy characteristic. Good lacing. Aroma is dominated by coffee/espresso notes - fresh - and behind that are spicy, piney hops - excellent. Taste is great coffee from front to back but again layered behind the coffee is a clear hop taste. Medium body. Hope to see this brewed again - awesome.

Photo of sweemzander
3.85/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Another thank you to Chris for sharing!

(A)- Pours a hazy golden orange color. Some good white froth and lacing.

(S)- a nice profile of roasted coffee with hints of subtle citrus and pine.

(T)- Its a jump. At the start, some good bright citrus, then finishes with a roasted pine and coffee component. Very interesting.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. I like the play of bitter yet citrus driven IPA meets a roasted coffee ground component.

(O)- Definitely a unique take on the style. The coffee does not overpower the base IPA, but rather compliments it in a supporting role in the beer.

Photo of Nickqb7
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of jds8411
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of ngeunit1
4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy amber-orange with a finger of frothy white head. Fades fairly quickly.

S - Sweet caramel malts, lots of roasted coffee, grapefruit, citrus, tropical, and pine hops.

T - Sweet caramel malts, grapefruit, mango, tropical, citrus, pine, and grassy hops, good resiny bitterness, lots of roasted, slightly bitter coffee.

M - Medium-plus bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, roasted, and bitter finish.

D - Excellent blend of IPA with the coffee flavor. Nice and bold.

Photo of Thurgoft
4.68/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22oz into a Duvel tulip glass.

Pours a crystal clear bright, bold, orange/amber with a thin off white head that recedes to the sides of the glass leaving a nice bit of lacing. Really beautiful looking beer.

Smell is brewed coffee right up front and its good coffee at that. You can smell it the instant its poured. After a good whiff you get a lot of the dank, tropical citra hops--- and they meld INCREDIBLY well with the coffee! Pineapple, mango, sweet orange, all the flavors you'd expect from a citra heavy IPA and its balanced and tied to the coffee flavor with some very nice caramel malt and maybe just a hint(?) of sweet vanilla. Delicious smelling beer!

Taste again is coffee upfront but not as dominant as it was in the nose. Also up front: some typical Stone bracing hop bitterness which is amplified a bit from the bitterness of the coffee, but it recedes into a sweetness from the malt while retaining great hop flavors. Some caramelly, bready malt in the background which really goes along way to keep it from being TOO hoppy. A little bit of astringency that actually works and a bitter finish that lingers as sort of green flavors on the tongue.

Mouthfeel is smooth and somewhat creamy, kept light and refreshing by a good dose of carbonation. Bubbles are delicate but prevalent and a very good fit for this beer. Pretty light on the tongue considering the alcohol. Great drinkability.

Overall I was pretty much floored by this beer. When I first heard about it, it struck me as mostly gimmick. I didn't think coffee could do anything but clash with an IPA, but I was completely wrong. Both the coffee and the hops play off each other extremely well so much so that they come together to create something greater than the sum of the parts. I finished an entire bomber of the stuff of the course of an hour and a half and I'm already wishing I had more. Truly an excellent beer and kudos to the teams at Aleman, Stone, and Two Brothers for bringing this beer to market.

Photo of Bpierso1
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of ShemRahBoo
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of tut2528
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: whoaaa.... pour is a highly transparent rust color (not exactly what I was expecting for a brewed made with coffee). created about 1 fingers worth of head that was slightly off-white in color. moderate carbonation

S: huge coffee grounds and hops blast the nose! and it's in great balance too. i'm also picking up strong hazelnut. this is quite a unique brew

T: much more subtle than the nose. again, coffee grounds and hops blend together in a unique fashion that's quite nice. hazelnut presence is still there also with a touch of caramel sweetness and the finish is slightly bitter from the hops, yet creamy at the same time.

M: solid medium bodied brew, not as carbonated as it should be in my opinion. leaves a slight hop bitterness on the palate and an ever so slight coffee presence

O: A+ for uniqueness as this is nothing like I have ever tasted. I had my doubts about the "Coffee IPA", but I must say that this is rather enjoyable.

Photo of sfr26
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Pinche_Oso
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Nocontrol1977
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Skramer
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Aleman / Two Brothers / Stone - Dayman Coffee IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 778 ratings.