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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
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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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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.87/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Have had this a few times now. Trying to get some of these 'Hads' replaced with reviews!

Pour into a snifter is light brown/amber in color. A big puffy off-white head tops it off, pretty impressive retention and lace left behind.

The smell is pure, fresh coffee grounds. Very potent and not unlike sticking your nose in a bag of coffee beans. More sweet than roasty. There is some fruit+piny hops present but this is pretty coffee forward.

Taste brings more of an IPA feel but coffee has the advantage. Like the scent, it is very much a coffee ground/bean flavor, and on the sweeter side. Some cream, caramel and nutty malts perhaps. The hops bring flavors of citrus, grapefruit and earthy pine, some tropical fruit. It is a noticeably odd combo of flavors but it is pulled off decently.

Slick and well-carbonated with lingering coffee tastes and oily hop bitterness. Just a bit of alcohol heat.

I think by nature the flavors clash, but it is well done here. The coffee flavors definitely dominate a bit but overall it's flavorful and unique, not sure more hops would improve this anyway.

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4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle
March '13
DFH IPA glass

A: Clear light amber orange. Initially a good finger of tight bubbled, off white head. Almost light tan. Leaving sticking lacing.

S: Definitely get some ground coffee aroma. Also, as I really do get that Citra hop nose as I warms up a little more. Crazy.

T: Coffee hits first on the tip of the tongue. As it moves to the middle of the mouth, that hop bitterness comes in. It actually works pretty well with the coffee and malt bill. On the close, you get more of that bitter coffee. Lingering coffee grounds.

M: It's certainly medium. Coffee sticks to the mouth.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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

A: Poured from the bomber into a Piraat tulip-snifter-type glass. Body is orangey-amber with a smallish white head. Leaves some decent lacing behind.

S: Coffee - like day-old coffee - with a hint of juicy hops. But mostly coffee. It's odd given that most coffee beers are dark.

T: Coffee and juicy, citrusy hops. The coffee predominates, but at the finish there's a wash of juicy, citrusy hops, and it finishes with that hoppy, fruity bitterness. The combination works a lot better than I thought it would, to be honest.

M: Medium in heft, creamy feel.

O: Very good, though different and unique. Not sure I'd want to have a lot of these, but one is good.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a dark burnt orange color with a creamy one finger tan head.

S: An insane blend of citrusy hops and dark roasted coffee. Chocolate, tangerine rind and grapefruit in here.

T: Opens with a big hit of dark roasted coffee and some dark citrus flavors. Chocolate covered oranges, hazelnut and some pine here as well. Finish is silky smooth with a lingering coffee bitterness. Somehow, they pulled this off. It's awesome.

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Aleman / Two Brothers / Stone - Dayman Coffee IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 781 ratings.