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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

774 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 774
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 77
Gots: 40 | 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:
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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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

yottachem, Mar 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

SocalKicks, Mar 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

viper, Mar 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

beerpadawan, Mar 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

IMSPEAKNOENGLISH, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of HopHead84
4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

03/22/2013

22oz bottle into a snifter.

A: Dark amber and transparent with an enormous beige sea foam head. Impressive head retention. Sheet-like lacing is left behind.

S: Well, I'm surprised. The hops and the coffee work very well together in the aroma. Mango, orange, and grapefruit notes dwell beneath a smooth earthy coffee presence. I love this. There's some breadiness in there, as well as chocolate. One whiff will be coffee and the next will exude hop characteristics, while still the next will be a harmonious blend of the two. There's a touch of caramel.

T: Coffee is more assertive, revealing that the marriage was not as flawless as the aroma suggested. Still, there's no clashing, but rather a back and forth between the beans and the hops. Bitterness gives way to earthiness, which gives way to citrus, and then back to nutty earth and roasted coffee. Orange blends with tangerine and grapefruit. It's really damn interesting and works far better than I expected.

M: Medium body with upper medium carbonation. Smooth, creamy body with a light astringency.

Overall: Not a style I ever thought to see, and not one I expected to be half this good. Well done.

HopHead84, Mar 25, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tulip glass.

A: Pours a clear amber color, gradiating to almost clear around the rim, with some quickly fizzling white head, which recedes in short time to a ring.

S: Medium roast coffee powder with sugar dominates the aroma but is not overpowering by any means. Reminds me more of smelling lady fingers or something than a cup of coffee. A little citrus as well.

T: Medium roast coffee and a little juicy tangerine, with a drying sensation and more coffee on the longish finish. No discernible bitterness.

M: Medium body and medium-light carbonation. Slightly milky mouthfeel. No alcohol is detectable, although it is a little warming.

O: Wow, my initial reaction is that this is really interesting and delicious. At first glance, to me this doesn't seem like a flavor combination that would work, but it's enjoyable. That being said, the flavors are fatiguing enough that I don't think I could drink more than 10oz or so. It would pair well with dessert.

pmarlowe, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of The3rdbeer
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Ridel stemmed beer glass vigorously producing almost 3 fingers of a dark tan head after 2 minutes its still at about a half finger.

A- First thing I noticed was the color of this IPA, right away I was visually reminded of the coffee because the color of this beer is a unique clear light red brown and the head now at 5 minutes after pouring is still a very thick dark tan lacing.

S- Being a coffee fan I love this nose, its got a great nose full of resinous hop oils right beside fresh roasted beans, something sweet that I can't quite put my finger on(perhaps the malt) whatever it is it really ties the whole nose together

T- Wonderful IPA, hoppy tropical notes sitting on the shoulder of the fresh roasted coffee bean aroma. Amazing how this could be such a harmonious combination. Instead of this beer being a one off IPA with coffee added its morphed into something different, something great. The hops come up first and fill your mouth with familiar flavors, then a medium bodied coffee flavor cleans up after the hops then very last is a finish of malt.

M- lighter side of medium, lightly coating but the coffee really thins it out and makes it amazing, carbonation is there but not in the way, fully complementary to this style.

O- A mind opener, just another reminder that unusual flavor combinations can meld to make something amazing. I want another one of these bombers, if I can find one its mine.

The3rdbeer, Mar 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

rab53, Mar 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

mre0683, Mar 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bottle into Bruery tulip.

Deep clear dark amber color. Looks pretty. Moderate carbonation, small white/light tan head.

I'm not a coffee drinker but I like the smell of coffee. If I smell this beer with my eyes closed I would bet it is coffee. This beer smells like fresh coffee with a small hoppy smell behind the coffee.

Tastes like coffee. Not the dark roast strong coffee but a light body fresh coffee. Just enough coffee that works really well with the beer. I cannot tell it is almost 9% IPA. Mouth feel is good and just a tiny bit of oily.

Overall a good beer. I suggest not to drink it with the expectation of an hoppy IPA. It is a coffee IPA.

mookihouse, Mar 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

kaelingirl, Mar 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

SirBentham, Mar 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Massbmx, Mar 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

ryanpj, Mar 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

Mini4x, Mar 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

ZombieJester, Mar 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

vapodge, Mar 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

surfotog, Mar 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hit the state on Friday. Today is Saturday.

Appearance: Perfectly clear shiny new penny copper. Head is white, sticky, and rocky. Starts off with some decent retention but drops to a clumpy cap and tight chunky collar. Big globs and notches of lacing.

Smell: A straight up hybrid of tropical fruit and solidly roasted coffee. Full on coffee bean mixed with some darker almost chocolatey roast aromas. Vaguely nutty. Nice solid hits of tangerine and grapefruit. Solid malt backbone pushes caramel malt sweetness and some cooked and caramelized malt as well. Some pine as well.

Taste: Hits first as a pretty straightforward Citra-infused IPA. Nice snap of tangerine flesh coupled with some deeper pine and grapefruit. Coffee washes over in a huge wave, pushing nutty and roasted coffee bean to the forefront. Finishes with a pointed, but not sharp, acidity Some bitter cocoa edges. Hazelnuts sparingly. Warming melds everything a bit more, giving the whole thing a Citra sandwich effect. Nice compliment of lingering roasted coffee bitterness and Citra fruit explosion and pine bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Just shy of moderate carbonation with a medium body. A touch dry on the finish. Nice and smooth. Incredibly easy to drink.

Overall: Button mashing is a viable winning strategy.

A delightful borderline hot mess. Straddles that line of too much that doesn't work, but never really gets there. The first sip is disorienting and hard to figure out. A few more sips and some warming bring it all together. I wouldn't mind seeing something like this in a summer time sixer...in tallboys of course.

Goblinmunkey7, Mar 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

GRG1313, Mar 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

xavieraz, Mar 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

drewone, Mar 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

jpaulsen, Mar 23, 2013
Aleman / Two Brothers / Stone - Dayman Coffee IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 774 ratings.