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

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Aleman / Two Brothers / Stone - Dayman Coffee IPAAleman / Two Brothers / Stone - Dayman Coffee IPA

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BA SCORE
94
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756 Ratings
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Ratings: 756
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 65
Gots: 39 | 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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surfotog

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

03-24-2013 05:36:53 | More by surfotog
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 00:31:55 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.7%

03-23-2013 22:17:17 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

03-23-2013 05:27:05 | More by GRG1313
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California

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

03-23-2013 05:15:16 | More by xavieraz
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California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

03-23-2013 04:28:12 | More by drewone
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California

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

03-23-2013 02:36:59 | More by jpaulsen
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +12%

03-23-2013 01:28:27 | More by NSK79
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

03-23-2013 01:23:42 | More by augustg
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California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

03-22-2013 05:51:28 | More by ezperkins2
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sandiego67

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-22-2013 03:29:04 | More by sandiego67
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California

4.75/5  rDev +12%

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Uncle_Jimmy

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- sparkling orange with a light yellowish head half finger's worth that fades to a nice cap.

Aroma- Citrus and feint coffee in the background wow what a trip. some pine a lot of grapefruit and citrus and a little "poke in the ribs" of coffee

Taste-whoa another unique sensation!, a lot of coffee on the front end but not dark and bitter. Its like a lighter tropical roasted coffee. very kind of sweet and citrusy in the hops some carmel notes to round it out.

Mouthfeel- right amount of fizz a little bit of slickness on the palate, sweet but not cloying. Surprisingly crisp despite the tendency for coffee and an abundance of hops to linger.

Overall- I'm trying to think that if i drank this blindfolded would i be able to tell that it was an IPA that had coffee in it. I think I would be able to tell because it executes both so well and the flavors blend surprisingly well. I am enjoying this beer outside on an early spring day in southern california and the only place i think it would be more appropriate is someplace tropical and equally as warm. for some reason i could se pairing this with tropical fruit or shortbread cookies. weird and tasty !

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2013 23:39:42 | More by Uncle_Jimmy
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California

5/5  rDev +17.9%

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jacewg

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -5.7%

03-21-2013 16:45:42 | More by jacewg
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California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

03-21-2013 15:19:35 | More by Pecan
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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California

5/5  rDev +17.9%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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California

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California

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.7%

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395er

California

4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Was able to taste this one at the Stone Company Store in Oceanside. Appearance is clear, golden/amber, looks like a traditional IPA. Nose has a slight bit of coffee, but not overpowering. Could be the strong hop presence. Mouth feel is very smooth, light, drinkable. Taste was a surprise. Immediate IPA flavors of hops and citrus, then a subtle coffee finish (to me). Perhaps I'm used to tasting heavy coffee in stouts and porters, but this was a really different flavor. I didn't taste coffee as much as what I can only describe as unground coffee bean. Overall, exceptionally smooth, subtle and drinkable. I really dug it. I immediately tried to buy a new growler to fill with Dayman (my 2L had just been filled with Enjoy By 4.20.13) but the keg died in front of me. I'll try to grab a bomber or two when more are released later this week for sure.

Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2013 19:40:54 | More by 395er
Aleman / Two Brothers / Stone - Dayman Coffee IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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