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

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Ratings: 779
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 79
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:
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

(Beer added by: Rollzroyce21 on 03-20-2013)
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Photo of scottfrie
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into SN ipa glass. Bottled 03/01/13.

A: Pours a honey-amber color with a huge, thick, and oily light tan head that stuck around forever.
S: An interesting blend of coffee grounds and hoppy ipa. Pine, weed, and leafy herbal hops blend well with coffee beans and freshly discarded grounds.
T: Definitely more ipa flavors than coffee. Coffee is much lighter than the nose suggested. It’s also much lighter in hop power than expected. Hops dominate though, with a touch of bitter coffee and sweet malt in the finish. The aftertaste is leafy and bitter with hops.
M: Lighter than I expected but very refreshing and smooth. Medium body, soft even carbonation, refreshing and quenching body.
O: Better than I expected. Coffee and hops work well together and the mouthfeel is great. Definitely recommended if you’re on the fence.

Photo of IrishColonial
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of ehammond1
3.68/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (2013)

Dark amber with a large light-tan head of big-bubbled foam. Leaves a messy glass behind.

A true combination of bright citrus hop components (grapefruit and mango) with expressive, freshly roasted coffee beans. Interesting, and both elements really shine through nicely.

The flavor, again, is a combination of citrus fruits, bitterness, and roasted coffee beans. It's a strange combination. Some sips seems more hop-forward, while others seem dramatically coffee dominant. Interesting, though the combination isn't a very thirst quenching one. I'd knock this for drinkability, whatever that means.

Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation.

The idea or theory behind this beer is fully realized. Whether it's actually all that good or drinkable is for the individual drink to discover on their own. I wouldn't take down a whole bottle of this.

Photo of Dope
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.

Photo of Immortale25
4.59/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch light tan head that retains well before eventually residing at a thick ring around the edge of the glass and plentiful surface foam. Resilient lacing slides slowly down the glass leaving thick streaks behind.

S- Bright, citrusy, fresh hops with some sweet coffee in the back. Wow, that actually works well together.

T- I can barely explain it. The coffee pretty much dominates over the hops but there's enough citrusy hop flavor to complement the fresh coffee taste that surges out and balances just perfectly. Like nothing I've ever had before. So tasty, so unique. Not necessarily complex since what you have is a hop-tinged coffee beer but it's in a class all its own.

M- A bit dry with medium carbonation and a standard body.

O- It's not often that I'm straight up dumbfounded by a beer being so original and awesome at the same time. Dayman accomplishes just that. Bravo Stone (and Two Brothers and Aleman). You've conjoined two styles that I didn't think were compatible.

Photo of ste5venla
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of ngeunit1
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
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 VeganUndead
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of BMMillsy
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark orange almost ruby and perfectly clear with a creamy one finger head. Very pretty! Aroma is unique. Big floral, pine and grapefruit notes are balanced out but earthy roasty coffee. Somehow the aroma works. Flavor zips back and forth from zesty grapefruit and pine to sweet yet earthy coffee flavors. Coffee comes out as I sip more, but leaves that hop bite there. Slick mouthfeel with medium high carbonation. This just works. Had no idea what to expect. I suspect this could be ruined if not done right. But it is done right here. Really cool beer.

Photo of Daniellobo
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Hanzo
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of egrace84
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of dar482
3.91/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The color is a orange slightly hazy color. Looks like a double IPA.

The aroma is wonderful. Big juicy orange and grapefruit. Huge hop character, but then with a watered down coffee aroma. Not a huge punch of deep rich dark espresso like stouts, a more gentle smell.

The flavor has this complex mix of the IPA and coffee. The coffee really doesn't hit like the aroma does. Reminds me of Ruination. There's lingering coffee that plays around with this dank hop bitterness IPA flavor. There's juicy orange, grapefruit, and peach.

This is my first coffee IPA. I don't really know how it would be done differently. I do wish that the aroma matched the flavor a bit more. It's a strange beer. Somewhat worth a try if you like coffee and IPAs.

Photo of wedge
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Deep amber color with a small, creamy head. Pronounced coffee aroma, but it's more of a bright, nutty, almost spicy coffee bean type smell, as apposed to something heavily roasted. Juicy, citrusy, fresh, and green hops lurk beneath and compliment the pure, fragrant coffee...very interesting and fun to sniff. Hops reveal themselves a bit more upfront in the flavor before being cut off by the beautifully fresh coffee bean and hazelnut-like qualities. The way the hops and coffee blend together so well is remarkable. Sweet, resinous, zesty, and juicy sweet are the hops floating along with a lovely toasted note. Medium bodied, a little creamy, and lightly dry. I loves me some fresh hops and fresh, quality coffee and this - somehow - brings them together.

Photo of hilgart1
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Morey
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of notchucknorris
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Photo of beergorrilla
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Jeffo
2.78/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Got this one from Doodler in a recent box. Cheers man!

From a bomber into a snifter
IPA brewed and flavored with coffee

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, medium-looser, off white head with decent retention. Fades to a slight wisp and bubbly ring. Burnt orange in color with medium levels of carbonation. Larger bubbles. Splotchy wisp remains leaving some streaks of lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Mostly roasted coffee grinds and sweet cream, with very little of the traditional IPA stuff on the nose. Milder as well.

TASTE: Like the nose, this one has more of the coffee in there and very little of the IPA stuff we all know and love. Some roasted coffee beans and sweet cream up front, then more coffee grinds, cream, some floral hops and some bitterness lingering after the swallow. Aftertaste is mild but pleasant. Interesting I guess, but somewhat one dimensional.

PALATE: Good IPA feel here. Medium body and medium carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes slightly dry. Good stuff here. Stone always delivers in the department.

OVERALL: For some reason, I don't think this turned out exactly how they wanted it to. The coffee addition seems to have masked the traditional IPA flavors and aromas, making this a beer that doesn't exactly know what it's doing. Reminds me of tourist drivers here in Europe. Yes, the rules are very different. Anyways, this is a fun idea, but I don't think this is a style that deserves much attention. I'll finish it without issue, but this really is one only for the curious.

Photo of vonnegut21
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of CRJMellor
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

wow. drank this great beer and then read the comments from Kochm Steele, etal. Never even comtemplated that these flavors would go so well together. Great solid underlying hoppy IPA with a creamy mouthfeel that has just the right amount of coffee bitterness on the finish with a hint of cocoa as well. Talk about a complex mixture that just deifies description. Must say have not been blown away by a beer in awhile and this really rocked my palate. Kudos to these boys for producing this brew.

Photo of beerpadawan
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of mdillon86
3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of hoppymcgee
4/5  rDev -5.7%

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