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

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Reviews: 157
Hads: 783
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 4.36%
Wants: 88
Gots: 40 | FT: 1
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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 ccrida
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into my Gulden Draak snifter, appearance is clpoear bronze with an olive-tinged off-white head leaving foamy lace.

Smell is roasted beans with some herbal, grassy hops.

Taste is great, really nice low acid coffee, like a pour through. The citrus notes meld in a delicious vanilla like manner. A little graham cracker, decent bitterness. Pure hop flavor creeps out more strongly on the after taste, as well as a hint of chocolate.

Mouthfeel is dry, some creamy carbonation, medium light body.

Drinkability is very high for me. Bold west coast coffee and IPA are by far my favorite drinks, and this melds them gloriously. Loving this, although undeniably, the coffee slowed me down noticably compared to your average DIPA. (742 characters)

Photo of DefenCorps
3.63/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 1st March 2013. I picked this up at Belmont Station today.8.7% ABV? Why?

A surprisingly dark red/amber, this beer is capped with a dense, off-white head with excellent retention and nice lacing . The nose has a lot of coffee, a lot more than I was expecting, with the hop character playing second fiddle. Grassy, fruity Citra hops are clear, with some pineapple. The combination of hops and coffee actually works! The coffee character brings to mind hot, steeped coffee grounds. No malt character is noticeable here.

The palate opens with a blend of coffee and fruity hops. I can't think of a better way of making a coffee IPA, but good lord, it does trigger my gag reflex. Once I suppress it, and if I put my mind to it, I can alternate between the hop character (mango, tropical fruit, citrus) and coffee. Bitterness is mild here, but the coffee does make the sweetness a lot more perceptible. The mid-palate has some malt character - a little more caramel malt than most other Stone IPAs, along with some honey. Alcohol is reasonably well-hidden. While the hop flavors are initially more assertive, the more I drink, the more tastes like someone dumped fruit juice in my cold coffee and then spiked it with vodka. Medium in body with moderate carbonation, this beer is decent. Incredibly unique, but not something I'd reach out for again. (1,354 characters)

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.64/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours far hazier than it looks in the bottle. Thinner, white head. Long sheets of lacing. The body is tarnished orange.

S-A mixture of dank citrus pith and coffee. The nose really displays both in a very interesting manner. The coffee is chipper and vibrant, then the heavy hoppy notes roll in.

T-The coffee bombards my taste buds. I dare say its more powerful than the hops. Then the brutish, heavy hoppiness stomps all over the palate. A mixture of hoppy thunder and coffee lightning. I'm not sure if they really taste great together though.

M-Full bodied and bitter. Very dense on the palate. A sipper.

O/D-They did it well but I don't love the combo here. They just don't work together in my opinion. The craftsmanship is blatantly obvious but it isn't pleasurable in my book. (786 characters)

Photo of barnzy78
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber, pours copper with a frothy, ivory colored head, holds good retention and leaves a little lacing at the top of the glass. Nice marriage of coffee and citra hops for aroma, not sure how to describe it, but it's very pleasant. Tastes are surprisingly good! Coffee at the forefront followed by a wave of tropical fruit,finishes with a slight bitterness, while the coffee rides out the finish. I am very surprised at how well this comes together. Mouth-feel is creamy & smooth, medium bodied, nice carbonation. At nearly 9%, the alcohol is very well concealed. Overall, I really don't have anything to compare this to; it's truly unique. Unbelievably well crafted - a crazy idea seems to have paid off here. (715 characters)

Photo of Brenden
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dayman is a coppery dark orange color somewhere between clear and opaque. On top, a creamy tan head develops that never grows especially high but has excellent retention. A still-creamy heavy head of foam never dies off, and it leaves plenty of leggy and mostly patchy lacing to nearly the bottom. The appearance, at least, is essentially that of an IPA.
The nose, though, brings both coffee and hops equally yet separately to the forefront. It just focuses so much on each, so clearly, and yet so distinctly, as to defy explanation. The hops give off fresh bitterness of light pine, grass, and a bit of a perfume note. The coffee is more fresh grounds than pressed, and without the roastier notes of espresso.
The taste is almost exactly identical. Some of the complexity doesn't come off as precisely as it did in the aroma, but again it's impressively put together, with both coffee and hops being present yet distinct.
Crispness is soft but nips from beginning to finish, and there's a soft creaminess in the feel as well. The body is medium, leaning light, and there's a slight dryness underneath. (1,102 characters)

Photo of sweemzander
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
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. (639 characters)

Photo of popery
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a medium to medium-dark amber. Quite clear. Nice beige head. Good lacing and retention. Aroma is heavy on the coffee, nice and fruity. Quite strong. Good dose of tropical fruit flavor from the hops. Some solid caramel in the background. The coffee is probably a bit too strong, and I'd probably like it better if the DIPA notes came through a bit more. However, it's still a very good coffee flavor. It's just that the DIPA flavors are also quite nice and remind me of the very enjoyable Enjoy By. The taste starts off with lots of sweet DIPA flavor, big tropical fruit hops and sweet caramel, but slowly more coffee takes over and the finish is quite strong with fruity coffee bitterness. Seems a bit more caramel malt-heavy than Enjoy By and most of Stone's other DIPAs. Not much hop bitterness but lots of flavor. Pretty normal mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. There's sort of an odd coffee dryness to the feel in the finish. Not bad, just unusual for beer. Very interesting beer. As previously mentioned, I'd prefer if the IPA came through a bit more. I was so impressed by Enjoy By recently that I was hoping that it was a coffee-tinged version of that, and while the DIPA side does taste like a slightly more caramel malt-forward version of that beer, the coffee is quite strong. (1,289 characters)

Photo of AgentMunky
4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a DFH IPA glass. 1 March 2013.

A: Creamy head with good retention tops an orange beer with lots of effervescence.

S: Mmm. Rich, toasty (slightly chocolatey) coffee. The pungent hops are obviously bitter, floral, and full of fruit. Lemon juice and fresh ground coffee are an odd combination, but a welcome one.

T: Simply delicious. Perhaps even better than Mikkeller's Koppi Coffee IPA, my gold standard. Bright citrus is the most obvious component, but the bitter coffee makes the normally tropical Citra taste more like lemon zest than pineapple. The finish is dry, bitter, and lingering.

O: The balanced intermingling of flavours is consistent and excellent throughout. A great beer than exceeded my expectations. Highly recommended. (775 characters)

Photo of ArrogantB
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle $7.99. My first thought was coffee IPA do not go together whatsoever. I was wrong. Color is amber-orange, good lace, nice looking IPA. The aroma is fantastic coffee beans, so rich and layered on top of a bit of citrus hops that sort of dance in and around the coffee. The flavor is nice, delicious coffee beans, bitter hops, citrus. Mouth feel is sort of creamy, nice. Overall this is a winner and I might need another bottle before its gone. Stone has been putting out some quality stuff for a long time and while I might rarely buy the regular lineup I will always check for the one-offs. (602 characters)

Photo of Immortale25
4.58/5  rDev +10.9%
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. (1,086 characters)

Photo of dar482
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
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. (739 characters)

Photo of scottfrie
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
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. (842 characters)

Photo of EgadBananas
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Served in a Stone 10th Anniversary stemware.

Poured a clear coppery hue, with an off white heat of a finger, bits of spongy lace.

Aroma had roasted coffee beans, and citrus notes with a lightly malty backing. It jumps back and forth with the coffee and citrusy hops quite nicely.

Predominant coffee flavors in the taste, not too bitter hop wise, but accompanying citrus and piny notes. Feels full bodied, not particularly dry, with a clean bitter finish.

Coffee and hops are my two favorite things, and the marriage of the two fascinates me. This has been the most well-put together marriage of the two, with a great showing of both parties. Wonderful stuff! More, MORE! (675 characters)

Photo of Stevedore
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber bottled 3/1/2013 poured into a Bell's tulip glass and consumed today 4/9/2013. Much thanks to powz87 for setting me up with this bomber.

Aroma: Really unique. It smells like fresh wet coffee grounds would, but there is quite a bit of sweet honeyed toffee and bread in the nose. It's a decently pungent nose and strangely pleasing. From the first sniff of the nose, I can already tell this is going to be a lot of fun to drink. As it warms up, there is more of the IPA characteristics- the sweet toffee, caramel and breadiness along with some grapefruit. (4)

Colour: A very nice looking beer. Pours a dark amber colour with an absolutely beautiful 2cm white head that takes its time to recede into a superbly thick white collar complemented by a very dense white film on top of the beer. The lacing is very sticky and abundant on the drinking side as I drink this beer. This is an extremely great looking beer for an IPA, I honestly haven't seen much better than this. (4)

Flavour: Like the nose, its very unique. I get a kick of coffee grounds in the front, which I can only describe as a bitter, earthy flavour which could also be from the grain bill. It's like cold pressed coffee. Then there is a very nice sweetness that I ascribe to the IPA aspect- honey, caramel and toffee that dominates the middle, with the black coffee coming back at the end leaving a nice balanced, bitter grapefruit finish that isn't too wet or too dry. I'm a fan of this beer. (4)

Mouthfeel: A nice medium bodied beer that's very well carbonated and refreshing. In fact, that's the one descriptor I'd use as it's a refreshing brew that actually quenches my thirst instead of finishing dry like some bigger IPAs tend to do. The aftertaste is a combination of bitter grapefruit and bitter dark coffee and I'm really digging it. (4)

Overall: You'd think a coffee IPA would be a terrible idea but this Stone/Aleman/Two Brothers collab proves me wrong. And I'm happy about that! This is an incredibly refreshing beer that I would drink on my balcony during a hot summer day, no question about it. If I judge it as a pure IPA, it's probably not the best I've had but it's definitely better than most based on the non-coffee characteristics I'm able to detect. It's balanced with a great malt backbone and unmissable hoppiness. The coffee somehow accentuates the grapefruit bitterness in a way that doesn't overload the palate. Two thumbs up to this innovative collaboration- I'm sure this isn't the first coffee IPA that's been made, but I'd imagine its one of the best out there. (4) (2,575 characters)

Photo of BMMillsy
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
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. (560 characters)

Photo of Florida9
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Clear copper amber in color. Forms a moderate sized, creamy white head. Copious lacing. Decent lacing.

S: Aroma is pleasant. Hoppy. Citrus hops, primarily, with a faint bit of coffee in the mix.

T: okay, the coffee is no longer faint by any means. This is full on coffee flavored. Moderate sweetness. There are some hoppy citrus notes, but they seem to come through as coffee nuances more so than individual flavors of their own. I don't know how, but this works.

M: Medium bodied. Moderate bitterness. Mild coffee acidity. Easier carbonation.

O: I've got to admit, I was fully ready to not like this beer by any means, but I was proven wrong. It's a quite good beer with a rather unique character. I really don't know how the coffee works with an IPA, but it does. (776 characters)

Photo of prototypic
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dayman Coffee IPA is amber in color. It’s crystal clear. Backlighting reveals some scarlet highlights and gives it more of a copper look. An off-white head gathers on the surface and rises to about half a finger in height. It’s very quick to disappear and leaves a very light, spotty web of lace clinging to the glass. Looks alright.

Despite lacking just a little in strength, the nose is good. Very nice citric hop notes are apparent on the first whiff. Grapefruit and mango smell delicious. There is a good bit of caramel malt underneath. It smells a bit sweet, but never hogs the spotlight. Roasted coffee is much more prominent than expected. Honestly, the coffee smells delicious and seems to work nicely with the hops. Alcohol is virtually buried. I’m not getting much at all. That’s a surprise, but a welcome one. Smells good. A bump in strength would go a long, long way.

The flavor is really impressive. Caramel malts provide a nice foundation. They add a sweet caramel flavor, but it’s secondary in the overall scheme of things. That’s a positive. Hops are very flavorful. Citrus grapefruit, mango, and orange flavors are delicious. There’s a slight bitter flavor, but it’s balanced nicely. Coffee is definitely the x-factor in the flavor. It has a rather strong presence and works so well with the malt and hop flavors. It’s like a seamless blend really. If you’re into coffee, you should appreciate this one. Alcohol is a bit more noticeable in flavor. It’s not warm or hot though. Finishes with a mix of hops, coffee, and light sweet caramel. Really good stuff.

The body is medium. It’s nice and smooth. Carbonation is light and soft. This is far too easy to drink. The bomber’s disappearing very quickly.

Dayman Coffee IPA is an excellent collaborative effort. Who knew a coffee IPA could be this good? I’ve had one prior experience with such a beer, and the results were so-so. Not the case here. This is excellent. I applaud the bold decision to strong with the coffee. The results are impressive. Very, very good stuff. Find a bottle. (2,083 characters)

Photo of Dope
4.17/5  rDev +1%
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. (952 characters)

Photo of notchucknorris
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
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. (428 characters)

Photo of Oakenator
4.86/5  rDev +17.7%
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. (384 characters)

Photo of wedge
4.46/5  rDev +8%
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. (759 characters)

Photo of ehammond1
3.7/5  rDev -10.4%
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. (864 characters)

Photo of Jeffo
2.78/5  rDev -32.7%
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. (1,544 characters)

Photo of MacQ32
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slightly golden amberish color with 2+ fingers of frothy caramel head. Fantastic retention, very nice lacing.

S - Lots light medium roast coffee (not super rich/ sweet) aromas, skunky hops, and some juicy grapefruit/orange aromas. Coffee is well represented.

T - Delicious sweet citrusy hops with a smokey, mild-but-present coffee flavor.

M - Body is very similar to that of ruination, pretty light, very refreshing, and a decent amount of carbonation.

O - The coffee is most impactful in the aroma, but still present within the citrusy tastes as well. Very unique, quite good. (593 characters)

Photo of ngeunit1
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
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. (486 characters)

Aleman / Two Brothers / Stone - Dayman Coffee IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.