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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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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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Photo of corby112


3.76/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bomber consumed a Stone Escondido, March 2013.

Pours a hazy, dark golden orange color with tangerine hues and a half finger, white foam head that quickly settles into a thin, lasting ring.  Spotty lacing left behind.

Intersting aroma with nice coffee/gourmet roast, sweet malt and very subtle citrus hop notes.  Lightly roasted coffee been character along with caramel sweetness, toffee and hazelnut.  Coffee and malt overpower the hops in the nose but there's a bit of grapefruit and citrus rind.  

On the fuller end of medium body with more of a hop presence than expected.  Still plenty of gourmet roast flavor with hazelnut, toffee, caramel and subtle lactose.  Still, it's dry, resinous and bitter with pine needle and grassy hop flavor.  Faint tropical presence but the coffee dominates.  Decently balanced and easy to drink but could use more citrus/tropical flavor. A lot of these collaborations have been pretty shitty in my opinion but this one is pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 17:45:19 | More by corby112
Photo of MarkyMOD


4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-21-2013 22:40:51 | More by MarkyMOD
Photo of yourefragile

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -5.7%

05-13-2013 02:35:00 | More by yourefragile
Photo of zestar


4/5  rDev -5.7%

03-21-2013 07:43:22 | More by zestar
Photo of oriolesfan4


4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-17-2013 12:18:53 | More by oriolesfan4
Photo of Billolick

New York

3.83/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bomber bottle purchased at Peekskill Beer and soda, Peekskill, NY. I looked but can't find any bottling date or best before info.

Pours near clear, darker almond amber, moderate lite tan head. Going to a fine film, minor coalr and again minor strands of lacing.

Cafe au lait on the nose, with some leafy hops.

Interesting IPA variation. Not sure how many coffee IPAs I've had the pleasure of trying, if any. Notes of more mellow coffee, trying to mesh with the underlying hoppyness and malts. Not sure if this one gets to the level of actually "meshing". Things sort of all over the place.

Not my favorite Stone collaboration

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2013 21:27:09 | More by Billolick
Photo of dbrauneis

North Carolina

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

Served on-tap at Cork City in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a crystal clear slightly reddish copper in color with some moderate amounts of visible carbonation as well as some orange +amber highlights. The beer has a half finger tall dense foamy beige head that slowly reduces to a medium sized patch of very thin film and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of bready and caramel malts underneath some moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit and tropical/mango hops. There are also moderate to strong aromas of freshly brewed espresso.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of bready and caramel malts that have just the lightest hint of sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of freshly brewed espresso which brings the coffee flavors and the espresso bitterness. Moderate notes of citrus/grapefruit and tropical/mango hops. Moderate amounts of lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and slightly creamy.

O: The coffee is really well integrated into both the smell and taste of this beer- the coffee flavors are not sweet and contribute wonderful elements of bitterness. Really enjoyable and easy to drink - especially for a coffee lover. Definitely one I will get again.

Serving type: on-tap

04-24-2013 01:04:08 | More by dbrauneis
Photo of duceswild


4/5  rDev -5.7%

04-04-2013 23:27:51 | More by duceswild
Photo of BARFLYB


4/5  rDev -5.7%

04-25-2013 22:53:56 | More by BARFLYB
Photo of John_M


4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the Bierstein the other day.

The beer pours an orange amber color with pretty good head retention and decent lacing. The nose is pretty impressive in this one, with the coffee aroma definitely front and center. Otherwise, there is some noticeable dry citrus, light pine and a hint of sweet malt. The flavor profile replicates the nose, with once agan the coffee flavor dominating. Still, the beer is fairly hoppy and bitter on the finish, and there's enough sweet malt in the mid palate to keep the coffee and bitterness in check. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a fairly long, bitter finish. Alcohol is fairly well integrated into the flavor profile, though you can tell it's up there a bit.

Pretty interesting beer, though I'm not sure how much I like coffee in my IPA. Not sure this is something I need to revisit any time soon.

Serving type: on-tap

04-24-2013 16:24:20 | More by John_M
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4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got in a trade with TopsecretWaffle. 22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 3/1/2013. Pours lightly hazy deep orange amber color with a 2 finger dense cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big roasted coffee, grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, orange rind, floral, light pine, caramel, and floral earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop notes with coffee; and good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, orange rind, floral, roasted coffee, caramel, pine, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of pine and coffee bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, roasted coffee, floral, caramel, pine, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice flavor balance and complexity of coffee and hop flavors; with a moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent coffee IPA. All around nice balance and complexity of coffee and hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 03:55:33 | More by superspak
Photo of drewone


4/5  rDev -5.7%

03-23-2013 04:28:12 | More by drewone
Photo of rab53


4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-25-2013 01:34:05 | More by rab53
Photo of smakawhat


3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured on tap into a small snifter at Churchkey DC. From notes.

A gorgeous clear golden orange amber, super clarity presented with a good ring of simple white lacing and collar.

Nose has classic citrus hop west coast orange flavor, light brown sugars. Strangely I get next to nothing for a sesnse of coffee on this, maybe some oily bean but hardly anything.

Palate has mellow citrus hop, with a little tinge of seltzery carbonation. Maybe some oily bean squeaks out but there is really hardly any coffee presence on the palate at all. Somewhat juicy but also a bit wet on the palate also, but it does hold the existing flavors well.

Overall this is just like a regular milder Stone brew, and there's nothing really impressive about this to me, particularly that there is virtually no coffee on it at all, so I have to score it low overall.

Serving type: on-tap

03-29-2013 13:02:15 | More by smakawhat
Photo of Latarnik

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

05-24-2014 12:48:07 | More by Latarnik
Photo of Beerandraiderfan


4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A nice golden color, thin 1/3" head, offwhite, doesn't have much retention or lacing. Anytime you hear coffee I think I'm about to get into something brown or black, but no. Aroma was amazing coffee. Top notch stuff, smooth, yet pungent, deep, rich. Hops were a little behind the coffee in the aroma.

Somehow, the taste, is able to capture the coffee flavors and hit you with the Stone hop assault at the same time. What I found to be utterly amazing, is the mouthfeel here, how you can have lots of hops, lots of coffee, but really the beer comes off as more of a flavor experience than a bitter experience. You still get pine from the hops and plenty of coffee, without any astringency going on.

Carbonation was spot on. Hid the alcohol amazingly well. Just fantastic. My favorite IPA that Stone makes. Which means its better than 98% of everyone else's ipas too.

Serving type: growler

05-15-2013 21:28:38 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Photo of tdm168

North Carolina

4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to jtd1969 for sharing this one

A - amber with a thin, off white head

S - coffee beans, citrusy hop aroma

T - coffee, citrus, woody, earthy

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

This was really intriguing. I admit I had my doubts going in. I was really impressed. The coffee beans surprisingly work well with the citrusy hop character. The beer is coffee heavy but has all of the true-to-style IPA hop notes. This is definitely a beer I'm glad I tried.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 01:18:54 | More by tdm168
Photo of PEIhop


4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-06-2013 19:29:31 | More by PEIhop
Photo of chinchill

South Carolina

3.76/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hmmm, interesting idea. I was not sure how well coffee and intense hops would mix, and after trying this mix I'm still not sure. As expected given the involvement of Stone, there was no reduction in the strong hop aromatics and flavor, and I had the distinct impression that the IPA 'base' was excellent. I had two reservations about the coffee contribution, however. First, the coffee component smelled, and to a lesser extent, tasted too much like used coffee grinds, despite the use of "fresh roasted coffee". Second, and perhaps due to the particular hop and bean mix, the coffee did not blend with the other flavors or aromas as well as it does in many porters and stouts.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 19:57:37 | More by chinchill
Photo of billab914


4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

04-26-2013 21:25:10 | More by billab914
Photo of HopHead84


4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4


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.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2013 20:47:25 | More by HopHead84
Photo of Zaphog


4/5  rDev -5.7%

05-09-2013 23:43:24 | More by Zaphog
Photo of Brad007


4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark gold with a frothy head into my glass. I've only seen one other example of a "coffee IPA" and that's Koppi.

Aroma is the equivalent of coffee grounds dumped into an IPA. The roastiness of the beans goes very well with the citrus element of the hops. Very appealing.

Deep, complex roast just works really, really well here. Wow. I can't describe it any further. It just tastes so right for a reason.

Lingering roasted coffee, citrus, cream and a touch of licorice make up the mouthfeel. Finishes surprisingly clean too.

While it won't replace a cup of coffee, it does provide me with the charge I need to make this a more enjoyable night. Check this out! And if you like it, Mikkeller's Koppi IPA as well.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 02:51:45 | More by Brad007
Photo of liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.7%

04-08-2013 12:26:12 | More by liamt07
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

05-05-2013 18:57:27 | More by drummermattie02
Aleman / Two Brothers / Stone - Dayman Coffee IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
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