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Stone Dayman Coffee IPA

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by Ant7780, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. Ant7780

    Ant7780 Savant (260) Michigan Dec 2, 2012

  2. Bay01

    Bay01 Savant (455) Illinois Nov 19, 2008

    I've had it - was at the booth next to Aleman at the homebrew competition where this won. Out of the keg it actually worked pretty well, curious to see if they were able to scale it up successfully.
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  3. Jspriest

    Jspriest Savant (465) Pennsylvania Feb 9, 2011 Beer Trader

    Yeah, Mikkeller did Koppi IPA years ago. Not a big fan, and I don't think the issue was in the execution.

    Is the name an "It's Always Sunny..." reference?
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  4. Mikkeller's was not so good. Not very much coffee, or hop flavor/bitterness IMO. Migration brewing here in Portland did one that was better. Tasted like a mocha. Much better coffee flavor with a decent bitterness in the end.
    I am always willing to try anything with coffee. I will pick one of these up if I get a chance.
  5. djaeon

    djaeon Champion (755) California Oct 2, 2006

    Sounds a bit odd, but I look forward to trying it. Sounds like it could be better than some of their other collaborations.
  6. mocktm

    mocktm Savant (440) Virginia Jan 3, 2011 Beer Trader

    Champion of the Sun!
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  7. Something about karate...

    I'll give it a shot. All other coffee IPAs I have tried in the past have been very lacking in coffee aroma and flavor.
  8. Not that it's really an IPA but as it goes for Coffee, hard to beat the Bender!!!
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  9. The coffee IPA I've had in the past (can't remember which) didn't have much coffee flavor. Hopefully this beer is a little more coffee forward.
  10. I am willing to pay the troll toll in order to try this!
  11. pixieskid

    pixieskid Advocate (670) Germany Jun 4, 2009

    Surly does some solid stuff but bender/coffee bender have been two of their biggest disappointments as far as living up to their praise...
  12. MrOH

    MrOH Advocate (550) Maryland Jul 5, 2010

    Had an IPA filtered through the ANdall filled with coffee beans (it was at Mekong). Had an interesting green bell pepper vegetal taste. Not my favorite.
  13. pixieskid

    pixieskid Advocate (670) Germany Jun 4, 2009

  14. jorgemir

    jorgemir Zealot (95) California Oct 23, 2010

    I just picked up a bottle of the Mikkeller Kopi but haven't tried it yet. Hope it's better than described here. Looking forward to the Stone Dayman. Most of their collars are worth a try and some have been excellent.
  15. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (660) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    He's a master of karate! and friendship!
  16. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Advocate (515) California Jan 1, 2011 Beer Trader

    I'm down. And all hail Charlie Kelly and his lovely ballads.
  17. Those are 2 of the top 4 American Browns according to BA. I think you will find yourself in the minority. Granted, coffee bender doesn't hold up to say a a good coffee stout (FBS, etc...), but it isn't supposed to.
  18. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Savant (360) Maine Jul 24, 2011

    I need this, if only for the name.

    They do need to make a Nightman now...logic dictates it...and such a black and tan must exist at least once.
  19. Sounds gross. And I'm in a place where almost any beer sounds fantastic.
  20. pixieskid

    pixieskid Advocate (670) Germany Jun 4, 2009

    im aware they are merely brown ales but ive had better brown ales that have nowhere near the praise as those 2...
  21. Coffee IPA? Why not just a stout?
  22. Because it's been done to death. I applaud brewers for trying different things and thinking outside the box. I (and I'm sure many others as well) am getting sick of all the "me too"'s out there. How many coffee stouts do you need?!
  23. zipper8650

    zipper8650 Savant (275) New York May 10, 2011 Beer Trader

    I liked the Mikkeller Kopi, found the bitter coffee a nice change to an IPA...
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  24. Thads324

    Thads324 Savant (410) Connecticut Jan 21, 2010

    I hope they'll make a night man next.

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  25. I haven't, but browns aren't really my thing. I'm sure you can chalk up som of the praise to MN pride; 10,000 lakes is nothing to brag about!
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  26. I'm with you, I've never had a coffee IPA before, just trying to wrap my head around it. That's all.
  27. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Advocate (730) Colorado Dec 9, 2011 Beer Trader

    I definitely have to try it since I never believed I'd see coffee and IPA in the same sentence much less in the same bottle.
  28. Wingfan13

    Wingfan13 Aficionado (215) Texas Aug 10, 2009 Beer Trader

    This doesn't sound good to me at all but I will definitely try it.
  29. Because a coffee IPA won the contest that decided what this collab would be.
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  30. Ant7780

    Ant7780 Savant (260) Michigan Dec 2, 2012

    Coffee stouts usually bring out the smooth characteristics of coffee, but it also has a bitter side - think espresso. I'll be interested to see if they try to make it work in that way.
  31. RTrain12

    RTrain12 Savant (410) Illinois Feb 6, 2010

  32. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Advocate (705) Florida Jul 15, 2011 Beer Trader


    Coffee IPA sounds very interesting. I trust Stone with anything IPA related.
  33. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat Savant (355) Ireland May 20, 2009

    Kernel here in London did a very good one.
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  34. JamesMN

    JamesMN Savant (420) Minnesota Jul 12, 2012

    Wouldn't an IPA with coffee flavor be something like a black IPA? Doesn't sound too crazy to me.

    And weird coincidence, I saw that episode of Always Sunny last night for the first time. Perfect timing I guess haha.
  35. Awesome!

    I mix coffee stouts and IPAs all the time..lots of coffee..lots of hops..what's not to like?!
  36. brewbetter

    brewbetter Savant (420) Nauru Jun 2, 2012

    Any info on what states this is coming to?
  37. kreg02

    kreg02 Savant (300) Illinois Nov 19, 2012 Beer Trader

    I am pretty excited about this personally, I am a fan of the brewerys involved and the show!
  38. woosterbill

    woosterbill Champion (915) Kentucky Apr 6, 2009 Beer Trader

    Yes, yes they did. Still one of my all-time favorite beers. It makes me sad for everyone else that I'm the only review. Are they still releasing it with any frequency? I'd love to get more when I visit London again this March.
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  39. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat Savant (355) Ireland May 20, 2009

    They've brewed it a couple of times, I wouldn't call it a frequent release. It'll certainly see the light of day again at some point in the near future.
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  40. mborden

    mborden Savant (440) New York Jan 28, 2009

    The Nightman Cometh