Dayman Coffee IPA
Stone Brewing

Dayman Coffee IPADayman Coffee IPA
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IPA - American
4.26 | pDev: 9.62%
Stone Brewing
California, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Dayman Coffee IPADayman Coffee IPA
Notes: 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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rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.64/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Usual yellow and gold pour, small head on it, less than a quarter inch, and it quickly vanished into thin air. The smells, oh my lord, the smells. Coffee and hops just land an overhand right square on the nose. So much coffee, but the hops are second place, but its a very strong second.

Continues to blast you with hops and coffee on the palate. Ever had MIkkeller's coffee ipa? Well that sucks compared to this. Seriously, one of the best and most unique ipas I've ever had. Citra hops and coffee, together at last. Not all that bitter either.

Dec 08, 2015
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raiderandbeerfan from Nevada

4.62/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Golden pour, almost 1/4" head, offwhite, not much in the lacing and retention department. Aroma was just awesome. Coffee was pungent and brought a smile to my face. Hops came in second place in the aroma category.

Taste, blew me away, the hops jump up into their respective spot while coffee just crushes it. Mouthfeel is phenomenal. Perfect really it blends everything in the right ratios. My all time favorite ipa that Stone makes.

Sep 24, 2015
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wildcatboy from Ohio

3.65/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not my cup of tea...or coffee I guess.
This is probably my least favorite from Stone. I can see why other like enjoy it though. To be honest I'm not huge on many of Stone's IPAs. They carry too much floral tones for me. I do really enjoy their Porters and Stouts though.

This pours like an IPA. It looks like an IPA just a tint darker. The smell of hops and coffee are there. You get the coffee taste and the hops. Like I said, I hate to even rate this one as I can see why others go crazy over it, just not for me.

Jan 12, 2014
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SavvyStudent from Texas

4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A: High clarity with little head and no legs. Pours like an IPA surprisingly
T: Strong hops at the front with a good deal of finishing hops; traditional Stone IPA. the unique aspect is at the end with a bitter coffee left on the tongue. Nothing crazy on the taste outside of the good traditional with a coffee kick.
M: medium mouthfeel and medium-heavy carbonation.
O: One of the best hybrids I have ever enjoyed. Keeps IPA at the front but finishes with a bitter coffee back. Another remarkable creation from Stone

Jan 08, 2014
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TBoneJones from Texas

4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful amber golden color. Rich off-white head. Not much visible carbonation to speak of.
Wow smells impressive, in fact exactly like I could hope based on what this beer claims to be. I smell a chocolaty coffee and fresh piney, juicy hops.
Taste follows the smell well enough. The hops poke through like they do typically for this style. As for what the hops are poking through, there is caramel, sweet malts, and the coffee is there, roasted and dry in the finish, but not overly so. A general impression of hopped-up nutty butterscotch is left with me here. Slight bitter burning in the aftertaste. Medium thick feel, moderate to lesser carbonation, somewhat sticky. Not a combination i would desire combined (coffee and an IPA), yet i can't imagine such a concept being executed any better than Stone and company has with this collaborative effort.

Oct 06, 2013
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Rizalini from Nevada

4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber bottle, bottled on 03.01.13. I received this one from Jeremy6566 as a house warming gift. Thanks for saving this one for me bro!

A - Pours a cloudy copper-ish color, with a nice thick tan head about 1 finger thick. Nice lacing as I sip...

S - The brew is very coffee forward, which is rather surprising to me. I don't know if 7 months of age makes the hop aroma fall off, or if this one is naturally coffee forward. Either way it's not bad at all!

T/M - The taste is also very coffee forward, but a very pleasant earthy hop finish. The coffee is flavorful and not bitter. Mouthfeel is medium, slightly under carbonated... but I don't mind.

O - I was pleasantly surprised with this one.I didn't know how the pairing of coffee would be with an IPA, but it works rather well with the type of hops that they used. Very good brew that I would gladly pick up again if given the chance. But since I can't I'm gonna enjoy the hell outta this one!

Oct 04, 2013
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corby112 from Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev -11.7%
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.

Sep 28, 2013
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TruePerception from California

3.41/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

(Previous review, transferred from beer journal)


Stone / Aleman / Two Brothers Dayman IPA: coffee IPA; Smell: strong coffee smell; Taste/Mouthfeel: medium coffee taste, well balanced by hops; decent/pretty

Sample size portion poured into plastic cup.

Sep 01, 2013
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army01 from Texas

4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured the bomber bottle into a Samuel Adams glass...

Pours copper in color with an off white head.

The floral scent from the hops is nice to the nose, followed by a dose of coffee.

Taste is much like the nose - a nice IPA bitter in the beginning, with a coffee aftertaste. A very interesting concept.

The stickiness of the hops is present in the mouth, but the coffee tends to wash the sticky down.

Overall, a great beer. I'd be interested to try more variations of the Coffee IPA if I can get my hands on them.

Aug 29, 2013
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brurevu from Texas

4.73/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

From my tasting notes from a 2 month old bottle: The beer poured a copper brown with minimal tan head with a strong coffee aroma with hints of citrus and floral hops. There was a deep rich coffee flavor on the front end that faded nicely into a citrus and floral hop bitterness that was well blended and balanced. A great surprise of a beer and one they need to bring back in the future. Finally an IPA for breakfast!

Aug 26, 2013
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Ego from New Jersey

3.82/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

forgot about this lurking in my cellar, traded places with a shiny bottle of wootstout...
so onward my good lads

of course the name makes me think of Blade for some reason "day...walker?", yeah, pretty irrelevant, so...
rises up to a quick one finger of head and fades really fast, lacing is spotty but there are legs in tow showing off the sheen of the ABV farking around this one, super clean crystal orange, clear as a fine day with nary a cloud in sight, every rare once in a moon a bubble launches from the bottom and slowly traverses towards the top, honestly not thrilling to look at

herbal... coffee? initially you get the hops right up front with the coffee underneath, in some weird way it reminds me of earl grey with that twinge of astringent bergamot oil except the coffee tone is much stronger especially after letting this settle out for 5 minutes, I'm not in love but I am intrigued

taste etc...
orangey coffee flavor, the IPA takes stage but then oddly finishes with the coffee flavor... kind of an odd marriage, sneaky ABV, this is really easy to just drink away, the coffee adds some weird depth to balance the bitter ... it isn't sweet (which is good), it balances the hops with the semi bitter chocolate notes of coffee... really strange and new, it is like I get my hop fix and coffee hit in the same beverage with an alcohol kick

strangely addictive, supremely smooth and perfectly carbonated... but the flavor will not be for everyone. I dig it, a definite different take on a crowded genre, kudos

Aug 06, 2013
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Jeffo from Netherlands

2.78/5  rDev -34.7%
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.

Jul 22, 2013
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Franziskaner from Missouri

3.34/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a copper penny brown in color. Brilliant clarity. Moderate to light head retention. The nose is intently coffee. Auberges just a bit of hops. The mouthfeel is substantial, but not overwhelming. This is a coffee dominated beer with some serious hop flavoring. I'msure there is some hop flavoring, but this is definitely a hop forward beer.

Jul 20, 2013
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BKBassist from New York

4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle date 3/31. Poured into a tulip.

A- Looks like your average IPA. Nice two finger head, white with flecks of an orangey hue. Solid retention and lacing. Body is deep amber fading to dark golden.

S - Surprisingly malt forward nose. Almost more reminiscent of a barleywine. A hint of coffee, like someone in the same room as you has a fresh cup, but not super present.

T - Again, perhaps 4 months has changed this beer a bit, but the barleywine comparisons remain. Initial hit is a dark fruit malt, blending into a hint of tropical citrus, finally fading into a dark chocolate, fresh ground coffee flavor, reminiscent of eating a chocolate covered espresso bean. Oddly enough, it blends well.

M - Light carbination, slight grain at the initial hit. Very pleasant.

O - I think I'm glad I had this with a bit of age on it. Overwhelming hop presence might not have worked as well as the more muted ones I experienced. An interesting and impressive beer from Stone.

Jul 18, 2013
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Kjanisch7 from New Jersey

4.8/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Clear orangy brown with a light head. A bit darker than I thought it was going to pour.

S: Smells like I thought it would. Brown sugar with hits of coffee wrapped up in the classic IPA hoppy smell.

T: Unbelievably well done. Tastes like your normal Stone IPA. Super hoppy. As the beer passes, you begin getting the coffee. I did not think this combo would work out well, but damn these guys nailed it. It wasn't that artificial coffee taste that people who don't drink coffee imagine coffee to taste like, but it was legitimate aroma and tast of a solid cup of joe. I got the majority of the taste on the exhale. It was awesome.

M: Fresh fresh fresh and well hopped. Medium carbonation. Alc is covered well.

O: GET THIS. It was amazing. If I could find more bottles (or buy more than 1 per customer) I would buy cases and cases.

Jul 15, 2013
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ESPNman from California

4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Served in a Stone IRS Brussels Glass

A - This one emerges from the bottle as a hazy orange-amber. Not the kind of clarity I've come to expect from Stone DIPAs, but the Coffee probably has a lot to do with that. Thick white head that has great retention and moderate lacing.

S - Lots of sugary malts, a bit of hop, and a definite coffee presence. It's not ultra-roasty, but more of a near-green sweetness in the coffee flavor.

T - Almost cloying sweetness up front, with a nice coffee and flowery hop bite following right behind. This is going to sound odd, but the coffee in this is similar to the taste in Coca Cola Black. It's that front-of-the-palate bitterness that compliments the sugary sweetness from the rest of the beverage.

M - Nothing special here, but not at all bad. Easy-drinking, well-carbonated, and a little on the chewy side.

O - As an experiment, this beer really is a success. It's a coffee IPA. There aren't too many others like this floating around out there (Mikkeller makes one, but that's all that comes to mind for me right now). If I had to recommend a coffee IPA to someone, I'd tell them to try and track this down.

Jul 11, 2013
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superspak from Ohio

4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

Jul 03, 2013
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Brenden from Ohio

4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

Jun 20, 2013
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bambam2517 from Arizona

4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz. bomber poured into a pint and served at 45F. This improved immensely as it warmed up, I'd recommend 55F before starting in on this...

A - Very nice in color, clear orange-brown just a shade lighter than the bottle. Carbonation is low but tight, head dissipates quickly and no lacing.

S - Upfront with brown sugar and roasted malt, coffee presence also. Slight astringency, it is pleasant and still high in complexity.

T - Sweet malt in a much higher level than most IPAs, then hit with a good amount of coffee flavor, finishes with a nice hop bite. Great!

M - Alcohol is well-hidden, fresh and sweet until the slighly acidic finish.

O - I would pick this up often through fall and winter, rates high on my coffee-flavored list. Hope that it continues to be brewed by one of these collaborators, nicely done!!!

Jun 19, 2013
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Greywulfken from New York

4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: into a pint, center-style pour, solid amber beer, slightly hazy, with 2 fingers of tan head, left some lace motes behind

S: ground coffee and earthy, resinous hops - didn't pick up so much on the citrus others have mentioned, but my bottle is near the 3 mos best by date, so I'm just glad to get the coffee as clearly as I do

T: husky malts with slight caramel sweetness infused with dry ground coffee - mildly bitter hops suggest dark grapefruit pith and old flowers - very mellow; interesting combination with the coffee and IPA-style hops - like when you put the lemon rind in the espresso - very well-integrated flavors, and still allows the malt to come through

M: smooth, medium body, mild carbonation, slight stick, sweet and dry flashes on the finish, then a fade out

O: another reason to love Stone. Their collaborations are always interesting, and I think I've enjoyed them all. I only wish I'd gotten this beer fresher. I'm presuming a March bottling date, and I'm drinking this in June, so I'm at the end of this beer's life cycle. I think it was relatively well-preserved - no doubt the coffee and the hops have married and mellowed more than they would have closer to the bottling date, but the beer is still very enjoyable and interesting.

Thanks to jdhowe for putting this in my hands before it was too late!

Jun 17, 2013
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JMScowcroft from Vermont

4.69/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Enjoyed this down at The Reservoir in Waterbury, VT as part of a Father's Day lunch with our neighbors, was a great time, the ladies drove and the men imbibed.

Look - Pours a hazy caramel brown with a small foamy head that dissipates quickly and leaves chunks and rings of lacing. You can't tell there's a coffee element from the appearance in the least bit.

Smell - Smooth malt and resiny/citrus hop overlay with coffee on top. Mouth-watering and super unique. The coffee is like straight coffee, not espresso or anything like that, just regular coffee.

Taste - Rich, malty and coffee with hop blended in to perfection. Subtle but forward.

Mouthfeel - Cream,y medium to heavy-bodied, low carbonation. Bready, malty, and cofee in all the right ways. Exceptional drinkability. Slightly boozy but expected at almost 9%.

Overall - Phenomenal brew, I was blown away by this, exceptional fusion of almost what felt like a light coffee stout and an IPA.

Jun 16, 2013
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AndyAvalanche from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

22 oz. bomber poured into a larger version of a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass. Comes out a nice hearty amber color, a little darker than you'd expect from an IPA. Pretty clear you can mostly see right through it, only thing stopping it is that it's a little dark. Nice white frothy head, lots of different sized bubbles, comes out thick and sticks around for a while. Decent amount of lacing, better than average, but nothing too crazy. By looking at it you wouldn't expect anything coffee related about it.

Smell is....interesting... but actually really good. It took me awhile to decide at first because it was so unique, but I like it. The nice citrus hops come out at you right away then it's followed by a nice fresh coffee. There's a really nice balance between the two, they blend together really nice by the end. When smelling it you can easily separate the two. One smell hops, the next coffee, smell them together as well very interesting and tasty.

Taste is really enjoyable. I was seriously liking this one the whole way through. Tougher to separate the hops and coffee this time. Both grapefruit and pine come out for the hops and it's followed/combined some medium blend coffee, a little nutty. Also a bit of a natural earthy taste. There's also a bit of sweetness to me indicating a decent malt backbone, pale, caramel, toasted.

Mouthfeel is great. Full bodied but not too heavy and a great carbonation level. Silky smooth and pretty much big the whole way through while having a gentle, yet distinct finish. Really drinkable, I really tried to savor it as much as possible but went through it pretty quick. Overall this is a really incredible beer. There's no way this was a success the first time around, there had to have been a few failed experiments, and then they nailed a creative idea. That being said, overall it gets the highest possible score for an overall rating, nice job Stone, Aleman and Two Brothers. I love these Stone collaborations, keep 'em coming!

Jun 15, 2013
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prototypic from Ohio

4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

Jun 09, 2013
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MDDMD from Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-nice amber color with an off-white head and decent lacing

S-pine, citrus, earthy, roast coffee, slight floral

T-pine, malt, citrus, roasted coffee, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth

O-not my favorite variation of an IPA, the coffee muddled the IPA flavors for me in a way I just didn't appreciate, unique though

May 30, 2013
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ThePorterSorter from Oregon

4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Glad to finally crack this after a recent trade

The beer pours a deep light brown/amber/rust with 1/2 an inch of an off-white head that fades into a thin blanketing while lacing. The nose is potently citrus-hoppy and packs a punch in the face of roasty, slightly cedar-y coffee as well. Wow, very impressive harmony. The taste is also this crazy concoction that works better than any coffee IPA I've had (although I've only had a few). I enjoy this much more than the coffee sublimely self-righteous. It's initially a sweet and roasty with a bold citrus hoppy, malty backbone. It carries itself well in the mouthfeel with juicy citrus hops nuzzling alongside some potent roasty coffee beans and leaves your palate with a "wtf?" type of sensation. Sweet, medium bodied, well carbonated, masked alcohol, lingering roast and bitterness. I definitely think this style has potential and wish more breweries would get on their respective interpretations.

May 27, 2013
Dayman Coffee IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 793 ratings