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Aleman / Two Brothers / Stone - Dayman Coffee IPA | Stone Brewing

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Aleman / Two Brothers / Stone - Dayman Coffee IPAAleman / Two Brothers / Stone - Dayman Coffee IPA

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

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

Added by Rollzroyce21 on 03-20-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 790 |  Reviews: 159
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2/5  rDev -52.8%

Photo of chanokokoro
2.43/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Stone branded pairing glass (short stemmed goblet)

Pours a light amber with golden and orange highlights capped by a one finger slightly off-white head. Decent retention, a bit of lacing here and there. Roasted coffee clashes with grapefruit and pineapple on the nose. The nose is completely unappealing. Unfortunately, the taste follows suit. Fairly strong roasted coffee clashes with pineapple, tangerine, and subtely bitter grapefruit rind. Lighter side of medium body, slick with some silkiness. I'm not sure what the breweries that collaborated on this brew were trying to accomplish, however this brew is nothing short of disjointed mess. For anyone wondering what the result of pouring cold, stale coffee into a citra-centered IPA would taste like, Dayman provides the answer. This brew is a perfect example of the overuse of coffee by American craft brewers that is now reaching ridiculous levels.

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2.5/5  rDev -41%

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2.5/5  rDev -41%

Photo of Rainier
2.51/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I'm not sure if I like this beer or not. I feel like the coffee is more like an annoyance because I don't think it fits at all in this brew. Everything's good except for taste and mouthfeel. I tasted nice grapefruit citrus bomb in the beginning and out of nowhere, the coffee kicks in and it was unpleasant. I thought it was a great idea though, but I think Stone didn't hit it this time with the dayman. I know some people like it, but I'm not one of those.

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2.75/5  rDev -35.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -35.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of Samuel906
2.77/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was super stoked to try this, two of my favorite things, coffee and ipas in one bottle from my favorite breweries. But I'm not gonna lie, I'm not a huge fan of this. It is presented as advertised: with tons of hops and coffee, but they just don't go well together in my opinion. Bitter plus bitter equals really bitter. I like the smell, kinda peppery coffee. Smooth and a quality beer, but just not my combo of flavors. I do appreciate their attempt at something new.

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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.

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3/5  rDev -29.2%

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3/5  rDev -29.2%

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3/5  rDev -29.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.34/5  rDev -21.2%
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.

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3.38/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served in a shaker pint glass at Durty Nellie's.

Surprised to find this on tap so soon, but I'm not gonna argue (especially considering it looks as though I missed the bottles...). Regardless, this stuff pours a clear sunrise amber topped by a finger of cream foam. The nose comprises grass, light buttery biscuit, light grapefruit zest, and a twinge of coffee beans. The taste generally brings in more of the same, but the coffee and the grass don't play nicely together, producing a strange bitterness that just doesn't come across as appealing to me. There's also a vague creaminess, verging on cheesiness, that puts me off even further. Luckily, this latter sensation is decidedly slight, so it doesn't ruin things all that much. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a decent little beer, but one that doesn't seem to me to fully mesh the hops with the coffee as well as others have.

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3.41/5  rDev -19.6%
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.

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3.47/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Amber with good head retention

S - Very coffee forward. Dark roast. Hardly any IPA characteristics on the nose

T - Follows the smell. Not picking up a lot of IPA in this one. Again, mostly dark roast coffee biterness.

M - Dry finish. Decent carbonation.

O- Not the best Stone collaboration, but worthy of trying. I get all dark roast coffee out of this one. Would be good for an after dinner drink.

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Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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