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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Aleman / Two Brothers / Stone - Dayman Coffee IPA from Stone Brewing
4.16 out of 5 based on 790 ratings.
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