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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

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.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
790
Reviews:
159
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
10.1%
 
 
Wants:
88
Gots:
39
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 790 |  Reviews: 159
Photo of kawilliams81
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Pipeworks snifter.

A- pours a dark copper with a 2 finger light beige head. Big bubbly wall of lacing with random bubbles on the glass.

S- caramel, toffee, coffee, toast, pine.

T- toffee, toasted malts, coffee, faint citrus, and pine.

M- medium body and carbonation. Creamy with a light dryness.

O- I didn't have much expectations going in, but I have to admit this is a pretty tasty beer. Coffee is very smooth, not overly bitter or ashy, and works well with the toasted malts and pine.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of LtColFrankSlade
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

4/29/13

Served out of a bottle in my dogfish ipa glass

This is an amazing blend of a delicious IPA and coffee. I was extremely skeptical, but since it was Stone I gave it a chance. It is so unique you will not be disappointed. It has an amazing aroma. Overall, it taste like amazingness

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of tdm168
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of MacQ32
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slightly golden amberish color with 2+ fingers of frothy caramel head. Fantastic retention, very nice lacing.

S - Lots light medium roast coffee (not super rich/ sweet) aromas, skunky hops, and some juicy grapefruit/orange aromas. Coffee is well represented.

T - Delicious sweet citrusy hops with a smokey, mild-but-present coffee flavor.

M - Body is very similar to that of ruination, pretty light, very refreshing, and a decent amount of carbonation.

O - The coffee is most impactful in the aroma, but still present within the citrusy tastes as well. Very unique, quite good.

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Photo of dar482
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The color is a orange slightly hazy color. Looks like a double IPA.

The aroma is wonderful. Big juicy orange and grapefruit. Huge hop character, but then with a watered down coffee aroma. Not a huge punch of deep rich dark espresso like stouts, a more gentle smell.

The flavor has this complex mix of the IPA and coffee. The coffee really doesn't hit like the aroma does. Reminds me of Ruination. There's lingering coffee that plays around with this dank hop bitterness IPA flavor. There's juicy orange, grapefruit, and peach.

This is my first coffee IPA. I don't really know how it would be done differently. I do wish that the aroma matched the flavor a bit more. It's a strange beer. Somewhat worth a try if you like coffee and IPAs.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, slightly hazed, copper coloring with a thin, low profile, off-white head that clings to the glass and coats the surface of the brew. Aromas of resiny and citrus hops abound, with an undercutting backbone of roasted, bitter coffee. Without the coffee characteristics, this beer would be a floral hop bomb...with the coffee, this smells like one of the more interesting brews I've been exposed to in quite some time. There is a heaviness to the dry and hoppy dynamics on the nose. Flavors of used coffee grounds first and foremost, and the bitter, roasty coffee characteristics hang over the palate throughout your drinking. It's like an IPA with a Starbucks shroud over it. The caramel backbone and citrusy hops do shine through in spurts, which help to make this a light and heavy beer all at the same time. Grapefruit and resiny bitterness uplift the heavy roast of the coffee character, all the way into a roasty and bitter aftertaste, with the coffee profiles outlasting anything else, leaving a linger more typical of a Stout or Porter. Clean, dry finish with the aforementioned long linger. This is a really good beer, both dynamic and intriguing. Well done!

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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Photo of n2185
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a clear honey orange with a finger of off-white head that fades into a thin ring with a little lacing.

S: A heavy hit of rich, robust coffee at first. When it fades, grapefruit and pine citrus aromas come through from the hops. It's a bit unusual at first, but becomes a really pleasant mix of aromas.

T: The hops kick in first here with earthy pine and citrus rind flavors. Robust, roasted coffee flavors come through next, blending well with the bitterness from the hops. The finish is lightly bitter with just a little sweet citrus flavor.

M: Medium body and carbonation that accentuates the hops and coffee well, this beer is neither watery nor oily.

O: A surprisingly good beer. It's an unusual combination, but the flavors blend well to produce a unique and tasty IPA.

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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