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: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into sangria glass.
Been looking forward to this one for awhile, I truly have no idea of what to expect.

It pours a nice light apricot, with a thin white head that sits. I'm immediately getting fresh brewed coffee in the aroma. Tucked neatly behind that is some nice orange and grapefruit notes. Citrus infused coffee, this smells great.

It tastes great as well, I thought it would be a bitter bomb, but it has loads of sweetness. Nice even coffee to citrus hop ratio. I'm extremely happy with collaboration. Perfect one-two punch. It's a little light in mouthfeel, but the higher ABV is completely hidden. This is just such a solid beer.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into an Alchemist tumbler.

A - Pours a rather neutral amber color, maybe a bit on the darker side. Body shows good clarity and a finger of dense cream colored foam sits on top with good staying power and plenty of webby lacing on the glass.

S - Interesting blend...I pick up more hops than coffee but both are there. Hops are citrusy and full of grapefruit, but more than anything I get a strong grassy aspect as well. Roasted coffee comes on behind the hops but works its way forward in the profile on each sniff becoming the dominant aroma.

T - Definitely an IPA in flavor profile with big citrus notes in the flavor. Noticeable coffee notes play off of the hops but never really give the big roasty notes typically associated with coffee. Lightly sweet malt base that smooths everything out. The coffee effect is really subtle...I know it is there on every sip, but it gives just a complementary, mild and fleeting flavor.

M - Aggressively carbonated with lots of tingle on the tongue. Body is medium and a bit creamy.

O - This is a beer with a lot of character. At the beginning of the bottle (colder temps?) I would say this was almost all IPA with assertive citrus notes and hoppy bitterness. As the bottle progressed, this became more and more a coffee beer. Coffee never dominates, but becomes more pronounced in the flavor and aroma profile. Didn't really know what to expect from this beer...hopefully I can find more, because this is really very enjoyable.

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22oz bottle poured into a snifter.

(Chill) hazed amber with 1 finger of white head that dissipates quickly. Very low carbonation.

Sweetened coffee, Tootsie Roll, toffee and pine. Hints of pineapple, apricot and papaya. Smells strangely good.

Papaya along with notes of apricot, mango and pineapple. Sweetened medium roast coffee, toffee, pale candy sugars and touches of Tootsie Roll. Tangerine juice and pine needles along with drops of lemon and orange juice.
Wow! Why does this work? This shouldn't work.

Medium bodied, juicy, smooth and refreshing.

Amazingly quaffable at 8.7%. Extremely well balanced with only a light bitterness. Lots of tropical fruit like "Enjoy By" with an added malt complexity thanks to the coffee. This is really freakin' good!

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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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