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

Aleman / Two Brothers / Stone - Dayman Coffee IPAAleman / Two Brothers / Stone - Dayman Coffee IPA
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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
Photo of joshbhs04
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: dark orange to amber in color, almost no head.
S: Coffee all the way with some slight hops
T- Hoppy with some great coffee aftertaste, I could drink this daily
M: watery, you cant tell its almost ist 9%.
O: Great beer, hope it becomes a regular production for stone!

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Photo of boot11222
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of JohnnyMc
4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dayman....fighter of the Nightman...

Pours out a deep, clear orange with 2 fingers of off-white head.

The aroma is surprisingly very coffee forward up front. This leads to some citrus and piney hop notes, but it's mainly a very fresh roasted coffee bean type of smell.

The taste is also very coffee forward up front. It's like a dark coffee or even a java sort of flavor and then middle of the tongue it changes to some nice orange peel, grapefruit, tangerine and pine notes before returning to the coffee notes.

The body is medium and the mouthfeel is decently creamy. The 8.7% is completely hidden; no smell, taste or even feel from the alcohol.

This is a very tasty beer, but it's so unique and different that it's almost hard to rate. Never had such a coffee forward beer that wasn't a Porter or Stout before. Not the best in the world, but this is very solid and worth checking out!

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Photo of brotherloco
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Hopswagger
4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Day man coffee IPA

P: Beautifully crystal clear vivacious pale copper body adorned with a dollop of khaki micro bubbles. A garter of sexy lace wraps the top of the glass.

S: Holly cow! Robust fresh roasted coffee beans swimming in a pool of zesty citrus hops.

T/M: Taste delivers the same as the nose with espresso beans and citrus hops. Tannins, whispers of bitter chocolate and toasted toffee. Vivacious carbonation dances no the palate creating a mellow creamy body. Finish is dry with citrus and ground espresso beans lingering long into the night.

O: This is a masterpiece that wows the taste buds and leaves you wanting more. I have had so called coffee IPA's before but this is actually hugely successful. Simple and straight forward flavors that are perfectly married. This is one of my favorite IPA's to date. Hats off to Aleman, Stone and Two Brothers for a champion brew. Cheers!

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Photo of Vivs85
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of rgilbert
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of bmoney
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of UltimateLivewire
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of mportnoy
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of kingmaker
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of KFBR392
4.62/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Dark burnt orange color. Above average carbonation. Lacing on the edge of the glass is left behind but in more of a random fashion over thick layers.

Smell: Oh wow this is outstanding. A light roasted coffee aroma bursts out of the glass. The coffee aroma is really powerful but there is some hop sweetness on the undertones of this brew. Light honey and some oak seem to come off as well.

Taste: This follows the aroma toe for toe. The light coffee aroma has a little more darkness then I expected but still comes off in a much different way then the coffee in a stout does. The finish has some subtle hops and mixes well with the coffee accents. The flavors here do not hide and combine to make a truly wonderful drinking experience.

Mouthfeel: Very dry feeling left on the palette, more due to coffee presence then hops.

Overall: A wonderful brew. I hope this is an innovator for this style of beer because I could get very used to it. Hats off to Stone/Two Brothers/Aleman

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Photo of Pinknuggets
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle to Hob Back pint glass

A:It is orange to amber in color it has almost no head with a really thin light tan lacing. It is extremely clean and almost completely translucent which doesn't make sense in terms of the coffee flavor and scent. There is some noticeable carbonation but not much else to report

S: Well there are deep rich coffee scents almost like freshly ground coffee it is a very dominant flavor almost porter or stout status in terms of strength. Surprisingly there is not really any hop smells but there is a general sweetness that could be from the hops.

T:Wow so the coffee flavor smacks you in the face from the beginning it is deep and rich almost like drinking a fresh cup of black coffee. The citrus flavors of the IPA from the hops are noticeable in the background the coffee still has a presence as it would in a brown ale, but it has the hop flavor without the bitterness.

M: The beer is smooth and a little watery which makes it go down very easily especially considering the abv which is almost completely unnoticeable. It is pretty thin for such a high abv IPA but that definitely contributes to its drinkability which is not effected by the coffee.

O:I am very impressed with this beer it is totally unique it has IPA characteristics but is completely dominated by a delicious coffee flavor continuing with that it is extremely drinkable especially for its high abv one a single IPA I could definitely drink this on the regular an recommend its worth a try.

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Photo of JeffTheJuice
4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of huysmans
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of rawfish
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep amber with a mild chill haze. Frothy two finger head that reduces really quickly. Terrific lacing left on the glass.

Initial whiff is creamy coffee beans, there is a deep citrus and pine flittering in and out with sweet under tones of caramel. Really nice aroma, coffee and hops are well integrated.

Caramel and bready malt with pine and citrus burst of hop flavor. The back end of the flavor is deep coffee, with a toffee aftertaste with both a coffee and hop bitterness that is strong yet fades quickly.

Medium body with mild carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden, finish is slightly sticky and sweet.

Wow, this is a really good beer, how the coffee and the hop character mesh is done seemlessly both in the aroma and flavor. Balanced and different, Black IPAs were once different, I wouldn't mind seeing more of these coffee IPAs.

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Photo of claytong
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of cvm4
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Medium amber in color with an eggshell head, slightly translucent. Not much lacing or retention going on.

S - I'm really getting a lot of coffee. Like I just opened up a conversation of coffee. For some reason I'm not getting the IPA like others are. But I have no problem with this as I LOVE coffee.

T - Coffee grounds that turn to grapefruit & orange rind. It develops to a bit of pine & has a nice, mellow but bitter finish.

M - Light body & carbonation. Was hoping the carbonation was a bit more.

O - Very balanced and not overly done with coffee. I love the change of pace this beer brings.

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Photo of Jaws81
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Dirt
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of irish01980
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of jgluck
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of WolfsbaneBloom
3.96/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden orange with two fingers of off-white foam that clings to the glass.

Smell: The first sniff I got bitter roasted coffee and on the second sniff I got bright aromatic citrus. The two vastly different aromas continued to tag in and out throughout the tasting.

Taste: Unlike the aroma, the flavor stayed the same sip after sip. There's roasted coffee grounds, toasted pine, a little nuttiness, and some grapefruit and orange rind. No alcohol on this one. I never got the sense I was drinking a beer that was almost 9%.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, nicely carbonated, relatively smooth and easy to drink.

Overall, this was a unique beer drinking experience. I must say I've never had anything quite like it. The coffee aromas and flavors actually complimented the citrus characteristics nicely. Sometimes it tasted like you were drinking an iced coffee and other times the fruity hops really shined through. While this was really interesting to try I can't say that I would ever buy this again. I think it was a fun experiment and really it's about the best a coffee flavored IPA is going to taste but it's really not my thing. Still, I've got to give these three breweries credit for brewing such an unusual but drinkable beer. It's definitely worth trying at least once.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.82/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 4.9.13

A - Pours a clear, very dark orange with a small yellow-tan head with solid retention.

S - Hoppy pine, Nice.

T - Bitter pine, coffee, then some citrus.

D - Good carbonation with a lighter body.

O - Hoppy cofee, different and unique. I enjoyed it, but don't want any more.

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Aleman / Two Brothers / Stone - Dayman Coffee IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 93.2% out of 100 with 790 ratings
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