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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2.75/5  rDev -33.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark copper with off white. Retention is good and decent lacing.

S: Not the biggest coffee aroma I've come across but it's definitely the freshest. Behind the coffee I'm getting caramel maltiness and a very small tangerine.

T: Cold pressed black coffee, very little bitterness. Moderate sweet malt profile. Small amount of tropical fruit tries to make an appearance but cannot beat the fresh coffee taste. Weird, but really good.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Drying.

O: Not really much of an IPA but a very good beer. Wish I could get more of these.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of draheim
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a tulip. Pours a crystal-clear copper/amber w/ a 1-finger white head that settles to a thin film.

Aroma is clean piney and citrusy hops with earthy coffee notes in the background.

Taste is a little schizophrenic, but in a good (or at least unique) way. Pine, citrus, pale malt, and rich coffee. The hops and coffee are balanced in equal parts, and the interplay between them is what makes this beer interesting. Each sip is a little different as the palate picks up on different elements.

Mouthfeel is typical Stone: clean, semi-dry, crisp and bitter.

Overall I don't know that I like this as much as some people, but it's certainly worth a try.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of facundoCNB
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a beautiful clean amber/orange pour with a finger of thick frothy head which dissipated slowly. great amount of lacing throughout the session. the smell is huge on spicy grassy herbal hops, garlic, definitely getting black coffee in the nose. i thought this would be a disgusting smelling and tasting beer, but it definitely works on the nose at least.. let's try the palate.

spicy hops hit your palate and cheeks up front and right away the coffee strikes. a bold coffee character at first but the more sips i take, the mellower it gets and starts blending nicely with the herbal hops.

medium in body with moderate carbonation, creamy on the lips. this is a very unique beer. much like a hopped up dry irish stout but totally different appearance and mouthfeel. wish they had made this their anniversary beer instead so i could pick up a few more bottles. it seems like beer releases keep getting more and more limited even though the breweries are expanding monthly.

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4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Served in a Stone 10th Anniversary stemware.

Poured a clear coppery hue, with an off white heat of a finger, bits of spongy lace.

Aroma had roasted coffee beans, and citrus notes with a lightly malty backing. It jumps back and forth with the coffee and citrusy hops quite nicely.

Predominant coffee flavors in the taste, not too bitter hop wise, but accompanying citrus and piny notes. Feels full bodied, not particularly dry, with a clean bitter finish.

Coffee and hops are my two favorite things, and the marriage of the two fascinates me. This has been the most well-put together marriage of the two, with a great showing of both parties. Wonderful stuff! More, MORE!

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.38/5  rDev -18.8%
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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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of jvillefan
3.61/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A: A deep golden yellow body with a brown tinged one and a half finger white head.

S: Coffee dominates the aroma. There are subtle citrus and pine aromas on the back end. Not much malt present.

T: Very interesting, unfortunately this beer is not for me. There is a simultaneous bitter hop and deep coffee flavor in the front and it is very strange. There is some caramel malt on the finish.

M: Great body and perfect carbonation.

O: Good beer, but I would not get it again. The got what they wanted out of this beer but I just disagree with the style choice.

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3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle poured into a HF glass

A: deep red amber body, 1 finer white head, good lacing

S: Coffee is there but not very strong. Hops are likewise present, grassy and dry, but not strong

T: hops and strong malt presence at first, with a coffee finish adding a lot of bitterness. bitterness and coffee lingers.

M: medium to full body. moderate carbonation. very dry finish.

O: I'm not sure I like coffee and hops together. the ale isn't poorly done but I'm just not the biggest fan. well crafted for what it is though.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.91/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A - looks like a very nice amber. Copper color, nice clarity. 2inches of dense white / off white foam.

S - coffee dominates. Some toasty almost vanilla type smell. Some pepper and just a tinge of hops.

T - there are a lot of nice elements, they just don't go well. Lots of coffee, some very thin citrusy hop notes. Bitter and dry at the end. I like it, but it seems like everything is fighting everything else.

M - typical creamy medium mouthfeel I expect from stone.

O - you have to give a ton of credit for originality, creativity and generally pushing the envelope. There is no question this is a well put together beer. It just feels like they are mashing together puzzles pieces that don't quite fit. Like it, wouldn't turn another down, but wouldn't order/buy it again.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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