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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Ratings: 790 |  Reviews: 159
Photo of Samuel906
2.77/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was super stoked to try this, two of my favorite things, coffee and ipas in one bottle from my favorite breweries. But I'm not gonna lie, I'm not a huge fan of this. It is presented as advertised: with tons of hops and coffee, but they just don't go well together in my opinion. Bitter plus bitter equals really bitter. I like the smell, kinda peppery coffee. Smooth and a quality beer, but just not my combo of flavors. I do appreciate their attempt at something new.

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Photo of Dope
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Not sure on the date, but I don't think this is more than two weeks old.

A: Pours a clear ruby red. Big, fluffy tan head. Head fades away slowly, leaving substantial spiderwebbing behind. Great head retention as well.

S: Nice roasted coffee. Decent hoppiness too, kind of hard to discern over the strong coffee. Maybe some pine and grapefruit?

T: Fresh roasted coffee up front. Not stupidly strong but very nice. Caramel sweetness blends nicely with it. Hops become noticeable in the finish once the coffee and malt sweetness fades away. Not a huge hop bomb, but definitely noticeable pine and resin I would say. It all melds together quite nicely, hops and coffee - who would have thunk it?

M: Medium bodied, smooth.

O: A very unique concept that's executed wonderfully. Coffee isn't too strong, neither are the hops. Wonderful balance and integration of flavors. Not too bitter, not too sweet, just nice and drinkable. Well executed for sure.

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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of BeerTwigs
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a bottle because I haven't seen it on tap. Poured into a giant Duvel Tulip.

A - Light brown to golden orange. Clear with a two finger head and light lacing.

S - Definitely picking up the coffee/espresso with a hint of pine. Very nice but definitely coffee dominant.

T - Slight pine taste up front with an immediate dominance of coffee. The malty coffee taste lingers at the end as well. Definitely an interesting style.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Smooth with good carbonation

O - A very different beer, one that I have never had before. Since I enjoy both coffee and IPA's I thought this might be a hit, unfortunately sometimes when you put two things you like together they don't mix well. I think its more coffee dominant and all the way through. I would definitely recommend trying this beer and some will definitely love it.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of mattkoon
4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

pours a nice clear golden brown. the smell is very piney (like one would expect from stone). the taste is a lot smoother than you would expect from a beer that smells like this. there is def a bitterness there, but i feel like its way more tame than other really hoppy beers. i enjoy stones beers and collaborations...they always bring it when your talkin about hoppy.

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Photo of theleechster
3/5  rDev -29.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of MostlyNorwegian
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The coffee comes right through the nose and there is a fruitier smell to the bean which balances with the citra hop which comes in as you get to drinking it. I wonder if this is a cold press, and what kind of bean. My guess is it's a fruitier bean and a medium roast of it because it smells like whatever they are using would make an excellent iced coffee. Very enjoyable and served in a goblet if I recall right. One that grows with a little time in the hand. A sort of copper hue in the pour. Very good beer, and looking forward to checking it out again.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Axnjxn
4.57/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle served into a DFH tulip glass

Pours a copper color, slightly darker than a regular IPA, with a very pronounced head. Smell is amazing...citrusy and hoppy with a very slight coffee aroma on the end. Taste is more of the same, though the coffee is more pronounced and up front. A wonderful blend of coffee and hops, I'm just in love. Goes down smooth as silk with a medium body and medium carbonation.

I'd drink this beer every day if i could, it's a shame it's only a 1 time deal and so rare. Got my first bottle in a trade and am enjoying my second bottle at the moment that i snagged from the local bottle shop, hopefully this wont be my last.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Oakenator
4.86/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours a medium to light brown with a nice head that is at least a finger thick. Head has a creamy characteristic. Good lacing. Aroma is dominated by coffee/espresso notes - fresh - and behind that are spicy, piney hops - excellent. Taste is great coffee from front to back but again layered behind the coffee is a clear hop taste. Medium body. Hope to see this brewed again - awesome.

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Aleman / Two Brothers / Stone - Dayman Coffee IPA from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 790 ratings
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