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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Photo of sweemzander
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Another thank you to Chris for sharing!

(A)- Pours a hazy golden orange color. Some good white froth and lacing.

(S)- a nice profile of roasted coffee with hints of subtle citrus and pine.

(T)- Its a jump. At the start, some good bright citrus, then finishes with a roasted pine and coffee component. Very interesting.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. I like the play of bitter yet citrus driven IPA meets a roasted coffee ground component.

(O)- Definitely a unique take on the style. The coffee does not overpower the base IPA, but rather compliments it in a supporting role in the beer.

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Photo of Nickqb7
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of jds8411
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of ngeunit1
4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy amber-orange with a finger of frothy white head. Fades fairly quickly.

S - Sweet caramel malts, lots of roasted coffee, grapefruit, citrus, tropical, and pine hops.

T - Sweet caramel malts, grapefruit, mango, tropical, citrus, pine, and grassy hops, good resiny bitterness, lots of roasted, slightly bitter coffee.

M - Medium-plus bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, roasted, and bitter finish.

D - Excellent blend of IPA with the coffee flavor. Nice and bold.

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Photo of Thurgoft
4.68/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22oz into a Duvel tulip glass.

Pours a crystal clear bright, bold, orange/amber with a thin off white head that recedes to the sides of the glass leaving a nice bit of lacing. Really beautiful looking beer.

Smell is brewed coffee right up front and its good coffee at that. You can smell it the instant its poured. After a good whiff you get a lot of the dank, tropical citra hops--- and they meld INCREDIBLY well with the coffee! Pineapple, mango, sweet orange, all the flavors you'd expect from a citra heavy IPA and its balanced and tied to the coffee flavor with some very nice caramel malt and maybe just a hint(?) of sweet vanilla. Delicious smelling beer!

Taste again is coffee upfront but not as dominant as it was in the nose. Also up front: some typical Stone bracing hop bitterness which is amplified a bit from the bitterness of the coffee, but it recedes into a sweetness from the malt while retaining great hop flavors. Some caramelly, bready malt in the background which really goes along way to keep it from being TOO hoppy. A little bit of astringency that actually works and a bitter finish that lingers as sort of green flavors on the tongue.

Mouthfeel is smooth and somewhat creamy, kept light and refreshing by a good dose of carbonation. Bubbles are delicate but prevalent and a very good fit for this beer. Pretty light on the tongue considering the alcohol. Great drinkability.

Overall I was pretty much floored by this beer. When I first heard about it, it struck me as mostly gimmick. I didn't think coffee could do anything but clash with an IPA, but I was completely wrong. Both the coffee and the hops play off each other extremely well so much so that they come together to create something greater than the sum of the parts. I finished an entire bomber of the stuff of the course of an hour and a half and I'm already wishing I had more. Truly an excellent beer and kudos to the teams at Aleman, Stone, and Two Brothers for bringing this beer to market.

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Photo of Bpierso1
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of ShemRahBoo
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of tut2528
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: whoaaa.... pour is a highly transparent rust color (not exactly what I was expecting for a brewed made with coffee). created about 1 fingers worth of head that was slightly off-white in color. moderate carbonation

S: huge coffee grounds and hops blast the nose! and it's in great balance too. i'm also picking up strong hazelnut. this is quite a unique brew

T: much more subtle than the nose. again, coffee grounds and hops blend together in a unique fashion that's quite nice. hazelnut presence is still there also with a touch of caramel sweetness and the finish is slightly bitter from the hops, yet creamy at the same time.

M: solid medium bodied brew, not as carbonated as it should be in my opinion. leaves a slight hop bitterness on the palate and an ever so slight coffee presence

O: A+ for uniqueness as this is nothing like I have ever tasted. I had my doubts about the "Coffee IPA", but I must say that this is rather enjoyable.

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Photo of sfr26
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Pinche_Oso
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Nocontrol1977
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Skramer
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of alcstradamus
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Beezee
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of eulerthegrape
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of Chico1985
3.87/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Have had this a few times now. Trying to get some of these 'Hads' replaced with reviews!

Pour into a snifter is light brown/amber in color. A big puffy off-white head tops it off, pretty impressive retention and lace left behind.

The smell is pure, fresh coffee grounds. Very potent and not unlike sticking your nose in a bag of coffee beans. More sweet than roasty. There is some fruit+piny hops present but this is pretty coffee forward.

Taste brings more of an IPA feel but coffee has the advantage. Like the scent, it is very much a coffee ground/bean flavor, and on the sweeter side. Some cream, caramel and nutty malts perhaps. The hops bring flavors of citrus, grapefruit and earthy pine, some tropical fruit. It is a noticeably odd combo of flavors but it is pulled off decently.

Slick and well-carbonated with lingering coffee tastes and oily hop bitterness. Just a bit of alcohol heat.

I think by nature the flavors clash, but it is well done here. The coffee flavors definitely dominate a bit but overall it's flavorful and unique, not sure more hops would improve this anyway.

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Photo of inlimbo77
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle
March '13
DFH IPA glass

A: Clear light amber orange. Initially a good finger of tight bubbled, off white head. Almost light tan. Leaving sticking lacing.

S: Definitely get some ground coffee aroma. Also, as I really do get that Citra hop nose as I warms up a little more. Crazy.

T: Coffee hits first on the tip of the tongue. As it moves to the middle of the mouth, that hop bitterness comes in. It actually works pretty well with the coffee and malt bill. On the close, you get more of that bitter coffee. Lingering coffee grounds.

M: It's certainly medium. Coffee sticks to the mouth.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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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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