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 vonnegut21
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of oN3xM
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a caramelly-brown color with normal amount of carbonation. Light, white-foamed head quickly diminishes. Very clear body without any signs of cloudiness.

S - First smell hits with a deep coffee, rustic aroma. Excellent flavor already. The coffee aromas definitely takes precedence over the hoppy-citra, grassy smells.

T - Dark roasted coffee bean taste hits the palate while the hops slowly appear at the back of the mouth. The hops stick around during the after-taste, but the coffee lingers on the tongue.

M - It's smooth at first, but becomes a fizzy, fluffy feel after a few seconds on the palate. I'd definitely recommend letting the beer linger in your mouth for a few seconds; the foamy, coffee taste is wonderful. Easy to drink, unlike a thick porter or stout.

O - Definitely not a beer I'd drink for breakfast (despite Mitch Steele's advice); the high ABV will hit you before you're halfway through the bottle. Drank in a 3F Teku glass that helped concentrate the roasted coffee aroma. I wish I picked up more than 2 bottles - this beer is definitely on the top of my list. The hype has been well-deserved.

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Photo of innuendobrewskiman63
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of Devinph
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Halcyondays
4.12/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber,

A: Pours orange with a medium white head, leaves some sticky lace, solid head retention.

S: Upfront coffee with an herbal feel, soothing.

T: Nice blend of coffee and the tropicality and citrus of the base IPA. The two flavours work well together and create a delicious overall flavour.

M: Medium-bodied, resiny, soft carbonation, an easy drinking pint.

O: This was a cool IPA experiment to try and it worked well. The bomber price is good, a little up there for an IPA, but certainly worth a buy at least once.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.42/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear reddish-orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, roasted coffee beans, brewed coffee, and some slight citrus aromas. Taste is much the same with coffee and citrus flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of roasty and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is quite surprising in terms of how well the coffee and citrus-forward hop aromas and flavors compliment each other.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of HopHead84
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4


22oz bottle into a snifter.

A: Dark amber and transparent with an enormous beige sea foam head. Impressive head retention. Sheet-like lacing is left behind.

S: Well, I'm surprised. The hops and the coffee work very well together in the aroma. Mango, orange, and grapefruit notes dwell beneath a smooth earthy coffee presence. I love this. There's some breadiness in there, as well as chocolate. One whiff will be coffee and the next will exude hop characteristics, while still the next will be a harmonious blend of the two. There's a touch of caramel.

T: Coffee is more assertive, revealing that the marriage was not as flawless as the aroma suggested. Still, there's no clashing, but rather a back and forth between the beans and the hops. Bitterness gives way to earthiness, which gives way to citrus, and then back to nutty earth and roasted coffee. Orange blends with tangerine and grapefruit. It's really damn interesting and works far better than I expected.

M: Medium body with upper medium carbonation. Smooth, creamy body with a light astringency.

Overall: Not a style I ever thought to see, and not one I expected to be half this good. Well done.

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4.11/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tulip glass.

A: Pours a clear amber color, gradiating to almost clear around the rim, with some quickly fizzling white head, which recedes in short time to a ring.

S: Medium roast coffee powder with sugar dominates the aroma but is not overpowering by any means. Reminds me more of smelling lady fingers or something than a cup of coffee. A little citrus as well.

T: Medium roast coffee and a little juicy tangerine, with a drying sensation and more coffee on the longish finish. No discernible bitterness.

M: Medium body and medium-light carbonation. Slightly milky mouthfeel. No alcohol is detectable, although it is a little warming.

O: Wow, my initial reaction is that this is really interesting and delicious. At first glance, to me this doesn't seem like a flavor combination that would work, but it's enjoyable. That being said, the flavors are fatiguing enough that I don't think I could drink more than 10oz or so. It would pair well with dessert.

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Photo of The3rdbeer
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Ridel stemmed beer glass vigorously producing almost 3 fingers of a dark tan head after 2 minutes its still at about a half finger.

A- First thing I noticed was the color of this IPA, right away I was visually reminded of the coffee because the color of this beer is a unique clear light red brown and the head now at 5 minutes after pouring is still a very thick dark tan lacing.

S- Being a coffee fan I love this nose, its got a great nose full of resinous hop oils right beside fresh roasted beans, something sweet that I can't quite put my finger on(perhaps the malt) whatever it is it really ties the whole nose together

T- Wonderful IPA, hoppy tropical notes sitting on the shoulder of the fresh roasted coffee bean aroma. Amazing how this could be such a harmonious combination. Instead of this beer being a one off IPA with coffee added its morphed into something different, something great. The hops come up first and fill your mouth with familiar flavors, then a medium bodied coffee flavor cleans up after the hops then very last is a finish of malt.

M- lighter side of medium, lightly coating but the coffee really thins it out and makes it amazing, carbonation is there but not in the way, fully complementary to this style.

O- A mind opener, just another reminder that unusual flavor combinations can meld to make something amazing. I want another one of these bombers, if I can find one its mine.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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