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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of BMMillsy
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark orange almost ruby and perfectly clear with a creamy one finger head. Very pretty! Aroma is unique. Big floral, pine and grapefruit notes are balanced out but earthy roasty coffee. Somehow the aroma works. Flavor zips back and forth from zesty grapefruit and pine to sweet yet earthy coffee flavors. Coffee comes out as I sip more, but leaves that hop bite there. Slick mouthfeel with medium high carbonation. This just works. Had no idea what to expect. I suspect this could be ruined if not done right. But it is done right here. Really cool beer.

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Photo of ArrogantB
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle $7.99. My first thought was coffee IPA do not go together whatsoever. I was wrong. Color is amber-orange, good lace, nice looking IPA. The aroma is fantastic coffee beans, so rich and layered on top of a bit of citrus hops that sort of dance in and around the coffee. The flavor is nice, delicious coffee beans, bitter hops, citrus. Mouth feel is sort of creamy, nice. Overall this is a winner and I might need another bottle before its gone. Stone has been putting out some quality stuff for a long time and while I might rarely buy the regular lineup I will always check for the one-offs.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of AgentMunky
4.42/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a DFH IPA glass. 1 March 2013.

A: Creamy head with good retention tops an orange beer with lots of effervescence.

S: Mmm. Rich, toasty (slightly chocolatey) coffee. The pungent hops are obviously bitter, floral, and full of fruit. Lemon juice and fresh ground coffee are an odd combination, but a welcome one.

T: Simply delicious. Perhaps even better than Mikkeller's Koppi Coffee IPA, my gold standard. Bright citrus is the most obvious component, but the bitter coffee makes the normally tropical Citra taste more like lemon zest than pineapple. The finish is dry, bitter, and lingering.

O: The balanced intermingling of flavours is consistent and excellent throughout. A great beer than exceeded my expectations. Highly recommended.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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

Bomber poured into my Gulden Draak snifter, appearance is clpoear bronze with an olive-tinged off-white head leaving foamy lace.

Smell is roasted beans with some herbal, grassy hops.

Taste is great, really nice low acid coffee, like a pour through. The citrus notes meld in a delicious vanilla like manner. A little graham cracker, decent bitterness. Pure hop flavor creeps out more strongly on the after taste, as well as a hint of chocolate.

Mouthfeel is dry, some creamy carbonation, medium light body.

Drinkability is very high for me. Bold west coast coffee and IPA are by far my favorite drinks, and this melds them gloriously. Loving this, although undeniably, the coffee slowed me down noticably compared to your average DIPA.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Brenden
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dayman is a coppery dark orange color somewhere between clear and opaque. On top, a creamy tan head develops that never grows especially high but has excellent retention. A still-creamy heavy head of foam never dies off, and it leaves plenty of leggy and mostly patchy lacing to nearly the bottom. The appearance, at least, is essentially that of an IPA.
The nose, though, brings both coffee and hops equally yet separately to the forefront. It just focuses so much on each, so clearly, and yet so distinctly, as to defy explanation. The hops give off fresh bitterness of light pine, grass, and a bit of a perfume note. The coffee is more fresh grounds than pressed, and without the roastier notes of espresso.
The taste is almost exactly identical. Some of the complexity doesn't come off as precisely as it did in the aroma, but again it's impressively put together, with both coffee and hops being present yet distinct.
Crispness is soft but nips from beginning to finish, and there's a soft creaminess in the feel as well. The body is medium, leaning light, and there's a slight dryness underneath.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of scottfrie
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into SN ipa glass. Bottled 03/01/13.

A: Pours a honey-amber color with a huge, thick, and oily light tan head that stuck around forever.
S: An interesting blend of coffee grounds and hoppy ipa. Pine, weed, and leafy herbal hops blend well with coffee beans and freshly discarded grounds.
T: Definitely more ipa flavors than coffee. Coffee is much lighter than the nose suggested. It’s also much lighter in hop power than expected. Hops dominate though, with a touch of bitter coffee and sweet malt in the finish. The aftertaste is leafy and bitter with hops.
M: Lighter than I expected but very refreshing and smooth. Medium body, soft even carbonation, refreshing and quenching body.
O: Better than I expected. Coffee and hops work well together and the mouthfeel is great. Definitely recommended if you’re on the fence.

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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Dope
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of MDDMD
3.79/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-nice amber color with an off-white head and decent lacing

S-pine, citrus, earthy, roast coffee, slight floral

T-pine, malt, citrus, roasted coffee, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth

O-not my favorite variation of an IPA, the coffee muddled the IPA flavors for me in a way I just didn't appreciate, unique though

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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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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