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Aleman / Two Brothers / Stone - Dayman Coffee IPA | Stone Brewing

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4.24/5
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790 Ratings
Aleman / Two Brothers / Stone - Dayman Coffee IPAAleman / Two Brothers / Stone - Dayman Coffee IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
159
Ratings:
790
pDev:
9.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
88
Gots:
39
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 790 |  Reviews: 159
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of atrocity
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of russpowell
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours copper with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Nice head retention & lacing

S: Coffee, biscuitty malt & grapefruit, plus pine

T: Coffee grinds, pine, grapefruit up front. Woody hops, dryness & more coffee as this warms, much grapefruit as well as this warms. Dry with much coffee & grapefruit in the finish

MF: Medium bodied, dry, subtle carbonation, good balance

Coffee IPA doesn't make me think"match made in heaven". This has a good flavor profile, but give me a coffee stout or a hop bomb, mixing them together doesn't float my boat all the way to the promised land. This is about as good as a coffee IPA is gonna get, no need to plow this field again:P

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Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance - Burnt orange. Nice white head. Great lacing and good retention.

Smell - Grassy hops. Lots of coffee. Vanilla. The coffee blends surprisingly well.

Taste - Coffee is stronger here. The hops are still of the grassy persuasion, but the coffee flavor tempers it. Nice malt. Slight astringency. Bitter finish from the hops, not the coffee.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and just a bit bitter. Medium body.

Overall - I like this combination. The coffee lends the IPA flavors a nice smooth and cream feel.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.38/5  rDev -20.3%
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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Photo of tdm168
4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to jtd1969 for sharing this one

A - amber with a thin, off white head

S - coffee beans, citrusy hop aroma

T - coffee, citrus, woody, earthy

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

This was really intriguing. I admit I had my doubts going in. I was really impressed. The coffee beans surprisingly work well with the citrusy hop character. The beer is coffee heavy but has all of the true-to-style IPA hop notes. This is definitely a beer I'm glad I tried.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of imbibehour
3.74/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured on tap into a small snifter at Churchkey DC. From notes.

A gorgeous clear golden orange amber, super clarity presented with a good ring of simple white lacing and collar.

Nose has classic citrus hop west coast orange flavor, light brown sugars. Strangely I get next to nothing for a sesnse of coffee on this, maybe some oily bean but hardly anything.

Palate has mellow citrus hop, with a little tinge of seltzery carbonation. Maybe some oily bean squeaks out but there is really hardly any coffee presence on the palate at all. Somewhat juicy but also a bit wet on the palate also, but it does hold the existing flavors well.

Overall this is just like a regular milder Stone brew, and there's nothing really impressive about this to me, particularly that there is virtually no coffee on it at all, so I have to score it low overall.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of Billolick
3.84/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bomber bottle purchased at Peekskill Beer and soda, Peekskill, NY. I looked but can't find any bottling date or best before info.

Pours near clear, darker almond amber, moderate lite tan head. Going to a fine film, minor coalr and again minor strands of lacing.

Cafe au lait on the nose, with some leafy hops.

Interesting IPA variation. Not sure how many coffee IPAs I've had the pleasure of trying, if any. Notes of more mellow coffee, trying to mesh with the underlying hoppyness and malts. Not sure if this one gets to the level of actually "meshing". Things sort of all over the place.

Not my favorite Stone collaboration

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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