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Stone Dayman Coffee IPA

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by Ant7780, Jan 3, 2013.

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  1. Ant7780

    Ant7780 Dec 2, 2012 Michigan

  2. Bay01

    Bay01 Nov 19, 2008 Illinois

    I've had it - was at the booth next to Aleman at the homebrew competition where this won. Out of the keg it actually worked pretty well, curious to see if they were able to scale it up successfully.
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  3. Jspriest

    Jspriest Feb 9, 2011 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Yeah, Mikkeller did Koppi IPA years ago. Not a big fan, and I don't think the issue was in the execution.

    Is the name an "It's Always Sunny..." reference?
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  4. MADhombrewer

    MADhombrewer Jun 4, 2008 Oregon

    Mikkeller's was not so good. Not very much coffee, or hop flavor/bitterness IMO. Migration brewing here in Portland did one that was better. Tasted like a mocha. Much better coffee flavor with a decent bitterness in the end.
    I am always willing to try anything with coffee. I will pick one of these up if I get a chance.
  5. djaeon

    djaeon Oct 2, 2006 Wyoming

    Sounds a bit odd, but I look forward to trying it. Sounds like it could be better than some of their other collaborations.
  6. mocktm

    mocktm Jan 3, 2011 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    Champion of the Sun!
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  7. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Mar 18, 2010 California

    Something about karate...

    I'll give it a shot. All other coffee IPAs I have tried in the past have been very lacking in coffee aroma and flavor.
  8. Crabbicuss

    Crabbicuss Jan 3, 2011 Maryland

    Not that it's really an IPA but as it goes for Coffee, hard to beat the Bender!!!
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  9. ImperialSnout

    ImperialSnout Apr 17, 2012 Illinois

    The coffee IPA I've had in the past (can't remember which) didn't have much coffee flavor. Hopefully this beer is a little more coffee forward.
  10. incapacitant

    incapacitant Jan 15, 2011 New York

    I am willing to pay the troll toll in order to try this!
  11. pixieskid

    pixieskid Jun 4, 2009 Germany

    Surly does some solid stuff but bender/coffee bender have been two of their biggest disappointments as far as living up to their praise...
  12. MrOH

    MrOH Jul 5, 2010 Maryland

    Had an IPA filtered through the ANdall filled with coffee beans (it was at Mekong). Had an interesting green bell pepper vegetal taste. Not my favorite.
  13. pixieskid

    pixieskid Jun 4, 2009 Germany

  14. jorgemir

    jorgemir Oct 23, 2010 California

    I just picked up a bottle of the Mikkeller Kopi but haven't tried it yet. Hope it's better than described here. Looking forward to the Stone Dayman. Most of their collars are worth a try and some have been excellent.
  15. Lutter

    Lutter Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    He's a master of karate! and friendship!
  16. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Jan 1, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    I'm down. And all hail Charlie Kelly and his lovely ballads.
  17. hinemk76

    hinemk76 Feb 6, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Those are 2 of the top 4 American Browns according to BA. I think you will find yourself in the minority. Granted, coffee bender doesn't hold up to say a a good coffee stout (FBS, etc...), but it isn't supposed to.
  18. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Jul 24, 2011 Maine

    I need this, if only for the name.

    They do need to make a Nightman now...logic dictates it...and such a black and tan must exist at least once.
  19. sergeantstogie

    sergeantstogie Nov 16, 2010 Washington

    Sounds gross. And I'm in a place where almost any beer sounds fantastic.
  20. pixieskid

    pixieskid Jun 4, 2009 Germany

    im aware they are merely brown ales but ive had better brown ales that have nowhere near the praise as those 2...
  21. BlakeSmith

    BlakeSmith Aug 17, 2012 California

    Coffee IPA? Why not just a stout?
  22. BleepBloopBlap

    BleepBloopBlap Aug 19, 2011 Massachusetts

    Because it's been done to death. I applaud brewers for trying different things and thinking outside the box. I (and I'm sure many others as well) am getting sick of all the "me too"'s out there. How many coffee stouts do you need?!
  23. zipper8650

    zipper8650 May 10, 2011 New York
    Beer Trader

    I liked the Mikkeller Kopi, found the bitter coffee a nice change to an IPA...
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  24. Thads324

    Thads324 Jan 21, 2010 Connecticut

    I hope they'll make a night man next.

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  25. hinemk76

    hinemk76 Feb 6, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I haven't, but browns aren't really my thing. I'm sure you can chalk up som of the praise to MN pride; 10,000 lakes is nothing to brag about!
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  26. BlakeSmith

    BlakeSmith Aug 17, 2012 California

    I'm with you, I've never had a coffee IPA before, just trying to wrap my head around it. That's all.
  27. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    I definitely have to try it since I never believed I'd see coffee and IPA in the same sentence much less in the same bottle.
  28. Wingfan13

    Wingfan13 Aug 10, 2009 Texas
    Beer Trader

    This doesn't sound good to me at all but I will definitely try it.
  29. LegalBrew87

    LegalBrew87 Mar 6, 2012 California

    Because a coffee IPA won the contest that decided what this collab would be.
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  30. Ant7780

    Ant7780 Dec 2, 2012 Michigan

    Coffee stouts usually bring out the smooth characteristics of coffee, but it also has a bitter side - think espresso. I'll be interested to see if they try to make it work in that way.
  31. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Jul 15, 2011 Florida
    Beer Trader


    Coffee IPA sounds very interesting. I trust Stone with anything IPA related.
  32. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland

    Kernel here in London did a very good one.
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  33. JamesMN

    JamesMN Jul 12, 2012 Minnesota

    Wouldn't an IPA with coffee flavor be something like a black IPA? Doesn't sound too crazy to me.

    And weird coincidence, I saw that episode of Always Sunny last night for the first time. Perfect timing I guess haha.
  34. beerFool28607

    beerFool28607 Feb 22, 2012 North Carolina


    I mix coffee stouts and IPAs all the time..lots of coffee..lots of hops..what's not to like?!
  35. brewbetter

    brewbetter Jun 2, 2012 Nauru

    Any info on what states this is coming to?
  36. kreg02

    kreg02 Nov 19, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I am pretty excited about this personally, I am a fan of the brewerys involved and the show!
  37. woosterbill

    woosterbill Apr 6, 2009 Kentucky
    Beer Trader

    Yes, yes they did. Still one of my all-time favorite beers. It makes me sad for everyone else that I'm the only review. Are they still releasing it with any frequency? I'd love to get more when I visit London again this March.
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  38. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland

    They've brewed it a couple of times, I wouldn't call it a frequent release. It'll certainly see the light of day again at some point in the near future.
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  39. mborden

    mborden Jan 28, 2009 New York

    The Nightman Cometh

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