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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
naushoots (15) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle with friends at home. This is my 3rd dayman...just as good this time for the most part. Pours almost ruby grapefruit in color. Nice lacing. Aroma is spicy and hoppy, roasted espresso. Taste follows the aroma closely, but even more coffee and hops flavor. Medium body and nice mouthfeel. One of the most interesting beers I’ve ever had

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (6600) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle from trade with coldbrewky, many thanks Steve. Hazy dark orange color with medium off-white head. Aroma of tangerines, malt, notes of coffee, piney hops. Taste, tangerines, honey, tangerine zest, tropical fruits, coffee, earthy and herbal notes, citrus and piney hops. Long hoppy finish. Extremely tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5064) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Amber pour with a cream head. Coffee, hops, bitter, and espresso. Nice palate, coffee, bitter, fruity, chewy, malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHOFF43 (1804) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Bottle shared by jmagnus! Pour is clear orange with white head, tons of hops up front followed by a nice smooth coffee. Really blends nicely as you drink more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SilverHaze (14) - SPAIN - AUG 20, 2013
Incredibly dry aroma - grapefruit zest, floral bitterness, background ripe tropical fruit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2013
In short: A glass of clean fruity American IPA and a glass of cold coffee mixed together. Not my cup of tea..
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed relatively fresh less than 2 months after the beer initial release.
The look: Clear golden body topped by a medium off-white head leaving lots of lacints on the glass.
In long: I was sceptical about this whole gimmick but the aroma quickly showed me that these guys are serious about this gimmicky beer. Aroma is as much a cold cup of black coffee as it is fruity hops. Kind of strange I must say. Taste is… well… it is indeed a coffee IPA. Clean polished toasted malt backbone with only a bit of caramel, coffee, fruity hops, medium bitterness. This is really like taking a sip of typical American IPA and a sip of cold black coffee at the same time. Mikkeller tried the same gimmick with their two Koppi Tomahawk beers, but those were a lot more IPAs than coffee. This Dayman IPA is disturbingly coffee forward. A very well made beer that will sure please a lot of people. But to me this coffee ipa was two things I love that should never be put together, like a porn movie starring french fries.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (1813) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle at Three Aces Chicago. Poured clear amber orange with white head. Crazy good aroma of ground coffee and mild citrus. Quite smooth pleasant coffee balanced hop taste. I am very pleased. Mild for an IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Fireweed honey in color, very fiery, moderate frothy off-white head, decent lacing.   Wow, big coffee aroma, freshly ground.   Seriously, I dont get any IPA out of the aroma, just fresh ground coffee.   Very soft IPA aspects on the tongue.   Coffee still brings up the rear at this point, but not heavy.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes with a very moderate IPA, slightly hoppy, but again the background is fresh ground coffee.   This is an odd duck, but it somehow works.   The coffee on the nose doesn’t come across as that strong on the tongue.   The IPA aspect could be stronger, but as is its not overshadowed by the coffee.   Only a little coffee aspect lingers with the bitterness.   Clean, smooth, and very different.   Coffee IPA, who would have thought.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 10, 2013
22 oz bottle poured a vivid orange into a pint glass. Decent sized head that faded at a moderate pace and left light, spidery lacing. Pretty big roast coffee aroma with some earthy hop notes and the lightest hint of citrus. The coffee is also definitely the biggest note on the flavor profile, with some grapefruit and a nice bit of lemon rind and some definite caramel sweetness. Overall the coffee kind of overwhelms the hoppiness, but still a solid beer I hope they brew again someday.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Not much coffee and not much IPA here. Very light. Citra hops are lost here. I have had much better local coffee beers.

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