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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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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 yearís 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 thatís well balanced and intensely flavored thanks to the felicitous blend of hops and fresh roasted coffee.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (14558) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Orange/amber pour with a white head. Weird aroma. Mild coffee, some grassy hops, and pine. Sweet caramel, toasted bread, hints of citrus, and a touch of peach. Thereís a weird sweetness to the flavor, kind of almost creamy. Coffee character is moderate. Some grass, a fair amount of pine, light herbal quality, citrus, and a hint of sweet fruit. I guess Iím alone in not really caring for this all that much.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (12152) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2013
Bomber poured a clear golden amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of coffee, grapefruit, bread, pine and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of coffee, bread, pine, grapefruit and light lemon zest with a smooth dry bitter lingering coffee finish. Pretty good beer, but to much coffee and not enough IPA. I had to really hunt for the hops.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11752) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2013
22oz bottle @dmacís shared by pineypower-thin offwhite-amber. A-citrus-lemon, some coffee grounds. T-citrus-lemon/pine hops, 2nd coffee. Drying.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11472) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle @ home. Pours clear copper with a medium, bubbly and frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is earthy coffee married nicely with earthy, minty, and pine hops, and biscuit malt. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, mild coffee, supporting sweet malt, clean fermentation with a dry and spicy finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2013
Bomber from Beer Run. Pours a clear bronze color with a medium sized foamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of sweet coffee notes with a spicy, herbal hop background. The taste is toasted malts, coffee, nutty notes, citrus and herbal hops. Medium bodied. Faint booze. Interesting but gets a little old after a time.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (11186) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2013
22 oz. bottle, courtesy of julian (thanks man), pours a hazy orange amber with a small off-white head. Nose brings out loads of freshly roasted coffee beans, along with earthy citrus hops, and a hint of roasted malt. Flavour brings out wonderful freshly ground and roasted coffee beans atop relatively pungent earthy and citrus hops. The few coffee IPAs Iíve had before this have seen the hops be almost totally buried, whereas this one somehow beautifully marries the two drastically opposing flavour spectrums. Finishes on notes of coffee beans and mild piney hops. Amazing stuff.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daknole (10738) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Quite disappointed in this. Bright gold pour with a white head. Aroma has lots of sweet malt, hops and some coffee. But the malts dominate this beer too much. Lost is the delicate coffee and even some of the hops seem muted. Bummer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (10491) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2013
22oz bottle. Poured an amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of coffee, citrus, some floral hops, earthy, and some roast. Tastes of coffee, citrus, roast, caramel, and some breadiness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10426) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2014
Bottle... Clear amber ale with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The coffee component of the aroma is subtle, but nice, and works quite well with this beerís hop bill. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and busy carbonation. The flavor is an enjoyable, roasty blend of coffee and hops. They meld nicely and fade slowly in the finish. Great balance - not overly bitter. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (10416) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Cask version at Winking Lizardís 5th Annual Real Ale Fest (03/23/13): The beer pours a clear dark copper color with a medium off-white head that recedes quickly. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, coffee and hops. Medium body with flavors of citrusy hops, coffee and roast malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a resiny hops and coffee aftertaste. Pretty good all around.


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