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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (13616) - Orange County, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11586) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (11360) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10830) - San Diego, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (10695) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daknole (10320) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2013
Bottle @ Stephenís house. Pours a clear, dark reddish orange appearance with an off white head. Very rich earthy coffee, green coffee bean, somewhat citrusy aroma. The coffee is really potent with big earthy, herbal element, toasted malts, mild caramel, fairly bitter flavor. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10118) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9940) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9677) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2013
One of the best coffee beers I have had, well integrated. Would like more IPA bitterness, still nicely done for what it is. A lighter coloured beer, with a lasting head. Coffee aroma surpasses the hop aroma. Above average mouthfeel. Good drinkability

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