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RATINGS: 238   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 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.

Sherls91's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sherls91 (4) - Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2013
I was amazed at the balance of coffee and hop flavor with this beer. I am so used to coffee in thick stouts, but an IPA, really? It poured a lighter amber with a 1 finger head. The nose on the beer hits first with coffee then moves to the sweetness of the hops. Has a wonderful mouth feel, with again, a great balance that brings you to a hoppy, malty, coffee IPA happiness. That all being said, I think that the first experience of this beer diminishes the subsequent tastings. I was so dumbfounded with the thought of a coffee IPA and the fact this is near perfection, I became lost in it. I will seek this beer out and when I find it again I will always remember a great night out with friends having my mind blown by a wonderful beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwyerpg (5327) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 3, 2016
Iím not a coffee guy so this is a pretty high score from me. Looks like a normal Ipa. The flavor definitely has some coffee but is also hoppy so itís well-named. A strange beer, but would work for coffee fans I suppose, in small amounts, but Iíd rather have one of their standard IPAs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Pours a hazy, dark golden orange color with tangerine hues and a half finger, white foam head that quickly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind. Intersting aroma with nice coffee/gourmet roast, sweet malt and very subtle citrus hop notes. Lightly roasted coffee been character along with caramel sweetness, toffee and hazelnut. Coffee and malt overpower the hops in the nose but thereís a bit of grapefruit and citrus rind. On the fuller end of medium body with more of a hop presence than expected. Still plenty of gourmet roast flavor with hazelnut, toffee, caramel and subtle lactose. Still, itís dry, resinous and bitter with pine needle and grassy hop flavor. Faint tropical presence but the coffee dominates. Decently balanced and easy to drink but could use more citrus/tropical flavor. A lot of these collaborations have been pretty shitty in my opinion but this one is pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (8231) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy gold with medium frothy off white head. The aroma is strong roasted coffee and tropical fruit. Medium mouth, nice roast, grass hop, light bitterness, really enjoyed this and hope they make again.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (9221) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
"I should just stop ever doubting Stone ever ever again. Those that think theyíve slipped have obviously not had the privelage of trying their limited releases, collabs and one offs. Every time another brewer seems to gain ground, Stone releases yet ANOTHER awesome beer. This is one. Iíve had Mikkeller coffee IPA and it was enjoyable, but not like this. Classed as an IPA despite itís 8.7%, this drinks quite light and smooth for the abv. The aroma is dominated by coffee (think Surly Coffee Bender type coffee) with the lower IBU IPA rounding the aroma and flavor out with a subtle but refreshing blast of citrus. Coffee lovers should rejoice in this beer. It stood toe to toe with some big boys (Breakfast stout and Victory at Sea) as we transitioned from IPAs to darker coffee brews). Get it while itís fresh if you can..."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Oldmanriver (59) - Freiburg, GERMANY - JUL 23, 2014
Coffee hops, sweet malt aroma, the hops and coffee complement each other quite well. Great mouthfeel, starts off like a typical stone IPA meets immediately with sweet bready malt and finishes with a great coffee flavor. Not at all what I was expecting. Wish I had another bottle or 12. It doesn't taste like coffee. Just the aroma and finishing taste. Not acidic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10532) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
[5259-20130426] Tap. Spiced coffee grains aroma. Clear, bright orange red body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Bitter malty hops flavour has a long coffee roast finish. Medium-full body. Aptly named, nice balance of hops and coffee but the roastiness throws it in a third direction. (7/4/8/4/16) 3.9
(@ Three Penny, Montpelier, VT)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Crompt (122) - York, South Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2014
This beer blew my mind! I love a good IPA and coffee stouts are right in my wheel house but it never fathomed a coffee IPA that would actually taste good. I will search the rest of my life to find another!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2718) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Gift from SJ. I like out of the box thinking and this brew does just that. Nice citra hop and.....Coffee? Some how it just works. Nice flavor of roasted malt blened with the citra, and rather well. Nicely done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopswagger (199) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2014
P: Beautifully crystal clear vivacious pale copper body adorned with a dollop of khaki micro bubbles. A garter of sexy lace wraps the top of the glass. S: Holly cow! Robust fresh roasted coffee beans swimming in a pool of zesty citrus hops. T/M: Taste delivers the same as the nose with espresso beans and citrus hops. Tannins, whispers of bitter chocolate and toasted toffee. Vivacious carbonation dances no the palate creating a mellow creamy body. Finish is dry with citrus and ground espresso beans lingering long into the night. O: This is a masterpiece that wows the taste buds and leaves you wanting more. I have had so called coffee IPAís before but this is actually hugely successful. Simple and straight forward flavors that are perfectly married. This is one of my favorite IPAís to date. Hats off to Aleman, Stone and Two Brothers for a champion brew. Cheers!

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