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RATINGS: 240   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SPDickerman (1195) - Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Pours orange with a small light beige head. Smells of coffee and west coast hops. Taste is coffee, hops, and then coffee again, all with a very smooth bitterness. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and soft bitterness, Aleman/Two Brothers/Stone DayMan Coffee IPA finishes with a smooth, dry bitterness that lingers slightly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
erikmlund (5) - - MAY 14, 2013 does not count
chocolate, coffee, caramel, resin, spruce, alcohol, clove, smoke, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - APR 10, 2013
Wow! Pours amber straw with a short but thick head. Aroma is slightly mellow with a hint of freshly opened coffee and citrusy hops and fresh cut grass. Flavor is over the moon amazing. Like biting into a fresh coffee bean and washing it down with a great IPA, the flavors blend perfectly with no off taste or bitterness from the beans. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
wildbeercat (356) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2013
22 fl oz bottle into a pint glass. Served slightly colder than cool. Aroma: Roasty drip coffee. Instantly threw me back to growing up and visiting my grandparents and smelling their coffee brewing in the morning. There’s some nice aromatic hops behind that roasty coffee, and the two blend together very, very nicely. Appearance: Nothing too crazy going on here: the ale is a transparent deep amber, with a thin--but persistent--white-ish head. Taste: The flavor is all drip coffee on the arrival, and slowly but surely transitions into a nice hop bitterness. Not as bitter as Ruination or Stone’s regular IPA, but enough bitterness to let you know it’s there. Flavors work together nicely. Palate: Long, long finish. Coats the palate. Flavors transition and play together for a long time. Slight warming. Overall: I was waiting to get this beer ever since Stone announced it on Facebook. I was not let down. This is fantastic. The flavors aren’t pretentious, but they’re not simple. Stone manage to take two flavors as recognizable and different as coffee and hops, and brewed a fantastic ale. Love this stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
mverity (294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2013
My computer died half way through my previous review, so this one will be abridged. Great coppery amber color. Aroma is fairly floral and hoppy, but I mostly get the coffee, this is a good thing. The taste is wonderful, a bit under hopped, but I love the use of malt, and it couples really well with the coffee. The mouthfeel is a not like a typical IPA, a touch less carbonation. Anywho, this beer is delightfully surprising.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sherls91 (4) - Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2013 does not count
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 25, 2013
The color of this beer is orangeish amber with a large white head, and the aroma is hoppy and of coffee, which are almost equal with the hops coming forward a little more. The taste is mildly bitter (which was surprisingly a nice balance), slightly sweet, and a touch sour; also, the palate fuses a coffee bitter aftertaste, slick texture, average carbonation, and a medium body. Overall, the balance in this beer is impeccable, for no one flavor or feel really overpowers the others.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jhp40219 (447) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 27, 2013
22 oz bomber courtesy of Hop filter. Pours a dark amber with a small white head that faded to a small layer of bubbles with a fair amount of lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, citrus, wood, and fresh coffee. Taste is incredible! I?ve never tasted a beer quite like this. Like the aroma, but amplified. The citra hops shine through, but the coffee brings a slight chocolatey taste to it. I am blown away by how well the hops and coffee meshes together. Long finish brings the hop bitterness and coffee together for a continued amazing experience. Crisp and clean! Slightly creamy and slick texture, full bodied, average carbonation. After thinking you’ve tried everything, something like this comes along and punches you in the face! Just all around an amazing experience!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Braudog (6385) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Bottle. Nice, seductive pour of solid amber hue, little carbonation but a nice solid head of white wavy foam. The aroma hints at something unique. And wow, does it deliver. Starting with a dose of outdoorsy, piney hops with a bit of viscous slipperiness. Then add a healthy adjunct of very well-made, dark roasted coffee. Who would’ve EVER thought that an appropriate combination!? Not me, but this pulls it off. Very unique, very delicious. (#5045, 5/31/2013)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Firkin. Pours a clear, super dark gold. Aroma of lemon and citrus with a little coffee. Taste is light bitter. Loads of citrus and some lemondrop. A litte coffee on the back end. Damn, this is good.

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