Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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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 years 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 thats well balanced and intensely flavored thanks to the felicitous blend of hops and fresh roasted coffee.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (16651) - 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 Ive 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16393) - Dublin, 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. Theres 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 Im alone in not really caring for this all that much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (14380) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (13711) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (13303) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12847) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (12633) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Cask version at Winking Lizards 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (12347) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2013
22oz bottle @dmacs shared by pineypower-thin offwhite-amber. A-citrus-lemon, some coffee grounds. T-citrus-lemon/pine hops, 2nd coffee. Drying.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (12257) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2013
The smell is freaking amazing on this one. Such a rich coffee smell, caramel, and very nice supporting hops. The flavor is messier, the bitterness needs to be amped up and the coffee flavor needs better meshing with the bold hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (12140) - 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.

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