Monday, May 27, 2013

Aleman- Two Brothers-Stone Dayman Coffee IPA

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Aleman- Two Brothers-Stone Dayman Coffee IPA.

From the Stone Brewing Company website: “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.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours amber with an off-white head and nice lacing.
Aroma: Roasted coffee, caramel malt, citrus, tropical and floral hops.
Taste: Whoa…the flavor follows the nose with coffee dominating.  Caramel and bready malts are supporting roles and the citrus hops add a great level of bitterness.
Overall: Two great tastes that taste great together, Aleman- Two Brothers-Stone Dayman Coffee IPA is just as advertised – a true coffee IPA.  Light, refreshing and something that’d I’d probably drink again, this 8.7% ABV offering is great for those who enjoy both coffee and IPAs. I wasn’t sure it was going to work…and it does…


Mark Harvey
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