Brew Review: Stone Dayman Coffee IPA

by Kelli H. on April 9, 2013


Beer: Stone Dayman Coffee IPA
Date: 3-31-13
Type: Coffee IPA
Location: Escondido, CA
Alcohol: 8.7%
IBU: 42

Aroma: Confusing because it’s very hoppy but also chocolately coffee

Appearance: Clear, deep gold, lots of little bubbles

Body & Texture: Very piney hops upon first sip. Zippy and fresh with great carbonation. Midum to full bodied.

Aftertaste: Black roasted coffee flavor

Overall Impression: 
This is a collaboration beer, and I think they all did an excellent job on it. This beer is kind of confusing to the palate, because the hop characteristic is so piney but it fades to this delicious roasted coffee flavor. It’s verrryyyy interesting! This is not a beer I would seek out to drink all the time, but it’s definitely one you should try once! It would be the perfect beer to bring to a beer tasting, party, or gift for a craft beer lover. Stone is known to make great IPA’s and this beer is no exception. I think they completely dominated what they set out to do. Although it’s not a beer I’d want to have a six pack of (if they made it in a six pack), it’s a highly enjoyable beer, and any craft beer enthusiastic should be able to appreciate what they did here.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

slimsanity.com April 9, 2013 at 5:42 pm

haha! what a cute pint glass

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Tiff @ Love Sweat & Beers April 10, 2013 at 6:59 pm

I like the idea of collaboration beers. They sound so fun. 🙂 This one also happens to sound delicious.

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Janine Ryan April 11, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Wow, I would have expected it to pour a lot darker based on the flavors – I looove coffee beers and will keep an eye out for this one! Thanks for linking up!

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Jackie/Jake April 11, 2013 at 7:10 pm

Love the glass!! I’m linking up for the first time at Purple Giraffe!

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Denise @ Musician's Widow April 12, 2013 at 3:12 am

Wow. That is a combination of flavors I’d have never thought to try. Interesting!!

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Alexandra Zakharova April 14, 2013 at 3:37 pm

looks nice and refreshing!!!! Great pictures as well! Followed you here, hope you can do same;)
Have a fabulous time!

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