Monday, April 8, 2013
Coffee / Hop Experiment Gone Bad
Dayman is not a black IPA, and its clear, ruby appearance is its best attribute. Its aroma is all coffee. There is enough body and hop presence to give a long, bitter finish, but it's marked by the awkward coffee/hop flavor dissonance, making me wish the beer was thinner. Coffee and hops are both bitter, but bitter in their own way, and mixing the two just didn't work for me. Dayman's ABV is nearly 9%, but it's not boozy, or high enough in alcohol, which is unfortunate because self-lobotomy is the only thing that could have improved my opinion of this beer.