Duet IPA - Alpine Beer Company
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4.5/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Really? One of the premier IPA brewers in the country and no bottle date? Mega-fail. This is somewhat fresh as far as I know.
A: A clear gold pour. Big effervescent light tan head (more off-white than anything). Head fades slowly with great retention. Moderate little specks of lacing left behind.
S: Ohhhh yeah. Big, juicy hops. Tropical fruit and citrus mainly. Sticky sweet oranges, pineapples, tangerines. Wonderful crisp and juicy aroma. A bit of sugary caramel backs it up. Really nice aroma.
T: Okay, maybe I misread the aroma. Huge hop wave up front but it's pine and resin and lots of it. Big biting hops. Malt is very mild and bready. Bitter from start to finish but an extra big wave of bitterness in the finish. Long lingering piney, resin, almost sappy hop flavors between sips. Get brief hits of citrus here and there but the simcoe stands out by itself mostly. Quite dry. By long lingering I mean LONG lingering, you can still taste the drying hops for several minutes after each sip.
M: Nice smooth medium body. Very crisp and dry to accentuate all the hops (or is it vice-versa?)
O: Damn. Really nice IPA, one of the best. Big bitter and drying hop character from beginning to end. Complex and strong hop flavor and aroma. Just enough malt to be noticeable but does not detract. A proper west coast IPA from a master brewer.
Serving type: bottle
09-17-2013 04:42:36 | More by Dope
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Duet IPA from Alpine Beer Company
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