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Duet IPA - Alpine Beer Company

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Duet IPADuet IPA

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1,743 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,743
Reviews: 486
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.69%
Wants: 779
Gots: 142 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A West Coast IPA that features Amarillo and Simcoe hops "in harmony," giving a light, floral aroma. Duet is nicely bitter with the perfect amount of malt concealed behind the hoppy goodness. Immensely drinkable, amazingly light on its feet.

(Beer added by: SteveO1231 on 12-31-2005)
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Trappissed

California

4.13/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the second time I've had this beer and this first time seemed more fresh than this. It reminds of Pliny or Sculpin in the fact that if its not perfectly fresh, its a different beer altogether. This is substantially bitter in a good way. Floral and hoppy.

I agree with a previous reviewer who said this tasted like honey and nectar. I believe that is what a little age has done to transform this. I can't really remember the exact differences with this compared to the fresher version, but the former had more citrus and less bitterness. Still enjoyable, just make sure yours is fresh.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2009 23:36:26 | More by Trappissed
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S: A perfect balance of pine, tropical fruits, grapefruit, slightly sweet malts, and a hint of bitterness, fantastic smell to this brew.

T: Up front you get a lovely greeting of pine sand grapefruit mixed, then it transitions to those lovely tropical fruits, and finishes with a perfectly balanced mix along with the perfect amount of bitterness. This beer is so well balanced and flavorful, it is absolutely outstanding!

M: Superb mouthfeel, so light crisp and refreshing, leaves your mouth a little dry which leaves you begging for more! So drinkable as well!

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The smell was so vivid! Citrus and wet hay. Peppery. Dried pineapples. A little sweaty. Lime peel. Leafy, organic hops. yum.

The taste was of citrus and pine. Green, grassy, fresh hops. Slightly sweet with an aspirin-like bitterness. Stone fruit flavors in the middle with a nice lingering bitterness in the finish. Classic.

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Duet IPA from Alpine Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 1,743 ratings.