Duet IPA - Alpine Beer Company
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Reviews by smakawhat:
4.85/5 rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.
Out of the bottle the head forms nicely and simply. A nearly perfect three finger uniform white head is presented. Stuck, perfectly foamy tiny bubbles. Body color is a little simple but a nice clear brass gold, nice mix of rising carbonation small and some big. Cap is almost whipped up with retention, but doesn't make much lacing on the glass.
Real nice nose. Classic spicy grapefruit, mild sugars, hints of a little bit of pine needles. My tongue just hits the bubbles slightly and gives some great hop bitter.
Taste is unbelievably good. This is better than grapefruit. Giant and TIGHT prickly carbs on the palate open up with a huge grapefruit. Mango and tropical fruits come out, but much spicy character without a mushy feeling. Finish has a nice mellow mix of mild bitter but a wonderful sweet orange, a total sense of the perfect aromatic orange icing sugar, and oh god... it's chocolate orange! Where does this thing just get a hint of chocolate?!?!? (chocolate and orange is just a fav of mine). Whipped up texture, with hints of crisp carbonation, jesus this feels so unreal.
WOW, this one stupidly, exciting beer. I am really REALLY loving this thing in smell taste and feel. I have never seen this many exceptional qualities in one beer. I am speechless. 5 minutes... all GONE!
Serving type: bottle
12-02-2011 01:01:56 | More by smakawhat
More User Reviews:
4.39/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Bottle poured into an IPA glass
A - Big golden straw color with a solid two finger head that lingers. Lots of carbonation.
S - Dankness, grapefruit, a little citrusy, not a heck of a lot of malt in the background. Very hop forward.
T - Hops! Grapefruit forward with some dankness. A touch of citrusy hops with just the right amount of bitterness. Crushable.
P - Prickly with a nice bitterness without being overdone. Active carbonation on the tongue. Dry finish.
O - Much better than Nelson imo. The taste and mouth on it are pretty spot on for a DIPA. It's quite dry without much malt presence.
Serving type: bottle
04-10-2014 02:11:23 | More by PSU_Mike
Duet IPA from Alpine Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 1,462 ratings.