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Duet IPA - Alpine Beer Company

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Duet IPADuet IPA

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Ratings: 2,283
Reviews: 521
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 874
Gots: 244 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: SteveO1231 on 12-31-2005

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.
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3.7/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

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4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
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5/5  rDev +13.4%
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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.42/5  rDev +0.2%
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4.32/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.12/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.61/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.54/5  rDev +2.9%
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4.27/5  rDev -3.2%
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4.59/5  rDev +4.1%
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4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.63/5  rDev +5%
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4.15/5  rDev -5.9%
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3.94/5  rDev -10.7%
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4/5  rDev -9.3%
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4.23/5  rDev -4.1%
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Growler. consumed from a spiegelau ipa glass within 1 hr of pour.

A: Dark, tarnished orange with a solid one finger beige cream head of solid retention state. Quick paced spacious effervesce fills the vessel. Nice skirt lacing on the way down in the vessel.

S: A wiff of fruitiness, dried apple, spicy sweet floral notes, with a followup of fresh grassiness that was exceptionally smooth and polished with a low to moderate rate of awareness. Sweet and perfumy.

T: Flavor was sweetly, lightly dry toasted french bread, sweet floral hops, and lightly toasted apple skin and cinnamon spicing. Spicy floral hop finish. Hints of grassy-pine adds just the right amount of accent while still maintaining a excellent sense of balance with the other components.

M: Lightly creamy, exceptionally smooth maltiness, softly carbonated, perfect harmony with a lightly dry finish.

O: Overall an exceptionally clean and polished drinking experience with an strong harmony and balance of malts and hops that makes this highly drinkable, and a flavorful beer. Crisply brewed, great drinkability, great hopping that isn't your typical west coast variety, but a beautifully orchestrated collection of spicy hop florals and fruit that begs for more drinking. Checking out their other examples it seems Alpine is no slouch in the IPA department and seems to be hitting it out of the park with nearly every example. Can't wait to try them all.
Beutiful balance and example of a cleanly brewed beer that showcases what true craftsmenship is all about.

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4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.59/5  rDev +4.1%
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Duet IPA from Alpine Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 2,283 ratings.