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Duet - Alpine Beer Company

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Ratings: 2,473
Reviews: 541
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 7.95%
Wants: 878
Gots: 276 | FT: 15
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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Ratings: 2,473 | Reviews: 541
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Thanks to BungleTrpg for including as an extra in a recent trade. I have only had Nelson, previously, from Alpine. Psyched to try Duet as Simcoe and Amarillo are two of my favorite hops to use in homebrewing (disclosure: I'm a terrible home brewer).

Drank from a CBC Teku Glass. Pours a crystal clear, straw-yellow...nice big white bubbly head. Very nice looking beer.

Nose is pure Amarillo hops...if I had to guess I would say they used a bazillion pounds of Amarillo for dry-hopping per barrel. Citrus on citrus on citrus. Reminded me a little bit of Victory Hop Ranch.

The beer tastes as good as it smells. Really crisp and clean. Not overly bitter. Nice dry finish, but not one that leaves you asking for a glass of water.

Really tasty beer...need more Alpine in my life.

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Very good IPA a smooth pour with bitter hop aroma. Solid drinking and pretty good finish.

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Originally ratings on Jan. 6, 2013: 4.50 | 4.50 | 4.50 | 4.50 | 4.50 - 4.50 (100/A+)
New ratings (with new precise ratings) on Dec. 6, 2014: 4.50 | 4.63 | 4.63 | 4.50 | 4.63 - 4.61 (100/A+)

Type: Draft
Glass: 12-oz. pint glass
From: Alpine Beer Company in Alpine, Calif. , on Jan. 5, 2013
Price: $5.50 (I think)
Misc.: N/A

Poured a caramel amber color with two fingers (when I got it) of white head. A perfect amount of lacing on the side all the way down and good retention on the top all the way down.

Smelled tons of delicious bitter hops right up front. Got grapefruit, lemon, tangerine and orange peel.

Tasted tons of hops like the smell. Citrus grapefruit was leading the way, but also got tastes of pine, resin, floral, tropical and mango.

Light-to-medium body. Oily-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Bitter finish.

Just a fantastic IPA, probably the best one I’ve ever had. Absolutely loved it.

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Duet from Alpine Beer Company
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