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Duet IPA - Alpine Beer Company

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Duet IPADuet IPA

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Ratings: 1,958
Reviews: 494
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.69%
Wants: 827
Gots: 179 | FT: 16
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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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle poured into two tulips.

Appearance - Golden amber color with incredible clarity. 2 finger white head that lasts and lasts. When it finally dies down, the surface is coated with foam that sticks to the side of the glass. It looks perfect.

Smell - Totally overwhelmed by citrus hops. Orange hops with some pine in the background. There's a sweetness that isn't caramel at all. It's a hop sweetness. Mmmm.

Taste - Citrus hops again. Some grapefruit, but mostly orange and some pine. It's the slightest bit sweet, but it doesn't taste like hop sweetness. It's hard to place. The malt just barely comes through as a bit nutty. That's really my only complaint. It could have just a bit more malt backbone, but just a bit! It finishes with a lingering hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation makes it feel a bit creamy. It could use a bit more body, but that follows along with my complaint about the malt. Just a bit more and this would be a perfect IPA.

Overall - It's fantastic. It's like Hopslam, but a better hop presence and it's not overly alcoholic. If I had my way and there was just a bit more malt to it, it would be about 8% instead of 7%. At 7%, it's so drinkable it's scary. I hope I can get another bottle of this.

Alieniloquium, May 08, 2011
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Glowing orange-gold and hazy body with a dense white contrasting head. Lacing is minimal.

Huge hop aroma of orange and grapefruit. It also has aromatic floral notes of lilac. I even picked up a few whiffs of pomegranate, though I have I idea where that's coming from.

It has a strong fresh grapefruit flavor with the floral notes to a lesser extent. Decent caramel backbone.

Mouthfeel is fresh and clean with spot on carbonation.

It's a fantastic IPA worth seeking out.

Vonerichs, Nov 16, 2012
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Duet IPA from Alpine Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 1,958 ratings.