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Duet IPA - Alpine Beer Company

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Duet IPADuet IPA

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98
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2,135 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,135
Reviews: 504
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 865
Gots: 208 | FT: 18
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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Bomber into an IPA glass at fridge temp. I've attempted to put the hype out of my head.

Look: strikingly clear golden orange. Medium carb activity, but no head.

Smell: bouquet of tropical fruits—kiwi, tangerine, pineapple. I got some grassy/piny notes initially, but they disappeared quickly. Smells cloyingly sweet.

Taste: much less sweet than anticipated, thankfully! Piney, bitter, tropical fruits, confectioner's sugar, grass, caramel, bready malt... a bonanza of flavors, but well-balanced and delicious. Still a tad overly sweet for my tastes.

Feel: this is the weak spot of this beer for me. Maybe this is a bad bottle somehow, but seems pretty flat. Honestly, the feel does nothing to help the beer, and a fair bit to detract from it. Put the mouthfeel of a MBC pale on this sucker and it would be heaven.

Overall: this is a really tasty beer, but probably not the tastiest I've had. Combined with the lackluster mouthfeel, and I'd say this is a rung below some of the best IPAs out there now. Still darn good.

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Duet IPA from Alpine Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 2,135 ratings.