Duet IPA - Alpine Beer Company

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Duet IPADuet IPA

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2,092 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,092
Reviews: 500
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.92%
Wants: 846
Gots: 202 | 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:
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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4.6/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright sun yellow with a slight orange hue about it, an inviting IPA for sure.

Smells of citrus, melon, and hop deliciousness.

Huge wave of cantaloupe at first sip, with other tropical notes namely grapefruit, passionfruit, and guava.

Mouthfeel is hoppy and tropical, very refreshing and perfect balance.

Overall I enjoy Alpine Nelson more, but still a fantastic IPA and I only have one other Alpine brew notched into my belt to compare it too so take that with a grain of salt.

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4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle pour (no date)...

A - Typical medium orange color with a very good lace retention all over the glass

S - Dank, piney, fresh cut grass. Some melon flavors come through but are mostly in the background

T - More dankness, floral notes, very bitter grapefruit, strong hop presence, biting

M - Light to medium feel, mild carbonation, bitter on the palate

O - A wonderful IPA. Amarillo and simcoe are not my favorite hops but I can still recognize a very good IPA and this is it. While I do not think it's world class, it's definitely a hop heads dream. I would also like to see a bottle date. This borders on the greatness line and would love to have access to it on a daily basis.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a clear golden color with a one-inch thick white head which has good retention and yields splotchy lace.

N: Fantastic citrusy grapefruit and tangerine along with mango tropical notes. Fruity and floral springtime with some herbal and faint lemon note.

T: Piney and catty with some herbal and oniony notes. Malts add some bready/biscuity balance.

M: Medium body and moderate carbonation. Dry and bitter finish.

O: A very solid IPA here. Would have every day, if that were possible.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- deep golden with a slight haze. 1 finger white head that settles in quickly. Great legs on the lacing.

S- Bright citrus and tropical notes. I love the smell of Amarillo and simcoe. Recently did a homebrew with this combo and love it. Slightly tart.

T- Hop forward gets things started, but the balance comes about at just the right time. A bit sweet at times. Lots of mango and grapefruit.

M- About as good as it gets here. Clean, crisp, refreshing IPA. Not much alcohol noticed. Mid body with a nice, prickly dry finish.

O- Very solid. Maybe prefer a bit more than Nelson. Bottom line tho, this brewery knows its way around the hop

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Duet IPA from Alpine Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 2,092 ratings.