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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Photo of kbutler1
3.98/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Light copper color with a 1 finger head that quickly dissapates. Nice collar. Floral and malty notes in the aroma. Citrus as well. More malt forward in the taste than I would expected but the back end really has a nice hop bite. Very crisp. Pretty tasty IPA.

Photo of DeutschesBier
4/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of PhatAtUT
5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Rado
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of beerwolf77
4.13/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to my resident drinking buddy beerFMAndy for bringing this one back from Cali.

Poured into my tulip the beer is an amber golden hue. Two fingers of off white head fade slowly leaving lots of sticky lace. A nice cap settles on top of the beer.

The aroma has an initial hop blast. Lots of citrus and pine. Then it fades to a sweet buttery aroma. Almost sugar cookie like. Strange yet good.

The flavor is super citrusy. Oranges are the most dominant. Hints of lemon and mango along with just a dash of sweet malt.

Medium body. Slightly creamy with a dry finish. Average carbonation.

Overall a nice fruity IPA. Glad I got to try it.

Photo of savagepm
4/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of FUwolfpacker
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of facesnorth
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Brabander
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of MbpBugeye
3.85/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another awesome extra by callmecoon. This is a long time want.

Appearance
Nice clear appearance that seems to be Alpine's calling card. The color is a nice honey gold. A small clingy white head adorns the top of the beer.

Smell
A little buttery, like biscuits. The biscuity, buttery malt base is really what I noticed first. This is a very floral take on an IPA. Honeysuckle and orange blossom, it smells citrusy, but more like the flowers that grow on citrus trees. Lemon-lime is also a strong element. The Amarillo hops are playing a big role here.

Taste
The biscuity malts do translate into the taste. Its still very good though. Hops are very green, leafy and floral. Sturdy yet delicate notes of honeysuckle. There is a nice bitterness that holds of until the finish.

Mouthfeel
A slicker feel that dries up on the finish. Lingering bitterness and that doughy malt hang around into the aftertaste.

Overall
Really good, but perhaps not as good as I had hoped.

Photo of MattXT
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Gotti311
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of kmanjohnson
4.58/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of jwat
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of bump8628
4.78/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Clear, glowing gold with a firm stand of white foam that lays down rings of lace.

Mmmm...just outstanding from aroma to finish with floral citrus tones, aggressive pine, and background notes of wild flowers, herbs, freshly cut grass. The hops are bright and juicy, clean and crisp, bitter but not harsh. The malt is minimal and only serves as a canvas for the Humulus Lupulus. Nice and dry on the back end letting the hops shine even more.

One of the best IPAs I've ever had. The hops are aggressive, bold, and omnipresent, but polite in the sense that they never become harsh or biting. Simply fantastic.

Photo of nrs207
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of pisano
4/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Jas45678
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of mctizzz
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Chico1985
4.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Traded by Armand, bomber shared with cbutova.

Pours super pale orange, white head looks great for a while, eventually remains as a bubbly cap leaving decent lacing. Dusty sediment.

Pretty great hoppy scent although it does fade with some time. Fresh citrus, floral and earthy hops.

Taste-wise, grapefruit takes over for the citrus, not much citrus to be found unlike the nose. Big floral hops along with a heap of earthy/piny hop oils. Light toasty/caramel malt.

Light mouthfeel but not watery. Medium carbonation, quite bitter, malt doesn't contribute much.

Good stuff, I liked it better than Pure Hoppiness.

Photo of sharpski
4/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of ckeegan04
4.15/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to stevemcqueenjr for this one.

A - Golden brown and crystal clear. Big frothy white head that settle to a pillowy one finger cap. Spotty lacing left all over the glass.

S - Very strong tropical hop aroma. Faint biscuity malt backing. Hops are certainly the center of this one. Pineapple is the primary fruit that comes through in the nose but I alos pick up a little mango and a light candy sweetness.

T - Candied pineaplle and other assorted tropical notes. Light biscuity malt backing. Very hop forward without being a tongue buckling hop punch. Finishes with a clean sweetness.

M/D - A touch on the light side and little too much carbonation. Overall a very easy drinking a good IPA but just a touch off the mark from great.

Photo of nathanmiller
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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