Duet IPA - Alpine Beer Company
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4.1/5 rDev -7.2%
Pours a clear dandelion color with a tight, white head that leaves chunks of lacing.
Smells of tropical fruit and some grassy hops.
Tastes of the tropical fruits upfront with a solid malt backbone. Hops lead with pineapple and mango notes that blend with some pine and grass with a moderate amount of bitterness. Malts come in with skme light bread notes and some sugary sweetness.
Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.
Overall, this is quite good and is definitely worth trying out.
06-09-2012 04:12:07 | More by ocelot2500
4.78/5 rDev +8.1%
22oz from a trade, thanks augustgarage! Always there to oblige my hop cravings...
A- Gold, a snowpeaked head that isn't going anywhere. Beer color is actually pretty much a dull gold, but the head is ivory white.
S- Smelled the hops from a mile away. Floral, citrus, no bitter or pine hops, mild mild grapefruit. Smells like Pliny, actually. Ah, west coast IPAs. Mild pale malt is there, adding to the awesome bouquet. Wow.
T- Follows the nose. Bitter, though, more bitter than I would have thought. Still, the orange peel, flowers (lilac?!) and other assorted hop awesomeness comes in right behind it. The malt is nowhere to be found, but that's fine with me... I'm here for the hops!
M- Crisp, clean, with a flavor that explodes in your mouth. Perhaps it seems like I'm gushing over this beer, but I am really digging it.
D- High. If I could, I'd drink a growler of it. Awesome beer, A great flavor profile and a smooth drinkability makes this a no-brainer for anyone looking for some hops. Very enjoyable.
EDIT- I have gotten a bunch of bottles of this since my first review. I am in love with this beer. One of the best from the West, no doubt about it.
12-22-2009 00:35:40 | More by ShogoKawada
4.18/5 rDev -5.4%
Thanks to DarthKostrizer for this bonus! 22oz brown glass pry-top. No date to be found.
Pours a crystal clear pale orange with sudsy white head. Looks like a lager, frankly.
Nose is great though, big piney, grapefruit-y hops, a little saw dust or freshly hewn boards, some wild flowers and a bit of white pepper. Great nose.
Palate is light light light and crisp with some solid, refreshing hop bitterness. Pale malt, a little honey undertone and then big chewy flavor from the Simcoe and Amarillo.
Light, crisp and refreshing. A damn fine single IPA. Doesn't overreach, but also delivers on hop goodness. Nicely done.
07-31-2011 03:54:07 | More by SFLpunk
4.44/5 rDev +0.5%
Appearance - Pours a golden orange with a slight and I mean slight haze. About a half inch off-white, fluffy head sat atop the beer.
Aroma - Floral hops take center stage with a touch of citrus fruits and malt in the back.
Taste - Solid combination of floral hops, citrus fruits and malts.
Mouthfeel - Very smooth with light carbonation. Light to medium body. Not overly bitter either.
Overall - Very similar to the Beachwood Amalgamator I had last night. Both great brews.
03-26-2014 23:19:45 | More by ChrisL24481
4.1/5 rDev -7.2%
a glowing copper with a slight hop haze and a sizable almost white head that sticks around for a while and laces very well.
very hoppy aroma with plenty of peppery spice and a floral characteristic balanced with the bitter citrus and pine. a slight malt sweetness lies behind that, but barely makes its presence known in the aroma.
definite simcoe flavor of grapefruit mixed with pine. behind that comes a bit of an herbal/spicy/floral flavor. a good dose of bitterness arises and some tropical fruit flavors mix with the malts to contrast with some sweetness. a pretty diverse array of flavors.
medium bodied with some prickly carbonation and a touch of resin left behind with a slightly astringent aftertaste left behind on the palate.
I enjoyed it. Not as much as I had hoped, but a beer I would definitely drink regularly if available around here.
02-29-2012 06:54:31 | More by silentjay
4.35/5 rDev -1.6%
Poured from a 22oz bottle like the one in the picture. Glassware used was an imperial pint glass. Clear golden color; aggressive carbonation, topped with a burgeoning pillowy white head that left a good account of its drinker's progress after each quaff.
Aroma is strong of grapefruit and, to a lesser degree, other citrus notes. Also a good dose of pine some tropical fruits and malty notes.
Wow, this one packs on the grapefruit taste; one of the most potent grapefruit laden beers I've had in quite a while. The pine resins and hops oils definitely push the slightly bready, nutty malt bill off to go sit in the nosebleed section.
Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, well-carbonated, and tingly on the palate.
If you're a hophead like I am, this is the beer for you. Very West Coast in flavor and aroma and quite drinkable. Worth seeking out.
11-28-2009 21:34:38 | More by Boilermaker88
4.2/5 rDev -5%
22oz bomber sent from hophead84 - a god among men indeed.
Pours a light golden orange with lovely head building up, nice retention and prodigious lacing down the glass.
Juicy floral and citrus hops bounce out of the glass, loads of grapefruit and hints of resiny pine - a hint of the caramel is there to balance it out. Very fresh, fruity and floral - best part of the beer.
The beer is more subdued in the flavor aspect and struggles to differentiate itself from a number of fine West Coast versions that are quite similar and equally well made. A light caramel body is bullied by grapefruit and an oily pine resin, hints of floral and tropical fruits, a medium bitterness that makes this drinkable no doubt. A fine example but in my notes I put "not worthy" of the Top 100 list, so many similarly well made hop bombs.
Slightly overcarbonated but not as much as it's Nelson brother - I'm sure some of this will get sorted out in the newer bottle releases. A fine, drinkable IPA, just not the best.
01-02-2010 18:53:36 | More by ritzkiss
Duet IPA from Alpine Beer Company
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