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Duet IPA - Alpine Beer Company

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Duet IPADuet IPA

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Ratings: 1,748
Reviews: 487
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.69%
Wants: 784
Gots: 143 | FT: 11
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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udubdawg

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

09-13-2012 17:08:50 | More by udubdawg
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Received as an extra from ikaika122. Awesome. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice crystal clear light copper hue with a one finger creamy white head that faded to leave some thin lacing and light retention.

S - Nice aromas of light tropical mango/pineapple, with light citrus notes. there is a light bready aroma as well as candied malts.

T - Ah...to get back to balanced IPAs. I've almost forgotten what thats like. Great harmony of light tropical hops and super faint pine (light alcohol too) along with sweet malts. Not overly sweet though. Excellent balance.

M - Mouthfeel is awesome, lighter carbonation but not boozy. Super drinkable.

O - Overall this was a solid beer from a brewery I've been dieing to sample from. Been a long time since I had a "balanced" IPA, very solid offering.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 22:05:31 | More by rudzud
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ste5venla

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

09-01-2012 15:05:24 | More by ste5venla
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -20.8%

08-31-2012 21:39:56 | More by JAHMUR
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cosmicevan

New York

4.2/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to ehammond1 for hooking up the alpine! Notes from 8/29.

a - transparent yellow with thin fizzy head that was gone almost instantly.

s - soft citric hop bouquet. fruit medley some grapefruit. crisp.

t - nice bitter blast of citrus and orange. some tangerine and grapefruit. mellow and easy drinking ipa.

m - good carbonation. smooth and even. subtle bitterness.

o - overall, hell of an IPA. alpine doesn't disappoint again.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 03:46:18 | More by cosmicevan
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Tom-Peters

California

4/5  rDev -9.5%

08-30-2012 19:52:26 | More by Tom-Peters
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brystmar

Texas

3.9/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Ulcers are bad. Beer is good.

Light, straw body; plenty of handsome white head up top. Surprisingly bready aroma with a kiss of sweet malts before the piney hops take the reins. I suspect there were fruity notes to this aroma too, though ~2 weeks after bottling they are gone.

Crisp, smooth taste. Bready, very dry, grassy, hoppy, bitterness is under control. Pretty well balanced for a Single IPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2012 22:26:58 | More by brystmar
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beerpadawan

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

08-27-2012 02:23:53 | More by beerpadawan
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Hanzo

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

08-27-2012 00:12:55 | More by Hanzo
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HopsintheSack

California

4/5  rDev -9.5%

08-25-2012 18:17:58 | More by HopsintheSack
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scottiethebody

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

08-24-2012 18:53:30 | More by scottiethebody
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match1112

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

another alpine courtesy of ehammond1, thanks! you sure know how to pick em!

half inch of off white creamy head sits atop of a crystal clear bright copper body. head has good staying power and excellent spider web lacing making abilities. I can smell the floral presence in this beer several feet away. also hints of grapefruit, pineapple and orange with a subtle caramel malt presence. taste is heavenly! more big bright citrus flavors. tastes just like it smells. has a med-lite mouthfeel. carbonation is right, bitterness is just right for me. overall i have nothing bad to say about this beer, but if i had to pick something i would say i can't. love it and you will too, now go get a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2012 13:17:17 | More by match1112
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

08-18-2012 13:18:11 | More by t0rin0
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jeonseh

Indiana

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

Bottle poured into a FFF tulip

A - Deep amber with golden tones and a slight sheen. One finger rocky finger head sits on top throughout the beer and leaves a ton of lacing. Really nice looking IPA

S - What a great nose. There are big scents of mango and pineapple intertwined with slight hint of pine. Very fragrant as well.

T - Malty and pineapple sweetness are the first flavors. There is a slight hint of grapefruit in the middle that leaves a slight bitterness in the finish. Flavors are much subtler than the nose would let on.

MF - Very light in the body, yet not watery. Has just enough there to keep it from being too thin. The light body goes well with the flavors and makes it easy to keep drinking this one

O - A nice beer from Alpine that, while solid, I wished tasted as good as it smeled. The beer thrives on its balance and subtlety and not from strong, in your face flavors

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2012 00:47:27 | More by jeonseh
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

08-11-2012 03:43:35 | More by nrs207
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into Founders snifter. Big thanks to airfoil for this one. No visible bottle date (picked up from the brewery less then 2 weeks ago). 2nd time having this.

A- Pours a slightly hazy golden slightly brownish orange with about a finger of fluffy slightly bubbly head that has about average retention. Nice carbonation.

S- Floral citrus hops, honey, a little bit of grapefruit/lemon citrus mixed with some light sweet malts. Lightly sweet and definitely a little bit above average aroma strength.

T- Lemony citrus hops balanced with sweet lightly sugary malts with a hint of honey, finishes with a hint of bitterness and a smooth malt presence. Everything is very well balanced between the hops and malts.

M- Medium bodied, decent carbonation, goes down easily, smooth.

O- This was definitely a nice IPA that is a little bit different then the typical East Coast IPAs that I'm used to having. It wasn't overly citrusy or hoppy but had a nice lemon hop presence that balanced very well with the sweet malts that provided a smooth very enjoyable IPA. I would definitely recommend trying this and I would love to have it again.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2012 00:25:12 | More by jaasen64
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

08-06-2012 18:40:11 | More by BeerHunter76
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stantheposterman

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

08-06-2012 18:07:02 | More by stantheposterman
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

08-04-2012 16:05:09 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

08-04-2012 03:58:42 | More by kjkinsey
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

08-01-2012 21:20:31 | More by DaveHack
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JebediahScooter

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

08-01-2012 00:57:59 | More by JebediahScooter
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.48/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a clear yellowish orange color with good carbonation leaving a small white cap, a good amont of bubbles and light sticky lacing

S: Pine needles and a citrus bouquet on the nose, very smooth and prominent all at once. Citrus notes lean toward some lemon zest, orange peel witha hint at pineapple and light grapefruit

T: Starts with a crisp pine note followed quickly by strong orange peel and lemon. The finish is lightly bitter, a little slick but still rather clean and smooth. Very balanced with a nice malt backing, perhapslight caramel, went down way to easy.

M: Light to medium body, well carbonated, some sweetness with loads of citrus and pine lingering on the palate

O: Probably one the nicest Single IPAs I have ever had.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2012 18:53:46 | More by barleywinefiend
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drewone

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

07-23-2012 23:14:13 | More by drewone
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trancesk8er

California

4/5  rDev -9.5%

07-15-2012 05:33:02 | More by trancesk8er
Duet IPA from Alpine Beer Company
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