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Duet - Alpine Beer Company

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Ratings: 2,440
Reviews: 537
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 7.95%
Wants: 881
Gots: 273 | FT: 16
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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A pint glass from Hooley's La Mesa. Restaurant pour, so I had to let it sit a bit. Deep gold with really no head, but I didn't get to control the pour, so... Aroma suggested some floral and maybe tropical, but really only a suggestion. A bit concerning considering Alpine's reputation. Concern gave way to delight upon sipping. The floral exploded, the tropical crept in underneath. A baguette malt (more than biscuit but not bready) balanced this beautifully. Um, this is seriously top 5 IPA. I am a shameless hop head, but this really sets a high bar for standard IPA (not DIPA or IIPA).

Native San Diegan, not clear why I am so late to the Alpine party, but looking very forward to increased distro with the Green Flash co-op.

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Duet from Alpine Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 2,440 ratings.