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Duet IPA - Alpine Beer Company

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Duet IPADuet IPA

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2,308 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,308
Reviews: 522
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 878
Gots: 244 | 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:
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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4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Translucent yellow orange, two finger head that barely leaves behind some lacing.

S-Lots of floral notes, some citrus. So much hops, but never seems overpowering.

T-Floral and citrus hops. Ends with a nice bitterness. Some toast/buiscit notes. Balance is amazing. The hops flavors are never overpowering.

M-Medium bodied, hop resins and nicely carbonated.

O-What an IPA. One of the best out. Not as good as Sculpin but still out of this world.

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4.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: clear, lightly golden yellow, bits of patchy lacing, minimal head

S: citrusy grapefruit, yeasty

T: smooth, hoppy, malty, taste some alcohol, very drinkable

M: medium, velvety smooth, pretty carbonated

Great after a workout! Refreshing, goes great with any meal.

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4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass from a 22 oz bottle.

A - Clear light yellow to orange.

S - Grassy and floral hops. Lots of citrus. Some sweeter bready malts.

T - Starts with some amazing orange and grapefruit flavors from the hops. This fades to a lingering pine and resin taste. The middle has a nice amount of sweet malts, incredibly balanced.

M - Maybe a tad on the thinner side for an IPA. Still has some oily and sticky characteristics.

O - This an amazing IPA. Alpine are the masters of creating amazing IPAs. I would like to do a side-by-side comparison of Duet and Blind Pig as I feel they share a lot of similar qualities. Overall, this is a world class IPA that is easily in my top 10.

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4.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on NYE, poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Split with futureobrew.

Appeared a beautifully clear light orange/yellow color with a two finger paper white head.

Smell is phenomenal. Grapefruit, lemons, oranges, pine. Nice sugar/honey scents to back up the bitterness. Very fruity!

Taste is incredible. This is one of the most balanced "fruity" IPAs. Tastes like a fresh Florida grapefruit.

Mouthfeel is refreshing without being too thin. Alcohol is hidden. Bitter finish is backed by a nice malty sweetness.

Overall this is incredible, and I would take this over Pure Hoppiness any day. One of the best "single" IPAs I have ever had.

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Duet IPA from Alpine Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 2,308 ratings.