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Duet IPA - Alpine Beer Company

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Duet IPADuet IPA

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2,091 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,091
Reviews: 500
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.92%
Wants: 845
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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4.15/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love this little west coast brewery!

A: 2 fingered white foamy head that displays great retention and lacing atop this completely transparent golden bodied brew.

S: A bit subtle, sweet candied malts are at the forefront and are followed by floral citrus notes.

T: Toffee flavors are nice, but more sweet than I usually look for in the style. The hops make a return and really help balance the beer on its way out with tropical fruits and citrus flavors.

M: Well carbonate leaving a crisp feeling following each tasting.

O: Another great entry from one of my favorite breweries.

Photo of peacebone116
3.98/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 650-mL bottle at the brewery and drank a week or so later, 8/22/11, from a tulip glass.

A: Slightly hazy light orange with nice finger of cream colored head.

N: Pine, orange, and a slight hint of sweet onion.

T/M: Earthy floral bitterness hits first. An accompanying light malt flavor offsets this with just the right amount of sweetness. The mouth feel is oily, with a light to medium body.

This is an excellent beer with a interesting hop profile; very unique. It is crisp and clean and quite delicious.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev -9.5%

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4.22/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was lucky enough to get this in this years secret santa. I poured from a bomber into a SA perfect pint glass, deep orange pour with a very big white head, some lacing. Lots of fresh pine and citrus on the nose. The beer is piney and has notes of grapefruit, and tropical fruit. It finishes with a light lingering bitterness. The body is medium, above average carbonation. A very good IPA, lived up to the hype.

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4/5  rDev -9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very nice golden orange

S: Citrus and spicy hops hit you upfront. The bottle states that Amarillo and Sincoe hops are used.

T: Similar to the smell has lots of citrusy flavors too it such as grapefruit and mango. Very hoppy which I enjoyed, but finished really bitter for my taste.

M: Really dry taste that lingers.

O: A nice beer which I was happy to get the chance to try. Very drinkable for the ABV just a little too bitter for my liking.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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3/5  rDev -32.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev -9.5%

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4/5  rDev -9.5%

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5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Acquired from mthomas84 via SS '11 so a big THANK YOU goes out to him! This puppy has been on my wants for over a year.
Poured in to a pint glass
And celebrating my birfffday!

A: This beer pours a translucent gold color with a one finger of white head. Head recedes somewhat quickly and leaving minimal spots of lacing on the glass.

S: Nose is big grapefruit and pine with an undercurrent of caramel malts.

T: Taste starts with a lot of spicy pine notes. Mango, tangerine, and pineapple come in. And under current of caramel gives a sweetness throughout. Grassy notes come in before a big wave of grapefruit zest hits.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, oily and slick body.

O: Goes down easy, very tasty, not too filling, well hidden kick, very nice representation of style. I've been chomping at the bit to try some of these Alpine brews and was NOT disappointed!

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5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev -9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.33/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big fan of Pure Hoppiness here and I just realized that I've never opened the bottle of Duet that I got in a trade. Well, can't waste any more time as I have a homebrew that needs bottles.

Pours a nice golden color with a one-finger head into my glass. Sharp. Clear. What more could a chap ask for?

The duo of Amarillo & Simcoe don't fail to impress here. Amazing. Very hoppy, despite the age.

Ditto. A shitload of Amarillo and Simcoe to please the hop lover. I certainly am pleased, sir. In fact, I don't understand how I could let this sit for so long.

Lingering hops and buttery malt in the side corner pocket. The 8-Ball obviously went in because this is drinkable as fuck.

Another excellent IPA to mark off. I've got to get me some more beer from the Alpine Brewing Co.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Duet IPA from Alpine Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 2,091 ratings.