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Duet IPA - Alpine Beer Company

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Duet IPADuet IPA

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1,831 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,831
Reviews: 488
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.69%
Wants: 814
Gots: 155 | FT: 12
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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jacobbocce72

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

03-29-2014 21:22:04 | More by jacobbocce72
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T_Hass

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

03-29-2014 20:05:10 | More by T_Hass
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510a

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

03-29-2014 18:38:31 | More by 510a
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reebtaerG

Maryland

4.49/5  rDev +1.6%

Poured 22oz bottle in New Belgium globe

A-Golden copper and clear. Big off-white head good retention and lacing.

S-Earthiness, pine and caramel upfront. Vague grapefruit and citrus. Was expecting an explosion of aroma, but not quite.

T-Caramel malt upfront. Sturdy bitterness that follows throughout, some piney notes, light citrus and sweetness that fades into a dry finish.

M-Medium bodied, well carbonated. Nice minor sweetness upfront but drys up at the end, love my IPA’s dry.

O-Overall nicely refreshing. Was looking for a more assertive hop flavor and aroma, but all in all an easy to drink and refreshing beer.

03-29-2014 02:14:47 | More by reebtaerG
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hockeypuck

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

03-29-2014 01:36:23 | More by hockeypuck
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

4.2/5  rDev -5%

Thanks to Orthodoxkardia for this one.

22oz bottle pours a bright golden amber color with a 1/2 inch of head. Lots of lacing. Hoppy aroma with a mix of floral and citrus hops. The taste is sweet floral bitterness with some light citrus notes. Fair amount of toasty malts. More flowery hops at the finish with some citrus peel. Some grassy notes as well. Medium bodied. Overall, this is a really good IPA.

03-29-2014 00:48:30 | More by PicoPapa
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GStein

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

03-28-2014 06:07:33 | More by GStein
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woooobeer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

03-28-2014 01:43:17 | More by woooobeer
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dspinler

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

03-28-2014 00:50:39 | More by dspinler
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DCLAguy11

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

03-28-2014 00:37:40 | More by DCLAguy11
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Great-Pyrebeers

California

5/5  rDev +13.1%

03-27-2014 23:55:40 | More by Great-Pyrebeers
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SpartyJoe

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

03-27-2014 23:21:24 | More by SpartyJoe
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

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
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.49/5  rDev +1.6%

In true "west-coast" style, Alpine's duet claims a true taste of the vernacular with a dry caramel backbone that's completely dominated by grassy and fruity bitterness.

The beer pours a mainly bright golden amber hue that's only kept from brilliance because of its dry-hopped haze. As its cottony white head billows above, its persistent honeycomb pattern lasts until the final sip and laces the glass strongly with intricate and concentric character at every drink.

Boastfully aromatic, its perfume of citrus and herb rests on red grapefruit, mandarin, pineapple and apricot early and then fresch-cut grass, chive and a back note of cannabis. all this transpires on an armature of thin caramel, graham cracker and fructose-type of tangy sweetness.

Its taste greets the early palate with that wafer thing honey and caramel melange with a light pep of gingersnap beneath. But once the fruit-flavors start, there's no turning back. Juicy, vibrant and fully ripened, the citrusy, tropical and orchard fruit character is mouthwatering and highly refreshing. As the hops trend bitter and earthen, the fruit pulp turns to pith and peel while reeling in the grassy, herbaceous and resinous flavors that grip the gullet with bitterness and bite.

While juicy and creamy to start, the beer makes quick work of its structure and nose-dives into a dry-malt scaffold that supports the clean and piquant bittering. Its effortless finish lingers on with citrus and leaf as its slim warmth goes largely unnoticed.

Duet is a beautiful waltz of Simcoe and Amarillo hop variants- each complementing the deficiencies of the other to near perfection. With just enough sweetness in support, the hops dance on the tongue with delight.

03-26-2014 16:50:50 | More by BEERchitect
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beefsquatch

New York

4/5  rDev -9.5%

03-26-2014 14:41:32 | More by beefsquatch
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BoldRulerVT

Vermont

4.43/5  rDev +0.2%

My thanks to my amazing friend JohnParadee for this bottle.
Poured from the 22oz bottle into a snifter.
Pours clear golden amber, light head the dissipates quickly.
The aromas are amazing, unique even. Floral, grassy, hoppy and citrus fruit. The grassy notes were blowing my mind.
Flavor is a text book delicious west coast IPA with hops and malt in perfect balance, while still letting the citrus notes of the hops shine.
Mouthfeel was perfect, so inviting to drink delicious sip after sip.
No wonder Shaun Hill loves Alpine beer so much. This may be the best west coast IPA I've ever had.

03-25-2014 20:25:22 | More by BoldRulerVT
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

03-25-2014 19:18:35 | More by Jspriest
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BigDaveLB

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

03-25-2014 01:44:49 | More by BigDaveLB
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fthegiants

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

03-24-2014 21:00:42 | More by fthegiants
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Reappropriated

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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Texsuds

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

03-24-2014 18:24:32 | More by Texsuds
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vma

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

03-24-2014 06:06:48 | More by vma
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rflips86

California

4/5  rDev -9.5%

03-23-2014 21:20:19 | More by rflips86
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TomTown

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

03-23-2014 20:13:19 | More by TomTown
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greenspointexas

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

03-23-2014 15:04:14 | More by greenspointexas
Duet IPA from Alpine Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 1,831 ratings.