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Duet IPA - Alpine Beer Company

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Duet IPADuet IPA

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1,762 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,762
Reviews: 487
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.69%
Wants: 790
Gots: 144 | 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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jedschlueter

California

5/5  rDev +13.1%

02-26-2014 14:47:12 | More by jedschlueter
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dmhurdle

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

02-26-2014 04:22:52 | More by dmhurdle
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vermilcj

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

02-25-2014 06:12:44 | More by vermilcj
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jaymo18

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

02-25-2014 05:00:58 | More by jaymo18
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POTABLE83

New York

4/5  rDev -9.5%

02-24-2014 22:14:57 | More by POTABLE83
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jwat

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

02-24-2014 13:10:50 | More by jwat
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Auror

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

02-24-2014 07:08:38 | More by Auror
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Bmaximus

California

4/5  rDev -9.5%

02-23-2014 07:08:52 | More by Bmaximus
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BergBeer

California

4.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

22oz. Bomber $7 from local liquor store

Look: Crystal clear bronze with a really aggressive white head.

Smell: Woah! Huge grapefruit and citrus hops completely envelops the nose!

Taste: Citrus bomb! Huge grapefruit, orange, tangerine, lemon, and clementine notes leasd to a really nice earthy hop mellow that rounds out with a nice malt backbone. Citrus hops linger throughout and long after each sip! A bit like biting into marmalade on toast!

Mouthfeel: At first it's wet and quenching but that quickly dries out like a nice champagne. the 7% ABV is undetectable! Perfect body!

Overall: Wow. Heard great things about this one and boy did it live up. Every aspect really works together. From the citrus hop bomb to the malt balancing act to the superb dry finish that allows the hops to shine through again. In a market filled with IPA's this one is something special. Get it.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 23:40:32 | More by BergBeer
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Jvrdz24

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

02-22-2014 03:37:05 | More by Jvrdz24
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Flabbyjandro

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

02-22-2014 03:19:55 | More by Flabbyjandro
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bradfordjohnson

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

02-21-2014 03:31:51 | More by bradfordjohnson
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

02-21-2014 02:25:58 | More by WanderingFool
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DustinSWB

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

02-20-2014 21:14:03 | More by DustinSWB
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JohnParadee

Delaware

4.6/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Believe the hype! This mutha is fo RE-al.

Poured from 22 oz bomber acquired via trade into chilled pint glass. Beautiful light orange color, nice fluffy 1-inch white head, and lots of tiny bubbles with ample sticky lacing throughout. The nose is a gorgeous mango/grapefruit/papaya olfactory orgasm. And the flavors on the palate, while less fruity/floral than the nose, do not disappoint. To the contrary, piney resin and grapefruit notes lend a mellow balance to the solidly structured hop profile, with virtually zero alcohol burn evident. The mouthfeel is as full and chewy as an IPA can get, while the finish is long, smooth, lasting, and complex.

Really love this beotch. Will come back to her lair often!

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 04:34:28 | More by JohnParadee
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JulianC

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

02-19-2014 15:47:29 | More by JulianC
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JLoPMac

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

02-19-2014 02:20:27 | More by JLoPMac
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liquorpig

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

02-19-2014 01:37:46 | More by liquorpig
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

02-19-2014 01:21:46 | More by jtladner
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BreweryRun

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

02-18-2014 05:20:51 | More by BreweryRun
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JerseyHopHead

California

4/5  rDev -9.5%

02-15-2014 06:35:20 | More by JerseyHopHead
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chugalug06

Colorado

4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Full, four-finger head on top of clear orange brew. Head has great retention and lacing, decent legs too.

Light, crisp, orange, red apple, apricot, coriander.

Smooth, crisp, wet, complex bitterness. Carbonation light and provides a pillowy smooth foam on-top of the strong flavors of orange, apricot, guava, and mild pine. Nice drawn-out sweetness. Very punctual flavors. Not heavy on pine, very reliant on other strong flavors.

If I had one word to describe this brew, it would be smooth. This brew rocks, highly drinkable. No date on the bottle, but I can tell the hops have faded and have fallen apart a bit. It's still nice and crisp, just not as strong as I had at GABF. Definitely recommended. I'd love to re-review as fresh as possible.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 04:10:07 | More by chugalug06
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CvCarlos

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

02-14-2014 04:04:06 | More by CvCarlos
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -9.5%

02-12-2014 19:29:34 | More by bostonryan
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DRBiser

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

02-11-2014 09:22:38 | More by DRBiser
Duet IPA from Alpine Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 1,762 ratings.