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Duet IPA - Alpine Beer Company

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Duet IPADuet IPA

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1,819 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,819
Reviews: 487
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.69%
Wants: 811
Gots: 153 | 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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jweave16

New York

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

03-23-2014 04:56:26 | More by jweave16
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JesseLara

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

03-23-2014 01:23:47 | More by JesseLara
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jhg

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

03-22-2014 16:33:00 | More by jhg
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jbwimer

Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev -2.9%

Bottle in a trade with saru96. This is my first Alpine beer, and I've been anticipating this day for some time. Since this isn't a high-gravity beer, I think I'll drink this solo. Get it? Cause Duet... Here we go. Poured from bomber into a standard snifter.

A- Pour does not yield much of a head. A thin white head dissipates quite quickly, leaving some lacing. Dark straw color for this beer. Slight haze, though pretty translucent. Somewhat spotty lacing on the glass as I drink.

S- Pretty standard for a West Coast IPA. Unquestionable citrus aromas of orange zest, grapefruit, lemongrass. Some faint grassy, piney aromas play into the mix as well. What I'm struck by is the balance here. Makes me excited for it to hit my palate.

T- The balance on the nose is followed well on the flavor, only a little less robust. Nothing in your face, just some mild hop bitterness harmonizing wonderfully with the same grapefruit and orange flavors, with a kiss of sweetness from the malt. Very crisp, clean flavors that are wonderfully refreshing.

M- Decent amount of carbonation with a light, crisp mouthfeel. This one could very easily be sessionable. No hint of the alcohol, just hops and citrus flavors coating the palate. The bitterness lingers, too, which is always enjoyable.

O- Quite a melody this one sings. Balance is they key here as all the flavors and aromas sing their melodies and harmonies with delicate precision. This is a really enjoyable beer, and I'm really glad I got my hands on two. Now, to finish off this bottle. Cheers!

03-22-2014 02:40:22 | More by jbwimer
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Kevin_Young

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

03-21-2014 19:24:02 | More by Kevin_Young
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carrionricardo

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

03-20-2014 18:54:19 | More by carrionricardo
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Remdog

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

03-19-2014 01:30:46 | More by Remdog
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RKing44

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

03-18-2014 23:05:37 | More by RKing44
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gr8zehaman

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -9.5%

03-18-2014 20:05:29 | More by gr8zehaman
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wtkphoto

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

03-18-2014 04:00:27 | More by wtkphoto
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hwy395

California

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

03-18-2014 03:02:58 | More by hwy395
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koutkid41

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -7.2%

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.

03-17-2014 20:57:09 | More by koutkid41
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MWolverines66

New York

4/5  rDev -9.5%

03-16-2014 17:57:22 | More by MWolverines66
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -9.5%

03-16-2014 01:34:44 | More by thegerm87
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

03-16-2014 00:09:09 | More by Fettpopps
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jrnyc

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

03-15-2014 22:18:53 | More by jrnyc
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

03-15-2014 21:59:45 | More by SadMachine
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DantheMan75

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -9.5%

03-15-2014 16:22:38 | More by DantheMan75
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

03-15-2014 11:26:52 | More by Gotti311
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +0.7%

22oz bottle received via Growling at the Moon. Thanks for the brew, Justin!

Poured into a imperial pint glass, formed a 1/4" off-white head over the clear golden brew. Head slowly fizzles away, with lasting lace. Aroma is all about the citrus.

Taste is moderate sweetness to start, which is quickly overpowered by citrus hoppiness in the middle, and cruises through the close with pine and ample but not overpowering bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is easy. Excellent brew, and shows how we can have plenty of hops character and flavor, yet keep the bitterness under control. Bitter is nice, but bitter for bitter's sake gets old. None of that here.

03-14-2014 23:32:14 | More by ppoitras
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

03-14-2014 22:35:20 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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lurpy1

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

03-13-2014 18:54:21 | More by lurpy1
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Charliechu

California

3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

03-13-2014 06:39:27 | More by Charliechu
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PhilDaBrewer

Indiana

5/5  rDev +13.1%

03-13-2014 02:37:54 | More by PhilDaBrewer
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bigjoe786

California

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

03-12-2014 08:01:33 | More by bigjoe786
Duet IPA from Alpine Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 1,819 ratings.