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Duet IPA - Alpine Beer Company

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Duet IPADuet IPA

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1,773 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,773
Reviews: 487
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.69%
Wants: 798
Gots: 145 | 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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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
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beerhan

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

02-10-2014 05:43:51 | More by beerhan
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sherm1016

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -9.5%

02-10-2014 02:36:12 | More by sherm1016
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craft_shannie

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

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jjdc

District of Columbia

4.96/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

The color is a golden California sunset. Extraordinary nose: All sticky weed, grapefruit and a strange, almost Brett-like, hint of eraser. The lightest and most delicate IPA I've ever had. It's utterly refreshing and shockingly not the least bit bitter. This beer is in a whole other realm from your typical swill IPA that dominates American shelves. It's smooth and sophisticated where others are uncouth, bitter bores. Imagine grapefruit without a hint of bitterness; a fresh, warm loaf of sourdough just out of the oven and a fragrant lemon orchard in a glass. Phenomenal.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 02:17:46 | More by jjdc
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HugeBulge

New York

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

02-08-2014 05:33:13 | More by HugeBulge
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Hirshi

New York

5/5  rDev +13.1%

02-05-2014 19:27:23 | More by Hirshi
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ThinkRedEsq

California

5/5  rDev +13.1%

02-05-2014 06:07:49 | More by ThinkRedEsq
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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

02-05-2014 02:56:36 | More by PA-Michigander
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detrockcitey

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

02-04-2014 20:48:17 | More by detrockcitey
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teddyarrowhead

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

02-04-2014 18:05:17 | More by teddyarrowhead
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patm1986

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

02-02-2014 21:07:12 | More by patm1986
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ethanmc12

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

02-02-2014 20:35:07 | More by ethanmc12
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BRClemons

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -9.5%

02-02-2014 01:42:46 | More by BRClemons
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BullBearHawk

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

02-01-2014 02:31:58 | More by BullBearHawk
Duet IPA from Alpine Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 1,773 ratings.