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Duet IPA - Alpine Beer Company

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Duet IPADuet IPA

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1,958 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,958
Reviews: 494
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.69%
Wants: 827
Gots: 179 | FT: 16
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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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A - crystal clear middle amber that pours with a frothy 1.5 finger head. Bubbles float up throughout the glass and maintain a thin white film. Perfect looking IPA.

S - tiny tiny bit of citrus then a ton of grassy dank aroma with some piney finish. Very well integrated smell. It's darkness tastes great in that unexplainable way barnyard funk tastes good in a good sour.

T - piney hop resiny goodness. Again the favors are balanced and integrated perfectly. Taste is less dank or more piney than the nose.

M - smooth, smooth, smooth. Creamy and soft mouthfeel start to finish.

O - one of the best non citrusy IPA's I can recall. If you don't appreciate a piney dank IPA, and want you're tropical fruit, don't come here. Otherwise enjoy an outstanding beer.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With great thanks to Rohan.

Pours a filtered yellow with nice, well retained head and resilient lacing. Nose is a pine bomb. Definitely falls into the pine/spicy genre of IPAs, rather than the fruity. Definitely some malt hanging around in the back. There is also some melon lurking. Really luscious on the whole and a great experience to put one's nose in the glass.

Taste again, is pine, light malt, fading into melon.

Fairly light in body, not all that resinous, though it is quite bitter, evoking lemon pith.

Nice, well executed classic style IPA.

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Duet IPA from Alpine Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 1,958 ratings.