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Duet IPA - Alpine Beer Company

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Duet IPADuet IPA

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1,743 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,743
Reviews: 486
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.69%
Wants: 780
Gots: 142 | FT: 10
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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3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

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Washington

3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

09-27-2012 19:18:19 | More by Adamostella
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belgbeerdrinker

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

10-08-2013 22:19:05 | More by belgbeerdrinker
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

07-10-2013 22:17:28 | More by DonFrap
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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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mrkdwrds

California

3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

05-26-2014 00:14:39 | More by mrkdwrds
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Rubalaca

California

3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

07-21-2014 23:24:54 | More by Rubalaca
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soonerchamps

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

12-30-2013 06:10:38 | More by soonerchamps
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s1ckboy

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

04-17-2013 01:19:25 | More by s1ckboy
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neorunner

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

09-12-2013 17:12:57 | More by neorunner
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Cowcakes

California

3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

06-24-2012 05:54:36 | More by Cowcakes
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Amerikon

California

3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

06-16-2014 01:49:26 | More by Amerikon
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Erick_G

California

3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

04-07-2014 22:47:36 | More by Erick_G
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Jpepe08

Vermont

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06-22-2014 15:27:32 | More by Jpepe08
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KAF

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

05-07-2014 02:33:30 | More by KAF
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KVNBGRY

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

07-22-2014 03:48:51 | More by KVNBGRY
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

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Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

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AZBeerDude

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

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grub

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

another alpine bottle shared by ritzkiss. thanks eric!

22oz bottle. sampled jan 1/2010.

pours pale orange with a touch of haze, but mostly clear. the big fluffy white head drops fairly fast and leaves lots of lace behind.

aroma is good. grapefruit. bit of pine. orange and tangerine. white bread. bit of cracker. light alcohol.

taste is nice. powdery hops. grapefruit and orange. bit of pine. white bread and cracker. alcohol. medium bitterness level.

mouthfeel is good. just over medium carbonation level. medium body.

drinkability is good. well balanced. solid malt and hop presence. i can't say i was blown away by it, but it's definitely good stuff!

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2010 18:59:38 | More by grub
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billab914

Virginia

3.78/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle obtained in a a shipment from South bay Drugs poured into my Southern Tier tulip glass.

Pours a dark amber with a nice foamy white head. Very nice lacing as I drank this beer.

Aroma has some citrus and bitterness but the sweet malt is very present in the nose as well.

The taste is surprising in that I'm getting less of the in your face grapefruit and bitterness I expected from a west coast IPA. I'm getting a little citrus and a decent amount of bitterness but more of a fruit, maybe some cherry and apple flavors going on. More sweetness then I expected as well.

Overall this was an OK beer, not my top west coast IPA but good and different. I drank a High Tide Fresh hop IPA before this and that one was in my opinion much better and I would order that one again easily over this one. The hops in this one just didn't compare. Knowing South Bay didn't get these in too long ago I can't imagine it was an old bottle, but it almost tasted like it.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2009 01:09:23 | More by billab914
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Blakaeris

Iowa

3.8/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours hazy golden yellow with a creamy head that slowly dissipates to a thin soapy sheen.

Aroma is rich orange and grapefruit, along with a good bit of piney hop.

Taste is grainy toasted malt with hints of brown sugar. Then the pleasantly fruity hop quality steps in. Finishes relatively sweet with only a mild piney hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with some hop oil slickness.

Overall a pretty tasty IPA. Plenty of dry hopping to create a fantastic nose.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 23:20:35 | More by Blakaeris
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AleWatcher

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this bottle from sideswipe in one of our several amazing trades! I'm glad to have John as a friend and trading partner. Thanks bud.

Reviewed from notes (in my ongoing effort to get caught up on my reviews!)

poured into a pint and shared with a few other Ba's at a small get together.

Beer pours a nice golden color. Really very nice looking. 2 finger white head subsides into a frothy cap composed of a mix-n-match of different sized bubbles.

The smell gives a little malt notes then some Amarillo hops-- grapefruit, pineapple, and perhaps a touch of pine? Lots of nice flavor and a minimal bitterness. Very nice and pleasurable beer.

Feel is spot-on. A hair lighter than medium with plenty of carbonation. This feels smooth and lush with a vibrant and bouncy feeling.

This beer is superbly drinkable. I could drink the hell out of this! Super high drinkabilty.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2010 03:06:33 | More by AleWatcher
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chaz01

Ohio

3.83/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle courtesy of a trade with great trader mobz24. Thanks Rich!

A: Pretty clear golden color with a thick frothy white head that leaves some lacing as it settles.

S: I pick lot's of fresh pineapple notes, with a little bit of piney and citrusy grapefruit.

T: Lots of tropical fruit flavors -- pineapple and mango -- with some citrusy grapefruit hops as well with a bit of a pleasant grassy resin flavor.

M: Medium bodied, well carbonated.

D: Very easy to drink, smooth and delicious. I liked some of the other Alpine IPA's a little better, but this was solid as well, and for $8, I'd be drinking it all the time if it were available in the midwest.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2011 06:51:01 | More by chaz01
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Tilley4

Tennessee

3.83/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I've had 2 Alpine brews thus far, PH and Nelson.. Time for the trifecta here...

Pours a pale golden with one of the more impressive heads I've ever seen on an IPA... This things foams like Duvel.... Gentle pour produces a 4 inch head and a steady vibrant stream of bubbles from the SA Perfect Pint...

Citrusy and spicy hops dominate here... Not overpowering or pungent or anything but very nice... Light toasted malts are present as well... Perhaps a little yeastiness as well...

Definitely hoppy but I was hoping for a touch more here... The hops are tasty but there's not a strong enough presence for me. Spicy and herbal... The brew is overcarbonated for my tastes and I wish that would have been toned down and I might have enjoyed this one more... It was distracting...

Not bad overall but I wasn't as big of a fan of this one as some others have been... A nice beer I guess...

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2010 19:20:08 | More by Tilley4
Duet IPA from Alpine Beer Company
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