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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: 779
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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Full, four-finger head on top of clear orange brew. Head has great retention and lacing, decent legs too.

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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.

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Serving type: bottle

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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.

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Duet IPA from Alpine Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 1,743 ratings.