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Alpine Duet, Nelson, Pure hoppiness which is best and why?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by mhksuccess, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. ehammond1

    ehammond1 Member

    I lol'd.
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  2. LoulaBrewing

    LoulaBrewing Member

    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Duet it my fav of the three cuz it's jus so dang tasty!
  3. luwak

    luwak Member

    Location:
    Arizona
    Duet blew me away...Hoppiness is great but Duet > PH imo
    Never got to try nelson : (
  4. drperry11

    drperry11 Member

    Location:
    South Carolina
    Hold on for the final verdict ladies and gentlemen.
    Brett is cumming
  5. Hamburgers

    Hamburgers Member

    Location:
    California
    Nelson. It's just so pretty to look at not to mention it's got the tropical fruit and ctrus notes that make an IPA taste amazing.
  6. GennyCreamAle

    GennyCreamAle Member

    Location:
    New York
    I cannot pick a best one just because I had them as part of one of my very first trades, maybe 2 years ago. I gave all three a '5' in my hads.
  7. Totally agree Matt. Nelson is #1.
  8. OTB

    OTB Member

    Location:
    California
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    For now this is still the king. BUT, Duet seems to be getting better and better each batch and is quickly becoming a contendah......it's really becoming a toss up for me.

    Cheers
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  9. chicano4craft

    chicano4craft Member

    Location:
    Colorado
    1)Nelson
    2)Pure Hoppiness
    3)Duet

    Really can't go wrong with any of them. Bad Boy was pretty nice too.
  10. BeerBodisafa

    BeerBodisafa Member

    Location:
    California
  11. jgluck

    jgluck Member

    Location:
    California
    I'll throw my hat in the ring for Duet. Bought two bottles of Duet and two bottles of Nelson for $9.00 each (plus 8.75% sales tax) from Buzz Wine Beer Shop back in December. Duet was in their refrigerated section and Nelson was still in the cold, unopened case, right off the truck. Shared a bottle of each with a couple friends the next day and Duet was the unanimous winner - it was more fragrant, lively, and even more attractive. For what it's worth, I'm also a big fan of rye. Really though, both were excellent.
  12. fredmugs

    fredmugs Member

    Location:
    Indiana
    Duet is amazing. Nelson is great. I could use some Hoppiness.
  13. BdubleEdubleRUN

    BdubleEdubleRUN Member

    Location:
    California
    LYMI.


    Everyone that has been waiting......

    The correct answer is Nelson, I don't even have to say way.
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  14. OTB

    OTB Member

    Location:
    California
    I am going for Hoppiness after I finish my Nelson, I like that change in direction between the two.

    Cheers....
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  15. BeerThursdays

    BeerThursdays Member

    Location:
    Delaware
    Nelson because Nelson.
  16. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Member

    Location:
    California
    Duet > Pure Hoppiness > Nelson. Why? Because that is the order of taste according to my palate.
  17. teamwiggum

    teamwiggum Member

    Location:
    Wisconsin
    ISO:any or all of these!!
  18. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Member

    Location:
    California
    Phuck all you mentioned and have their Bad Boy. Thread/
  19. elgiacomo

    elgiacomo Member

    Location:
    Georgia
    I guess I'm in a very small minority here, but I enjoyed Pure Hoppiness the most of the three. Nelson was very good, Duet a bit of a let-down.
  20. Rollzroyce21

    Rollzroyce21 Member

    Location:
    California
    I'll bite..

    1. Nelson
    2. Expo
    3. Bad Boy
    4. Duet
    5. Pure

    The only one I didn't drink within two weeks of brewing is Expo.
  21. afrokaze

    afrokaze Member

    Location:
    California
    For me it's
    Nelson
    Pure
    Duet
    Expo
  22. iadler

    iadler Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Gotta say Duet was my favorite. Just a really well balanced IPA. Not a really big fan of Nelson, thought there was a strange garlic/onion flavor possibly due to the nelson sauvin hops.

    In more important news, when the hell are they going to bottle Bad Boy and Hoppy Birthday?! Those two are freakin' tasty.
  23. bennetj17

    bennetj17 Member

    Location:
    Arizona
    Nelson is best but it's shelf life is the most finite. If it's super fresh than it's better than the rest. So drinkable. Duet is a close second. PH is always a classic but is not as interesting as the other two. You can't go wrong with any of them.
  24. Palesmith

    Palesmith Member

    Location:
    California
    I was there last Saturday. Had a quick lunch with a Duet, then grabbed some 22's and filled up my two growlers with Duet & Nelson.

    I agree with The OP's order:
    1. Duet
    2. Neslon
    3. Pure Hoppiness

    Just my preference, but you really can't go wrong with any of these fine beers!
  25. sukwonee

    sukwonee Member

    Location:
    Washington
    Do you really have to ask?

    Nelson

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