Duet | Alpine Beer Company

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DuetDuet
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company
California, United States
alpinebeerco.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A soon-to-be favorite, if it's already not. This single IPA boasts pine, citrus, and cedar notes from Simcoe and Amarillo hops.

Added by SteveO1231 on 12-31-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#374
Reviews:
888
Ratings:
4,415
pDev:
7.83%
Bros Score:
4.19
 
 
Wants:
819
Gots:
915
Trade:
16
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Photo of Holderness
3.67/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L — Pours a filtered pale orange body with a one-finger white head produced with moderate pour. Some retention and lacing. Lots of visible carb
S — Pine, pine, and more pine. Some earth, citrus rind, and grass
T — Big resinous , earthy, and pithy character. The malt bill is very biscuity, with just a hint of caramel in the back
F — Crisp. Medium+ mouthfeel, medium+ carb. Good amount of resinous hop bitterness on the finish
O — I wish Alpine (post-Green Flash) were more forthcoming with their bottling dates. No idea how old this bottle is, beyond a cryptic ‘7278 2 1104’ stamp that I can’t make heads or tails of.

74/100

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Photo of aztraz
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dekkar
4.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

(2017 Edition)

This pours darker than I expected. Has a beautiful clear gold color with a white head.

I can smell the hops right away, and that's about all I get (awesome!).

I thoroughly enjoy the taste of this beer paired with the palate. It's very crisp, but with a strong hop and piney bitterness. There's also some grapefruit notes, and a very slight malt backbone.

What I like most about this beer is the oiliness. It's like squeezing hops into a glass! And with that comes a crispiness from the light flavors and carbonation.

I think what makes this beer shine is the hop oiliness paired with the crisp mouth feel. It is a very good IPA.

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3.6/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ocalafox
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Just a great IPA, so glad to get it in Florida a month or two within shelf-life date.

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4.81/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.57/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TooManyGlasses
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Single bottle smuggled back to Canada from Trader Joe’s in San Diego - tried 4 oz on tap at taproom in Alpine. Pours a clear slightly orange golden with 1 finger white head. Aroma of citrus/orange with pine in back - some bready malt. Tastes of smooth citrus with piney bitterness. Mouthfeel has a slight coating bitterness but remarkably creamy finish. Absolutely great.

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4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.61/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear golden honey. Enticing citrus and piney aroma. Taste is absolutely magnificent citrus and hops with easy, medium feel and easy lingering bitterness. Probably my favorite regular IPA. Absolutely love it and keep it regularly stocked.

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3.59/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.68/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Johnnyrafer
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gardner254
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Duet from Alpine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 4,415 ratings
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