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Duet | Alpine Beer Company

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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:
884
Ratings:
4,389
pDev:
7.83%
Bros Score:
4.19
 
 
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Gots:
904
Trade:
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Ratings: 4,389 |  Reviews: 884
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4.16/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

best all around IPA i've had its just good

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours semi-cloudy gold in color with decent head and lacing. Nose is full on hops, citrus, and some pine. Flavor is very good, nice burst of sweet hops with a slight pine bitterness but evened out with the citrus. A very fine IPA, very clean and refreshing.

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Photo of Jsalz21
4.11/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Theogre83
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Khaack
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.95/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ghrymm
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle, Best before 15/Nov/2017.
Pours a hazy orange amber with a thin white head and some nice lacing.
A pine resin nose with a hint of hops.
A nice bitter IPA.

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Photo of Amb3do
4.09/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Derek
4.09/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of robrio89
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of andrewh995
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy gold with a white head. Smells of pine, citrus, hops, and some malt. Tastes of bitter hops, light sweet malt, grapefruit and orange zest, and pine. Medium resinous body with medium carbonation. Overall a very good standard IPA.

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Photo of evanwoertz
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pacioli1445
3.41/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of metacog42
4.16/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sparx1100
4.02/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Vetbidder
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Decent head from tap with a golden hue and almost see through look. Nice tropical fruit scent from this brew. I'm loving this beer so far. The flavor is like unsweetened grapefruit with a slight malt base. This has that "close to cat wiz flavor" with the fruity and bitter aspects combining for a deep flavor with the malt. I said close, but it actually holds together well and is quite tasty. Well carbonated. Good beer.

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Photo of Cboom12
4.64/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sgregory
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robebo44
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of briancathy
3.84/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of garymuchow
4.02/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

My, does this seem overrated. It's perfectly fine IPA, but I'm not sure what others see to make this stand that much above the rest. Also, paying a premium price for this makes it even worse.
Now, that's not saying this isn't good, it is. Pleasing mix of fruit, flower, pine and herbs in the aroma. More golden and mostly clear. Has an aqueous look to it. Smallish white head leaves in pretty short order.
Nice complexity to the flavor. Robust hop flavors, again with the mix of fruit, flowers, pine and herbs but not matching the aroma. There is also a pleasing streak of hop flavors that really lay on the tongue and delay the presentation of the bitterness, which is strong but not over the top. The mix of the two stick around for a good long time in the finish.
Appropriate feel, at moderate and a little bumped up carbonation.
I think the complexity of flavors makes this separate from others, esp, with only 2 hop types. And the mix works well.
I did buy a 6-pack and this is the third one. It is better than the first two - which were really quite average. But with this one it touches on what others rave on.

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4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UWDAWG
4.51/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a IPA glass.
Look- golden, clear, good head retention, medium lacing.
Smell- citrusy, slightly piney, slightly dank.
Taste- From the smell I would have thought citrus would be the primary taste, but it was secondary to a piney blast. Very smooth, well balanced, slightly boozy on finish.
Feel- great consistency.
Overall- delicious beer, another home run from Alpine.

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

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Duet from Alpine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 4,389 ratings
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