Duet | Alpine Beer Company

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95
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4,363 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
4,363
Reviews:
877
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
7.93%
 
 
Wants:
815
Gots:
894
For Trade:
16
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1/5  rDev -76.7%

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1.68/5  rDev -60.8%

Photo of q33jeff
1.77/5  rDev -58.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

**
03/26/2016
Ouch, lots of Lysol. Was hoping to like this better than Pure Hoppiness, but it is definitely worse. Aroma is a bit Funky behind the Lysol. Taste has a stale and sour element to it. Not Good.

Side by Side of 5 IPA's
1. Southern Tier UnEarthly
2. Ballast Point Sculpin
3. Evil Genius ""This One Time At Band Camp""
4. Alpine Pure Hoppiness
5. Alpine Duet
**

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Photo of brew3crew
1.99/5  rDev -53.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A-hazy yellow with white lacing around edges
S-smells a lot like butter. Like the kind you woukd put on popcorn. Good on popcorn. Bad with beer
T-Hard to really describe. Very buttery. Hops appear for a second but are gone even faster.
M-moderate body with slight carbonation. Goes down smooth
D-like putting your nose at a movie theatre snack stank and drinking a beer. Novelty for the nose, not for the mouth.

What the hell happened to this bottle? Someone please send me another!

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Photo of travis_smith
2.03/5  rDev -52.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bitter not smooth not a top 25 IPA

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2.53/5  rDev -41%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

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2.6/5  rDev -39.4%

Photo of SenatorSpaceman
2.62/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

By far the worst Alpine beer that I've tried.

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2.75/5  rDev -35.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JHouse11
2.85/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Definitely not the same since Green Flash. Very mediocre IPA. Has a generic IPA feel to it. The aroma isn't great, mild at best. It's a real shame. This was one of my favorite IPAs in the past. I keep hoping that GF will get it together and do this beer justice, but no, just no. Won't buy another GF Alpine beer. A real shame

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2.87/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Ryancthomas7
2.91/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not my thing. Not hating on Alpine or Green Flash here, as I've only tried the Green Flash version. Aroma is aiiiiite. Taste is extremely bitter and unbalanced. Definitely did not do it for me. Second time I've DP'd this. Both different batches I would assume, based on their enjoy by dates.

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2.91/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2

A- Pours a sunset orange hue with a thick, frothy 2 finger head. A perfect example of the style.

S- Smells grapefruity, citrus, earthy notes with buttery diacteyl undertones.

T- Very buttery, possibly infected. Citrus and light fruits break through but can't make up for the butter.

M- Medium carbonation, medium viscosity.

D- It was a great beer to look at but the buttery notes ruined it. I'd be willing to rerate to see if it was a bad bottle.

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2.96/5  rDev -31%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.96/5  rDev -31%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Wasn't bitter enough for an ipa

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2.97/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Don't know why I do it to myself, but I keep going back to GF brewed Alpine each time I see a new fresh batch. I keep hoping the Alpine IPAs I know and love show up. And each time I get so disappointed. Half of me didn't want to review this swill out of respect for a killer brewery--but hey: if you put your name on crap, that's on you.

And this is crap. From a 12 oz bottle, pours with a tiny head that immediately dissipates. Highly filtered, golden amber. Minimal hop aroma, despite being 5.5 months ahead of the best by date. So this is fresh. Minimal mouth coating hop resin. Sweet, like a poorly built pale ale. And all around just boring. This is not Alpine as Alpine should be.

This will be my last GF Alpine purchase.

Such a shame.

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3/5  rDev -30.1%

Photo of ConradKenney
3/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -30.1%

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3/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TonyStines
3.03/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

It's good if you like light hops. Those looking for bold hop goodness...this isn't your beer. Very good for what it is, but not a 98 in my book.

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3.03/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Average. Unlike their other offerings, this one leaves a lot to be desired. The hops don't jump out like the other beers.

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3.09/5  rDev -28%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Duet from Alpine Beer Company
4.29 out of 5 based on 4,363 ratings.
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