Duet | Alpine Beer Company

DuetDuet
BA SCORE
96.6%
Liked This Beer
4.34 w/ 4,371 ratings
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:
880
Ratings:
4,371
Liked:
4,224
Avg:
4.34/5
pDev:
7.83%
Alströms:
4.19
 
 
Wants:
819
Gots:
896
Trade:
16
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,371 |  Reviews: 880
Photo of ER527
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lard_City
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Richard927
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of LukeGude
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smells amazingly refreshing. Smooth, tasty, fruity hoppy balance

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Photo of cantal
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopHunter19
4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - typical crystal clear amber, golden beer with nice white head that leaves good lacing
S - lots of pine and grapefruit, slight strawberry, very classic west coast iPa
T- also lots of grapefruit, pine, very bitter, clean drinking with a solid bitterness that lingers once you're finished
M - light to medium mouthfeel, alcohol covered, aftertaste pine and grapefruit bitterness
O- very standard, clean drinking west coast ipa, nothing insane, but exactly what it's supposed to be

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of GNH3
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beergoot
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Honey amber in color; thick, sticky, white head; thick, foamy rings of lacing down the glass. Heady floral and strawberry aroma. Bold hop bitterness with a mild cereal grain malt backbone. Medium-heavy body; slightly coarse and ticklish on the palate; gentle sweetness yet finishes dry.

A very, very fine IPA with an outstanding aroma and excellent all-around flavor and balance. The taste delivers a juicy, orange-like sweetness before the intense hop bitterness kicks in with a nearly tart, grapefruit-like quality. Most satisfying...

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

Photo of craigbelly
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Medium bodied. The malt is very much in the backbone of it's flavor profile. The hops are incredibly fresh, with a citrus sweetness to smooth out the dead on bitterness the hops bring fourth.

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Photo of Nomdrus
3.88/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A much more balanced IPA from alpine. More tobacco/pepper/dank fruit than stylistic west coast bite.

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Photo of heerboth
3.99/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TBonez477
4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of anon
4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Golden hue, small head, light lace. Light and earthy scents, hops, pine, grass and malt. Picking up simcoe over the amarillo, providing a nice juicy, floral and tropical fruity taste. Pineapple, orange peel, grass, candied malt, slight tobacco undertones. Not too complex, but the finish is what made this one for me. Very light bodied and easy to drink. Smooth, soft carbonation, extremely clean finish with light lingering bitterness.

Does well with a slight warming to bring out the malt presence. Overall I quite enjoyed this one and would five it another go.

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Photo of Muss42
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nickholland
4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is one exceptional IPA. The 2 hop varieties showcased really work well together but are not overpowering like so many other IPAs these days. This beer achieves that rare balance of highlighting the hops without just being a bitter hop bomb. In other words you can drink more than one and not completely wreck your palate. Definitely one of my new faves. Highly recommended.

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Photo of 50marathons
4.11/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Great light golden color although a little cloudy. Very good floral hop flavor.

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Photo of aszatk01
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SuperChugLosAngeles
3.79/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a very competant IPA. I was expecting more, but was not blown away. Don't get me wrong, I liked this beer, but it is not going on one of my "best of" lists anytime soon. There are too many good IPA's that do something great, and this beer does not have that special something.

The oblyi redeeming quality is that it is available in 6 packs, but even so, I would purchase Founders Centennial Ale over this one any day.

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Photo of ommegangpbr
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is an IPA I'll spend a few extra dollars to get. While (in my area) this is similarly priced to Sculpin, and while I think I prefer Sculpin to this over all, I would happily get this again. Hop profile is strong and juicy. Some have said that there's nothing that stands out about this beer, but I would argue that the quality of brewing in this beer stands out.

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Photo of jeschaefer
2.87/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Duet from Alpine Beer Company
Beer rating: 96.6% out of 100 with 4,371 ratings
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