Duet | Alpine Beer Company

BA SCORE
95
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4,325 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
Ratings:
4,325
Reviews:
870
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
7.93%
 
 
Wants:
808
Gots:
880
For Trade:
16
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Photo of kristopher3
4.7/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of tone77
3.74/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a deep golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of citrus, some resin. Taste is citrus, malts, a bit of resin, surprisingly mild bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good beer, but it didn't meet my expectations.

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Photo of thatsarealplane
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mnine
4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of sonofliberty2
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of neshdog
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of captain_fury
4.96/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of SFC21
4.05/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JDFish
4.79/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

One of the best, most freshest tasting IPA I've had. Simply delicious. How anyone could rate this under a 4.0 is beyond my comprehension. Awesome brew

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Photo of DraftDaddy
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Casey_L
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Artmcd88
4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ead73
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bum4ever
4.07/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of caburdette51
4.32/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wisegreensoul
4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Madbum101214
4.57/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of user785335
3.77/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kmat10
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SaltofOH
4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle best by 06JUL17. DFH Tulip.

A: pours a slightly hazy orange gold with one finger of bubbly white head that retains fairly well. A few bubbles here and there but pretty low visible carbonation. Little lacing.

S: hoppy. Bright floral citrus. Lemon peel. Crisp. Grassy. Resinous. Smells like Thunderlips, Mystic Mama, and every other super hoppy beer on the market right now. Fortunately, it does NOT smell like cat pee.

T: full on hoppy arrival. Much like the nose, floral resin, turning to a dry white bread middle, then bitter lemon peel and floral - gentian? Lingering lemon peel finish like Turkish lemon tea. Okay, living up to the hype here.

M: crisp as all get out. Bone dry and lighter side of midweight. Frankly a little undercarbonated, but because it is not slick at all and a little lighter bodied I don't really miss it. Very clean finish with some lingering lemon, but missing enough aftertaste to make you crave another sip.

O: this is a full-on new age hop bomb with only 45 IBU. Is that a paradox? Perhaps, but I am all the better for it. I can see why this is so popular, though it is very similar to the above-mentioned local beers which I can get fresher. Also, the brewery uses best by dating rather than bottled on dating, so I really have no idea how old it is. A great beer, no doubt about it; but it has been imitated so many time over that it lacks originality anymore.

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Photo of dbarny76
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chris826
3.78/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SFNC
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joeyjojojrshabadoo
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Duet from Alpine Beer Company
4.29 out of 5 based on 4,325 ratings.
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