Duet | Alpine Beer Company

BA SCORE
95
world-class
4,370 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:
4,370
Reviews:
880
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
7.93%
 
 
Wants:
818
Gots:
895
For Trade:
16
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,370 |  Reviews: 880
Photo of TastyIsBeer
3.83/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ned57
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tyjohnson55
4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Redscot
3.73/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveCash
3.53/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cmurphy7
3.69/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

so I found an older bottle of this at my local shop (6 months past 'best of' date), so I plan on re-rating when I find a newer brew. either way this is a solid beer. clear, golden look with a really unique taste. look forward to trying this again soon.

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Photo of OhioLimoncello
4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Btip1969
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nrod
4.17/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a hazy semi-burnt slightly transparent copper color. Messy lacing weaves around the glass. The smell had a sweet to bitter blend of dried citrus, dried floral, dried bitter pine with an ever so slight touch of caramel malts. The taste was basically the same with a nice slick bitter piney aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation hits well enough as an AIPA, with an ample amount of bitter harshness sticking to my tongue. Overall, aha, I found the good Alpine beer.

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Photo of HipCzech
4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving: 12 oz bottle ("best by 16 SEP 17"), poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Appearance: Brilliant clear gold with a tall, soapy, frothy head of white foam and nice patchwork of lace.

Smell: Soft, nicely balanced bouquet of citrus, tropical fruit and bready malt.

Taste: Dry, biscuit malt body showcases citrus, melon and pine. Crisp, herbal bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, well carbonated.

Overall: Soft and subtler by recent standards, but so tasty, balanced and drinkable.

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Photo of MarvinSnyder
4.12/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DesertFox24
3.99/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kbm070658
4.58/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Slightly hazy, translucent orange with a tight white head. Excellent retention and lacing.

S: Orange marmalade, orange peel, grapefruit peel, pineapple, dankness, sweet biscuit malt, brown sugar, pine.

T: Tons of bittersweet orange, yellow grapefruit, orange marmalade, papaya, and pineapple. There's a sugary biscuit backbone, but it dries off nicely into a dank and piney finish with some lingering orange and grapefruit peel notes. There's also a bit of a lingering black tea flavor.

F: Medium-bodied, smooth and filling, nicely pushing carbonation for a creamy feel yet quick flow.

O: The first Alpine beer that has really impressed me. This is a very good WC IPA. Hoppy, citrusy, and piney with a dry and bitter finish.

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Photo of Jack77
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Duet from Alpine Beer Company
4.29 out of 5 based on 4,370 ratings.
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