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Duet | Alpine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
4.34/5
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4,388 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:
#375
Reviews:
884
Ratings:
4,388
pDev:
7.83%
Bros Score:
4.19
 
 
Wants:
820
Gots:
902
Trade:
16
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,388 |  Reviews: 884
Photo of psycHOPathy
4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear copper body, inch head
Ripe mango, pine, hops, very fresh smelling, apricot, lime
Pine resin, mango, syrup, pine, hops
A little abrasive and a little syrupy
A little bitter but all around a good ipa

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Photo of Apollo98
3.72/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wizzle32
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of joseirigoyen
4.7/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Amazing.

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Photo of galipscomb
3.92/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of red94tt
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of blackstars
4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden milky color. Strong hoppy smell. Good carbonation. Strong hoppy bitterness, a little bit of woodsy pine, but not overpowering. Well balanced, hint of fruit in the taste. Very very drinkable.

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Photo of Cih26d
4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MAR_801
4.37/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

22 oz bottle poured into a stemmed, tulip style glass.
Nice amber IPA color and well carbonated.
Great, well balanced IPA between the malt and hops, and I was getting a hint of tea on the finish.

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Photo of TwoHeartedAlex
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emeyer
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TexasATM3
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Jeez, everything is tasting good for me today. I guess I'm lucky. Some days it is not this good.

It is medium yellow with not much head and a good hoppy malty aroma. The taste is quite well balanced. It feels like just a bit more malts than the small boys of this style - that balance makes this good. There are all kinds of hops working on me from this. Wonderfully bitter.

This Alpine came a long way to my kitchen. It travelled well. Highly recommended for a strong, well balanced AIPA.

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Photo of GratefulNole
3.9/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of vinylrooster
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pajfuwen
3.87/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Matthew607
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kunk3780
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PhilMiller
3.93/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bdilly
3.85/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Duet from Alpine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 4,388 ratings
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