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:
#373
Reviews:
880
Ratings:
4,371
Liked:
4,224
Avg:
4.34/5
pDev:
7.83%
Alströms:
4.19
 
 
Wants:
818
Gots:
896
Trade:
16
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,371 |  Reviews: 880
Photo of kwjd
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdagnew
3.69/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours nicely, and it comes off sweeter, oranger in appearance, and way more floral than Nelson. A good ipa but Nelson reigns supreme over this one.

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Photo of sirsteve42
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Holland
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of FosterJM
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

41st review on BA
Bottle to mug

App- Shimmery orange with gold and yellow highlights. Gigantic 3 finger head that is off white and just fades away so gingerly leaving little pillows of foam. Lacing was quite nice as well.

Smell- It's a flower basket in a glass. Nice hoppy aroma fills the nose.

Taste- I think the flavors are pretty on point with this one. Its get a nice bitter flavor o the finish but the hops aren't overbearing for having the Simcoe and Amarillo working well together.

Mouth- Medium bodied with a slight carbonation. Leaves a great oily taste on the palate.

Drink- I liked this a lot. A nice sessionable IPA that would work well in a six pack for me.

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Photo of masterofsparks
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Ristaccia
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of HattedClassic
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nice medium amber color. Nice mixture of hop notes. Starts grapefruit but ends with a nice lime and citrus note. Light sweet malt taste. Aroma is very good and hoppy with two hop notes. Overall, fantastic IPA.

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Photo of oldvines
4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of BucannonXC5
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Originally reviewed on Jan. 5, 2013

Type: Draft
Glass: 12-oz. pint glass
From: Alpine Beer Company in Alpine, Calif. , on Jan. 5, 2013
Price: $5.50 (I think)
Misc.: N/A

Poured a caramel amber color with two fingers (when I got it) of white head. A perfect amount of lacing on the side all the way down and good retention on the top all the way down.

Smelled tons of delicious bitter hops right up front. Got grapefruit, lemon, tangerine and orange peel.

Tasted tons of hops like the smell. Citrus grapefruit was leading the way, but also got tastes of pine, resin, floral, tropical and mango.

Light-to-medium body. Oily-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Bitter finish.

Just a fantastic IPA, probably the best one I’ve ever had. Absolutely loved it.

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Photo of KYGunner
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Light herbs and floral hops on the nose I sense a bit of chives, tangerines, caramel, grapefruit, watermelon and bitter lemon rinds. The front is floral with an herbaceous hops. The middle palate is caramel before it ends with a grapefruit bitterness and resiny pine. The feel is almost sessionable as it holds almost no astringency.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.55/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

My first ale from Alpine and their most popular, 4300 ratings and 834 reviews. I can't add much. Had with habanero salsa. I might try their APAs.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.6/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle. Pours slightly hazy golden orange with a medium frothy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is fruity piney hops with some resin and some caramel/crystal malt.

The flavor is sweet biscuity malt with resiny piney hops and some fruit. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly watery.

Overall, a nice IPA. I remember it being better on tap.

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Photo of dexterk1
4.02/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yeaprolly
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mikepcarney
4.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jaymo18
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.54/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ncelauro
4.07/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jamison85
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EgadBananas
4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a caramel colour, transparent, with a beige head. Nice lace! Aroma of tropical fruits, floral hops, and a backing malt background, sweet and caramel-y. Medium to high bittering, sweet fruits, flowers, and hints of pine resins, in front of a sweet rich malt background, equally as alluring. It's full bodied, somewhat rich and creamy.

A somewhat filling IPA, but quite great!

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Photo of ummswimmin
4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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