Duet | Alpine Beer Company

BA SCORE
95
world-class
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:
879
For Trade:
16
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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

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

Photo of Branlott42
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wasatch
4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought On-Line

22 oz. Bomber
Best By: 24JUL17

Pours a pretty nice clean/clear dark golden yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger off-white head, which leaves some pretty nice creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, slight malt note, pretty nice citrus, slight pine note. The taste is really nice, hoppy, some maltyness, very nice citrus, slight pine. Medium body, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a really tasty brew.

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Photo of RyanTheLion13
3.99/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Tone
4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy gold color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and slight lacing. Smells of citrus hops, spicy hops, resin, alcohol, hint of pine, earthiness, and slight sweet malt. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with a high carbonation level and noticeable bitterness. Tastes of spicy hops, piney hops, hint of citrus hops, strong resin, slight alcohol, slights sweet malt, and earthiness. Overall, good aroma, body, blend, and complexity, but average appearance and too carbonated.

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Photo of MJ64
4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NMA
4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bryanlindsey12345
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akopczyk
4.78/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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