Duet | Alpine Beer Company

BA SCORE
95
world-class
4,353 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:
4,353
Reviews:
876
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
7.93%
 
 
Wants:
813
Gots:
891
For Trade:
16
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,353 |  Reviews: 876
Photo of Gtwreck45
3.78/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful bottle shape with an great label. Poured into a nonic pint glass.

A - golden amber with a frothy white pillow of a head that settles to a cloudy ring of lace leaving good stick.

S - bright hop profile with tropical, floral and citrus notes. Hints of ripe strawberry and candied malt. Absolute brilliant smelling.

T - perfectly balanced hop notes with tropical and citrus blending like the wonderful duet they are. Floral hop character as this warms while the candied sugar malt adds enough sweetness makes you want more.

M - excellent thickness and texture that has superb drinkability. A tasty bitterness only adds to its complexity with its unbelievable Gushing flavor.

O - I had Duet a few years ago on a trip to California, and boy am I glad to see it finally reach my home. This is a world class ipa that is the same as the first time I experienced it. The craft beer world is changing and growing bigger, but as long as these world beaterm recipes stay the same we will continue to fill our glass with sheer quality like Duet. Duet is one hell of an ipa and stacks up to anything I've ever had. Perfection in a bottle. As the bottle says.. Drink Alpine Ale or go to bed!

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Photo of Bretribution
4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

This is a very satisfying IPA. Poured 12 oz bottle into standard pint glass. Golden amber color, clear, with vibrant floral and citrus aromas hitting me before the first sip. The caramel malt is also in the smell. Orange, grapefruit, apricot, and tropical fruit come thru in the taste, balance well with the malt to smooth out the hoppy bitterness, so we'll done. Juicy mouthfeel, with a bit of hops bite in the finish. Recommended.

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Photo of JPadilla
4.17/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DCHritz
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of srw
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ER527
4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lard_City
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Richard927
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of LukeGude
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smells amazingly refreshing. Smooth, tasty, fruity hoppy balance

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Photo of cantal
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopHunter19
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - typical crystal clear amber, golden beer with nice white head that leaves good lacing
S - lots of pine and grapefruit, slight strawberry, very classic west coast iPa
T- also lots of grapefruit, pine, very bitter, clean drinking with a solid bitterness that lingers once you're finished
M - light to medium mouthfeel, alcohol covered, aftertaste pine and grapefruit bitterness
O- very standard, clean drinking west coast ipa, nothing insane, but exactly what it's supposed to be

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of GNH3
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beergoot
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Honey amber in color; thick, sticky, white head; thick, foamy rings of lacing down the glass. Heady floral and strawberry aroma. Bold hop bitterness with a mild cereal grain malt backbone. Medium-heavy body; slightly coarse and ticklish on the palate; gentle sweetness yet finishes dry.

A very, very fine IPA with an outstanding aroma and excellent all-around flavor and balance. The taste delivers a juicy, orange-like sweetness before the intense hop bitterness kicks in with a nearly tart, grapefruit-like quality. Most satisfying...

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

Photo of craigbelly
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Medium bodied. The malt is very much in the backbone of it's flavor profile. The hops are incredibly fresh, with a citrus sweetness to smooth out the dead on bitterness the hops bring fourth.

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Photo of Nomdrus
3.88/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A much more balanced IPA from alpine. More tobacco/pepper/dank fruit than stylistic west coast bite.

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

Photo of TBonez477
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrMindbender
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of anon
4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Golden hue, small head, light lace. Light and earthy scents, hops, pine, grass and malt. Picking up simcoe over the amarillo, providing a nice juicy, floral and tropical fruity taste. Pineapple, orange peel, grass, candied malt, slight tobacco undertones. Not too complex, but the finish is what made this one for me. Very light bodied and easy to drink. Smooth, soft carbonation, extremely clean finish with light lingering bitterness.

Does well with a slight warming to bring out the malt presence. Overall I quite enjoyed this one and would five it another go.

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Duet from Alpine Beer Company
4.29 out of 5 based on 4,353 ratings.
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