Duet | Alpine Beer Company

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4.34/5
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4,416 Ratings
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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:
#374
Reviews:
888
Ratings:
4,416
pDev:
7.83%
Bros Score:
4.19
 
 
Wants:
820
Gots:
915
Trade:
16
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Ratings: 4,416 |  Reviews: 888
Photo of rodbeermunch
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Comes out with some orange and mild amber color notes, white head 1/2". Really good notes of tropical fruit, sage, pine consistently given from Amarillo hops and Simcoe to a lesser extent.

Almost always consistent, a hop head dream, nice fruit forward hop notes without grating bitterness, a malt body that is toasted, not overly thick crystal malt caramel overload and mouthfeel fatigue.

Cool its now in a 6 pack, 12 oz bottles after the Green Flash purchase, any drop off in quality is offset by the better format and wider availability.

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Photo of tmm313
4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Antg8989
4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Just another great beer by Alpine Beer Company. Don't expect the hop explosion that Pure Hoppiness brings, obviously. Balanced and more than drinkable, this is going into my rotation.

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Photo of Rpm0003
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fremont897
4.66/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Str82hel
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brewsed
4.14/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Onearmedscissor424
4.82/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GlennWB
4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mattyb85
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Pours a clear golden orange with a thin off-white head. Aromas of mango, peach, and some evergreen. Taste begins dry with a hint of apricot, followed by some mango, then a hint of water cracker, and a huge finale of grapefruit rind, pine and a hint of tobacco. Mouthfeel is excellent. Overall an outstanding beer.

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

Photo of dnail
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of GrimGuzzler
4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of leantom
4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Second Alpine beer. Here's hoping that it's as good as Hoppy Birthday. Here goes:

A: Slightly hazy orange. Very translucent, however. Good body carbonation, but the head and lacing leave something to be desired.

S: Oranges, lemon peel, grapefruit and pine (lots of these), and sweet caramel malt. Very good.

T: Follows the nose; great balance of malt and hops, as the name implies. Very robust.

F: Great. Nice and smooth. Little heavy, though.

O: A good beer. Will have again. More flavorful that hoppy birthday, but I still prefer the other more given its much higher drinkability

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Photo of jodybrutal
4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KABC
4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big West Coast IPA flavor, this one has hops all the way through. Smell, taste and the bitter mouthfeel. Loving hops is a must with this brew. Taste lingers long after sip. A must for IPA lovers, this is a strong but solid west coast IPA.

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Photo of aufie
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Epicfail97081
3.92/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Pours a clear pale gold with medium head and some residual lacing. Nose is very light compared to expectations. Just a little citrus fruit and pine, but not what you would expect given the scores others have given. Taste has a little more to it. Initial light fruit sweetness followed by a rush of bitterness and pine. Not entirely well balanced. Overall, I liked the beer, but I'm seriously wondering what beer I'm drinking compared to the beer that's got a 4.3 average score here.
Edit: had again recently fresh on tap and it was improved over the bottle I previously rated. Still not as good as I'd expect given a 4.3 rating here, but pretty good.

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Photo of Wer34truh
4.09/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, yet fairly dark golden color with a small head.

Smells intensively of citrus-laden hops. There is also some exotic fruit in the nose, pineapple comes to mind.

Taste is surprisingly subtle for a West Coast IPA. Mouthfeel is light, and quite juicy. Taste is defined by citra, pineapple, some slight malt. A lot of general sweetness as well.

This is a very enjoyable IPA, but I wouldn't call it great. But I would definitely down a lot of these if they were distributed around here.

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Photo of amstokesdb9
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 4,416 ratings
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