Duet | Alpine Beer Company

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95
world-class
4,354 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
Ratings:
4,354
Reviews:
876
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
7.93%
 
 
Wants:
813
Gots:
892
For Trade:
16
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,354 |  Reviews: 876
Photo of Shy5
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of becca682
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Highbury09
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DanJan
3.86/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard IPA glass. Great looking beer. About a finger of head with some really nice lacing. Beer is well carbonated and bubbles for a long time after pouring. Best by label says June 2016 but unsure how old it is. Smell is good, not great. Some bitter hoppiness, some citrus/tropical fruits, decent sweetness. Taste is similar. A good tasting IPA but maybe not up to expectation. Obviously fresher would be better but this is still a solid brew. Mouthfeel is light and prickly, doesn't coat the tongue too much and makes it easily drinkable. Overall something I would drink again but not sure if 17+ for a 6 pack is worth it. Cheers!

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Photo of AndrewTobias
4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hopsputin
4.32/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Green Flash bottle.

a: a slightly hazy light caramel orange color that catches the light nicely. pours 1 finger white head, but that fades to a thin film on top

s: ripe pineapple, mango, peach, strawberry, some caramel malt sweetness. super, super juicy smelling. it makes your mouth water

t: big sweetness upfront. over-ripe mango, apricot, and caramel malt. something floral as well. thats followed by a grapefruit bitterness towards the back of the tongue. its not a bitterness that punches you, but rather it fades into the bitterness quite nicely. not quite as tropical or juicy as the nose was though

m: medium mouthfeel, with an almost syrup-like presence. feels like its almost starting to venture into IIPA territory with the mouthfeel

o: on the sweeter side for sure. i wish it had a bit more tropical notes in the sweetness, it almost is starting to feel like a IIPA. that said, this is a very well harmonized beer. sweet, then bitter, but smooth. A worthy IPA, and definitely worth your time

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

Green Flash made, best by 12 May 2016. Seriously, can we get a bottling date??

A: Poured into an IPA glass to a clear and bright gold topped by two fingers of dense and slightly rocky head that leaves decent lacing
S: Smells of juicy citrus with some notes of grapefruit and a little pine. Slight malt sweetness on the nose as well.
T: Taste is juicy citrusy hops with some grapefruit, a little pineapple and some pine resin. Slight toasty malt note adds some balance and the swallow is more oily hop notes with pine and grapefruit rind leading the charge
M: Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium with perfect carbonation and a nice oily finish from the hops.
O: This is a great beer with some fantastic flavors and complexity. This his all the right boxes as a West Coast IPA. Definitely one to grab if you see it.

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

Look- crystal clear bright ipa
Smell- no date on bottle, so age is ?. Smell is underwhelming, expected more.
Taste- good, but a little disappointed. Did not live up to hype
Mouthfeel- appropriate for the style
Overall- a good beer that unfortunately does not live up to hype.

To be fair, my beer was purchased in Albany, NY, so no idea how old it was.
and I am willing to bet that on tap, this beer would be better.

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

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

$ 8.00/22 oz bottle + $ 2.68 shipping = $ 0.483/oz from Blackwell’s Wines and Spirits, SF CA
Bomber BB 12 May 16 at 42 degrees into JK hand washed and dried snifter
Aroma of citrus
Head average (three cm, aggressive pour), off white, frothy, diminishing to irregular three to six mm ring and frothy partial layer
Lacing excellent – wide curtains with tiny to medium bubbles and some legs
Body light orange, clear
Flavor lightly citrus and slightly bitter; no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 4.5, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.25, Palate 4.25, Overall 4.25

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Photo of Beerdsley419
4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Hazy orange transparent body, with off white head and some lacing.

S - Strong floral note, along with sharp dank notes.

T - The taste is punchy bitterness, sharp and full of resin and lemon, pith and grapefruit, with a spicy middle and a relatively mild bitter close.

M - Some drying, but mild.

O - A nice, burly IPA that manages to land lightly on the tongue.

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Photo of Shields45
4.79/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bonannophone
4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of randylangford
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Masterson89
4.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of c00ller
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PeterOSU
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vdub191
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Biggtriksta
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This accidentally became my 1,000th beer after I had it on tap and realized what number I was up to. Fortunately, it was not a bad one to celebrate with. Much like some of Alpine's other hoppy offerings, Duet has the classic look and feel of a west coast style IPA. Strong bitterness balanced by medium-range alcohol content and a sticky mouthfeel.

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Photo of mwm5062
4.65/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sean32
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of iwanatalk2sampson
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThreeJs
3.83/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Duet from Alpine Beer Company
4.29 out of 5 based on 4,354 ratings.
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