Duet | Alpine Beer Company

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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:
#374
Reviews:
888
Ratings:
4,415
pDev:
7.83%
Bros Score:
4.19
 
 
Wants:
819
Gots:
915
Trade:
16
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Ratings: 4,415 |  Reviews: 888
Photo of goingbrokeonbeer
3.93/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Southern Tier Pumking glass from a 32oz growler. The color is a cloudy orangish brown. I get some hoppiness and a little pine on the nose, the taste is pretty balanced I think between the hop and malt. Overall a good beer, but some people are saying theirs is clear and mine is cloudy which makes me think mines not as good as it is supposed to be.

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Photo of JimmyShaker1
3.93/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PhilMiller
3.93/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bammer21
3.93/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tonyjenlasc
3.93/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

GF bottled
Look - Slightly hazy, golden yellow type color.
Smell - Citrus, pine, grapefruit, hints of tropical fruits maybe
Taste - Simcoe dominates the palate on this one. Pine, pine needles, dank, cat piss, grapefruit

Overall - Good but disappointed with this one. Would love to try Alpine's version though.

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Photo of GFD400
3.93/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GOBLIN
3.94/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A completely solid and very well made ipa. To find something worth complaining about in this beer would be a sure sign of snobbery. I like it a lot . . . Glad it's now available to me. Nothing really exceptional stands out in the taste department that makes me want to buy it every time I see it but it is very well crafted.

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Photo of Jsonta
3.94/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aleckpa
3.94/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of salthemonster
3.94/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bluescooter
3.94/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MyThoughtsExactly
3.94/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of pnelting
3.94/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ryan011235
3.94/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter on 4/9/11

Shared by MbpBugeye

Golden amber color; slight haziness. 1/4th inch cap of foam wasn't easily had. The foam didn't last, just a bunch of loose bubbles. Some specs of lace cling to the glass.

Good, clean aroma. Tropical hops are in no short supply. Grapefruit rind, pineapple (which is more appreciable whilst cold), tangerine and orange peel. Spot of juiciness and a little hint of pine resin. The one downside is that the hops don't punch hard. Not too malty - slightly toasty with some sugar cookie.

If the Amarillo takes the aroma, the Simcoe figures in more prominently in terms of taste. This is reflected in the flavors being not quite as clean as the aroma. Tastes fine, just a little denser. Grapefruit, a citric pithy/peely blend and some pine. Very dry. Reasonable bitterness but not overly so. Toasted malts and a hint of dry bread.

Medium-light body; it has an almost wispy feel. A mild slickness precedes a finely gritty finish. Enjoyably low carbonation. Dry finish with residual hops and bread.

I can dig it. Not excellent but I would like to revisit (perhaps on tap someday). I could go for more of a spicy kick. Regardless, worth a shot.

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Photo of BIll_Currie
3.94/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i got this one at the same time as pure hoppiness. another outstanding beer from these guys. one of the best ipa's from California i've had. great taste.

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.94/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jayneo74
3.94/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of hoponit
3.94/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Agold
3.94/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with almost no head on top of a golden clear body. Aroma is really fruity, pineapple, citrus, grapefruit, mango. A bit sweet, but fruity sweet not caramel sweet. Lots of citrus, tropics, similarly sweet to the aroma. Nice bitterness that balances a bit of the fruityness and sweetness. The mouthfeel is nice. Unremarkable. Ok carbonation. Pretty nice beer.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.94/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2015-11-28
22oz Green Flash bottle served in a large mug. Best By date on the label is 17 March 2016.

Pours very slightly hazy golden amber color with a medium beige head that fades slowly, and a moderate amount of carbonation. Smell is somewhat mild, a little citrus, a little tropical fruit, a little pine.

Taste is grapefruit rind, straw. Again, surprisingly mild. Maybe I've been drinking too many DIPAs. More flavor comes out with more sips, though...start getting some of that tropical characteristic, which is nice. A little honeysuckle sweetness.

Mouthfeel is very dry, a little resinous. Overall, very tasty beer.

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Photo of punkrkr27
3.94/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear gold pour with a small, loose, white head. The aroma has a touch of honey sweetness upfront with pungent cattyness, bubblegum and tree fruit. The flavor is sweet with notes of bubblegum, grapefruit, cat pee, oily pine and a lasting bitterness on the sides of the tongue. Creamy, medium-full body with moderate carbonation and some astringency.

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Photo of einman
3.94/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Word2BigBIrd
3.95/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of brayton
3.95/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.95/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Duet from Alpine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 4,415 ratings
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