Duet | Alpine Beer Company

DuetDuet
BA SCORE
4.34/5
4,380 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
Ranking:
#371
Reviews:
882
Ratings:
4,380
pDev:
7.83%
Bros Score:
4.19
 
 
Wants:
818
Gots:
900
Trade:
16
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,380 |  Reviews: 882
Photo of Andrewgjohnson
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jcallover34
4.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nace4
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tampalocal5577
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Citrusy and not too piney or malt forward. Very well done IPA!

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Photo of PlinyMeNow
4.17/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful hazy slightly orange golden with a short white head, not very frothy, not a whole lot of retention or lacing. This beer gives off a clean and bright citrusy, juicy aroma full of ripe orange, some grapefruit and lemon, tangerine and even mango. Not a lot of pine or dankness here. The pine comes into the taste considerably, in combination with the citrus and tropicals and moderately high bitterness. The piney aspect of the taste combines with a somewhat resinous aspect of the mouthfeel in an otherwise light-medium body. A long, dry and bitter finish follows.
This is a well crafted and extremely hop-forward beer. Many will enjoy the purity, brightness and crispness of it. It's extremely clean. Some may desire more balance from a stronger malt presence and heavier body.

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Photo of Justinprintz
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djl1983
4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of AMarkle6524
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RAFH
4.12/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TastyIsBeer
3.83/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ned57
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tyjohnson55
4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Tksdad
4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Redscot
3.73/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveCash
3.53/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cmurphy7
3.69/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

so I found an older bottle of this at my local shop (6 months past 'best of' date), so I plan on re-rating when I find a newer brew. either way this is a solid beer. clear, golden look with a really unique taste. look forward to trying this again soon.

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Photo of OhioLimoncello
4.02/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Btip1969
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nrod
4.17/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a hazy semi-burnt slightly transparent copper color. Messy lacing weaves around the glass. The smell had a sweet to bitter blend of dried citrus, dried floral, dried bitter pine with an ever so slight touch of caramel malts. The taste was basically the same with a nice slick bitter piney aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation hits well enough as an AIPA, with an ample amount of bitter harshness sticking to my tongue. Overall, aha, I found the good Alpine beer.

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Photo of HipCzech
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving: 12 oz bottle ("best by 16 SEP 17"), poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Appearance: Brilliant clear gold with a tall, soapy, frothy head of white foam and nice patchwork of lace.

Smell: Soft, nicely balanced bouquet of citrus, tropical fruit and bready malt.

Taste: Dry, biscuit malt body showcases citrus, melon and pine. Crisp, herbal bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, well carbonated.

Overall: Soft and subtler by recent standards, but so tasty, balanced and drinkable.

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Photo of MarvinSnyder
4.12/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Duet from Alpine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 4,380 ratings
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