Duet | Alpine Beer Company

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95
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4,363 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:
4,363
Reviews:
877
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
7.93%
 
 
Wants:
815
Gots:
894
For Trade:
16
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,363 |  Reviews: 877
Photo of kotzbauerm
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Silva11ha
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hiphops
3.2/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

clear copper medium head.
pine orange and malt
taste pithy little malt sweetness but nowhere near as malty as the aroma would lead one to believe
feels thin and crispy a little harsh
decent not great

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Photo of CollinaTiger
4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikePacheco12
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

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

Photo of hazedandconfused13
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L- Pours a rather clear copper color with an ivory, foamy head. Only a slight haze, but I bet it's good since it's an Alpine.

S- I'm picking up on a resinous hoppy scent paired with pine and tropical fruits. Smells juicy.

T- Well, it's not as juicy as that Better Than Ezra song, but it's good. I'm getting a lot of dankness from it, which is something I treasure in an IPA. The initial bitterness of the hops is complimented by a new taste to palette through that of melon, and is then rounded out by the taste of pine and citrus rinds at the tail end.

F- Medium bodied and sticky, with a finish that is surprisingly not as dry as I had expected. I'm really digging the resin.

O- Alpine doesn't disappoint when it comes to IPAs, it's about as simple as that. Despite the fact that I prefer DIPAs, this was one of the better straight up IPAs that I have had.

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Photo of ManBearPat
4.59/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Mleblanc25
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IPA1978
3.8/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gold to copper in color with good head. Smells of tangerines, tropical fruit and some earthy pine notes. Taste follows nose but pine is a bit more predominant with a touch of sour apple, malt is bready and carmel/toasty and a touch of diacetyl. Good medium with velvety carbonation. Good beer overall but malt flavors slighty clash with the hops.

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Photo of Vintilian
4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of abrodsky
3.99/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.61/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Seems a bit dated by the smell and taste but the best by date is May 2017. I hate breweries that don't bottle date. Glad I only picked up a single. I know I'm getting Alpine beers brewed by Green Flash, but this brewery seems WAY overrated.

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

Photo of Tarheel219
4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brocktune
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npachl
3.99/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JonSchwartz
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of sgttibbs
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Duet from Alpine Beer Company
4.29 out of 5 based on 4,363 ratings.
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