Duet | Alpine Beer Company

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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:
#386
Reviews:
894
Ratings:
4,436
pDev:
7.83%
Bros Score:
4.19
 
 
Wants:
819
Gots:
918
Trade:
16
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,436 |  Reviews: 894
Photo of titty_mcbitty
4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

(2017 Edition)

This pours darker than I expected. Has a beautiful clear gold color with a white head.

I can smell the hops right away, and that's about all I get (awesome!).

I thoroughly enjoy the taste of this beer paired with the palate. It's very crisp, but with a strong hop and piney bitterness. There's also some grapefruit notes, and a very slight malt backbone.

What I like most about this beer is the oiliness. It's like squeezing hops into a glass! And with that comes a crispiness from the light flavors and carbonation.

I think what makes this beer shine is the hop oiliness paired with the crisp mouth feel. It is a very good IPA.

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Photo of jkermitj
3.6/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Just a great IPA, so glad to get it in Florida a month or two within shelf-life date.

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Photo of Jordyc
4.81/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tigerbrau
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BillT916
4.57/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Grill20
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jodio
4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Single bottle smuggled back to Canada from Trader Joe’s in San Diego - tried 4 oz on tap at taproom in Alpine. Pours a clear slightly orange golden with 1 finger white head. Aroma of citrus/orange with pine in back - some bready malt. Tastes of smooth citrus with piney bitterness. Mouthfeel has a slight coating bitterness but remarkably creamy finish. Absolutely great.

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Photo of Woodman70
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of adidaswp
3.96/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.71/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear golden honey. Enticing citrus and piney aroma. Taste is absolutely magnificent citrus and hops with easy, medium feel and easy lingering bitterness. One of my favorite regular IPA. Absolutely love it and keep it regularly stocked.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
3.59/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Noles9585
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MAUEX_MFA
4.68/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gspeer711
4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mjgpy3
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Johnnyrafer
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gardner254
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of amarino1313
4.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kappakoosh
4.16/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stout_Scout
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

best all around IPA i've had its just good

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours semi-cloudy gold in color with decent head and lacing. Nose is full on hops, citrus, and some pine. Flavor is very good, nice burst of sweet hops with a slight pine bitterness but evened out with the citrus. A very fine IPA, very clean and refreshing.

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Duet from Alpine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 4,436 ratings