Review: Alpine Beer Company Duet | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
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Alpine Beer Company Duet
99 out of 100
Alpine Beer Company Duet

Style: IPA

ABV: 7.0

99
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 20
Mouthfeel: 5

Alpine Beer Company Duet

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What the brewers say

“A West Coast IPA that features Amarillo and Simcoe hops ‘in harmony,’giving a bright, floral aroma. Duet is nicely bitter with the perfect amount of malt concealed behind the hoppy goodness.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Hops, hops, hops! Tons of floral, fruity, myrcene backed up with honeysuckle sweetness. This is what I want in an IPA—candy-like hops aroma of orange juice, lemon, apricot, pineapple and a subtle dank note with a light biscuity malt sweetness.”

Flavor: “A stellar blend of malt sweetness and fruit-forward hops (tangerines, pineapple, kiwi, grapefruit). Bitterness is spot on, providing an excellent contrast and cleansing the palate without diminishing the hops candy character. Lots of orange, lemon zest, pineapple, clementine, pine. Finishes dry and bitter, yet somewhat balanced and restrained.”

Overall: “This is a fantastic IPA that finds a way to stand out in an over-crowded category, showcasing extremely complex fruity hops character and a restrained bitterness that helps keep it drinkable and more enjoyable with each sip. This beer represents the most exciting potential of the future of IPAs.”

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