482. Alpine Beer Duet
My second beer from Alpine and I actually enjoyed this one more than Pure Hoppiness. That surprised me as I usually enjoy the bigger IPAs more and in this case it was just the opposite, both excellent beers but Duet is one of the best single IPAs I have tried.
Appearance is fairly typical of an IPA other than the huge white head that went well above the rim of the glass. Aroma may be the best part of this beer with lots of grapefruit and citrus. Taste has loads of hops with the grapefruit, pine and some flowery hops as well. Just enough sweetness from the malts to balance things out.
I really enjoyed this beer and would recommend you try anything from Alpine Beer Company based on my experience with Pure Hoppiness and Duet it seems like they are doing great things out of their small California brewery.
Alcohol Content: 7.0% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Alpine Beer
Brewers Description: Our original single IPA made with Simcoe and Amarillo hops “in harmony.”