Monday, January 11, 2016
Apparently around four years ago, I first tried Alpine Beer Company's Duet IPA at a Coffee District bottle share. Well, it's now available locally in South Florida and I decided to give it a try this afternoon. The bomber label has a church pictured on the front. I was expecting some kind of explanation about that with their story on the side, but nope.
The "Duet" is the use of Amarillo and Simcoe hops during the brewing process, of course "in harmony," to create a beer that is "immensely drinkable, amazingly nimble on its feet." 7% alcohol. Best By 07APR16.
Fruity tangerines and lots of flowers in the aroma, very pleasant. Super tropical fruity flavors to start. Absolutely delicious pineapples and tangerines, super fresh and bursting juiciness. Hoppy with light pine, citrus, floral flavors.
A little spicy, crisp, sharp, great carbonation. Bitter but definitely balanced for the style, just perfect. Great lingering fruit and spiciness left after each sip. Definitely my favorite of the three awesome Alpine beers I tried over the past few weeks. Love it! Check it out!