BrettGT (190) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma of orange, lemon peel, blood orange, breadiness.
Pours a slightly hazy golden with a one finger white head.
Taste is medium bitter and light to medium sweet. Lots of orange peel and lemon peel coming through.Has a slightly bready beginning.
Medium body, average to soft carbonation, very drinkable and a pleasant bitter orangy grapefruity finish.
This was pretty good. I imagine how good it once was when brewed at Alpine.
Claves77 (252) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramel color, nice carbonation. Hop forward, nice smell. Even taste, hop flavor.
The_Osprey (6630) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl oz bottle at home in Richmond as ’Alpine Beer Company Duet’, 7.0%, BB Dec 2016. "Drink Alpine beer or go to bed!" strapline. Translucent amber, lightly sparkling, foamy cream head, thick lacing. Aroma is dried mint leaves, leaves in general, touch of fudge, pine, touch farty / musty. Body is fairly light, tingly carbonation, bit frothy. Taste is tangy pine up front, grapefruit, dusty and dry, white sugar, crisp and clean in the finish with a breathy linger. Pretty decent IPA - not as fruity as I like ’em but very hoppy indeed.
Der_Biermann (9) - - AUG 20, 2016 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear light amber. Probably because of the storage, it doesn’t smell that hoppy. Taste is good, can both tell the bitterness from hops and the sweetness from malt. It’s just like a duet, well a duet of papageno and papageno, complex but nice.
RedSox2004 (1686) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - AUG 19, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear light amber with a one-finger off-white head that retained well and left thick rings of lace. Aromas of pine, herb, bread, hay, maybe a touch of earth. Medium bitterness up front offset quickly by a light malt sweetness. Flavors reminiscent of pine, toast, grapefruit, citrus rind. Medium to full body, moderate effervescence, superb creamy mouthfeel and a crisp bitter finish.
Theydon_Bois (17251) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, from HV, must have forgotten to rate this one ! 18/08/2016.
Golden amber with a well appointed egg shell white cap with excellent retention qualities - a real looker of a beer !
Nose is caramel malt, light pine needle, orange peel, soft bread, cantaloupe melon, bubblegum.
Taste comprises orange pith, bubblegum, tangerine, light grapefruit slathers, sticky tropicana, soft bread, candyfloss, caramel malt base.
Medium bodied, soft soft pillowy massaging carbonation, semi aggressive hop bitterness in the close.
Solid IPA, the nose and flavour profile not as ’wow’ as when I first had this in the US but still as great IPA, brilliant mouthfeel and appearance.
donandres (375) - , Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
1 pt 6 ounce bottle poured to wine glass
A: light amber, hazy, small tan foam, minimal lacing
A: malty, grainy aroma, hoppy when drinking
Taste: bitter, but balance
Palate: medium carbonation, long follow through, bitter tart and sweet aftertaste
Overall: excellent IPA, repeat and look for
Drank: 8/16/2016 5:30 pm
6bottlepack (196) - Devon, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Hops & Crafts Exeter, pours clear gold with a white head,aroma of fresh piney hop,pink grapefruit marmalade & some Bready notes,taste is piney hop,grapefruit , marmalade ,spice,caramel & flowery hop, good malt base , smooth & light bodied for the strength , the fnish is dry ,good bitterness with more fresh piney hop,marmalade & grapefruit , toast & some jaminess . Good!
Bosbouw (2692) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2016 Mooie oranje kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt fruitig, citrus, orange. Mooie fruitige geur. Smaakt fruitig, orange, citrus. Droge bitter afdronk. Lekker.
Andrew196 (1476) - Katy, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent! Beautiful beer, honey-gold, resilient head, white. Clean from start to finish, tons of tropical fruit and pine on the nose. Very well balanced, tons of sweet breads, citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruits.... Clean! Delicious!