So, I had to try this… you know, because IPA. This one clocks in at a solid 8% ABV with 75 IBUs. This has a great flavor. The hops character is on the floral side of things. Apparently, this is brewed with raspberries and blackberries (according to the bartender), but I personally don’t get the fruit notes to it. There is a nice balance to it, so it’s not “punch-you-right-in-the-face” hoppy. Maybe the sweetness from the fruit balances that out a little bit, but that’s speculation.
I’m sitting here in local craft beer bar waiting for my coworker.
What is that I see? Duet from Alpine Beer Company!
Alpine makes great stuff. It’s associated with Green Flash (not 100% sure if they’re actually owned by the same people) I’m yet to find a bad brew from these guys. From Hoppy Birthday, to Nelson, and Then to what I’m currently drinking: Duet.
Pine hop notes, lingering bitter finish. Nice malts to balance the bitter.
5/5 all day