At first crack, this IPA is what you’d expect from an IPA, with a bit of a citrusy edge. Pretty straight forward — not much else to say here.
While really smooth and light, it is a fairly sharp, floraly hoppy, yet not very sweet IPA (perhaps the lack of sweetness causes it to feel light, since, at 7%, it certainly isn’t the ABV). It is considered a West Coast IPA, but I feel like it’s more balanced tasting in some sort of way than the usual west coast style. Again, perhaps the lack of extreme bitterness or syrupy feel is what does it.
This is probably one of my all time favorite straight IPAs. I rank it right up there with Cigar City’s Jai Alai and Russian River’s Blind Pig. If you like either of those two, you will most likely enjoy this one, though I would say Duet is a little lighter on flavor, but making up for it in drinkability. Just a really fantastic, fairly high ABV, yet sessionable IPA. The overall brewing quality really shines with this one.