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The Take Away:
Duende is a hazy marigold in appearance with fluffy white foam. This beer is an elegant Double IPA with a surprisingly easy drinkability. First impressions are a bright almost citrusy pine note that quickly switches gears to huge fruit notes: orange, grapefruit, apricot, and tangerine. There’s a consistent fruit flesh flavor to the beer that adds wonderful complexity to the bright citrus notes as the overtones mingle with the fleshy notes, supporting without ever getting in the way. As the flavor finishes, there’s subtle earth and berry notes that come through and the beer finishes with a perfectly balanced bitterness that rounds out the alcohol sweetness and immediately invites you to take another sip.