Originally Posted by staticxxx
I made an DIPA that was on primary for two weeks then secodary for two weeks. Now it has been dry hopped in the keg for three weeks.
How long does it take for the Grassy-ness of a very hopped beer to smooth out for most people?
That's probably not an off flavor. What hops did you use to flavor?
DIPAs are supposed to have an insanely intense hop flavor. I tasted a grip of them at the homebrew meeting on sunday and it was quite an experience (I'm bringing water with me from now on, my palate was beyond blown out otherwise). Considering that "most people" have never drank a highly hopped beer in their life, the time to appreciation might be never.
I've read that the aromatic oils in hops starts to break down after about 2 years. If you're asking how long your DIPAs should age, I think most of the homebrews I tried this weekend were a couple or three months old.