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Old 04-30-2009, 11:25 AM   #11
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So I take it that the whole "IPA was invented to make it last till it got to India" was mainly for oxidation reasons and not necessarily for aroma? I haven't had my fair share of IPA's so I am curious about this as I thought it was meant to last longer.


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Old 04-30-2009, 11:27 AM   #12
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So I take it that the whole "IPA was invented to make it last till it got to India" was mainly for oxidation reasons and not necessarily for aroma? I haven't had my fair share of IPA's so I am curious about this as I thought it was meant to last longer.
Chew on this awhile.


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Old 04-30-2009, 05:00 PM   #13
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I don't know about that. Sounds shady. I also ready that eating tofu gives you tits and that butter is good for you.

I've also read that the IPA was just a marketing ploy done by merchants trying to sell beer under a special context. I want to believe the long voyage stories. It makes it a rich and historical experience for me that way. It's sort of how i really believe that there are unicorns out there somewhere just waiting to be saddled and riden into the sunset.
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Old 04-30-2009, 05:13 PM   #14
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I don't know about that. Sounds shady.
Shady, how?
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Old 04-30-2009, 05:22 PM   #15
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- We should have people start adding to their recipes when the beer is in its prime.
- Or make a general list of times.
- I dont get how an IPA is in its prime 5 months in if hops fade over time.
hops dont fade over time, they mellow out. hops are also natural perseratives
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Old 04-30-2009, 05:27 PM   #16
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hops dont fade over time, they mellow out.
I'd be curious to hear your definition of fading .vs. mellowing...
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I'd be curious to hear your definition of fading .vs. mellowing...
fading: weakening in force or intensity untill gone







Dictionary: mel·low (mĕl'ō)

Home > Library > Literature & Language > Dictionaryadj., -er, -est.

Soft, sweet, juicy, and full-flavored because of ripeness: a mellow fruit.
Suggesting softness or sweetness: “The mellow air brought in the feel of imminent autumn” (Thomas Hardy).
Rich and soft in quality: a mellow sound; a mellow wine.
Having the gentleness, wisdom, or tolerance often characteristic of maturity.
Relaxed and unhurried; easygoing: a mellow friend; a mellow conversation

mellow out Slang.

To become genial and pleasant; relax: “The cowboy mellowed out when they read him a sweet letter from his wife” (Bobbie Ann Mason

adjective

Brought to full flavor and richness by aging: aged, ripe. See youth/age/maturity.
Having or producing a full, deep, or rich sound

verb

To bring or come to full development
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fading would mean you lose bitterness overtime. mellowing means the bitterniss becomes less harsh
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Old 04-30-2009, 11:53 PM   #19
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Question about aging beer. I know that temperature is important during the fermentation cycle but how important is it during aging? After a month at 65 can I move it to my office that fluctuates between 55 - 70 from day to night or would that create off flavors?
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Old 05-01-2009, 01:57 AM   #20
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to the O.P., you have to realize that the 120 should be at least aged for 6 months b/c the abv is at least 18%.


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