Originally Posted by Conroe
Skunking? Poor storage. Light and hops make for a stench.
My wife bought a six pack of Warstiener Light that is made with hop extract and it was skunked, so, I'm not to sure about his extract comment.
AFAIK, regular Hop Extract still skunks but there are chemically altered hop extracts called 'TetraHops' that do not skunk. Miller uses tetrahops.
It appears to be something Corona strives for since they use clear bottles and every one I've had was skunked.
I occasionally will bottle a few in Corona bottles and skunk them just for 'show and tell'. I'll skunk a few and then not skunk a few and let people taste/smell the difference.
My mom actually prefers the skunked beers. We all thought it was funny that that the beer she liked the most was one I had intentionally 'ruined'.
And it was made with Belgian yeast to boot...never would have expected her to like it so much.
I just recently bought a 12er of Spaten Oktoberfest just so I'd have some green bottles for 'Mom's brew'. The Spaten brew was in a sealed (completely) box and had no skunkiness to it at all.