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Old 04-30-2011, 10:41 AM   #161
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Originally Posted by janivar123 View Post
I like ipa and even dipa but when i buy a pale ale i expect there to be less hops in it.
Well said

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Old 04-30-2011, 01:21 PM   #162
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Originally Posted by coryforsenate View Post
I'd have to disagree. There'd be no reason to put a vintage date on it if they didn't want it to be aged at all. If you pull up a brewery's website for their barleywine, many of them will say something along the lines of "ready to drink now, but will improve with age".

I personally feel that they want you to try a bottle or two and age the other couple of bottles to see how the flavors develop.

Of course, that's not to knock the drinker that loves young barleywines. A young barleywine is something to behold in its own right. I got 4 bottles of BFBW 2011, drank one, and have to say that it's pretty good.
Yeah I was at the beer store yesterday, and a bottle of Flying Mouflan had a note written on the label, stating "Cellaring the Flying Mouflan in a cool dark place at 50 degrees for a minimum of four months will mellow out the hops and wash away the heat."

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Old 04-30-2011, 01:53 PM   #163
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Old 05-01-2011, 12:19 AM   #164
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