Originally Posted by joel4482
I just spent 9 dollars on a bottle of Imperial IPA (Not trying to bash any specific brewery because all are equally responsible). Start drinking and it is oxidized. This is why I love homebrew because if it is too old it is my own fault for not drinking it fast enough. I would much rather spend the 9 dollars toward brewing some homebrew than gamble on buying an expensive bottle and having it be terrible.
So you have an extremley refined palette, or you are perceiving another off-flavor in the beer as oxidation, or something else is aloof.
I would say that most commercial breweries go above and beyond to reduce spoilage, and customer dissatisfaction, one of the reasons they put a born on, or freshness date on their bottles.
Some beers such as frambois, and other lambics, are aged for years sometimes before bottling, others while in the bottle.
Low ABV beers are meant o be drank while they are young, and most brewres know this, while big beers must be aged for long periods of time. So I think oxidation, especially when coming from a commercial/ micro/ larger brewery do their best to reduce trivial problems such as oxidation.
Not sayin you ain't correct, just sayin it is unlikely. EDIT: Regardless of where you are employed