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Old 06-01-2012, 02:09 PM   #1
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...are very hoppy beers (IPAs, Pale Ales, etc...) usualy drinkable for after they're bottled?


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As long as you keep them cold, they stay drinkable for years. I find that the hop aroma will subside in a homebrew in about 2-3 months.


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I keep one bottle of every brew for one year. At the one year anniversary, i try it and compare the taste to the notes I made when it was fresh. I have only had a couple that weren't as good as the original. No problems with IPA's or PA's.
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Cool. I've read in many places that hop forward beers usually lsoe their hoppiness after a few months.
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Cool. I've read in many places that hop forward beers usually lsoe their hoppiness after a few months.
Hops do fade over time, but if you have the beer in the fridge, it takes longer. IME, at room temp, a couple few months and aroma and flavors start to fade. Several months and they really start to fade.
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Hops do fade over time, but if you have the beer in the fridge, it takes longer. IME, at room temp, a couple few months and aroma and flavors start to fade. Several months and they really start to fade.
Who takes that long to drink their beer?
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Who takes that long to drink their beer?
Ummmm....... me? When ya have two on tap, two on deck next to the kegerator, two in secondary, three in the fermenter, ingredients for the next two batches, a kit you received as a gift and several in bottles, not to mention are a commercial beer junkie, you'd be amazed at how long some beers can last.
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Who takes that long to drink their beer?
Me. I have two seasons, brewing season (late fall/winter) and busy season (the rest of the year) so I brew lots and bottle enough to last all year, then meter them out over the busy season so I don't run out before the next brewing season and have to buy commercial or drink mine before it is mature.
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Ummmm....... me? When ya have two on tap, two on deck next to the kegerator, two in secondary, three in the fermenter, ingredients for the next two batches, a kit you received as a gift and several in bottles, not to mention are a commercial beer junkie, you'd be amazed at how long some beers can last.
Holy crap! That is....AWESOME!
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Drinkable: Years
Best hop aroma: within 2 months


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