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Old 07-12-2012, 12:42 AM   #1
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So I am currently brewing an IPA, its in secondary dry hopping. I happen to find a couple of bottles of my almost 9 month old IPA. This was my first beer I brewed that I loved. This beer made me invest a lot into this hobby. Everyone I gave this beer to sample loved it.

So I decided that tonight I will drink one and it was disgusting. Besides me not cellaring it correctly, its been in warm temperatures for the last 2-3 month. It lost all of the hops flavor and its all weird malt. I also drank the beer at room temp, which usually doesn't bother me.

It's a sad day. I compare this too having a super hot girlfriend that got fat.

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Old 07-12-2012, 12:45 AM   #2
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IPAs don't keep long, especially if stored warm. Gotta drink 'em fast & brew another!

 
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:54 AM   #3
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I was hoping that all the people saying it were full of it. I learned the hard way.

 
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:48 AM   #4
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my condolences, friend.

i, too, have fell victim to the fat girlfriend theory.

...oh, and my ipa sucked.

 
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Old 07-12-2012, 04:29 PM   #5
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IPAs don't keep long, especially if stored warm. Gotta drink 'em fast & brew another!
False- IPA's where brewed in Rome or some where then Shiped around Afirca to India and wagon trained to Rome'n troops And Cezar. Not sure how long that took but it was at least a 3 month or better journey. That's how we got IPA's the fist batches went bad befor they got to the troops and the brewers knew that hops preserved so add a bunch of hops an sent it. Bus the time the beer got to the troops it had mellowed and changed.
So infact Sir the beer you had was closer the the first IPA than you have probably ever had.
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Old 07-12-2012, 04:47 PM   #6
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False- IPA's where brewed in Rome or some where then Shiped around Afirca to India and wagon trained to Rome'n troops And Cezar. Not sure how long that took but it was at least a 3 month or better journey. That's how we got IPA's the fist batches went bad befor they got to the troops and the brewers knew that hops preserved so add a bunch of hops an sent it. Bus the time the beer got to the troops it had mellowed and changed.
So infact Sir the beer you had was closer the the first IPA than you have probably ever had.
I think you're a couple centuries, countries and Cesars off on your history, but the moral of the story is right...

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Old 07-12-2012, 05:45 PM   #7
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I think you're a couple centuries, countries and Cesars off on your history, but the moral of the story is right...
I think its from England and they made it for their Indian colony. Same journey almost.

I am not a fan of malty beer. This beer reminded me of a malty Belgium beer. Like one of those abby 12 or whatever it is. I hope I don't offend anyone by saying this but if that were the only beer in the world I won't drink beer. I'd probably be making moonshine instead of beer.

 
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:42 PM   #8
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I think you're a couple centuries, countries and Cesars off on your history, but the moral of the story is right...
LOLlerskates.

And for the record, historical IPA tasted much different then what we consider to be an "English IPA" today. (BJCP training for the win.)


Back to the OP, I hear ya on the old IPA thing. Just keep drinking and keep brewing!
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:41 PM   #9
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Have you ever drank an Ipa that old? They are not good, I don't care how the story goes.

 
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:47 PM   #10
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Phew,for a moment I thought you had named your 9 month old,IPA
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