Brewcraft hop storage

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I have always purchased very fresh hops that the LHBS has have packaged on their own from bulk. I am considering trying out a different LHBS. This one sells all "Brewcraft" hops with some dating back to 2007. Is this fresh enough or would the hops have a detrimental effect on my beer?
 

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All hops lose alpha acids during storage. 18 months is excessive, unless the hops are frozen.
 
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All hops lose alpha acids during storage. 18 months is excessive, unless the hops are frozen.

So would you say that AA in hops continues to decrease with age, but freezing them slows that process?
 
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