hot fermentation, will it get better with age?

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so i went all out on this IPA, i was all excited about it, i put more into it than i have any other batch, i was thinking it'd be my best brew yet. then it got really hot for a week, and i don't have AC, so i was hoping it'd turn out alright. it's been in the bottles for 2 weeks now and i just had a taste, i know it needs to age a bit longer anyways, but this flavor is way off.

you think it'll age out at all? or is this batch pretty much screwed
 

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Where do you live?

Its 25 degrees out here in Chicago.

Im having the opposite problem. My apartment is too cold.
 
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i'm in perth australia for a semester, but come december i'm headed back to richmond va. it was around 30 deg. C, or 90 deg F for the majority of the fermentation. i'm not about to dump it, i was just wondering if it could improve, and it sounds like it can:ban:

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I've noticed that since I got a temp controller, my beer has turned out 1000% better. You can really tell the difference with good temperature control.
 

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ambient room was 90? So the beer could have been 90 to 95?..It will produce some hot alchohal for sure..but I would dry hop like crazy..and keep it on the hops for a good month or two and wait to bottle..aging will help but it will not remove the hot alchohal burn..hope it turns out ok..

but it still will be beer:ban:

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yeah i looked at the url and figured that out.

the problem is, it's already bottled. i didn't realize that dry hopping would make it better. and yeah i'm thinking of setting up some way to controll the temp when i get back to the states and set up a more expensive brewing operation.
 

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yeah i looked at the url and figured that out.

the problem is, it's already bottled. i didn't realize that dry hopping would make it better. and yeah i'm thinking of setting up some way to controll the temp when i get back to the states and set up a more expensive brewing operation.
I dunno what you're talking about with dryhopping...that's NPOT what my thread is about..dry hopiing probably would only mask anything.

It's fine that it's bottled...that how you're going to store it and let a looong bottle condition happen to see if it fixes it...like I sad read to the end of the thread and see the update I posted...
 
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err, the dry hopping comment was in response to diskgolfin's post in this thread.

i'll give it time, but i leave this country in december. if it's not good by then my roomates have a few cases to look forward to
 
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