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Drink IPA's Fresh!

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DrewG:
Forgive my ignorance of the nuances of the 3 tier system, but does the distributor not purchase the beer from the brewery, then sell it to a retailer? So if the beer sits and goes out of date, one would assume that either the retailer or distributor would eat the cost (assuming they actually pull the product, which has not been my experience) instead of the brewer?

I'm not saying I know one way or the other, just making assumptions

ncoleman:

--- Quote from: goschman on November 27, 2012, 01:45:36 PM ---yeah I would say most of my beer including IPAs are best 6-7 week after brewing. I personally like that the bitterness mellows out a bit in my IPAs. I say this knowing that I probably prefer IPAs that are more balanced and have less bitterness than most. Because of this, the whole "freshness" notion may not apply as much.

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6 -7 week rule is about the same for me, probably with a little longer of a window. I find that IPAs in particular tend to get gradually better for 6-9 weeks, then start to degrade quickly thereafter.

Jimmy K:

--- Quote from: DrewG on December 13, 2012, 09:42:11 AM ---Forgive my ignorance of the nuances of the 3 tier system, but does the distributor not purchase the beer from the brewery, then sell it to a retailer? So if the beer sits and goes out of date, one would assume that either the retailer or distributor would eat the cost (assuming they actually pull the product, which has not been my experience) instead of the brewer?

I'm not saying I know one way or the other, just making assumptions

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Not sure about alcohol, but many distribution contracts for perishable products include clauses that say that if the product doesn't sell and goes out of date then the distributor doesn't have to pay for it. If not perishable, the distributor can often return the product later.  That, and the brewery will often end up paying because they care the most about maintaining freshness.

topher.bartos:
Speaking of. All I wanted for Christmas was Stone's Enjoy By series which is supposed to be the freshest IPA you can get. I heard it was the best IPA ever tasted. But, how would I know? I didn't get a chance to taste it.

There is something to be said about making a high gravity phenol concoction and aging it overtime to reduce the fire flavor.

That said, when I brew an IPA, I drink it ASAP.

In The Sand:
If IPAs are better fresh, which I totally agree with, this Stoudts Double IPA should be great!

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