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Offline Herminator

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IPA - Flavor & Aroma Loss - Suggestions?
« on: March 15, 2013, 09:47:39 AM »
Hello All,

So I bottled an IPA almost two weeks ago.  Upon tasting it prior to bottling, the aroma and hop flavor was absolutely fantastic.

I tasted one about 5 days after bottling and the aroma and flavor was still there but obviously still under-carbed. 

I tasted one yesterday (bottled 12 day ago) and the flavor and aroma just were not there.  I am hoping its just an off bottle but would hate to see my great IPA go wrong. 

Any suggestions?  Just let it sit for a little bit longer? Anything I can do at this point?

I was thinking the carbing would help this IPA and bring forward the aroma and flavor but it kind of tastes a little bleh. 

I know, RAHAHB. ha.

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Re: IPA - Flavor & Aroma Loss - Suggestions?
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2013, 09:55:28 AM »
Try serving the beer warmer.  I'm assuming that when the beer was "absolutely fantastic" it was warm and the last time you tasted it, it was cold.  I find that my IPAs are kinda lifeless when served at regular refrigeration temperatures, but bloom around 45-50 F. 
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Re: IPA - Flavor & Aroma Loss - Suggestions?
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2013, 10:09:50 AM »
True.  Great suggestion.  That just may be it. 

Thanks.
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Re: IPA - Flavor & Aroma Loss - Suggestions?
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2013, 11:27:07 AM »
Try serving the beer warmer.  I'm assuming that when the beer was "absolutely fantastic" it was warm and the last time you tasted it, it was cold.  I find that my IPAs are kinda lifeless when served at regular refrigeration temperatures, but bloom around 45-50 F.

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When I really want to "experience" a beer I will generally pull it out of the fridge for a half hour or so before I pour it. It makes a big difference, especially for hoppy beers as well as beers with a lot of yeast-driven aromatics.
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