I saw the note about drinking the IPA very soon after brewing to preserve all of that good hoppiness. I find a 3 month wait improves my IPA's. In fact the a history of IPA says it was thought not to be as good as the brittish ales it was inspired by...!
Yeah ...british styles were historically brewed to withstand age. Sure. But American style need to be consumed fresh
. If you need to wait three months to drink your IPA before it peaks you are doing something wrong. Either that or you don't like the taste of fresh hops.
How many great IPAs out there do you think pro breweries hold onto for 3 months? I'll give you that answer: NONE
. Not even english IPAs. In fact, all of them hope their IPAs are consumed before 3 month period, if possible.
My IPA is as clean as a whistle after about 1-2 weeks aging and is usually gone within 3-6 weeks.