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What's in your beer fridge?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by garylite, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. Flavor doesn't change incredibly significantly, but the aroma will. I think that's one of the biggest issues with IPA's, the aroma tends to fall off rather unfavorably.
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  2. Hophead717

    Hophead717 Advocate (565) Massachusetts Oct 21, 2011 Beer Trader

    Two Hearted
    Palate Wrecker
    75 Minute

    And plenty of non-IPAs!
  3. TapeDeck

    TapeDeck Savant (250) Illinois Mar 31, 2011

    At HOME it's Deliverance, Bacchus, It's Alright, and Supplication.

    But I'm a hop head, so AT WORK it's Alpha King, Zombie Dust, Sculpin, Snake Handler and Furious. :)
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  4. Torpedo tallboys
    Sea Hag
    Hop Notch
    Hop Stoopid
  5. Heady Topper
    Nugget Nectar
  6. TapeDeck

    TapeDeck Savant (250) Illinois Mar 31, 2011

    I agree with you completely. There is some part of the aroma that fades quickly (year old IPAs still smell like hops though) but the reason to drink them fresh is that it's as close as can be to the way the brewer intended them to be consumed. So you're getting the most accurate picture of what the beer should be.

    It should be noted, though, that you could very well prefer the taste of that beer after a month or 4. It's not going to spoil or go bad. But this is like talking about religion on this site. You can't say that you "enjoyed a 6 month old Pliny as much as a fresh one yesterday," without getting a lecture.
  7. OTB

    OTB Savant (465) California Sep 2, 2011

    Hoppy you ask,

    Alpine Nelson
    Alpine Duet
    Alpine Pure Hoppiness
    Alpine Gouden Vallei
    Blind Pig
    FW Double Jack
    Green Flash Palate Wrecker
    Ballast Point Sculpin
    Kern River Just Outstanding

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  8. BilbosNuts

    BilbosNuts Savant (390) Missouri Feb 22, 2011 Beer Trader

    Just got two heady topper as extras in a trade. Never tried it before. Really excited to give it a shot tonight.
  9. Tallboys of HT and Torpedo and some nugget nectar, a beer I thought I had seen the last of for the year, scored a six pack at a supermarket yesterday!
  10. dman127

    dman127 Savant (320) Illinois Jul 11, 2011 Beer Trader

    Jai Alai
    Zombie Dust
    Boy King
    Ghandi Bot
    Coast IPA
    Hopworks IPA
    Alpha King
    and probably a couple more....
  11. WiscoNYC

    WiscoNYC Aficionado (210) New York Jan 12, 2012 Beer Trader

    Bell's Two Hearted
    Bell's Hopslam
    Alchemist Heady Topper
    FW Double Jack
    Tyranena BGW Hop Whore
    Lawson's Big Hapi
    DFH 75 minute
    O'so Hop Whoopin
    New Glarus Moon Man
    New Glarus Thumbprint IIPA
    3F Dreadnaught
    3F Zombie Dust
    Southern Tier Oak Aged Unearthly
    Lagunitas Hop Stoopid
    Avery Maharaja
    Moylan's Hopsickle
    Captain Lawrence Captain's Reserve IIPA
    Mikkeller Invasion IPA
    Uinta Dubhe
    21st Amendment Hop Crisis
    SN Hoptimum

    plus stouts, porters, sours, belgians, and more

    I really need to start drinking more and buying less.
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  12. WiscoNYC

    WiscoNYC Aficionado (210) New York Jan 12, 2012 Beer Trader

    I forgot...I also have

    Port Brewing Mongo
    Port Brewing High Tide
  13. heyduke

    heyduke Aficionado (215) Colorado Jan 14, 2011 Beer Trader

    Nugget nectar
    Marble red
    Marble ipa great divide 18 th anniversary
    Palate wrecker
  14. CMUbrew

    CMUbrew Savant (425) Michigan Jan 27, 2012

    x1 DFH 60 minute :cool:
  15. diesel59

    diesel59 Savant (410) New York Jan 3, 2012

    I am seeing alot of Deviant Dales out there....and it gives me hope........... anyhow I'm a little low on the hophead material.....I seem to be on some kind of pilsener/helles german kick @ this time....
  16. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poobah (1,045) New Hampshire Apr 9, 2010 Beer Trader

    Flower Power
    Deviant Dales
    Great Divide 16 Anniversary
    Double Crooked Tree
    Plead the 5th
    Palate Wrecker
    Victory Storm King
    75 minute
    Ghandi Bot
  17. dachp

    dachp Savant (250) Colorado Apr 17, 2010

    Marble IPA
    Marble 2IPA
    Odell IPA
    Cuvee de jacobens
  18. Right this minute:

    PtE x3
    Sculpin x2
    Big Eye x5
    SN Ruthless Rye x4
    SN Celebration x2
  19. rjknyy

    rjknyy Savant (335) Georgia Nov 7, 2009 Beer Trader

    COAST Boy King
    Heady Topper
    Two Hearted
    Sweetwater IPA
    Deviant Dale's
    Palate Wrecker
    Nugget Nectar
    Surly Abrasive
    Terrapin Hopzilla
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  20. Lantern

    Lantern Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2011

    Deviant Dale's
    DFH 75

    But there's a LOT of it.
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  21. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    Storm King
    Full Throttle IPA
    Stowaway IPA
    Palate Wrecker
    Stone IRS
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  22. Despite how my post came across, I am not religious or obsessed, nor refuse to drink IPA's that are only a couple weeks old. I do prefer fresh, as opposed to aged, and I typically don't buy more IPA's than I can drink within a couple days for that reason, which is why I typically have no IPA's on hand.

    To answer your question though, the short answer is quite simply that I enjoy the aroma and taste of a fresh IPA. Does that mean that an older IPA can't be enjoyable? Of course not. But if I have a choice between really good and not quite as really good, I'll most likely choose the former. I'm not so picky about DIPAs because I actually appreciate a maltier, highter ABV DIPA as well as a hop forward one.

    I have my own opinion and preferences, and while I will state them, I am actually a firm believer that taste is 100% subjective, that my opinion is nothing more than an opinion and that every person is entitled to their own opinion. So, you won't see me on the front lines, getting all hot and bothered that everyone doesn't share my same opinion. ;)

  23. JoeyBeerBelly

    JoeyBeerBelly Initiate (0) New York Dec 15, 2006

    I have 2 bottles of Palate Wrecker and a can of Furious, everything else is non-hophead stuff. :p
  24. afrokaze

    afrokaze Advocate (685) Arizona Jun 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    Just picked up a Palate Wrecker that I'm gonna have a hard time waiting till tomorrow to drink.
  25. Heatwave33

    Heatwave33 Advocate (615) Florida Sep 13, 2011 Beer Trader

    You sound like my wife! ;)
  26. Localdrinklax

    Localdrinklax Advocate (540) Wisconsin Jul 23, 2010 Beer Trader

    I like her full

    Summit IPA x3
    Summit Extra Pale ale x2
    Three Floyd's Alpha King x2
    Sand Creek Wild Ride IPA
    Oskar Blues Dales Pale Ale
    Alaskan IPA
    Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA

    and thats all in a mini fridge.:)
  27. mecmd

    mecmd Champion (940) Georgia Jan 7, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Caldera IPA
    Green Flash West Coast IPA
    Two Hearted Ale
    Smuttynose IPA
    Torpedo Extra IPA
    DFH 90 minute
    DFH Burton Baton
    Port Hop 15
    Terrapin Hopzilla
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  28. shand

    shand Advocate (705) Florida Jul 13, 2010 Beer Trader

    Right now in the realm of IPAs I have

    1x 2nd Shift Brew Cocky
    3x Green Flash Palate Wrecker
    1x Sierra Nevada Hoptimum
    3x Heavy Seas Loose Cannon
    2x Bell's Hopslam

    I don't really keep too many varieties of IPAs on hand - I tend to buy them in four/six packs as opposed to singles of other types of beer, and I also tend to keep them rotating fairly quickly.
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  29. flower power
    back in black
    and pliny next week...
    its not in my fridge but double jack on draft most weekend
  30. elgiacomo

    elgiacomo Savant (470) Georgia Jun 28, 2007

    - Smutty IPA
    - Little Sumpin' Sumpin'
    - Founders Double Trouble
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  31. BigPlay1824

    BigPlay1824 Savant (435) New York Oct 13, 2010

    Torpedo. Cans. also, flower power when im able to find it extremely fresh since its exponentially better that way
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  32. mtlasley

    mtlasley Initiate (0) Illinois Mar 27, 2012

    Rochefort 6, Rochefort 8, Founder's Breakfast Stout, Firestone-Walker Sucaba, Lagunitas IPA, Arrogant Bastard, New Belgium Sour Brown (2011), Goose Island Pepe Nero, Espresso Oak Aged Yeti Stout, Hoptimum, Weihenstephaner Vitus, Buckner Brewing Amber Ale, John John Ale

    Shameless plug; I'll be reviewing them all on my modest beer blog and I'd love your visit. My profile has a link.
  33. Torpedo
    Crooked Tree
    Southern Tier 2x
    Mad Hatter
    Hop Stoopid

    Going to grab one right now:)
  34. DFH 60 Minute IPA
    SN Bigfoot
    Olde Burnside Stone of Destiny Ale
    Long Trail Double IPA
    Assorted Magic Hat offerings (+/-, Demo, #9, and Vinyl)
    Assorted SA (Alpine Springs, Longshot Derf's Secret Alt and A Dark Night in Munich)
    Rabid Duck
    Lagunitas Maximus IPA
    Cavalry X-Limited batch #2
    BBC Gold Spike Ale
    French Broad IPA
    People's BBL Aged Porter
    Olde Hickory Imperial Stout
    Guinness Draught
  35. Wookey Jack!
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    Heady Topper
    Flower power
    Lawsons triple play ipa
    Lawsons big happi
    clown shoes hoppy feet
    dogfish 75min
    firestone double jack
    double trouble
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  37. Torpedo
    Little Sumpin Sumpin
    Mayflower Spring Hop
    Flower Power
  38. ThickNStout

    ThickNStout Advocate (645) Georgia Mar 8, 2011 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Lots in my fridge. But as far as DIPAs, right now:

    Jailhouse Hop Riot
    Sierra Nevada Hoptimum
    Terrapin Hopzilla
    Bells Hopslam
    Alchemist Heady Topper
    Oskar Blues Deviant Dales
    Avery Maharaja
  39. cavedave

    cavedave Poobah (1,070) New York Mar 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    What timing, just poured the last of a growler of Finest Kind, in the fridge is a six of fresh Flower Power, on deck in cellar are a case and a half of homebrewed Blind Zombie (theoretical IBUS over 1000), still have 3 bombers of Hop Psychotic Batch 5, and some PTE coming in a trade. Guess I am pretty set hopwise also
  40. Drinking Outrage IPA from Crossroads Brewery right now. In my fridge I have 4 KBS stashed away and two 22 ounce bottles of DFH Faithful. Oh yeah and I have a couple cans of Rheingold that have been in there for like five years now. I give those out to relatives I don't like.