Aged IPA

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by Scottsbeer, Jan 27, 2019.

  1. Scottsbeer

    Scottsbeer Aspirant (282) Nov 3, 2017 Florida
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    Curious what the general consensus is about an aged IPA. I know that fresh IPAs are best consumed fresh. I found some Cigar City Oak Aged Jai Alai cans that I had forgotten in the back of the refrigerator. Since the beer is an aged IPA what are peoples thoughts about it. I know the obvious answer is open one and drink it but what if I through one in as an extra in a trade. Would that be OK or should I just drink them myself?
     
  2. FFFjunkie

    FFFjunkie Defender (688) Aug 26, 2014 Illinois
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    How old is old?
     
  3. Scottsbeer

    Scottsbeer Aspirant (282) Nov 3, 2017 Florida
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  4. Victory_Sabre1973

    Victory_Sabre1973 Poo-Bah (1,580) Sep 15, 2015 Minnesota
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    Only one way to find out. If you don't like it aged, use it for beer can chicken.
     
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  5. FFFjunkie

    FFFjunkie Defender (688) Aug 26, 2014 Illinois
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    I’ve never experienced an aged aged ipa. Maybe reach out to your trading partner and see if they’d be interested in that beer as an extra. It never hurts to ask.
     
  6. NeroFiddled

    NeroFiddled Poo-Bah (10,510) Jul 8, 2002 Pennsylvania
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    I'm going to go with @FFFjunkie on this one, if you want to trade it away as a freebie that's fine but ask first - if I got one in trade I wouldn't be upset at all but I'd have to ask what the hell is wrong with this guy?

    Ahh, I also just noticed that you're from Florida... put that together with shipping out old beer and I'd say this guy is just unloading old beer on me.
     
  7. FFFjunkie

    FFFjunkie Defender (688) Aug 26, 2014 Illinois
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    I agree 100%.

    I wouldn’t mind receiving it because I’ve never had it before but I certainly don’t speak for everyone. Plus the last thing you’d want is hurt feelings over a nice deed taken the wrong way.
     
  8. Jasonja1474

    Jasonja1474 Initiate (49) Oct 15, 2018 Tennessee
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    send it to me and i will tell you if its good or not.:grin:
     
  9. Bfairhurst74

    Bfairhurst74 Initiate (149) Nov 16, 2014 North Carolina
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    Is that the white oak jai alai? If so, it’s not really an aged beer. It is meant to consume fresh. It’s just regular jai alai with white oak spirals rested on it.

    It tends to sweeten and get very malty. It’s really not too pleasant.
     
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  10. RavageCat

    RavageCat Initiate (75) Jun 24, 2014 New Jersey
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    I would ask if they want it before sending it, even as an extra. Otherwise it's going to seem like you're just unloading junk on them even if your intentions were good. I don't think there's a market for old IPAs.

    I would just drink it though if I were you.
     
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  11. Scottsbeer

    Scottsbeer Aspirant (282) Nov 3, 2017 Florida
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    I'll probably just drink it or drain pour it depending on how it tastes
     
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  12. youradhere

    youradhere Zealot (522) Feb 29, 2008 Washington
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    Old/stale/aged IPAs vary in flavor development, but generally it will lose all fruity hop character and go more toward a bitter Amber or ESB-type flavor profile.

    Only you will know if it is any good, so nut up buttercup and drink it!
     
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  13. liquorpig

    liquorpig Defender (614) Sep 6, 2008 Massachusetts

    I purposely aged Dogfish 90-min. over a period several years. Turned out to be a nice barleywine.
     
  14. Scottsbeer

    Scottsbeer Aspirant (282) Nov 3, 2017 Florida
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    I had 2017 DFH 120 on draft a couple of months ago that I thought tasted like a malty, boozy, mess.
     
  15. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,274) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    It drives me nuts when people say ipas turn into barleywines with some age on them....
     
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  16. ManBearPat

    ManBearPat Devotee (435) Dec 2, 2014 Colorado

    Why though?
     
  17. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,274) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Because they don't. A well made American barleywine is a fine beer, an old ipa is merely cardboard and grapefruit pith. The two are not equal.
     
  18. ManBearPat

    ManBearPat Devotee (435) Dec 2, 2014 Colorado

    But sometimes DIPAs’ hops fade and its understandable that their uninformed take (probably due to a different, slightly darker malt bill) is that it be like that sometimes?
     
  19. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,274) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Does a Black DIPA become a stout? I understand the rhetoric, but disagree with it. One man's opinion though. :beers:
     
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  20. ManBearPat

    ManBearPat Devotee (435) Dec 2, 2014 Colorado

    None of it works for me lol, but I can see where the uninformed may think these statements are somewhere near the truth
     
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