Clown Shoes Hoppy Feet 1.5

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by MVP09, Sep 25, 2013.

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  1. MVP09

    MVP09 Devotee (417) Oct 19, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Spotted a bottle of this wondering if it ages well? 10% black ipa, do hops fade and it will taste more like a smooth impy stout?
     
  2. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Moderator (1,228) Feb 12, 2012 Georgia
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    I found an old bottle in the back of one of my fridges recently. I'll drink tomorrow and report back.
     
  3. drgarage

    drgarage Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2008 California

    Why not buy a stout instead?
     
  4. MVP09

    MVP09 Devotee (417) Oct 19, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Because at $9.50 for a 22oz 10% beer that has been aged for 1 yr its a good deal
     
  5. tx_beer_man

    tx_beer_man Initiate (176) Jan 22, 2013 Texas
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    Its a good beer...but can't say I've had one since March
     
  6. MGambleWWS

    MGambleWWS Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2007 Massachusetts

    You are definitely right that it turns into a smoother, more stout like experience after a year of aging. A decent amount of hop bitterness will remain after a year but it will definitely be skewed more towards to malty side, letting some of the more complex roasted flavors come out. The only concern I have with aging this beer is the potential for off-flavors from UV light to enter the picture, but as long as it's been properly aged it should be quite delicious.
     
  7. BrettHead

    BrettHead Devotee (473) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    I've got some old IPA's I'll sell you for a good price
     
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