One Year Old DFH 60

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by pro45, Jan 20, 2018.

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  1. pro45

    pro45 Initiate (0) Sep 11, 2016 New York

    A little more malty, but still very good. I was surprised. I bought a 12 pack of cans, and had no idea of the canning date. Anyone else been pleasantly surprised with old IPA's?? Which one's were they?
     
  2. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Defender (665) Mar 28, 2009 California

    Celebration. Crazy how well that beer holds up.
     
  3. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Poo-Bah (1,812) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Hog Heaven from Avery ages well.
     
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  4. Lazhal

    Lazhal Devotee (470) Mar 13, 2011 Michigan
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    Hopslam holds up fairly well.
     
  5. kool-aid

    kool-aid Initiate (0) Apr 3, 2017 Vermont

    I aged a Heady Topper for over a year and had it side by side with a fresh one, and I liked the old one even more somehow. It wasn't oxidized or flat or stale at all. Poured crystal clear and tasted complex and lovely.

    ....Despite this, I still haven't had the patience to age one again. If it's in my fridge, it's getting consumed within a week most likely.
     
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  6. DoctorZombies

    DoctorZombies Poo-Bah (3,810) Feb 1, 2015 Florida
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    I second Hopslam; for me the honey blended better with malt over time.
     
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  7. loebrygg

    loebrygg Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2016 Norway
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    The best old IPA's I've had was 90 min
     
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  8. Realsambo

    Realsambo Initiate (0) Apr 15, 2016 Texas

    Considering it used to be classified as a barleywine, it better hold up.
     
  9. StartedwithSAM

    StartedwithSAM Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2015 Virginia

    Living dangerously man, nice.
     
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  10. Giantspace

    Giantspace Champion (848) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    90 minute and Burton baton with years in them are very good. SN IPA seems to hold up well.

    Enjou
     
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  11. BalancingBrooms

    BalancingBrooms Meyvn (1,333) Aug 22, 2013 Illinois
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    Got a 13 and 14 to open soon
     
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  12. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Defender (665) Mar 28, 2009 California

    Should be drinking nice.
     
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  13. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Poo-Bah (1,812) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    A lot of things used to be called something they weren't.
     
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  14. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Defender (665) Mar 28, 2009 California

    Too hoppy for a barley wine? It’s label an imperial red now right? Do you think that’s a better category? I’ve seen posts calling big ipas hoppy barley wines.

    Not arguing either way just curious on your thoughts.
     
  15. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Poo-Bah (1,812) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    I think it's par for the course with the american barleywine style. I feel like the distinction is in the fermentables. The imperial ipa seems to include more sugar to dry it out, while american barleywine maintains an all malt grist for more body. Hog Heaven has more of an ipa feel for my palate. But that's anecdotal evidence, so you know, yeah.
     
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  16. ManBearPat

    ManBearPat Devotee (499) Dec 2, 2014 Colorado

    How much you wanna bet they sell more Hog Heaven now labeled as a "_____ IPA" vs when it was labeled "Barleywine"?
     
  17. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Defender (613) Apr 8, 2017 Ohio

    Well of course, IPA's are the rage, but Hoppy Barleywines are disgusting.

    *Ducks*
     
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