SVRDhand13 wrote:JK_Livin wrote:As much as I love Sierra, it's not the best hanging out in high temp beer. I'm still holding on to a 12 of the 2011 Celebration Ale.
From my experience I feel like Celebration Ale is much better consumed when fresh. That is one beer I do not want to "age".
I agree. Most typical IPAs shouldn't be aged because the hops tend to fade after a few months. While they'll never really go "bad", they can take on a much sweeter, maltier flavor than the brewer intended. It's amazing how quickly some hoppy beers will begin to fade. I had a Pliny the Elder that was 3 weeks old and it was fantastic. I waited 2 more weeks to drink the other bottle and the flavor had faded significantly.