This Almanac Beer Co “Love Hazy IPA” is just 68 days old. It tastes way older than that.
It’s normally a good beer (I have had it before), a great brewer, it was stored cold (in the grocery store at least), so, even being a hazy, it should still taste fine.
It doesn’t. It tastes like it’s 6 to 7 months old. I think I am to blame.
I usually don’t have a hazy (or any pale or IPA really, past 30 days). This has ruined me for grocery shelf beer.
Under three months should totally be fine for any beer, but it isn’t for me. I am broke. It’s either start drinking older beers to re-calibrate my palate so I can enjoy beer that isn’t SUPER fresh. Or choose violence and exclusively drink super fresh beers.
I choose violence.
A PLEDGE!: If a hazy is past 31 days, I no longer will buy it.