1. GT Wharton
    July 30, 2017 @ 9:50 pm

    Thanks, Andy, for the comment. I’m not a fan either of the Best Before dates and I had back to back with this Alpine Duet some Green Flash Soul Style with the same November 2017 Best Before date, and it was not super great. And the Duet was good, but not great in the aroma. So it’s tricky for me to say, go out and buy Duet, especially with so many other beers out there locally in the same segment. There’s no doubt the original one was legendary and this version doesn’t capture it 100%. It captures it just enough for me to have liked it, but I’m still not sure if I would go out and buy it again or recommend it someone. I think you should give it a shot if you can and see for yourself. My guess is that the Best Before date is 6 months. So fresh ones bought today should read January 2018 if my theory is correct.


  2. Andy Marinkovich
    July 29, 2017 @ 5:48 pm

    I’ve been hesitant to buy any of the Green Flash Alpine beers I see on the shelves because I’m worried about quality (which, from experience drinking the Green Flash Alpine beers, has been somewhat disappointing, at least compared to the original Alpine brews) and freshness. Glad to hear this one was good. Maybe I will consider it when I make my next beer run. Freshness is such a problem these days. You really have to be careful and only buy IPAs with a bottled on or canned on date. Really appreciate Stone for doing that. Wish all the brewers would do it. More and more are but too many still don’t. And the “best before” dates some brewers do is really not helpful because you don’t know how old it really is.


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