Funny thing...the date is only part of it. I've had some older ones that have been great. I've had some 'fresher' ones that were 'off'. Ballast Point has been known to have some bottling issues...they're just about to release Sculpin in cans.
I say crack it.....try it...if it's bad...bring it back and show owner of the shop the bottling date.
I'm curious...let us know.
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