Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
I guess I've been lucky. I've never gotten a potable water hose that had any taste even when new.
Maybe you got a mislabeled vinyl hose.
What does it taste like?
What color is the hose?
Instead of spending money on filters/odor eliminators, throw it away (assuming you can't return after 10 months) and buy one somewhere else.
I've probably had 10 of these hoses over the years and never had one make the water smell or taste. They are potable hoses. If you can't drink or cook using it... time to get something else.