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Is there a better IPA for the money than SN Torpedo?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by rjniles, Aug 4, 2013.

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  1. Jumbolaya

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    Nothing to do with distribution costs... talk to your state rep about Nebraska's alcohol taxes! Look at the post above about Smuttynose being $11-12 in New Hampshire and $16 in Boston. That's because NH has no sales tax (even for alcohol, though liquor stores are state-run) while Mass. taxes it pretty heavily.
     
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    FWIW, I saw it at Hy-Vee earlier for I think 8.50, on sale along with all other six packs of SN. Not as good as the frequent 6.99 sales for Boulevard, New Belgium, or Sam Adams, but still a decent price for some solid, if underrated, beer.
     
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    No, honestly there is not. There are some that in my opinion are the equal - Schlafly AIPA for one - but Torpedo is a great beer.
     
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    Uinta Hop Notch is an amazing IPA (one of my top 5), and is very inexpensive for what it is. Uinta is just a great brewery all around
     
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    No.

    There are a good number of shelf IPAs I think are better than SN Torpedo (Stone IPA, Sculpin, Westbrook), but they are all significantly more expensive than Torpedo (think $13 a sixer as opposed to $9 a sixer).
     
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    Agreed! I had a friend give me shit for buying Ovila and Hoptimum earlier this summer, basically saying that SN isn't craft enough. I get annoyed by hearing that sad for Boston Brewing, so I definitely get annoyed when they say that about SN. Oh well, his loss for not enjoying them.
     
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    Finest Kind and Torpedo are similarly priced for me in NH ($14 for 12 pack - $11 on sale). I do like Torpedo but probably buy Finest Kind two to three times more often due to my own preference. For a value diversion up here I mix in Shipyard Monkeyfist which I find to be a decent IPA.
     
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    Just out of curiosity where the hell can you get Jai Alai for that price? I used to live in St.Pete/Clearwater, and dont think I ever saw it for less that $9.99
     
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    If Finest Kind was $11 a 12 pack I would constantly have it in my fridge.
     
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    Nah, not when you find a sixer for $7.99 in Target.
     
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    4pk cans and 6pk bottles are $6.49 around here so not much else competes with that. 12pks can be found for $11 or 12 bucks . I think the 16oz can is the perfect size even though the price to ounce ratio is higher. Lagunitas IPA 12pks on sale at Total Wine for 9.99 is a great deal also.
     
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    Six pack of Torpedo for $6.79 on sale. Can't pass it up!
     
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    SN never lets me down. Torpedo is such a good over the counter beer.
     
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    Not here yet but I cant wait. They've made it to NC but not VA yet.
     
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    Here in Washington it is up there with Pyramid's Outburst in value, and even then sometimes I can find Outburst for $12 a case vs. $16. Sixers are usually (19/20) the same price ($8).
     
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